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The Aloha "A" symbol.
Summer Overnight Camp

Aloha

girls' program for 7th-10th graders
A camper reading a book in front of other campers.

Camp Overview

Since 1905, Aloha has introduced campers to skills, programs, and opportunities they may never have encountered previously, creating a safe space for them to take risks and embrace new challenges. At Aloha, we celebrate campers’ different strengths and interests, and support people in developing lifelong passions and confidence.

Mentored by well-trained staff from around the globe, Aloha campers learn both interpersonal and technical skills in a welcoming and rustic environment full of sunshine and clean air. Our campers build lasting friendships, stretch their skills, and develop a meaningful connection to the outdoors.

Aloha welcomes 7th-10th grade girls and gender nonbinary youth. 9th graders participate in our SubClub Program. 10th graders may choose the full-session Club Program or apply to be a half session camper in our SubClub Program. We invite families to learn more about us and discover if our camps are a good fit for you and your child.

The Aloha Foundation offers financial support to more than 100 children at our overnight camps each year. Interested families can apply for campership aid within the camp application. Please contact us with any questions.

2022 Dates & Rates

Session
dates
tuition
Full Season
Friday, June 24 - Wednesday, August 10
$12,500
1st Session
Friday, June 24 -

Sunday, July 17
$8,300
2nd Session
Tuesday, July 19 - Wednesday, August 10
$8,300
Visiting Weekend
Saturday, July 16 -

Sunday, July 17
An aerial view of Aloha including the boathouse, art barn, and lake.
Aloha campers gathered outside.
The aloha waterfront and docks.
An external view of the Aloha main house
Two Aloha campers playing handball.
A camper canoeing.
A camper working in the woodshop with an counselor's guidance.
Campers climbing a rock climbing wall outside.
Two campers on their own kayaks, posing together.
A group of people having a meal together.
A camper cooking over an open flame by a lake.
A camper reading a book in front of other campers.
Campers swimming in lanes.
Two campers canoeing.
Aloha campers playing tennis.
A group of campers playing card games.
A camper diving into a lake.
Campers playing sports on a court.
A view of the lake with the boathouse.
Campers sailing on a lake.
Campers learning how to canoe with paddles on the docks.
Campers roasting marshmallows.
Campers practicing a scene.
A camper painting ceramics.
Campers shooting arrows on the archery range.
A camper sanding a piece of wood.
Campers dancing during an assembly.
Aloha together for evening circle.
Campers playing street hockey.
Campers practicing dancing for a show.
Campers smiling up from the lake.
A group of campers biking on a trail.
Campers sitting at the dining tables.
Campers raising their hands in an assembly.

2022 Dates & Rates

Session
dates
tuition
Full Season
Friday, June 24 - Wednesday, August 10
$12,500
1st Session
Friday, June 24 -

Sunday, July 17
$8,300
2nd Session
Tuesday, July 19 - Wednesday, August 10
$8,300
Visiting Weekend
Saturday, July 16 -

Sunday, July 17
Camp sign saying "Aloha Camp."

Welcome to Aloha!

I invite you to discover and explore a summer with us. Aloha is more than activities, trips, singing, and campfires; more than skills, growth, and laughter. It is the sense of possibility and excitement that fills each day, and the lifelong friendships we build that invite us to imagine the best version of ourselves – not just while we are at camp, but all year long. I hope we can connect soon about the magic of Aloha.

– Sarah Gordon Littlefield, Aloha Director

“A highlight was picking our daughter up from camp and seeing all the tears and hugs from a large number of campers, and then listening to her retelling of stories about inclusion and how impressed she was with the kindness she saw at camp. We have never seen that level of reflection, insight, and enthusiasm from her before.”

Aloha Parent

“This camp experience is one that will teach your child to grow in ways they (and you) never thought possible. It will help them discover the best within themselves, and to give them the courage and confidence to embrace who they really are. The inclusive and supportive environment allows each child to explore a long list of customizable experiences, all while surrounded by old and new friends, counselors, and staff from around the globe. Campers will walk away with confidence and insights into themselves that will leave an indelible mark on their soul!”

