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 up to 90 days before the start of the program. At that point all tuition payments are non-refundable. In some cases (such as cancellation due to unexpected injury) tuition may be credited toward the following year. Note that credit card fees are nonrefundable.


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.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Kroka is committed to making sure that all students who wish to come can do so, regardless of ability to pay. Kroka’s scholarship fund is made available by the generous support of our community. Scholarships are available for families for whom the sliding scale discount is not adequate.

Please follow this link to learn more about Scholarships at Kroka.

Registration & Tuition for Kroka Summer Programs

2. Acceptance

Once we have received your online registration and deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your registration and a due-date for paying your tuition balance. We may also call you to ask a few questions and confirm that our program is a good fit for your family.

If you have financial concerns about paying for Kroka, please click here for information about Kroka’s sliding scale tuition and scholarship programs.


A deposit payment is required to reserve your place in the program. Full tuition is due 90 days prior to the start of your program. If you paid a deposit, we will remind you to pay the balance due. Check payments can be made out to Kroka Expeditions. Payment by credit card may be made at any time by clicking HERE. (See below information on pricing).

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

3. Preparation

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.
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.

Tuition for Kroka Summer Programs

As you know, we live in a time of growing cultural and economic diversity. We welcome all students. This is only possible if every family works with us to ask for what they need while stretching to pay what they can afford. We realize that even this expanded plan may not take into account families with multiple children, urban areas with a high cost of living, and other personal situations. For that reason we will continue to offer discounted pricing to local families and an ongoing scholarship program which offers personalized pricing and payment plans to meet each family’s needs. Please don’t hesitate to call us with your questions: 603-835-9087.

Sliding Scale Tuition

Our summer program tuition is assigned on a sliding scale based upon your family’s household annual income.

Household Annual Income

One-Week Programs

Two-Week Programs

Three-Week Programs

Up to $29,000




$30,000 – $49,000




$50,000 – $69,000




$70,000 – $99,000




$100,000 – $184,000




$185,000 or more




Special Tuition for Capstone Programs

Some advanced expeditions and specialty programs may have tuition or additional fees. Please see your specific program for up-to-date rates.

Fees for Additional Services

Below is a list of additional services offered during the summer and associates fees.

Airport/bus pickup from:

Concord, NH Bus Station

$100 each way

Manchester Airport (MHT)

$160 each way

Keene, NH

$20 each way

Bellows Falls, VT Bus and Train


Overnight Accommodations:

Family Campsite Rental

$25 per night

Student Overnight Fee

$100 per night

Equipment Rentals:

Rubber Boots

$5 per program

Rain Coat

$10 per program

Rain Pants

$10 per program

Sleeping Bag

$20 per program

Sleeping Pad

$10 per program

Kroka “Local” Tuition Discounts

In order to ensure that any local child who wants to attend a Kroka program can do so, we have established a local discount for residents of Marlow, Gilsum, Alstead, Ackworth, Lempster, Washington, Langdon, and Stoddard. If you are local and able to pay full tuition for your program, please do so to allow these funds to go to families in need.

Tuition for local students is as follows:

1-Week Programs


2-Week Programs


3-Week Programs


Barters and Non-Monetary Payments

Kroka welcomes payments in the form of goods and services that we would otherwise be purchasing outside of our community! In many cases we are able to arrange a barter relationship to supplement or substitute tuition payments. Examples of previous barter arrangements: maple syrup, produce/meat, IT services, graphic design and marketing services, sewing/equipment repair. If you are interested in arranging a barter, please email