Camps of The Aloha Foundation

2968 Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, Vermont 05045 | 802-333-3400

Welcome to Aloha Camp

For Girls grades 6 through 10

Marijean "MJ" Parry , Director

What Kind of Camp Is Aloha?
For more than 100 summers, girls from the
world over have shared the magic of Aloha,
surrounded by pine forests, sunlit meadows
and Lake Morey’s sparkling waters. Aloha is a
traditional sleep-away camp for girls who love
living simply in nature, learning new skills
and making fabulous friendships. But Aloha is
no ordinary summer camp: it’s a caring, learning
community where every young woman
discovers her personal strengths and best self.
It’s also fun, every day and every night!

What Do Aloha Campers Do?
Aloha offers all the familiar activities of
summer: swimming, canoeing, sailing, hiking,
tennis, music, arts and crafts—and less
common ones, too: kayaking, crew, mountain
biking, rock climbing, archery, woodworking,
theater and photography. Aloha also specializes
in wilderness tripping—week-long hikes,
white water canoeing and kayaking, and
back-road biking through the Green and
White Mountains. Aloha campers consciously
choose how to spend their days, trying out
new activities that expand their horizons
as well as improving skills they’re already
passionate about. Choice is a hallmark of the
Aloha experience that fosters independence,
goal setting, and responsible decision making
in strong young women.

What’s It Like to Be a Camper at Aloha?
One of the first things you notice at Aloha is
campers’ simple white and green uniform—a
T-shirt and shorts or jeans. It’s our way of saying:
“See who I am, not what I’m wearing.”
You also notice the simplicity of the place:
the dining hall in a lovely old farmhouse; the
arts and crafts studio in a handsome barn;
the rustic assembly hall overlooking the lake.
Then you hear bugles marking times of the
day, from reveille to meals to activity periods
and rest hours. No cell phones, computers or
iPods distract campers from hearing the song
of the wind in the pines. By keeping things
simple, we focus on things that really matter—
the beauty of nature, the fun we create for
ourselves, the joys of community, the lasting
friendships we forge.

The Aloha Magic
Every summer scores of returning campers
and counselors welcome girls who are new
to Aloha—and who are sometimes a little
apprehensive. We pay special attention to
helping each newcomer feel at home and at
ease in the camp community, and in her tent
or cabin “family” of three or four girls. Aloha
“families” live in camp “units” with girls of all
ages, participating in cookouts and overnights
together, planning surprise parties for the rest
of the camp, and entertaining their campmates
in special programs and ceremonies.

Campers and counselors say their Aloha
experiences have changed the way they
handle life’s challenges for the better, and
help them to succeed at home and in school
all year long. In camp evaluations parents
frequently praise the new depth and maturity
they see in their daughters: “I can’t believe
the girl who came home is the same one who
went to camp just a few weeks ago!”
Becoming your best self—in the world and
for the world—that’s the essence of an Aloha