Aloha Parent

“My children all love the Aloha Foundation camps, even though each is very different from the other. The camps are well-run, with great structure and freedom at the same time.”

Aloha Parent

Activities

Campers shooting a bow and arrow.

Archery & Riflery

No matter what you’re doing, it’s harder than most people think to get — and stay — on target. In Archery and Riflery, campers learn concentration and stillness, range-finding and aim-taking – safely, with experts. Whether a camper wants to learn basic skills for fun, or work toward mastery under different conditions and at different distances, we have activities and challenges for all interests.

Campers making art.

Arts & Crafts

The Art Barn brings creativity to life in the visual arts – in ceramics, drawing, painting, copper enameling, weaving, sewing, metalwork, jewelry-making, woodworking, photography, basketry, papier-mâché, sculpture, stage set design, and more. The barn itself is one of the original buildings of our campus, lovingly refurbished in 2013 to add work space while maintaining the treasured rustic feel of the original posts and beams. The expressive possibilities are endless and the creative enthusiasm high.

A group of campers biking on a trail.

Biking

Whether a camper is new to riding a bike or comes to camp a practiced cyclist, there is fun to be had on bikes at Aloha. Our hillside campus is a natural place to learn mountain biking skills on trails and rough terrain, while local paths and nearby accessways provide a great opportunity for newer cyclers to practice bike basics like turning, braking, and shifting gears. Equipment maintenance is also an important part of our program, so campers know how to care for their bikes at camp and at home.

A camper cooking over a campfire.

Campcraft

Long known at Aloha as The Woodchuck Hole, our Campcraft Department is where campers learn to be self-sufficient outdoors. From map and compass skills and tying knots, to plant and tree identification, all the way up to cooking over an open fire and splitting kindling with an axe, activities in The Woodchuck Hole prepare campers to feel at home on our campus and on the trail. Campcraft offerings are ripe with opportunity for challenge, skill development, and silly, simple fun.

A camper canoeing.

Canoeing

In Canoeing, Aloha campers have plied the waters of northern New England since 1905 – from Fairlee’s shores, to Maine’s Rangeley Lakes, and the glorious Adirondacks of New York State. Opportunities abound to hone and practice skills on both flat water and white water, and virtually every Aloha camper acquires paddling prowess that leads to a lifetime of enjoyment on the water. All waterfront counselors at Aloha are certified lifeguards.

Campers climbing a rock climbing wall outside.

Climbing

Aloha campers looking for a special kind of personal challenge have a variety of climbing options. In addition to Aloha’s own climb tower, campers can head over to the high and low ropes courses at our nearby “brother” camp, Lanakila, where they take to the air high up in the pine trees, safely secured and belayed, and ride the “zip wire” 100 feet down from the treetops to the ground.

Campers learning how to row.

Crew

Many Aloha campers first try rowing at camp, discovering a new passion for the sport that can lead to high school and college competition. After basic dock instruction in safety and technique, we take a four-person shell onto Lake Morey as often as weather permits. While this is not an activity that takes place all day every day, it is offered regularly throughout the summer so that everyone who wants to do so can give it a try, and those who so desire can progress through basic skill levels.

Three campers kayaking on a lake.

Kayaking

Kayaking is a favorite water-based activity at Aloha. Campers learn and practice strokes on both flat water and white water, enhancing their skills and spending time with friends. There are plenty of paddling opportunities on Lake Morey, as well as trips to nearby lakes and rivers. All waterfront counselors at Aloha are certified lifeguards, and as our kayakers will tell you, there are all sorts of ingenious ways to paddle in, flip, steer, and run across a kayak!

Campers playing street hockey.

