> Copper Cannon Camp - How You Can Support Camp


Welcome to the Support page for Copper Cannon Camp. Operating a tuition-free summer camp is certainly a large-scale project, to say the least. We would not be able to continue our growth and enormous success without the support of volunteers, donors and everyone else involved. 


Donate Now

Once you’ve learned about the mission of Copper Cannon Camp, this is the place to do something about it.


Become a member of Copper Cannon Camp and provide the gift of camp to a child. One hundred percent of  membership donations will go directly toward our mission.

Sponsor a Kid

When you sponsor a kid, your donation directly provides one week of summer camp to a youth from New Hampshire who can benefit from it.


Copper Cannon Camp’s annual auction is the single biggest night of fundraising for the camp each year. The funding to serve over 500 kids per summer has to come from somewhere. Wildly successful events such as the auction ensure that camp founder Ham Ford’s dream can continue to not only live on but thrive and grow.

Memorials & Tributes

A tribute donation offers you a thoughtful way to celebrate a special person or occasion while contributing to our mission of enriching the lives of under-served New Hampshire youth by providing a quality, tuition-free camp experience.


We couldn’t do what we do without the help of all our volunteers! We have a large list of opportunities, choose what best fits you.


The Ham Ford Society

The Ham Ford Society honors those who have invested in the future of Copper Cannon Camp through their estate or a planned gift.

Each member of the Society symbolizes the wisdom, spirit and determination of Hamilton Ford, formally of Franconia, New Hampshire. Having overcome the childhood experiences of an underprivileged life, Ham resolved that one day he would create a camp to provide less fortunate children from the Granite State with the opportunity to have a meaningful outdoor camping and learning experience. In 1963, Copper Cannon became the realization of that vision.

As a society member, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift will help hundreds of less fortunate New Hampshire children.

Tax ID Number

Being a 501(c) 3 not for profit, Copper Cannon’s tax ID # is 23-7062549. If you or your employer need additional information, please contact us.

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