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Family Camp

Ohana

summer program for people of all ages

Camp Overview

Ohana is one of five renowned summer camps operated by the Aloha Foundation. Ohana brings families and friends together to refresh and celebrate their ties, and build new ones with others who enjoy living simply for a time in the out-of-doors, and sharing all that nature has to offer. In the Hawaiian language, ohana means family, community, a circle of good friends, people connected. We welcome family as you define it, and we hope that you will leave Ohana strengthened and reconnected.

During week-long stays at Ohana, family campers swim, fish, canoe, kayak, and sail on Lake Fairlee. They play tennis, volleyball, and basketball on the camp’s own courts – and try their hand at archery or a variety of arts & crafts. From hiking, biking, and sightseeing excursions through the New England countryside to a relaxing time reading in a rocking chair, Ohana has it all. Summer evenings bring campfires, music making, story-telling and s’mores, amateur talent shows and spirited contra dancing, expert talks on cultural and natural history, and other community entertainment.

Email our Enrollment Team at enrollment@alohafoundation.org for 2024 availability.

2024 Family Camp Dates

Session
dates
Session 2
Sat. 6/29- Sat. 7/6

(7 nights)
Session 3
Sat. 7/6 - Sat. 7/13

(7 nights)
Session 4
Sat. 7/13 - Sat. 7/20

(7 nights)
Session 5
Sat. 7/20 - Sat. 7/27

(7 nights)
Session 6
Sat. 7/27 - Sat. 8/3

(7 nights)
Session 7
Sat. 8/3 - Sat. 8/10

(7 nights)
Session 8
Sat. 8/10 - Sat. 8/17

(7 nights)
Session 9
Sat. 8/17 - Thur. 8/22

(5 nights)

2024 Family Camp Dates

Session
dates
Session 2
Sat. 6/29- Sat. 7/6

(7 nights)
Session 3
Sat. 7/6 - Sat. 7/13

(7 nights)
Session 4
Sat. 7/13 - Sat. 7/20

(7 nights)
Session 5
Sat. 7/20 - Sat. 7/27

(7 nights)
Session 6
Sat. 7/27 - Sat. 8/3

(7 nights)
Session 7
Sat. 8/3 - Sat. 8/10

(7 nights)
Session 8
Sat. 8/10 - Sat. 8/17

(7 nights)
Session 9
Sat. 8/17 - Thur. 8/22

(5 nights)

Activities

Staff-led activities are offered daily for children, adults and the whole family.

Arts

Pottery, mosaic tiles, nature prints, watercolors, jewelry design

Boating

Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and paddleboarding

Challenge

High ropes, climbing tower, off-site hikes

Exploring

Nature walks, gnome homes, nest hunts

Hand Work

Woodworking, leather craft, basketry

Sports

Archery, soccer, tennis, disc golf, volleyball, capture the flag

Waterfront

Swimming, water games, fishing

Wee Ones

Varied programs designed with our youngest campers in mind

Wellness

Yoga, tai chi, belly dancing

Local Attractions

Horseback riding, golf, biking

Accommodations

A stay at Ohana Family Camp is the ultimate family vacation. Whether you stay in a cabin or a platform tent, you and your family can relive the joys of summer camp here in Vermont. Each rustic Ohana cabin contains a living room with a fieldstone fireplace, bedroom(s), a bathroom with shower, and a kitchenette.

Meals

During family camp, Ohana families share varied and delicious homemade breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in the camp’s classic dining hall with its grand stone fireplace and wide covered porch overlooking Lake Fairlee. Ohana’s meals are prepared with fresh produce from local farms. In fact, we source 80% of our food from New England – and half of that comes from within 100 miles of Ohana. The Ohana kitchen provides meat-free menu selections and we will do our best to accommodate your food allergy or restriction. There is something delicious that will appeal to every member of your family.

Daily Schedule

Morning (8am-12pm)

  • 8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:15-10:30 am: First activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities) 
  • 10:45 am-12 pm: Second activity period (campers choose from a wide variety of activities) 

Afternoon (12pm-5pm)

  • 12 pm-1 pm: Lunch
  • 1 pm-5 pm: Open waterfront

Evening (5:45pm-8pm)

  • 5:45 pm: Announcements
  • 6 pm-7 pm: Dinner
  • 7 pm-8 pm: Evening program

Memorial Day Weekend

Space is currently full. If you would like to be added to our wait list, please contact us.

Spend your weekend at Ohana & start a new tradition!

It’s camp for the whole family! Ohana’s family camp brings families together to refresh, reconnect, and have fun on a one-of-a-kind, spectacular campus by Lake Fairlee.

During the weekend stay, family campers can play tennis, volleyball, basketball, and soccer.  Take a guided nature walk in the morning and try out archery or get creative in our Art Barn in the afternoon. Explore the lake by canoe, kayak, and paddle board. Enjoy some fishing or relaxing at the waterfront. Enjoy the incredible view of Middlebrook Valley from the porch of the Main Lodge.

Your weekend will include activities during the day and a special activity each night. Varied and delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are prepared fresh with local ingredients.

And of course, three nights in a rustic Ohana cabin, each complete with a living room, bedroom(s), bathroom with a shower, and kitchen.

 

“A fabulous weekend of fun time together as a family – and the kids had the opportunity to explore new things on their own. I think this builds confidence, and as a parent, I’m grateful for that opportunity.”

2023 Ohana Camper

“It is a good experience for family bonding. I like no electronic devices so we get to spend a lot of time together.”

2023 Ohana Camper (child)

“It had been over 10 years since I attended camp and Ohana reminded me of all the wonderful reasons why going to camp is such an important experience for everyone. This was my husband’s (age 36) and son’s (age 5) first time at camp and it was awesome!”

2023 Ohana Camper

Rates

2024 Ohana Family Camp Rates for Sessions 2 -8

Rates include lodging, linens, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all camp activities.
Sessions run Saturday to Saturday.
Per person additional fees are applied to the youngest member of the group.

Weekly Session Rates Maximum Occupancy

Additional fee for each person above minimum occupancy

Adult Child 4-17*
1-Bedroom Cabin

$2,800
(up to 2 persons)

2

$1,400 $1,025
2-Bedroom Cabin

$3,950
(up to 3 persons)

5

$1,400 $1,025
3-Bedroom Cabin

$6,050
(up to 5 persons)

7

$1,400 $1,025
4-Bedroom Cabin

$8,300
(up to 7 persons)

8

$1,400 $1,025
Platform Tent

$2,100
(up to 2 persons)

4

$925 $925

2024 Ohana Family Camp Rates for Session 9

Rates include lodging, linens, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all camp activities.
Session 9 runs Saturday to Thursday.
Per person additional fees are applied to the youngest member of the group.

Session 9 Rates Maximum Occupancy

Additional fee for each person above minimum occupancy

Adult Child 4-17*
1-Bedroom Cabin

$2,000
(up to 2 persons)

2

$1,000 $750
2-Bedroom Cabin

$2,850
(up to 3 persons)

5

$1,000 $750
3-Bedroom Cabin

$4,350
(up to 5 persons)

7

$1,000 $750
4-Bedroom Cabin

$6,000
(up to 7 persons)

8

$1,000 $750
Platform Tent

$1,500
(up to 2 persons)

4

$700 $700

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!