Camp Imua 2023
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*Registration has not yet opened for 2023*
Camp Imua has a 46 year history on Maui of providing a unique overnight recreational camp experience for children with special needs. Camp builds confidence, connection and community. Mark your calendar! Camp Imua 2023 will take place at Camp Keanae, from June 4, 2023 to June 9, 2023. Keep your eyes on this page to find out when registration will open! To learn more about the Camp Imua experience, read the descriptions of the roles below.
Camp Imua Participation
Registration for Campers is now CLOSED. 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.
Meet our Leadership
Camp Imua has a 45 year history! Many volunteers have been with Camp for a solid decade! Click on the image above to read more about our Leadership Team
Meet our `Ohana
Many Campers have attended Camp Imua for several years. Click on the image above to read about our featured campers and their experiences at Camp!
Camp Imua’s summer camp is and will always be free for our campers. We’ve created additional camps to enhance the lives of our keiki with special needs. You can donate a camp experience by clicking on the image above!
161 S Wakea Ave Kahului 96768
Volunteer with Camp Imua