Landsports

Aloha’s courts and playing fields see lots of action every day. With instruction, pick-up matches, and both internal and inter-camp tournaments, there’s a chance for competition in sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and street hockey. This department also offers active play in a non-competitive setting with activities like badminton, rugby, spud, four square, hide and seek, and other childhood games, as well as the chance for campers to run and jog regularly as part of pre-season training for sports during the school year.

Campers practicing a scene.

Music

Camp just wouldn’t be camp without the wonderful camaraderie and individual expression the creative arts bring to our community. At meals, on a mountain trail, around a campfire – we’re always singing at Aloha! Music brings us together, creating an easy atmosphere of light-hearted fun in which everyone can participate. With a blend of well-known songs from outside of camp and traditional Aloha favorites that are easy to learn, music offers everyone a way to connect and celebrate.

Campers practicing dancing for a show.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts offers the opportunity to participate in group or solo projects that can be as serious or as silly as you want. Some people take on a role in one of our two summer musicals, some choose to share a talent with the camp community in one of our serious or silly talent shows, while others learn a new instrument like ukulele or guitar, or sing in a weekly small group chorus. Aloha specializes in home-grown theatrical fun complete with fanciful, camp-made costumes and an extensive costume room with treasures that delight. Dance by the lake just for fun, or create a whole performance – it’s up to you.

A camper looking through a film camera.

Photography

While most campers arrive at Aloha having used various camera apps on cell phones, our photography program asks them to slow down, observe, choose, and invest. Using black and white film, manual cameras, and various lenses, campers explore the world of camp with a new eye for shape, light, composition, and depth. The dark room is an intentional space where it takes time and skill to develop the images you’ve captured...and of course, goofy pics of friends are always welcome!

Campers sailing on a lake.

Sailing

There’s nothing quite like a summer breeze on Lake Morey, and catching the wind in one of our fleet of JYs is a favorite past-time of campers new and returning. Many in our community come to camp never having been in a sailboat before, and discover a hobby that builds confidence and resourcefulness while also tapping into skill building and problem solving. Campers can choose to participate in weekly clinics and regattas, or simply ride the waves and winds with friends when the mood strikes them. Newcomers, crew members, and advanced skippers are all welcome at the affectionately named “Aloha Yacht Club.” All waterfront counselors at Aloha are certified lifeguards.

Campers smiling up from the lake.

Swimming

Aloha’s swim docks and sandy beach are a favorite place for anyone who enjoys the water. Offering instructional and free swimming, long-distance challenges, competitive meets, and synchronized swimming and diving programs, campers quickly improve their aquatic skills while learning to be comfortable in open water. All waterfront counselors at Aloha are certified lifeguards who practice their endurance training and safety skills throughout the summer. While instructional swimming is optional, there are few things better on a hot summer day than a splash in Lake Morey’s cool water.

Campers playing tennis.

Tennis

Many campers arrive on Lake Morey without any prior tennis experience, and they find a community that emphasizes fun, fair play and friendly competition. From instruction and matches for singles and doubles, to tournaments among Aloha campers as well as inter-camp matches, our courts are vibrant and spirited, and we serve up activities that end in love-love.

Three campers sitting together on a rock.

Tripping

With over twelve hundred acres on Aloha’s property, it’s no wonder our campers love to go out on trips. But we don’t just stay on our campus. Campers plan wilderness adventures with counselors that last anywhere from one day to five, fanning out across the mountains, lakes and rivers of northern New England. Aloha introduces campers to an array of wilderness camping experiences in hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and biking. Time spent on rivers, lakes, and trails provides opportunities for campers to practice both technical and interpersonal skills, from fire-building and map-reading to problem-solving, self-reliance, and resilience. And what more beautiful environment could there be in which learn and hone those skills than our natural corner of the world?

A camper working in the woodshop with an counselor's guidance.

