Camp Imua is an incredible Maui tradition that began in 1976, which brings the community and children with special needs together for a free week-long, overnight recreational camp each summer. Held each year at Camp Maluhia in the West Maui Mountains, 60 campers and roughly 150 volunteers come together for a week of crafts, games, swimming, helicopter rides, zip-lining and general fun, all the while making new friends and catching up with old. The generous support of local businesses and individuals greatly contribute to Camp’s continued success, and roughly 70% of Camp’s expenses are met through in-kind contributions from the community.
Each year, Camp Imua achieves three key outcomes:
- It gives school-age children with “special abilities” opportunities to try new activities and connect with others in a safe and supportive environment.
- It gives volunteers opportunities to connect with the children, build leadership skills and to give back to the community.
- It gives the children’s caregivers much needed time off from what is typically 24-hour care for their children.
Camp Imua 2017 runs from June 9th – 15th. Registration opens January 1, 2017.
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