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.
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 , like most activities, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 Camp was altered to run over a series of weekends in October, reaching an equal number of children as years past through overnight stays in at Camp Olowalu. In 2021 Camp Imua is holding monthly day camps to incorporate many new activities and provide a safe supportive atmosphere for children with special needs to reconnect with their community and the natural beauty and culture of Maui.
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