Woodworking

We love providing opportunities for campers that they may not encounter elsewhere, and the chance to learn the safe handling and use of power tools is one great example. Woodworking is a hub of creativity and exploration...as well as noise and sawdust! Our woodshop is supervised by skilled counselors who instruct campers in the use of hammers, nails, files, and mallets...as well as planes, sanders, drills, and saws. From jewelry boxes and cutting boards to benches, coat racks, and Adirondack chairs, Aloha’s woodworking program is always a-bustle.

Daily Schedule

  • Monday-Saturday
  • Sunday

Days at Aloha are filled with opportunities to have fun, work on projects or skills, and also rest and relax. Our daily schedule is based on choice. Within this choice is a mixture of structure and freedom. Campers have the ability to look at the schedule/activities for the day and make a decision about how they want to spend their day.

Morning

  • Reveille – time to get up! (7:15 am)
  • Breakfast (8:00 am)
  • Squad (activities to care for the campus and community)
  • Assembly (songs, stories, performances, sharing, announcements)
  • First activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)
  • Second activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)
  • Free time

Afternoon

  • Lunch (1:00 pm)
  • Rest hour
  • Third activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)
  • Fourth activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)
  • Free time/change for dinner

Evening

  • Dinner (6:00 pm)
  • Evening program
  • Evening circle (all-camp gathering and singing)
  • Tattoo bugle (finish getting ready for bed)
  • Taps – goodnight everyone! (9:00 pm)

Morning

  • Lazy breakfast or cookout on Winships, a hill near camp (8:00 am)
  • Sunday surprises and free time for campers
  • Sunday assembly

Afternoon

  • Lunch (12:45 pm)
  • Rest hour
  • Tent family time

Evening

  • Unit suppers/unit time (5:00-6:30 pm)
  • Wedding ring (special Sunday all-camp gathering in the woods)
  • Tattoo bugle (finish getting ready for bed)
  • Taps (8:30 pm)

Meals

At Aloha, we understand that eating together is essential to creating community and encouraging authentic interactions. The Aloha chef knows what kinds of food keep active campers fueled and happy. Weekly menus include cereals, eggs, breads, pasta, pizza, chicken, turkey, roast beef, burgers, sandwiches, soups, tacos, and plenty of salads, vegetables, and fruits. We provide vegetarian alternatives, and we take pride in the supplier relationships we have established with local growers and farm stands nearby in Vermont and New Hampshire. Our dining program not only feeds campers but also involves them as table helpers, recyclers, and composters. Our kitchen can accommodate many medically-dictated dietary requirements. We do our best to accommodate dietary needs by not serving nuts, and by making vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. However, we cannot guarantee there will be no cross-contamination from food ingredients from facilities that also process nuts, dairy, or gluten products.

A group of people having a meal together.

Accommodations

Campers live in spacious tents on wooden platforms or in rustic cabins, with three to five campers and one or two counselors. The Director and senior counselors devote great care to arranging campers in groups that they believe will enjoy great times together. The nine or ten tents and one cabin that make up each “unit” share a washhouse with hot water showers, flush toilets and electricity.

Platform tents on the hillside.

The Camp Office

In the summer, the camp office staff is available by phone or email to answer questions about your camper’s transition to camp, schedule phone calls and visits, or help with anything that comes up during your camper’s session.

Aloha Camp Office: 802-333-3410 or campalohaoffice@alohafoundation.org (Please note this phone number and email address are not monitored outside of the camp season.)

Photo Galleries

Our purpose in sharing photos is to offer families a glimpse into camp life and activities. Our philosophy is that photos are important, but should not distract from the camper experience—or from our focus on relationships or being fully present in the moment. New photos will be uploaded to each camp’s password-protected albums on Tuesdays and Fridays. Email us if you need the password. Don’t forget to follow us on social for more news and photos from camp!

Camp News & Counselor Letters

For a general update on camp news and weekly highlights, check your email every Thursday during your camper’s session. During first session, you can also expect an emailed notecard (around 6/28) and an emailed letter (around 7/6) from your camper’s counselor. Notecards and letters will also be emailed during second session.

