Welcome 2022 campers and counselors!

Hive beehive logo.
Summer Overnight Camp

Hive

girls' program for 3rd-6th graders
Campers smiling.

Camp Overview

Since 1915, Hive has offered campers a summer experience full of fun and friendship. At camp, we intentionally leave behind some of the distractions of our daily worlds. We talk to each other face to face and make our own music. We explore the creek and woods. We laugh together, choose our own adventures, and have fun in a simple setting, tucked between the lake and the hills.

Hivers learn the true value each and every camper brings to the community. With the help of outstanding mentors, Hivers have joyful, activity-filled days while gaining independence, strengthening their problem-solving skills, and living harmoniously with others.

Hive welcomes 3rd-6th grade girls and gender nonbinary youth. Our youngest campers are both 3rd grade graduates and 8 years, 10 months by July 1, 2022. 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 their 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
Campers learning how to sail.
Campers dressing up for a play/theatre performance.
Campers learning how to canoe.
Camp cabins.
Campers hiking.
A camper swimming and giving the thumbs up sign.
A camper learning how to shoot a bow and arrow.
A camper sitting under a tree playing the guitar.
A camper learning gymnastics.
A camper petting a goat.
Campers working on arts and crafts.
A camper learning how to shoot an arrow.
A sign saying Aloha Hive.
Four people on a canoe together.
A Hive relaxing in an open air tent.
Three campers and their counselor smiling.
The Hive wilderness building overlooking a lake.
A lake shrouded in mist with people on canoes.
Campers gathered for an outdoor assembly.
A camper working on pottery.
A girl and a goat walking on a path.
Hive campers in their platform tents.
Three Hive counselors waving from a dock on the water.
Campers sitting in a wheelbarrow.
Two Hivers smiling in the dining hall.
Two campers on a paddleboard.
A young Hiver holding a bunch of twigs.
A camper cutting a piece of wood with a handsaw.
Campers playing soccer.
Campers posing for the camera.
Campers diving off the dock.
A lifeguard and a camper smiling.
Campers aiming bow and arrows.
A Hive camper with a pan full of fresh veggies.
Campers doing arts and crafts.
Campers laughing and piling on a counselor.
Smiling camper playing dodgeball.
Campers drawing with crayons.
Hivers on seasaws.
Campers with a fabric parachute.
Campers during a camp assembly.
Campers kayaking.
Campers on the dock in life jackets making paper boats.
Campers singing around the piano.
Campers walking and smiling in a group.
A Hive camper holding a bunch of sticks.

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
A sign saying Aloha Hive.

Welcome to Hive!

Sailing, swimming, archery, tennis, hiking, and more against the backdrop of Vermont’s green mountains set the scene for a playful and fun summer adventure. What sets Hive apart is its dynamic community where there’s a deep sense of belonging and lifelong friendships are made. Around the campfire, under the stars, in the lake, atop the hills, and through the tunnel (it’s a Hive thing), children can be their truest selves while becoming their best selves. Contact me to learn more about what a summer at Hive has to offer; I’m looking forward to talking with you.

– Ellie Thompson Pennell, Hive Director

“Hive provides a fun, safe and healthy environment where our daughter has made new friends, grown socially and emotionally, and had just a fantastic experience.”

Hive Parent

“Hive has to be one of the most supportive, happiest places on earth where children are guided to learn about themselves, be challenged, support one another, make new friends, and be a part of a community and something bigger than themselves while having a unique voice and not being lost in the crowd.”

Hive Parent

“We appreciate the people who run the camps, the campers themselves, the friendships our girls have made, and the experiences they would never have had if they not attended camp. We are grateful.”

Hive Parent

Activities

A camper learning how to shoot a bow and arrow.

Archery

Archery is set in a beautiful spot in the woods. Campers learn and practice skills on both beginning targets and regulation distance targets. Experienced counselors provide individual and group instruction, including all safety procedures. Campers quickly progress to enjoy informal tournaments with each other and fun activities. Hivers can choose to shoot for fun or work on ranks.

Campers working on arts and crafts.

Arts & Crafts

The Arts and Crafts building provides campers with a wide variety of activities. From sitting on the dock weaving a basket to painting on the back porch, campers develop skills they already know as well as learn new ones. Each summer the talented arts counselors bring enthusiasm and new ideas. With jewelry making, weaving, beading, painting and sketching, pottery and so much more, a camper’s imagination is the only limitation in this very creative department!

