Choosing Summer Programs

CHOOSING A SUMMER CAMP

Questions about a Program?
We always welcome your questions by phone (603) 835-9087, or email summer@kroka.org. We would be happy to connect you with families of recent students who have agreed to be contacted as references. Please feel welcome to call or email to request our reference list.
Summer Admission Requirements
Because of the unique and challenging nature of our summer programs, we take extra care in the registration process and may not admit every child. Before accepting new students, we strive to ensure that:

  • The student has genuine interest in the program and is excited to come
  • The student is physically fit enough to participate in all aspects of the program
  • The family shares a mutual understanding of our unique philosophy and approach to programming

In order to better get to know new students, our summer program registration includes a set of application questions. Once we receive your registration, we will follow up with a welcome email and a phone call to get to know your family.

Student Desire and Motivation
Kroka programs are for any student who truly wants to come. As parents, we all want the best for our children, however, it is important that students want to be at Kroka. It has been our experience that students who come because “my parents told me to,” generally do not enjoy themselves. Please make sure that your child has a genuine interest in Kroka and the activities we do. We want camp to be fun for everyone!
Changes in Programming
While we do our best to give an accurate description of program details in our brochure and acceptance packet, there are often last-minute changes that require us to be flexible in our programming. Due to changes in weather, staffing, or group composition we may have to alter our itineraries, activities and teaching staff. We ask that families and students be flexible and understanding.
Length of Program
Students are expected to attend the entire program through the closing ceremony on the last day of camp. Please make sure that your travel plans allow for this.
How many programs should a student attend during a single summer?
The majority of our students come for one or two programs each summer. If you are considering more than one program, please contact us for suggestions on which combinations will work best and to arrange your stay between sessions.
Prerequisites for Advanced Programs
In some cases, our technical programs may have an admission prerequisite. This is to ensure the safety of the group and to allow for older students to practice high-competency adventure sports. New students and those without prior experience in the sport will be asked to complete an introductory program.
Admission to Capstone Programs
Capstone Expeditions offer opportunities for returning Kroka students to learn advanced technical skills and travel in remote wilderness. These programs are offered for returning Kroka students and alumni. Admission is by application only, and participation requires significant pre-program engagement and preparation.