New Camper Families

If you have a camper who is new, a staff member will be reaching out to you within the first few days of camp to let you know how your camper is doing.

 

Camper Mail and Package Policy

Mail for Aloha campers should be addressed to your camper at 2039 Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, VT 05045. Please be sure mail is in line with our Package Policy. Family members of international campers may send letters to your camper via email to campalohaoffice@alohafoundation.org. The subject line should be “Letter for ‘insert camper name’”. Please note that we are not using the Bunk1 service this year.

Phone Calls

Especially if you are a first-time parent, we understand your wish to hear your child’s happy voice at the end of the phone. However, phone calls do not always contribute to a child’s happiness or to their adjustment to camp. Sometimes the sound of a parent’s voice can alter the experience of even the most content and enthusiastic camper, interfering with their adjustment. So, in most instances, we urge you to communicate with your camper by mail and restrict calls to birthdays and other special occasions. In both cases, arrangements should be made ahead of time with the camp office, so that your camper will be close to a phone.

 

Visiting Your Camper

To schedule a visit with your camper, please email campalohaoffice@alohafoundation.org or call 802-333-3410. Visitors will be asked to email proof of COVID-19 vaccination ahead of time. All visits should take place at least 10 days into your camper’s session. We want to be sure your camper has made significant connections and will be less likely to feel the pangs of separation when family leaves after a visit. Visits usually happen between 12:00 pm and 2:45 pm. Please bring a nut-free picnic lunch—all of our campuses are nut-free. If you need to visit at another time, please check with the camp office for assistance. Campers may not leave camp property at any time.

Visiting Weekend – July 16 & 17

1st and full session camper families are invited to join us for a weekend of camp activities, a meeting with the camp director, an assembly and a show put on by campers.

Registration: All guests are required to register in advance. Email us with a list of guests (full name and date of birth) and photos of everyone’s COVID cards and we’ll register you. All guests must adhere to the same COVID-19 Vaccine Policy as our campers and counselors.

Lodging: The closest hotel is the Lake Morey Resort. There are plenty of hotels in the Hanover/Lebanon, NH area or the White River Junction/Woodstock, VT area. Our camps are a 25-45 minute drive north of these towns.

Saturday Lunch: Bring a picnic lunch to share with your camper on Saturday. Not able to bring a picnic from home? There are plenty of local restaurants and delis in the area, but here are just a few to consider:  

Saturday Rest Hour & Dinner: Visitors should plan to have their own “Rest Hour” and dinner off-campus on Saturday from 4pm-7pm. Campers will have Rest Hour and dinner at camp.

Weather & Packing: Come prepared to be outside most of the weekend – check the forecast and remember that VT summer weather can be humid and hot or rainy and chilly. Inclement weather may result in schedule changes. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring warm layers or rain gear if needed; pack a bathing suit and towel; bring a water bottle, sunscreen, sunhat, bug spray.  

Schedule: 2022 Visiting Weekend Schedule
Each camp will offer visitors a more detailed schedule upon arrival.

The Show: 

  • Attendance at Saturday’s show is limited to the families of children in the show. If your camper is not in the show, you may join your child for other activities during this time. The cast will be finalized and families will be emailed with details on Friday, July 8.
  • Attendance at Friday’s show is open to families who have children performing in different shows, for example, one camper at Hive and one at Lanakila. If space allows, other families who wish to see the show, but do not have a child performing, may RSVP to karen_danforth@alohafoundation.org if they would like to attend. There will be no other visitors on campus on Friday.

Guest limit: This year, attendance is limited to immediate family members of currently enrolled 1st and full session campers, (parents, guardians, siblings). We hope to be able to accommodate extended family members and other guests in the future, but for 2022, we need your help in minimizing the number of visitors on our campus. If no one in a camper’s immediate family can attend Visiting Weekend and you’d like another guest to attend in their place, please email us at enrollment@alohafoundation.org to inquire about an exception.

