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Volunteers: June 6-12, 2009Â Download your application today!
Camp Imua Provides a Special Camp for Special Campers
Camp Imua is an incredible Maui tradition that began in 1976.Â Held each year in June at Camp Maluhia in the West Maui Mountains, fifty campers and over one hundred volunteers come together for a week of crafts, games, swimming, helicopter rides and general fun, all the while making new friends and catching up with old.Â We express our deepest gratitude to all those community members who come forward to make this unique camping experience for children with special needs such an amazing and inspirational week.Â
One of the unique features of Camp Imua is the volunteer force who come back year after year to spend a week sharing their hearts and time with some very special campers. Forrest Glick, one of our long-time volunteers, shares his thoughts.
â€œVolunteering at Camp Imua has meant more to me than I ever expected. Spending a week working with a special needs child changed my outlook by showing me the world through a different lens. Camp Imua is about having fun! It’s an opportunity to experience the world as a kid again. It’s about swimming, laughing, helicopter rides and making new friends. It’s a chance to see past what you can’t do, to focus on what you can. Camp Imua is about supporting each other, both as a community and a caregiver. The week is exhausting, but at the end of five days you know you made a real difference. The laughs and smiles stay with you all year long.”
Forrest first began volunteering at Camp Imua in 1994 while a student at Seabury Hall. He is now the Director of Educational Technology at Stanford University and still makes the time to return to Maui every other summer to volunteer at Camp Imua.
Camp Imua brings the community and children with special needs together for a free weeklong, overnight recreational camp each summer. The Camp gives school-age children with “special abilities” opportunities to try new activities and connect with others. It gives volunteers opportunities to connect with the children and to give back to the community. Camp Imua also gives the childrenâ€™s caregivers much needed time off. Fifty children attend and at least 150 community volunteers and numerous businesses from restaurants, helicopter companies, and live bands make Camp Imua memorable and fun for all. Over 70% of Camp’s expenses are met through in-kind donations.
Date: Saturday, June 6th, 2009 to Friday, June 12th, 2009
Note: This is an All Day Event
Categories: Non-Profit Community Event
Location Specifics: Camp Maluhia
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