Ohana Means Family

A country retreat of great natural beauty, Ohana was built in the early 1900s primarily as lodging for families with children at the many Vermont summer camps then operating around Lake Fairlee.

Known originally as Shanty Shane, the property was described in a brochure of the day as a “vacation camp for adults and families in the hills of the high country west of the Connecticut River, with cozy little houses built for two or more, and a main hall on such a height as to afford a view unsurpassed in New England.”

The property currently comprises nineteen rustic guest cabins, six tent cabins, a handsome historic dining lodge, and a variety of outbuildings on 112 acres of woods, fields and waterfront, with grand views of the Middlebrook river valley and the mountains to the west.


2016 Ohana photo contest details

We are pleased to begin the first annual Ohana photo contest. We hope you will join us and show off your favorites!

  1. You may enter one photograph in each of the three categories: Family, Nature, and Adventure
  2. Photographs must depict Ohana Camp and/or the surrounding Lake Fairlee area.
  3. Photographs must be submitted by December 1, 2016.
  4. Please send entries as attachments to Vanessa_riegler@alohafoundation.org or Vanessa Riegler, Ohana Camp, 2968 Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, VT 05045
  5. Winners will be notified in January, and the winning photos will be printed and displayed in an Ohana cabin.
  6. Other details: Eligibility is open to all Ohana Camp campers, guests and friends. All entries become the property of Ohana Camp, with full rights for reproduction in print and electronic publications and promotional materials. All photos received will be considered for publication. Please be prepared to provide written consent of anyone appearing in your photograph.