A group of four campers canoeing together.

Canoeing

In Canoeing, beginners learn basic strokes while paddling around Lake Fairlee. Intermediate and advanced canoers learn and practice skills like portaging boats solo, distance paddling, and trip planning with an emphasis on safety and fun. These skills are practiced at Hive and out on trips. There are many different day trips for campers of all skill levels to choose from and two-day canoe trips that go out to local lakes and the Connecticut River. Campers and their counselors also take advantage of cool camp mornings to have breakfast in a canoe out on the lake.

A Hive camper with a pan full of fresh veggies.

Camper's Kitchen

The Camper’s Kitchen is a favorite spot for many campers who get great joy out of trying their hand at cooking and baking yummy treats. Talented counselors set up ingredients for a different recipe each day and guide small groups of campers through the cooking process. Whenever possible, ingredients are sourced from our own farm and garden. A sampling of past dishes have included pesto, bread, cookies, salsa, brownies, and animal crackers.

A Hive camper holding a bunch of sticks.

Exploring

At Exploring, campers learn to stop, look, and listen to the world around them. Learning the names of trees and ferns, birds, and bugs, they begin to see the environment around Hive differently. Whether going on an exploration of the woods, making tea with edible plants, or creating art with natural materials, campers gain knowledge that can foster curiosity for, excitement about, and understanding of the natural world.

A camper petting a goat.

Farm & Garden

Farm and Garden offers Hivers the opportunity to practice caregiving and problem solving in a safe and structured environment. For many campers, visits to the barn or to the garden are their first introductions to being responsible for plants and farm animals, and we work to create a loving environment with guidelines that reinforce thoughtful treatment of all living organisms, including each other. Through handling animals, learning to use a range of hand tools to perform chores, growing vegetables and herbs, campers have the opportunity to practice these skills.

A camper learning gymnastics.

Gymnastics

Hive has a beautiful building called the Green House which houses our Gymnastics Department. The variety of equipment (high and low beams, vaults, mini tramps, floor mats and more) meet the needs of campers at many different skill levels. Hivers can work toward individual goals as well as work together to do a performance for the entire camp. The thrill of soaring over a vault for the first time can be just the confidence booster some children need to take other measured risks in and outside the gymnastics realm.

A camper lifting their kayak out the water.

Kayaking

The Kayaking department offers campers the chance to learn beginner to advanced kayaking skills. There are lake kayaks that provide the stability needed for beginner kayakers to learn paddle strokes and other skills needed to have fun around the Lake Fairlee. After mastering skills such as how to roll an overturned kayak, campers may venture out on flat and white water trips throughout New England.

Campers playing soccer.

Landsports

Our large playfield and basketball courts offer the perfect spot for campers to get involved in many different Landsports. From Ultimate Frisbee to Yoga to Dodgeball, campers head to the activity of their choice for maximum fun! Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Basketball and Rugby are just a few of the sports talented counselors come to camp ready to teach Hivers. Landsports strikes the perfect balance for campers with goofy group games and spirited athletic competition with each other and other camps.

A camper sitting under a tree playing the guitar.

Music

Music and singing are at the heart of the Hive experience for every camper and counselor. We sing in the dining room, during morning assembly and you never know when you might be serenaded by a group of canoers. From loud, big times to quiet reflective times, music and song find their way into all our hearts at Hive. 

Campers dressing up for a play/theatre performance.

Performing Arts

The Comb is home to Performing Arts. Each summer during the first half of camp, all campers have the opportunity to try out for and be a part of a full scale musical performance. From being on stage to helping with sets and stage management, there is something for everyone if they want to be a part of the show. During both sessions, Performing Arts offers music and acting activities as well as opportunities to learn new dance moves and American Sign Language.

A child riding a zip line.

Ropes

Set deep in the woods at the top of camp property, Hive has a low ropes course that emphasizes physical and emotional safety, positive support, and decision-making. Our trained staff helps campers learn all the skills necessary to take on the individual and group challenges a ropes course can provide. Older campers can journey to our high ropes course at Lanakila or the climb tower at Aloha for even more adventure and challenge!

