The registration process

1. Registration

We accept registrations via phone or website on a first-come first-served basis. If a program is full, we will advise you on other options, and on rare occasions we maintain a short waiting list.

Read about our upcoming summer programs

Questions?Please don’t hestitate to call us at 603-835-9087

You can also register online!

2. Acceptance:

Once we have received your online registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your registration and details about paying a deposit. We may also call you to ask a few questions and confirm that our program is a good fit for your family. Once we have received your payment, we will email you an official acceptance message. If you have financial concerns about paying for Kroka, please click here for information about Kroka’s sliding scale tuition and scholarship programs.

A 50% deposit is required in order to reserve your place in the program. Mailing us a check saves on our bank fees (thank you!), but we are happy to accept your credit card as well (we may include a 3% surcharge). If you applied online, we will email you payment instructions as soon as we confirm eligibility and placement within a program.

New Students
may be asked to answer a few questions to let us know about you and your interest in Kroka.

3. Preparation

Once you have been accepted into the program it is time to begin preparing for your Kroka experience. This includes completing our medical/liability forms, packing according to the list provided, and getting in shape for the adventure. The more advance preparation you do before arriving to Kroka, the more successful the experience will be! Please contact us for ideas pre-program preparation and integrating this into your family routine.

Pre-Program Forms
At the appropriate time, we will email you a link to our online agreement form, which includes a liability release and medical/emergency information.
A packing list will be emailed to you as soon as it is ready. Until then, please read our general packing guidelines here.
Parent/Student Handbook
Please review our Parent/Student Handbook to make sure you understand Kroka’s unique philosophy – this will help answer many of your frequently-asked questions.
Telephone Call
Your specific program teacher will call your household to introduce themselves and answer any last-minute questions. You should expect this call 3-5 days prior to the program start.

4. Arrival

At last: Coming to Kroka!
An email with specific instructions for the program start day logistics will be sent to you 5-6 days prior to your program.

What will happen when I arrive at Kroka?

1. Park your car! One of our staff members will help guide you.
2. Check-in at the registration table in the farmhouse. (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM) (This will include a review of your paperwork, a lice check, t-shirt sizing, and the opportunity to purchase or borrow any missing gear from our camp store).
3. Bring your child, gear, and your potluck food down to the student village.
4. Join us for the Opening Circle and Potluck Meal (promptly at 12:00 Noon) which will include all of the families from all other programs that will begin on that day.
5. Attend the Parent Meeting (1:00-2:00 PM). Families will meet with their specific program group to learn about their child’s program and have time to ask questions.
6. Pick up your potluck dishes (they will have been washed and dried for you!)
7. Goodbyes and departure!
If you’d like to plan in advance, click here for travel or lodging information.

5. Pick-Up

You should plan to arrive at 11:30 AM (and no later than 11:45). After parking your car, please gather in the student village and enjoy some lemonade while awaiting your child(ren), who will be expecting to meet you promptly at noon. Note that there is NO potluck meal at the program closing. Once the children have come to greet us, we will then walk together to the Boathouse for a presentation from the group. Please do not arrive late, as it is very disappointing for the children if their parents are not able to greet them. You should expect to depart around 2:00 PM.

Important Policies

ADMISSIONS POLICIES: 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
  • If a program is full, we will try to work with you to suggest an alternative, and we sometimes do maintain a waiting list. In some cases if we cannot offer you a position we may offer you an early admission into a subsequent program. On rare occasions we reserve the right to give preference to some students over others based upon the needs of the group – for example to ensure the right combination of age, gender, and ability for a successful student community.

    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.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: We will refund full tuition (less a $100 administrative fee) for any cancellations that occur prior to May 1st. As of May 1st, all tuition payments are non-refundable. In some cases (such as cancellation due to unexpected injury) tuition may be credited toward the following year.

    REFUNDS: There are no refunds issued for students dismissed from the program due to illness or disciplinary reasons, or for students who choose to withdraw early from the program already in session. If a student must leave due to an injury incurred while on the program, a prorated portion of the tuition will be refunded.