We are looking forward to our 116th summer season in 2020! Please read the information below regarding camp dates, tuition rates, and the application process prior to submitting your camp application. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Danforth in the Aloha Foundation office by email or at (802) 333-3400.
Application Due Date: Although we offer rolling admission, space is limited. We recommend submitting your camper’s application and the $1,000 non-refundable deposit as soon as possible. Returning campers who apply in October will be enrolled in available spaces in the order in which applications are received. Some age groups and/or sessions may be full by early November. New campers will be placed on hold until November 1, 2019, and then enrolled as space allows. The application review and acceptance process takes approximately two weeks.
Wait List: All applications received after February 1, 2020, will be placed on a Wait List pending the availability of additional spaces. The Wait List application review and acceptance process will begin on February 15, 2020.
UPDATE 2/28/20: Aloha has space in all age groups and sessions (limited availability for full season 10th graders). Hive has space in all age groups and sessions. Hive’s Elfin program has space for girls currently in grades 1-3. Lanakila is now full for the summer though we do encourage families to apply to the waitlist in case of withdrawals.
2020 Session Dates for Aloha, Hive, and Lanakila
- Full Season: Wednesday, June 24 – Wednesday, August 12
- 1st Session: Wednesday, June 24 – Sunday, July 19
- Show Weekend: Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 19
- 2nd Session: Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, August 12
- Hive Elfin Program: Tuesday, July 21 – Saturday, August 1 (for girls in grades 1-3 attending Hive for the first time)
- Aloha is for girls who have graduated from 7th–10th grades. Aloha’s Club program is for 10th grade graduates and is a full season commitment.
- Hive is for girls who have graduated from 1st–6th grades. Hive’s Elfin Program is for first-time Hivers who have graduated from 1st–3rd grades and are interested in a shorter session.
- Lanakila’s youngest boys are 3rd grade graduates who are also 8 years 10 months old by July 1. Lanakila’s oldest campers are 8th grade graduates. New 14-year-olds and new 8th grade graduates must attend the full season.
2020 Rates for Aloha, Hive, and Lanakila
Your child’s enrollment is secured by paying a $1,000 non-refundable application fee. (This deposit is included in tuition rates listed below.) If, when you apply to camp, we are unable to offer your child a spot, the application fee will not be charged.
- Full Season: $11,525
- 1st or 2nd session: $7,700
- Hive Elfin Program: $4,900
The Aloha Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are able to offer financial aid or “Camperships” to qualified families in thanks to our generous donors. In 2018, 751 members of the Aloha Foundation community contributed $600,149 to our Annual Fund, making camp a possibility for 217 campers. For more information on applying for aid, see our Campership Information page. If you are interested in learning more about philanthropic opportunities at the Aloha Foundation, please contact our Director of Advancement, Patricia Crawford, at 802-333-3400, ext. 3104.
Enrollment Paperwork: We need ample time to prepare for your child’s arrival at camp. You will be asked to provide information about the camper’s special needs and health records. Our purpose in having pertinent health information, both physical and emotional, is to be able to better serve each child and keep all children safe. If you have any concerns about your child integrating into the camp community, please contact us to enlist our help.
Incomplete Paperwork: Incomplete paperwork may result in your child being placed on the Wait List or jeopardize your child’s spot at camp. Failure to respond thoroughly and accurately to any question on the Camper Profile or Health History, or to provide pertinent information about your child that may impact his/her behavior or the camp community, may negatively impact your child’s enrollment.
Tuition and Fees
Deposit: A non-refundable $1,000.00 deposit is required to process your child’s application and secure his/her place at camp. Deposits will be returned if The Foundation has determined it is unable to accept or enroll your child.
Tuition Statements: Statements will be sent to the parents of the campers at the home address provided on the camp application unless you notify us otherwise.
Tuition Due Date: Tuition is due on February 1, 2020, for Aloha, Hive, Lanakila and Elfin campers. Payments not received by this date may result in your child being placed on the Wait List or jeopardize your child’s place at camp. Tuition for campers accepted off the Wait List is due within 30 calendar days of admission notification or prior to the start of camp, whichever is earlier.