Visiting Weekend attendance is optional—many families join us, but it’s not possible for everyone and that is okay. Each year, we create special fun activities and treats for campers who do not have visitors that year. They have a blast! (Some admit they prefer it over a more traditional Visiting Weekend with family. Hmph!)

Getting Ready – Travel & Shipping

Aloha is located at 2039 Lake Morey Road in Fairlee, Vermont. Driving directions are available here.

Arrival on June 24

  • Each camper has been assigned a specific arrival time and check-in tent. Upon arrival, please drive directly to your check-in tent. We ask that everyone remain in their vehicle and wear a mask throughout the check-in process, regardless of vaccine status. 
  • A camp nurse will greet you and administer a rapid test (RT) on your camper. Families with campers attending multiple camps will complete the rapid test for each camper at the family’s first camp drop-off, to avoid having to go through the process multiple times. The test takes about 15 minutes for the result to be confirmed.
  • While waiting for test results, the nurse will sign in any medications. Your camper’s tent/cabin counselor will also be present to introduce themselves. We encourage you to roll down the windows or open the car doors to make conversation easier but do ask that you remain in your vehicle. 
  • Once we have negative RT results, families may unload trunks and say goodbyes. We expect drop-off to take 20 minutes per family (10-15 minutes if your camper was tested at a sibling’s camp). There will be porta-potties set up for families to use on their way out.
  • Should a camper produce a positive rapid test, your family will be directed to the Manor Barn Classroom (near the Foundation Office on Lake Morey) where a PCR test will be administered by Upper Valley Pediatrics. We will also have camp staff present to assist families through the process. The camper will need to isolate offsite until it’s confirmed the PCR test is negative (we anticipate results will be back between 24-48 hours). Should the PCR test be positive, the camper will need to isolate offsite, and families should contact us to discuss the camper’s arrival date.

Departure on July 17

Most 1st session campers will depart by car after Visiting Weekend ends on July 17. Learn more about Visiting Weekend in the Communication and Visits section on this web page.  If you will not be joining us for Visiting Weekend, please email Karen Danforth to coordinate your camper’s departure plans.

Arrival on July 19

  • Each camper has been assigned a specific arrival time and check-in tent. Upon arrival, please drive directly to your check-in tent. We ask that everyone remain in their vehicle and wear a mask throughout the check-in process, regardless of vaccine status. 
  • A camp nurse will greet you and administer a rapid test (RT) on your camper. Families with campers attending multiple camps will complete the rapid test for each camper at the family’s first camp drop-off, to avoid having to go through the process multiple times. The test takes about 15 minutes for the result to be confirmed.
  • While waiting for test results, the nurse will sign in any medications. Your camper’s tent/cabin counselor will also be present to introduce themselves. We encourage you to roll down the windows or open the car doors to make conversation easier but do ask that you remain in your vehicle. 
  • Once we have negative RT results, families may unload trunks and say goodbyes. We expect drop-off to take 20 minutes per family (10-15 minutes if your camper was tested at a sibling’s camp). There will be porta-potties set up for families to use on their way out.
  • Should a camper produce a positive rapid test, your family will be directed to the Manor Barn Classroom (near the Foundation Office on Lake Morey) where a PCR test will be administered by Upper Valley Pediatrics. We will also have camp staff present to assist families through the process. The camper will need to isolate offsite until it’s confirmed the PCR test is negative (we anticipate results will be back between 24-48 hours). Should the PCR test be positive, the camper will need to isolate offsite, and families should contact us to discuss the camper’s arrival date.

Camp Tours for new families! New families (and those who have not seen their child’s camp before) are invited to attend a brief tour after dropping off their camper. Tours will include all the main buildings on campus but will not include the units where campers and counselors live. To minimize group size, we ask that you sign up for a tour ahead of time by emailing enrollment@alohafoundation.org. Everyone participating in a tour must adhere to the same COVID-19 Vaccine Policy as our campers and staff and will be asked to provide proof of vaccination in advance.

