Camp Imua is an incredible Maui tradition that began in 1976 and brings the community and children with special needs together for a free week-long, overnight recreational camp each summer. Held annually 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 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 needs opportunities to try new activities and connect with others in a safe and supportive environment.
- It gives our over 150 volunteers opportunities to connect with the children, build leadership skills, and 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 2020, like most summer activities, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Camp has been altered this year to run over a series of weekends in October, reaching an equal number of children as years past through overnight stays in Olowalu and on the beaches of Lanai!
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