Payment Methods: Tuition payments should be made by check, money order, or wire transfer. Please contact us if you wish to make other payment arrangements.
Late Payments: A finance charge of 1% per month, and any collection fees incurred, may be added to all late payments. Delinquent accounts may result in forfeiture of your camper’s spot at camp and any payments made to date.
Assumption of Financial Responsibility: You agree to assume responsibility for the camper’s full tuition and fees. Assumption of your financial responsibility extends to third-party (spouse, grandparent, etc.) payment arrangements. In the event the camper’s account is deemed delinquent due to failure to pay by a third-party, you agree to assume responsibility of the camper’s full tuition and fees.
Delinquent Accounts: Delinquent accounts may result in forfeiture of your camper’s place at camp. The camp reserves the right to request immediate payment of the outstanding account, including finance charges and collection fees.
Withdrawal Policy: Families are responsible for full tuition and fees if withdrawal is made after the tuition deadline. No reduction or refund of tuition is made for late arrival, early departure, missed days, withdrawal for emotional or medical reasons, or any other cause.
Camp Dismissal: There are occasions when a child must be dismissed from camp due to ill health, disciplinary issues, or because he/she is not adjusting physically, psychologically or emotionally. We will notify the parents/guardians to evaluate the situation and plan the best course of action. For the good of this child and the camp community, the child may have to leave camp. We reserve the right to dismiss any camper if, in our opinion, it is in the best interest of the camp. Refunds will not be granted in the event of dismissal.
Tuition Protection Plans Through a Third-Party: The Aloha Foundation does not offer tuition protection insurance. However, families may purchase tuition protection plans through a third-party insurance company. We encourage parents to understand the limits, coverage, and benefits offered prior to purchasing this coverage through an insurance company. Plan options vary and exclusions may apply. Tuition protection may be limited to certain emergency situations or expenses and may not cover cancellations for any reason or in a non-emergency.
Transportation Fee: If your camper signs up for our NYC Chartered Bus or our Airport Chaperone service, travel fees will be added to the camper’s account and you will be billed separately for these services.
Store Account: Aloha, Hive and Lanakila campers will be provided a $50.00 Camp Store credit. The Camp Store credit is not applicable for Hive Elfins. Campers who exceed this fund will incur additional charges and will be billed at the end of the summer.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By applying to send your child to Camp, you:
- Will inform us if your child is enrolled in an Individualized Education Program, receives other special social-emotional or behavioral support, or has any medical issue that may impact their ability to engage in the camp environment or camp community. You consent to The Foundation contacting you and your child’s service provider(s) and/or professional(s) to develop a plan to help your child succeed at camp.
- Understand that your child is required to be vaccinated according to the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) immunization guidelines and Vermont Department of Health immunization schedules. For more details, please review the Foundation’s Vaccination Requirements. Religious or philosophical exemptions are not accepted. Medical exceptions are only allowed for conditions established by the CDC or the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The medical exception must be submitted for individual shots in a signed statement from a licensed pediatrician which states:
- **The physical condition or medical circumstances of the camper and which vaccines are contraindicated.
- **Whether the medical exception is permanent or temporary.
- **The expiration date, if the exception is temporary.
- Understand that you are responsible for your camper’s medical expenses, including deductibles, and co-pays. You consent to emergency medical treatment for the camper if the Foundation, in its sole discretion determines it to be necessary. In the event of a medical emergency, you consent to The Foundation contacting you and other emergency contacts whom you have provided.
- Consent to your camper participating in all regular Camp activities, both on and off camp grounds, and accept the fact that some of these involve inherent risks. By permitting your child to attend and participate in Camp activities, The Aloha Foundation and its agents, employees, and volunteers are released from any and all claims for damage arising out of injury to your child while participating in any and all activities including, but not limited to: horseback riding, gymnastics, biking, hiking, rock climbing, all waterfront activities, all land-sports activities – including archery, riflery, climb tower, ropes course, team and individual sports, crafts activities and fine arts programs. Such activities may occur on-site or off-site in Vermont or other states.
- Consent to the use of photographs or video of your camper to be used in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications related to the mission of The Aloha Foundation.