The Alohas strive to serve a broad spectrum of youth and families. We share this commitment with our donor community.
The majority of endowment revenue and annual operating fund is allocated to financial aid so our camps and programs remain accessible and diverse. Financial aid (or “campership”) supports three primary constituencies.
–Public schools with minimal budgets for experiential learning so their students can participate in one of Hulbert’s school programs.
–Active duty military families from Vermont and New Hampshire at Ohana’s National Guard Family Camp.
This year, income from our endowment and Annual Fund have provided over $1.15M in financial aid. As a result we awarded 229 full or partial camperships to children at the summer camps; enabled 1549 students to participate in Hulbert programs who wouldn’t otherwise have that opportunity; and supported 150 family members at Ohana’s National Guard Family Camp.
In addition, since 1983 our talented staff and beautiful, resourced campuses have hosted 50 children for Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Juvenile Diabetes Camp at the end of August (https://www.chadkids.org/rheumatology/rheumatology-camp-dh.html).
The values and commitment of the Foundation benefit the environment, too. In addition to helping conserve and steward over 3,000 acres of local forest, Aloha’s endowment sustains our own 1,300 acres of woodlands, fields, and meadows. Mature trees in these woods sequester roughly 30 million pounds of carbon dioxide and emit 550,000 pounds of oxygen every year. That’s the amount required to offset emissions from about 2,700 cars.* Our streams, lakes, and drinking water are cleaner. And wildlife flourishes.
*According to EPS calculations based on average car emissions in 2007.