Ohanasummer program for people of all ages
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.
2023 Family Camp
2023 Family Camp
Staff-led activities are offered daily for children, adults and the whole family.
Pottery, mosaic tiles, nature prints, watercolors, jewelry design
Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and paddleboarding
High ropes, climbing tower, off-site hikes
Nature walks, gnome homes, nest hunts
Woodworking, leather craft, basketry
Archery, soccer, tennis, disc golf, volleyball, capture the flag
Swimming, water games, fishing
Varied programs designed with our youngest campers in mind
Yoga, tai chi, belly dancing
Horseback riding, golf, biking
Health & Safety
All of our practices have been developed to meet or exceed guidelines put forth by the American Camp Association (ACA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Vermont’s Department of Health.
As always, as we plan for the upcoming camp season, the safety of our campers, counselors, participants, and staff is our top priority. For the summer of 2023, Ohana will strongly recommend (but not require) that campers be vaccinated. Ohana staff will continue to be required to be vaccinated for summer 2023.
Ohana staff attend pre-camp trainings that cover a wide range of topics. Counselors who are receiving advanced trainings (first aid, lifeguarding, trip leading) also attend Certification Week.
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.
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.
- 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)
- 12 pm-1 pm: Lunch
- 1 pm-5 pm: Open waterfront
- 5:45 pm: Announcements
- 6 pm-7 pm: Dinner
- 7 pm-8 pm: Evening program
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29, 2023
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.
Rates: $375/adult, $300/child (4-17).
“Our week at Ohana was better than we could have ever imagined. We enjoyed meeting other families, but more than anything appreciated the opportunity to be together, try new things and connect with our kids. This was our first year so we have nothing to compare it to, but we’re so happy with our experience. We can’t wait to come back!”
Family Camp Rates for 2023
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.
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Additional fee for each person above minimum occupancy
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!