Campers learning how to sail.

Sailing

In Sailing, Hivers enjoy navigating Lake Fairlee’s waters in Hive’s fleet of sailboats including sunfish, JYs, and a Hobie. These boats are used by novice sailors under the supervision of counselors and soloed by experienced camper skippers. Campers acquire basic to advanced skills and confidence with each new voyage from the Hive boathouse. Whether out for an afternoon free-sail or competing in a regatta, sailing is a great way to spend time on our beautiful lakes.

A camper swimming and giving the thumbs up sign.

Swimming

From the beginner to the advanced swimmer, counselors are trained to help campers develop and advance their swimming skills during regular swim lessons. Campers have many opportunities to put their skills to work by training for long distance swims, like the "Rainbow Trout", and to participate in swim meets with other local camps.  On the weekends, Swimming offers fun water games, free swim, and water polo!

Campers playing tennis.

Tennis

Tennis is played on two beautiful hard surfaced tennis courts. Through fun games and 1:1 to small group instruction, campers have the chance to learn beginning to advanced skills in Tennis. Each summer campers participate in a fun Camper / Counselor tennis tournament! There are also opportunities for campers to compete in a tennis tournament with one of our other camps.

Campers hiking.

Tripping

Hive is tucked in the middle of New Hampshire and Vermont and our Tripping department takes campers out of camp to explore the beautiful mountains of our region. On camping, hiking, and backpacking trips, campers learn to cook over a fire, set up tents, read maps, and enjoy the natural world around us. In camp, Tripping offers activities to practice fire building, knot tying, and first aid so that campers have all the skills they need to feel confident and comfortable when they go out on trips.

Daily Schedule

Days at Hive are packed with fun activities – and also time for rest and relaxation. Our daily schedule is based on choice. Within this choice is a mixture of structure and freedom. Campers look at the schedule/activities for the day and decide how they want to spend their day.

Morning

  • Time to get up! (7:15 am – Hivers are ready for the day!)
  • “KP” (kitchen patrol – when an assigned group of campers and counselors help set tables for breakfast)
  • Down the hill (campers and counselors leave their tents and shacks on the hillside to go “down the hill” to breakfast)
  • Breakfast
  • Tent clean-up
  • Assembly (singing, stories, sharing, performances, announcements)
  • First activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)
  • Second activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)

Afternoon

  • Hiver free time on the hillside
  • Lunch (1:00 pm)
  • Rest hour (campers read, write letters, rest, nap in their tents or shacks )
  • Third activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)
  • Fourth activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities)
  • Hiver free time on the hillside before dinner

Evening

  • Dinner (6:00 pm)
  • Camp capers (camp clean-up)
  • Evening program (Monday is always Rainbow’s End)
  • Friendship circle
  • On the hillside (“flush and brush” time)
  • Tattoo bugle (time to settle in to tents/shacks)
  • TAPS – Goodnight all! (8:40 pm)

Meals

At Hive, we understand that eating together is essential to creating community and encouraging authentic interactions. The 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. 

Campers eating together.

Accommodations

Campers live in spacious tents on wooden platforms or rustic cabins, with three to five campmates and one or two counselors. The Director and senior counselors devote great care to arranging campers in groups that will enjoy great times together. Camp “units” composed of ten tents and cabins, on average, share a washhouse with hot water showers and flush toilets.

Camp cabins.

 

Communication & Visits

Looking for ways to stay connected this summer?

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.

Hive Camp Office: 802-333-3420 or camphiveoffice@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 Hive campers should be addressed to your camper at 3295 VT Route 244, 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 camphiveoffice@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 camphiveoffice@alohafoundation.org or call 802-333-3420. 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. 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.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive by 9:30 am on Saturday and depart before lunch on Sunday. (There are no visitors on campus on Friday evening, except those attending the Friday show.)

The Show: We will be asking families to RSVP in early July if you would like to attend a performance. At that time, we will have a list of campers performing in 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.
  • 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. Other families who wish to see the show, but do not have a child performing, may also choose to attend on Friday. 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

Hive is located at 3295 VT Route 244 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. 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). Contact Karen Danforth before purchasing tickets. 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 3295 VT Route 244, 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 Hive 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.

Hive campers in their platform tents.

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 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.

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.

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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!