Financial Aid

Campership Aid

Campership aid is our term for financial aid for camp. We hope that every child has the opportunity to attend our summer camps regardless of their family’s financial situation. While a family’s household income is the leading factor in determining how much they can expect to pay, we also consider several key factors such as cost of living, number of children attending camp, session length, and extenuating circumstances.

Campership aid supports more than just tuition. Camp-sponsored transportation may be available at no cost. For overnight campers, we provide a full rental package for uniforms, trunks, and bedding.

Below you’ll find some estimates we hope will be helpful in your consideration of camp and planning. As our funding is limited, we encourage applicants to apply early. When awarding aid, priority is given to returning campers, then their siblings, then new families. Our goal is to make it sustainable for a family to send their children to camp for multiple years.

Aloha, Hive, & Lanakila

What should our family expect to pay if we receive a campership for our camper?

Household Income Average Cost (1/2 session) Average Cost (full session)
less than $50,000  less than $1,300 less than $2,000
$50,000  – $100,000 $1,300 – $3,000 $2,000 – $4,500
$100,000  – $150,000 $3,000 – $5,500 $4,500 – $,8,000
$150,000  – $200,000 $5,500 – $7,630 $8,000 – $12,000

*2024 tuition is $8,630 for a half session and $13,000 for a full session.

Horizons Day Camp

What should our family expect to pay if we receive a campership for our camper?

Household Income Average Cost (1-wk session) Average Cost (2-wk session)
less than $50,000  less than $100 less than $200
$50,000  – $100,000 $100 – $300 $200 – $600
$100,000  – $150,000 $300 – $500 $600 – $1,000

*2024 tuition is $595 for a 1-week session and $1,190 for a 2-week session.  

How does the campership process work?

Applying for campership aid is easier than you think!

To apply for aid:

  • Click on Enroll from any camp page to enter our registration site. Sign in or create an account and choose your camp and session.
  • Be sure to select the Campership Aid application. In addition to the standard camp application questions, you’ll be asked a few questions about your household’s income and extenuating circumstances. You can upload your taxes or email them to kdanforth@alohafoundation.org. Check your email within a few days and reply to any questions from the Campership Committee.
  • In about three weeks, you can expect an email with an update on your camper’s status.

To accept your offer:

  • If your email update includes an award offer, reply within seven days to accept the offer.
  • Work with Karen to create a payment plan or mark your camp’s tuition due date on your calendar if you prefer to pay in full all at once.
  • Sign up for any “extras” – transportation to/from camp & rental packages (uniform, trunk, and bedding) for Aloha, Hive, or Lanakila.

Get ready for camp:

  • Make payments and complete camp paperwork on time.
  • Check your email and the camp website regularly for updates.
  • Start packing! Review the packing list on the Aloha Foundation website.

What key dates should we keep in mind for Aloha, Hive, and Lanakila?

We encourage all applicants to apply early as funding is limited.

Key Dates

Returning Campers (including Hive grads) 

3rd week of October: Registration for Aloha, Hive, & Lanakila opens!

late October: First batch of returning camper applications is reviewed.

early November: Campership offers are emailed to families.

**Returning campers who apply after October 31 will be reviewed with our first batch of new campers in mid-November, and on a monthly basis after that, as funding and space allow.

New Campers (including siblings of returning campers and Horizons grads) 

3rd week of October: Registration for Aloha, Hive, & Lanakila opens!

November 13-15: First batch of new camper applications is reviewed.

November 15-20: Campership offers are emailed to families.

**New campers who apply after November 15 will be reviewed in early December, and on a monthly basis after that. Most of our funding will be allocated by early January, so please apply early! 

What key dates should we keep in mind for Horizons Day Camp?

We encourage all applicants to apply early as space and funding are limited.

Key Dates

Returning Campers 

January 9: Registration for Horizons Day Camp opens!

Returning campership applicants will receive campership aid offers within 3-5 business days of applying.

New Campers (including siblings of returning campers) 

January 9: Registration for Horizons Day Camp opens!

January 22-25: First batch of new camper applications is reviewed.

January 26-31: Campership offers are emailed to families.

What if I have more than one camper? Or want to return next year?

Our goal is to make it sustainable for a family to send their children to camp for multiple years. We give priority to returning campers, then their siblings. Provided that a family applies early in the enrollment season and that their income has not increased significantly since last year, most campership aid recipients receive comparable aid for all the years a camper wishes to attend.

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