We are so excited to welcome campers and counselors back to Horizons this summer! Safety is our top priority—always—and we are taking extensive measures to create a healthy community for the entirety of our summer sessions. Parents and families play an essential role in supporting your own camper(s) and helping us create a safe summer community for all. Please see our COVID FAQ page for the latest information.
Below you will find information on packing, tuition payments, health forms, and transportation options. Have additional questions? Email Karen Danforth for help with all your camp logistics. All the necessary camp forms are available in the Parent Portal.
General Information, Aloha Foundation Policies, and Important Camp Updates
Please be sure to read our COVID FAQ page for updates and guidelines.
Tuition is due May 1. Tuition has been reduced to reflect the change in food service. Due to COVID and the necessary steps we must take to ensure the safety of our camp community, we are unable to provide food service this summer. Payments may be submitted via e-check through the Parent Portal. Or, you may mail a check to the Aloha Foundation at 2968 Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, VT 05045.
This year, we are not able to offer our Open House, Final Fridays (the end-of-session assemblies open to Horizons families), or the Overnight Option (typically held on the 2nd Tuesday of our 2-week sessions, for 3rd grade and up). We look forward to bringing these events back to Horizons!
Horizons Packing List – Please be sure to label all belongings!
Campers should dress for the weather as they will spend lots of time outdoors. T-shirts, shorts, hard-soled shoes (sneakers), and a warm layer are essential. Campers will need to wear a clean, two-layer cloth mask. In addition, please be sure your camper packs the following each day:
In backpack or tote bag:
• bathing suit & beach towel
• small bottle of sunscreen
• water bottle
• lunch and snacks (in insulated lunch bag, with ice pack) This is a change for 2021 only as we normally provide snacks and lunch.
• extra cloth mask (clean, two-layer)
And if weather requires…
• extra sweater or sweatshirt
Please leave the following items at home:
• electronic games, CD players, iPods, cell phones
• sports equipment (we will provide everything your camper
Health Forms & Information – 2021
Health forms are available within the Parent Portal. You will also need to upload insurance card photos and immunization records within the parent portal. Forms are due May 1. If you have questions, please email Karen Danforth, Associate Director of Enrollment, or Gretchen Cyros, Nursing Supervisor.
Vaccination Policy (our policy is based on VT requirements for schools and may change if VT requirements change)
Ivy Oaks Analytics Certification for Tick, Mosquito, and Poison Ivy Control
We are committed to improving our already high program standards and have partnered with Ivy Oaks Analytics, a public health company that works with over 100 summer camps and specializes in the control of ticks, mosquitoes, and poison ivy. Although these have never been a major issue at our camps, we feel strongly that we have an obligation to do everything in our power to reduce these risks.
Contact Karen Danforth with questions about travel.
Bus Information: While we encourage families to drop off and pick up their children by car, we do expect to be able to run several buses filled to 50% capacity. You may sign up for our chaperoned bus service within the Parent Portal. The cost, due with your camp tuition, is $100 per session per camper ($50 for the one-week session). **This fee is waived for campers receiving financial aid. Parents will need to sign their camper(s) in and must stay at the bus stop with their camper(s) until the chaperone releases them. Daily temperature checks and health summaries will be required for all campers. Campers will have assigned seats to ensure social distancing and will need to sit alone, or with a member of their own household. Campers must wear a mask while on the bus. Per state guidelines, the bus windows will be partially down, regardless of the weather. Campers are expected to follow the bus rules. If the bus is running late, you will be notified by email and/or phone.
- As a COVID precaution, campers will need to use the same bus stop in the morning and afternoon.
- Campion Rink: bus leaves at 8:00 am, returns approximately 5:10 pm
- Marion Cross School: bus leaves at 8:10 am, returns approximately 5:00 pm
- Lyme Elementary School: bus leaves at 8:25 am, returns approximately 4:45 pm
- Thetford Elementary School: bus leaves at 8:30 am, returns approximately 4:45 pm
Travel by Car: Drop-off is typically between 8:30-8:40am. Pick-up is at 4:30 pm. Specific procedures for 2021 are being finalized now to ensure social distancing during drop-off and pick-up. Daily temperature checks and health summaries will be required for all campers. Stay tuned for more details.
Directions to Horizons Day Camp
Horizons is located on the shores of Lake Fairlee. Driving directions are located here.
Authorized pick-up person(s): All adults (including parents) should be prepared to show ID and sign out their child, whether pickup occurs at Horizons or at a bus stop. If someone other than a parent or guardian will pick up your camper, we must have a note to that effect (you can authorize other adults within the Parent Portal). If your camper has permission to ride a bike or walk home alone please let us know. The camp is not liable for campers after they leave camp property, or the Campion, Marion, Thetford and Lyme bus stops.