Registration is Now Open for Camp Imua 2023!
Camp Imua is for children ages 6-16 who are residents of Maui County and who have special needs. This June marks the 47th annual Camp Imua! Youth volunteers provide one-on-one care around the clock in an atmosphere of inclusion and fun, with activities for all personalities and skill levels. This year, Camp Imua will take place at Ke’anae Uka. Bus transportation will be available from Central Maui to and from Ke’anae.
Camp Imua Participation
Children ages 6-16 with special needs are invited to Camp Imua for a week of play and laughter and activities such as horseback riding, helicopter rides, kayaking, swimming, campfire songs, arts and crafts, poi pounding, talent show, a dance party, and more! Each camper is paired with 2 counselors, who work together to ensure a safe and happy experience.
Volunteers ages 16-22 are invited to act as counselors for the week of Camp Imua. Counselors act as role models as well as care takers for our campers, making sure their needs are met and encouraging campers to try new activities. By modeling inclusion and kindness, counselors encourage campers to interact with their peers and to develop friendships.
Each Year we select a dedicated group of adults, 21 and older, to help guide our teen volunteers. Team Leaders meet each morning to go over the details of the day, and are responsible for relaying the plan to 10 counselors and 5 campers that comprise their team. Team Leaders are responsible for supporting the counselors and helping to problem solve, and for checking in with the campers to make sure they are enjoying the many activities and opportunities provided.
* an inclusive experience is one where children with disabilities or developmental concerns interact with their typically developing peers
Camp Imua Support
Camp receives support from the Maui business community: restaurants donate meals, activities companies donate or give a non-profit discount to the group. The ocean sports community supports camp by participating in our annual fundraising event, Paddle Imua.
If you’d like to support Camp Imua with an In Kind Donation, download the donation form and instructions above.
There are a few support roles available in the kitchen crew or clean-up crew. First priority goes to parents with first time campers. The registration form outlines the duties of each position. We also need talented individuals to offer photography, face painting, DJ our dance party, etc. If you are interested in a support role, please register using the linked form.
There are four Art Team spots available. These roles are reserved for graduate campers (adults with special needs who have previously attend Camp Imua). Each Art Team member must be accompanied by a chaperone. This is a tent camping experience. We provide 2 person tents, or you can bring your own. Please click the link above to register.
Excellence in Leadership
Camp Imua has a 47 year history! Camp’s Leadership is comprised of a small group of dedicated staff who have worked together year after year to insure Camp Imua remains the happiest place on Maui. Camp Imua was featured in Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine’s Best List in 2022!
Friends become Family
Camp Is for Children ages 6-16 with special needs. Each camper is paired with a counselor and given a team to be a part of for the week. The many shared experinces create dynamic friendships. The same volunteers and campers come back year after year, creating our Camp Imua Ohana! With inclusion and kindness strongly practiced, our newest campers and volunteers often feel like family too!
Camp Imua’s Summer Camp is and will always be free for our campers. Our camp is supported by generous community members, who believe in our mission of helping each family to reach their highest potential through Care, Community and Play. Click “Sponsor a Camper” to contribute.
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