Departure on August 10

Camp pick-up is from 8am – 2pm. Each camper will be assigned a specific departure time and pick-up tent. To indicate your preferred departure time, please complete the Travel Plans section of your camper’s paperwork, or email enrollment@alohafoundation.org. When you arrive at camp, everyone in your vehicle should be masked. Your camper and their luggage will be ready and waiting for you. We anticipate quick goodbyes!

NYC Bus on June 24 and August 10

The Aloha Foundation provides chartered bus service through Premier Coach bus company from/to New York City on Friday, June 24 and Wednesday, August 10. This service is not available for 1st session departures or 2nd session arrivals.

Sign Up & Fees

Sign up by emailing karen_danforth@alohafoundation.org and the bus fee of $125 per trip will be added to your camper’s balance. *This fee is waived for campers receiving financial aid.

June 24 – At the Bus Stop

The bus stop is on the north side of W 62nd between Columbus and Amsterdam (Next to the Lincoln Center).

  • We encourage families to arrive as early as 8:00 am for your camper’s Covid-19 rapid test. Everyone must be present by 8:15 am. The bus will load at 8:30 am, and departure is planned for 9:00 am.
  • Upon arrival, a camp volunteer will greet you and direct you to one of the nurses to have your camper’s rapid test started. The nurse will ask you to set a 15-minute timer and return for the results. There is a park right near the bus loading area and families are welcome to mingle and visit there while they wait. Please keep the area around the nurses clear so they test the next camper in line.  
  • Once we have negative RT results, campers will be checked off the list and given a card to show when they board the bus. Campers must have an adult stay with them until they board the bus.  
  • Campers showing a positive result will be unable to board the bus and families will need to have a PCR test done on their own. If the PCR results are negative, the camper may come to camp. If they are positive, the camper will need to isolate, and families should contact us to discuss the camper’s arrival date.

August 10 – At the Bus Stop

The bus stop is on the north side of W 62nd between Columbus and Amsterdam (Next to the Lincoln Center). Campers will arrive between 2:30-3:00 pm and Camp Volunteers will ask you to sign out your camper and ensure they have all their belonging before leaving the bus stop.

Luggage

The bus has limited space for luggage, and we ask that campers ship luggage to and from camp, bringing only carry-on luggage on the bus. *Exceptions are allowed for international campers and campers receiving financial aid.

Things to Bring

On Opening Day, all campers should pack a nut-free lunch, snack, and drinks (no glass, please). Campers will need to wear masks while riding the bus but may remove masks to eat lunch and drink. On Closing Day, the camps will pack lunches and drinks for campers. Campers may bring electronics for use on the bus. Devices should be labeled and will be collected by camp staff upon arrival at camp. Devices are stored in the camp offices, charged and handed back out for the bus ride home.

The Aloha Foundation provides chaperones to assist campers with travel to/from local airports and bus stations. Please contact Karen Danforth before booking flights or purchasing bus tickets. All independent travel needs to be coordinated in advance so we can ensure we have enough staff to escort all campers.

Dartmouth Coach Bus – Lebanon, NH

The Dartmouth Coach is a local bus company that provides multiple buses each day to/from Logan Airport in Boston, MA. Campers who are flying as adults (not using an airline’s unaccompanied minor service) can use this service independently, traveling between Logan Airport and the Lebanon bus terminal. The Coach offers comfortable seating, wifi, a bathroom, and movies onboard. Luggage is allowed on the Coach but campers must be able to manage their luggage at the airport without assistance. Contact Karen Danforth before purchasing tickets. Our staff will meet campers in Lebanon (or drive them to Lebanon and wait with them until the bus departs at the end of their session). Our fee for Dartmouth Coach travel assistance is $25.

