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About 150 people gathered for reunion on benches.

Hive & Aloha Reunion

August 12-14, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Registration & Schedule

 

What does combining the Hive 105th and Aloha 115th Reunion mean for that weekend?

Guests can choose to stay at either campus when registering for the weekend. All major events will be held at one of the two camps to bring everyone together to celebrate. Shuttles between camps will be provided for these events. Activities during the day will be held at both camps. Traditions from both Hive and Aloha will be alive and well throughout the weekend to bring Reunion guests many moments of connection 

When and how can I register?

Registration is available now through August 8. Login or create an account in our new registration system to submit an application. Everyone will apply to the “waiting list.” This does NOT mean we are full! This is simply a list of applications waiting to be processed. We will email you with next steps after processing your application.

What is included in the standard registration fee for the reunion weekend?

Accommodations for Friday and Saturday night, meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, refreshments, dinner, Sunday breakfast and a bag lunch), activities and events, reunion t-shirt (please choose your size t-shirt when you register), and a special gift.

How much is the standard registration fee?

We are eager for everyone to join us and would like this event to be as inclusive as possible, so we are using a sliding scale this year. Thank you to the donors in Aloha community who have made this possible. On the online registration form, guests will select the registration option that works best for them (using the honor system – no additional information is required). Children 4 and under are free.

Standard Reunion Registration

  • $350 standard registration for one adult (includes housing for 2 nights, 6 meals, activities, reunion t-shirt, and a token gift). Two reduced rates are available for adults: $300 and $250.
  • $250 standard registration for one child, age 5-14 (includes housing for 2 nights, 6 meals, activities, reunion t-shirt, and a token gift. Two reduced rates are available for children: $200 and $150.

Day Registration

Day registration is for Saturday, Sunday, or both days and does not include housing at camp.

  • $250 day registration for one adult (includes meals, activities, reunion t-shirt, and a token gift). Two reduced day rates are available for adults: $200 and $150.
  • $150 day registration for one child, age 5-14 (includes meals, activities, reunion t-shirt, and a token gift). A reduced day rate is available for children: $100.

When is payment due and what is the cancellation policy?

You do not need to submit any payment with your application. After your registration has been activated, you will receive an email confirmation. Payment is due within 30 days of confirmation. Login into your account to pay via e-check or mail a check to the Aloha Foundation at 2968 Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, VT 05045 (please include a copy of your statement or a note). Except in the event of a medically documented illness, you are responsible for the full fee if withdrawal is made within 30 days of the start of the program.

Is bedding included?

Bedding is not included in the general registration fee, but can be added on the registration page for $10. We encourage those who are able to bring their own bedding to please do so as we have a limited number of bedding packages. The bedding package includes a pillow and pillowcase, set of twin sheets, 2 wool blankets, and 2 towels.

When will there be a schedule posted?

There is a sample schedule posted on the reunion page here. This schedule is subject to change, and is fairly reflective of what the weekend will look like.

Do you want (or need!) your camp experience to last longer? Sign up for Hulbert Family Camp! (8/14-8/20)

Hulbert’s August Family Camp takes place on the Aloha campus from Sunday, August 14 through Saturday, August 20. Swim, canoe, kayak, create in arts & crafts, try out the ropes course, relax on the porch, embark on a woodworking project, practice your skills in archery, and so much more! Visit their web page to learn more and register!

 

Covid-19 Safety

 

Will you require guests to be vaccinated and boosted?

Yes. We will require all participants to be up to date with their vaccination status, including boosters. The number of vaccine doses required will vary depending on the person’s age, the date they started their vaccine series, and the type of vaccine they received. We will conduct rapid tests upon guest arrival and ask guests to bring masks to wear indoors. These guidelines are consistent with our policy for all campers, staff, participants, and volunteers in our five summer camps. You will be asked to upload a copy of your vaccine card to your account after registering. Cards may also be emailed to our Reunion Coordinator.  

 

Guests & Pets

 

Can I bring my children/family members to the Reunion?

Yes! We love expanding the Aloha family and all are welcome. Please be sure to register everyone that will be joining you.

Can I bring my pet to the Reunion?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

 

Accommodations

 

Where will guests sleep on each campus?

