Big Island Summer Camp-

Edu-Camp  

Make a positive difference this year and volunteer your heart for a homeless child.

Please look over this page to see how you can help.

Visit our full summer camp website at ww.ProjectHawaiiSummerCamp.org

Big Island Summer Camp Video

We introduce the homeless keiki to many aspects of life to help them learn and grow. Project Hawai'i Summer Camp truly provides these precious children with the hope of a better tomorrow, pride in being prepared for school, and the social skills to make new friendships. We're able to stay true to our mission through the support and involvement of the community. Project Hawai'i is run 100% by volunteers.

Project Hawaii's Summer Camp program is run 100% by volunteers and solely supported by public donations. Our dedicated volunteers work throughout the year to assure the overall success of the camp. Be part of our dynamic volunteer team to help take on challenges throughout the year to assure our keiki gain the self-esteem needed to grow and escape the cycle of poverty within their own lives. You can help make a difference by volunteering for just one aspect of our summer camp program.

Click button to jump ahead to Big Island Summer Camp volunteer info you're interested in. 

Sign up forms will be at the bottom of all volunteer pages.

 

   Camper / Activity / Cabin Support   

This volunteer position is general support for the campers assisting with daily schedule, activity set-up and breakdown, project implementation, and meal support. Mahalo again for making this a wonderful camp for our children.

   TIME COMMITMENT:   

Details for this volunteer position are still being determined for 2020. Please check back for updates or you can either fill out the questionnaire clicking here or email us at projecthawaiisummercamp@helpthehomlesskeiki.org.

 

   Night Camper / Cabin Support   

This volunteer position is general support for the campers assisting them getting ready for bedtime, reading stories, and nightime supervision. Mahalo again for making this a wonderful camp for our children.

   TIME COMMITMENT:   

Depending on the volunteers schedule this can start from 6p.m. until morning or open to full time stay

 

   Share Your Talent Workshops   

We invite the public to share their talents with our homeless keiki. Our goal is to help open the camper's minds to the wonders around them while teaching them proper behavior required to learn and succeed in school. Campers will learn to follow directions, wait their turn, stand in line, listen, work together, and so much more. We only have a week to get them ready to succeed for their upcoming year at school.

The Big Island Edu-Camp is hosted at Kalopa State Park in the Honoka'a area. Each workshop/ activity is 3 hours long. You can choose either the morning or afternoon time slot whichever is more convenient for you.

   TIME COMMITMENT:   

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Share your talent sponsors must provide all materials needed to complete their activity and provide at least one person to assist them to conduct the workshop. The instructor typically will need an assistant. The sponsor must also provide a healthy snack item and an individually packaged drink for 40 people as this will be part of the workshop. 

Volunteering is easy, simply fill out the questionnaire clicking here . Please indicate the age group you would like to work with in the questionnaire.

Age group breakdown:

  •  5 - 7 year old group: Total of 18 - 24 children.  You will have our teen mentors to assist.

  • 3 - 4 year old group: Total of 3-6 children. 

 

I will provide more details and guidelines upon your request. Mahalo again for making this a wonderful camp for our children..

   WORKSHOP / ACTIVITY IDEAS:   

 

The ways to connect your passion with our homeless keiki are limitless.

  • Hula Kumu - Teaching a simple hula dance

  • Hula Skirt Maker - These are apart of our graduation luau

  • Hawaiian Cultural Educational Classes - Turn learning into a fun game

  • Science, Nature, or Environmental Classes

  • Yoga Exercise Class

  • Sports Activities

  • Dance Lessons

  • Musical Exploration

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Costume or Theater Activity

  • Make Tye Dye T-Shirts

  • Make Themed Hats

  • Healthy Eating

  • Basic Life Skills Educational Class

  • Dr. Suess Day

  • 4th of July Activity

 

   Arts & Craft Drive   

A great way to get involved with our homeless keiki is to fundraise an Arts & Crafts drive for project supplies. Children engage their minds in Arts & Crafts many times during our summer camp program.