Lebanon, NH Airport

Cape Air offers flights from/to Lebanon, NH and Logan Airport in Boston, MA or Westchester County Airport in NY. The planes are small so luggage is limited – call the airline for more information. Contact Karen Danforth before purchasing tickets. Our staff will meet campers at the Lebanon Airport (or drive them there and assist with check-in). Our fee for Lebanon Airport travel assistance is $25.

Manchester, NH Airport

Campers may book flights arriving or departing Manchester Airport between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Contact Karen Danforth before purchasing tickets. Our staff will meet campers or assist them with check-in. Campers will be driven to/from camp in our camp vans by camp drivers. Our preference is for campers to ship luggage that is too big to be a carry-on – please contact us if you need to request an exception. Our fee for Manchester Airport travel assistance is $75.

Burlington, VT Airport

Campers may book flights arriving or departing Burlington Airport between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Contact Karen Danforth before purchasing tickets. Our staff will meet campers or assist them with check-in. Campers will be driven to/from camp in our camp vans by camp drivers. Our preference is for campers to ship luggage that is too big to be a carry-on – please contact us if you need to request an exception. Our fee for Burlington Airport travel assistance is $75.

Logan Airport – Boston, MA

International campers may book flights arriving or departing Logan Airport. This service may also be available to campers on domestic flights depending on the flight details. Contact Karen Danforth before purchasing tickets. Our staff will meet campers or assist them with check-in. Sometimes campers are driven to/from camp in our camp vans by camp drivers. Other times, campers will ride the Dartmouth Coach bus with our airport chaperones. Except for our international campers, our preference is for campers to ship luggage that is too big to be a carry-on – please contact us if you need to request an exception. Our fee for Logan Airport travel assistance is $175.

  • Families may ship luggage to camp at 2039 Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, VT 05045. Plan to have it arrive after June 15.
  • Looking to ship your camper’s luggage home after camp? Sign up for our UPS shipping form provided by Hanover True Value Hardware.

Getting Ready - Packing & Uniforms

Packing List

Items on the 2022 Aloha Camper Packing List may be purchased from our camp vendors or other sources. The uniform store is the only place to buy logo items. The goal of our uniform is to eliminate any preoccupation with style and brand of clothing, especially as it plays a part in creating power and prestige. Within the camp community, we want to focus on what is really important and to minimize what is not.

Uniforms

The uniform store is now open! Our vendor, Bendinger, offers last-minute ordering and can ship items right to camp. Log into your account to sign up for a $40 Uniform Rental Package and the following items will be waiting on your camper's cot: 5 shirts (including 1 collared shirt), 3 pairs of shorts, and 1 warm layer (sweatshirt or fleece, depending on availability). **Campers receiving financial aid may sign up to rent a full uniform package at no cost.

Trunks

All campers will need a hard-sided camp trunk at camp. Trunks are used to store personal belongings and can act as a surface for playing cards or writing letters home. Purchase a trunk (recommended size: 32” x 18” x 13.5”) from Everything Summer Camp and receive a small discount. International campers and those flying solo to/from camp may sign up in your account for a $40 Trunk and Bedding Rental Package containing a trunk, 2 sets of sheets, 3 warm blankets, a pillow, and 2 bath towels. **Campers receiving financial aid may sign up for the trunk and bedding package at no cost.

A view of the exterior of the Aloha main house.

Camp Store

Each camper's tuition includes a $50 Camp Store credit to be used as needed during the summer. The store is for essentials only (supplies that may run out during camp, like toiletries, stamps, paper/envelopes, etc.), and limited choices are available (e.g. two kinds of shampoo, one kind of toothbrush, etc.). The store also sells a few camp items like hats, water bottles, and stickers. On those rare occasions when campers exceed the $50 store credit, the balance due will be reflected in your online account. Campers will not require cash at any time.

A landscape with a lake surrounded by a forest.

Let’s Connect

We offer camps and programs for people of all ages. Let’s talk about you, your child, your family – and discover together which experience you would value most. There are many options and possibilities!