There are tents and shacks on both campuses and guests will be assigned to one or the other. Tents have 4 beds and shacks have 5-6. If you have a preference, please email our Reunion Coordinator Helen Doherty at reunion@alohafoundation.org.

What are the bathroom facilities like?

All of our bathrooms have sinks, cubbies for toiletries, toilet stalls, and 3-4 shower stalls. They will be allgender restrooms for the weekend.

I’d prefer not to stay on campus. What are some nearby lodging options?

Lake Morey Resort (800) 423-1211

The Lyme Inn (603) 795-4824

There are several AirBnB options in the Fairlee and West Fairlee area.

The Norwich Inn (802) 649-1143

Silver Maple Lodge and Cottages (802) 333-4326

 

Packing

 

What is the average temperature in mid-August in Fairlee?

Average temperature for August in Fairlee, VT: High 78°F Low 54°F.

What should I pack?

  • Clothing for each day
  • Warm layers for the mornings and evenings
  • Bathing suit
  • Raincoat
  • Sturdy sneakers for walking around campus
  • Shower shoes (flip flops, crocs)
  • Bedding: sleeping bag or twin sheets and blankets, pillow and pillowcase (option to select a bedding package with registration)
  • Towel and beach towel
  • Toiletries
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking boots (optional)
  • Rainboots (optional)

What bedding should I bring?

We suggest a pillow and sleeping bag or set of twin sheets and blankets. The night/evening temperatures can be a bit cooler in mid-August (average low 54 F), we suggest having at least a couple of blankets.

 

Meals

 

What is the plan for meals?

Dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, will be family style in the dining rooms/tents at each camp. Saturday dinner will be a buffet at either Hive’s or Aloha’s campus (this is for all guests at both camps). On Sunday, Aloha will have a pancake breakfast on Winships or a continental breakfast in the dining room. Hive will have an option for a canoe breakfast or a continental breakfast in the dining room.

What if I have dietary restrictions/preferences?

Please include any restrictions/preferences on your registration form. Our chefs provide vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options available for those who have indicated their preference on their registration form. We are unable to fully support a vegan diet, but there are often options available for someone with this preference. All our kitchens are nut-free for those with nut allergies. If you forgot to add a restriction during registration, please email Helen Doherty, Reunion Coordinator, at reunion@alohafoundation.org.

 

Attendee List

 

Will I be able to see who else is attending the Reunion?

Yes! When registering, guests will be able to choose to have their names included on the attendee list on this page. We’ll update it several times a month. If you don’t see your friend’s name, reach out to them to make sure they’ve registered!

 

Other

 

As an alum how can I help?

Invite those of your friends who have not yet signed up for the reunion to register right away. We’re expecting attendance to be high, and while we often have an influx of registrants in the last several weeks before the event, it’s easier for us to plan if we have a good sense of numbers early on. Also, if you have any unique camp memorabilia (i.e. a fun letter home to your parents, an old camp uniform, your grandmother’s song book, etc.), please reach out to our Reunion Coordinator Helen Doherty at reunion@alohafoundation.org about how we might be able to incorporate it into the weekend’s celebrations.

Do I have to do a swim check?

Yes. If you would like to swim in the lakes without a personal flotation device (PFD), you must complete a swim check. It typically includes 2 freestyle lengths and 1 minute of treading water.

How will guests travel between the two camps for various events?

We will have shuttle vans running between the camps for all combined events, as well as several shuttles throughout the day. Personal cars may also be driven between camps and parked in designated parking areas.

Is there parking?

Yes, there will be designated parking areas at each camp for guests and staff with personal cars.  

Is alcohol allowed at the Reunion?

There will be beer and wine provided at Friday’s happy hour and during Saturday’s refreshments before dinner. For after taps events, it will be BYOB. Alcohol will be limited to these time frames. There will be a designated location for personal alcohol on each campus, or you may store it in your car.

I would like to work at the Reunion rather than attend as a guest. How do I sign up?

Most Reunion staff are hired from this summer’s current counselor group. If you would like to find out if there are openings for additional staff, please email reunion@alohafoundation.org and we will get right back to you.

 

 

Camp alum standing outside a van in hiking clothes.
Reunion group smiling for the camera.
A group lining their canoes up in the lake in the shape of an Aloha A.