 

  1. As a volunteer, you can either fundraise the cost of $10/per child per activity. For these fundraisers we do ask that you cover the cost for all of the children  for each activity. Please plan on a total of 24 campers per activity so the total fundraising effort would need to be $240.  

  2. Another option would be to provide a craft project for our volunteers to implement.  Sponsor needs to purchase all the supplies and pre-package them individually for the children to be handed a complete  project. A sample of the project put together and step by step instructions must be turned in.              Here are two pictures showing how they should be organized.  

All of the completed project supplies need to be dropped off at one of our two drop off

locations in Hilo/Keaau.  Supplies can also be mailed to our office location which is

easier for our charity to receive and process.

You can either fill out the questionnaire clicking here or email us at
projecthawaiisummercamp@helpthehomelesskeiki.org. We will provide more details and guidelines upon your request. Mahalo again for making this a wonderful camp for our children..

 

   Meal Support   

Keeping our homeless keiki healthy is a main component of our mission. Providing nutritious meals over their summer break is how we accomplish this. You can volunteer to provide meal support to our precious children by:

   VOLUNTEER IDEAS FOR MEAL SUPPORT:   

 

  •  Hosting a collection towards our meal plan

  •  Hosting a fundraiser to provide the most needed menu items

  •  Make a pre-approved meal and deliver to our summer camp ready to go or prepare it at camp using our kitchen facilities   

  • Provide the ingredients for a meal or snack and drop off before camp. We will prepare the meal.       

  • Provide a prepared frozen meal before camp. We can coordinate a drop-off location that works for both parties.   

  • Volunteer to help organize food deliveries and donations. 

  • Farmers and produce growers, we are happy to accept any items that you wish to contribute to our meal planning.

  • Fundraise for Costco, Target or Walmart gift cards that we will use to purchase perishable items.

  • Volunteer to help  get an organization to sponsor a meal. 

 

There are strict guidelines to meal support as we must be caring for the children. 

We strive to provide them healthy choices that are organic when possible.  Please stay away from foods / drinks that are high in sugar, fat, are genetically modified, or processed.

     

We understand that this is more expensive but it is far better for our health of our keiki and it's also a teaching moment we can use to help them make healthy decisions in their future.

You can either fill out the questionnaire clicking here or email us at projecthawaiisummercamp@helpthehomelesskeiki.org. We will provide more details and guidelines upon your request. Mahalo again for making this a wonderful camp for our children.

 

Graduation/Back to School

Graduation is the way we finish up our educational process. The teens and jr. leaders graduate with their certificates, the young campers have gained self esteem and life skills to start off their first day of school ready to learn.

We provide each participant with their brand new backpacks filled with school supplies, nw outfit, shoes and school uniforms. 

We rent the Nani Mau Gardens and all the campers and their parents enjoy a lu'au buffet and enjoy their child's graduation.

Back to School Coordinators Wanted. 

Responsible for setting up collections and meeting us on set date to turn in items. The lists will be available online for easy coordinating.

 

   Kitchen Help   

This volunteer position is general support in the kitchen assisting with daily set-up, food preparation, serving meals, and cleaning up after meals. We utilize the cafe for our activities in between meals, so some help will include moving tables, chairs, sweeping floors, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: we are not looking for anyone to cook or prepare meals, just general help

 

   TIME COMMITMENT:   

Volunteers can choose what works best for them. Morning starts at 7:30a.m. PREP TIMES: Snack is 10:00 & 2:00, Lunch is 11:30, Dinner is 4p.m. Dinner clean up is 7p.m. Please use the form below to let us know what you are interested in.

 

 Big Island  Summer Camp Volunteer Questionnaire

The Big Island Edu-Camp is hosted at Kalopa State Park in the Honoka'a area. You will be provided with more after signing up.

Let's make this a wonderful memory for these precious children. On behalf of the hearts of all the keiki, mahalo!

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501 (C) (3) Nonprofit 32-0308897

Enhancing the Lives of Homeless & Poverty Stricken Keiki

Locations on O'ahu,  Hawai'i Island and Maui

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1844, Kea'au, HI 96749-1844 United States

Email: projecthawaii@helpthehomelesskeiki.org

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