Party at Kaimuki High School

KAMP Hawaii put on a mini-day camp at Kaimuki High School on Dec 15 2007.  It was a winter break party for the special needs students of Mrs. Tatafu.  We started the afternoon off by doing archery.  Each student got to shoot several times and the targets were hit multiple times.  After that we started to cook using materials that the students had prepared in previous class sessions.  We baked cookies in our   box oven and  cooked bacon, eggs,  hamburger paties using tin can stoves and sternos burnners.  When all the food was cooked everyone ate a delicious afternoon snack and a good time was had by all.

See you in March for our Day Camp.

Program Highlight: Jefferson Elementary

By Mrs. Hee, (Principal Jefferson Elementary School), Mrs. Hirano, Ms. Sasaoka and Ms. Kay.

KAMP Hawaii has taught our students important life skills early on in their life. Through the activities that Aaron and his staff have provided, the students have learned the values of respect, teamwork, and citizenship. When the earthquake struck Hawaii, the students were equipped with the knowledge to take care of themselves. KAMP Hawaii facilitates activities that correlate with the student’s curricular subjects. For instance, First Aid and Health Studies goes hand in hand. Social Studies is brought to life when the students demonstrate citizenship towards each other and those they interact with. Learning Science couldn’t be better. The students love learning how to cook. When all is done, the students write about their experiences. This exercise encourages them to write about their thoughts and emotions. We cherish Aaron and his staff with all that he has contributed for the students of Jefferson Elementary. With the skills learned, our hopes are that the students grow to become whole and knowledgeable in anything they set their sights on. By giving the students the ability to empower themselves, their future is so much brighter. Thank you KAMP Hawaii in helping us to accomplish this.

KAMP Hawaii – Life Mentoring in Action

Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) is a Hawaii-based, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that focuses on disadvantage and at-risk youth in our communities. We are currently working with 57 local schools and 4,868 students.KAMP Hawaii programs foster positive changes through our prevention oriented proven curriculum, and hands on quality programs that link in “ohana” family and “ohana” community values. The importance of teamwork and leadership skills is taught through activities that stress communication, role modeling, group facilitation, goal setting, and self-discipline. With over 18 years experience, KAMP Hawaii staff, and programs have a proven record of accomplishment in mentoring at-risk kids on Oahu. KAMP Hawaii's “Life Mentoring Programs” sets the standard for the future of supplemental classroom education through the support of partnerships from Hawaii's
business community, other non-profit groups, churches, and governmental agencies.

We have five specialized programs. The KAMP Classroom Outreach Program, Outdoor Enrichment Program, Alternative Learning Center Outreach Program, Special Needs Outreach Program, and the Community Sports Education Program make KAMP Hawaii, “Life Mentoring Programs” a premier youth organization in Hawaii. Schools are working to establish a direct means of improving the quality of education through school-community programs like ours.
Hawaii's young people have more needs than ever before, with the influence of drugs, gangs, alcohol, tobacco, and all of the negative environments that surround them. KAMP Hawaii was formed to meet the needs of the youth in our communities. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the youth of Hawaii, by making a difference in the
lives of the youth that we serve, and to improve the attitudes and learning environment of our youth.

What stands out with KAMP Hawaii's program is that our staff is dedicated and has a heart for the youth in Hawaii.We believe that working with the youth of Hawaii is a privilege, and appreciate the opportunity we have as a staff to do what we do best. KAMP Hawaii is progressive, innovative, and creative in developing programs that meet the needs of our youth and our community. True success can be found when you can help someone to become a teacher or mentor themselves. We help our young people begin to take positive steps towards their future, using the responsive, compassionate, outreach programs that we provide. We look forward to serving the young people of Hawaii for many years to come.

KAMP Hawaii would like to say Mahalo to Live It Up! Magazine and AmeriFunding Express for their generous contribution to the youth of Hawaii. If you would like to get involved with KAMP Hawaii as a volunteer or make a contribution, please contact Aaron Kamau, Executive Director at (808) 484-9240 or e-mail: aaron@kamphawaii.org, or mail: KAMP Hawaii, P.O. Box 13041, Aiea, Hawaii, 96701. Please visit our website at www.kamphawaii.org.With your help, we will be able to continue to serve and make a difference in Hawaii's youth.

Note: Article taken from Live It Up Magazine.

Keeping The Fire and Passion Burning

KAMP Hawaii
Contact Information:
Aaron Kamau, Executive Director
(808) 484-9240

The Kosasa Family Fund Awards $10,000 to
KAMP HAWAII

Honolulu, Hawaii – The Kosasa Family Fund recently awarded $10,000 to KAMP Hawaii. The grant will be used for KAMP Hawaii’s “Life Mentoring Programs”.

KAMP Hawaii-“Life Mentoring Programs” board of directors and staff would like to extend a Big Mahalo to The Kosasa Family Fund for their generous gift. This gift will enable KAMP Hawaii to continue to serve “at-risk” students and students with disabilities in our communities and to fulfill our mission statement.

KAMP Hawaii’s objective is to provide programs that mentors at-risk youth from the elementary age to high school youth on Oahu. Our program creates partnerships with local schools, community organizations, churches and businesses. KAMP Hawaii has five distinct programs that have the potential to reach all young people in our society.
Outdoor Outreach Program will provide boys and girls a vast range of experiences unattainable anywhere else. They advance in knowledge of outdoor skills, they experience an appreciation for nature not available in the classroom or on the streets, and they learn to live and work in teams in a camp setting. We also offer specialty and sports camps.

The program activity is to provide the boys and girls with the adventure of camp. This is the culminating activity for the students participating in the Special Needs and Classroom Outreach Program. They get to build shelters, cook in an outdoor setting, and work together as a team, experience new friendships, participates in initiative/cooperative games and activities leaving everlasting memories for all. The activity is conducted by KAMP Hawaii’s staff during March through June and is treated as a field trip by teachers and students. Over the years we have been so successful with providing safe and fun filled camps to the youth of Hawaii.

Alternative Learning Center Outreach Program gives alienated high school students another avenue to continue their education, to develop positive attitudes and to gain self-esteem. Working with students identified within the schools at the beginning of the school year, we provide an on going quality program. We teach positive values, making good choices, positive self view to encourage personal growth in schools, homes and communities. The student gains an understanding as an individual with an awareness of personal feelings, ideas, values, talents and abilities to cope with the problems of life. The one objective is to have the students mentor elementary students in our program by utilizing the KAMP Hawaii curriculum, to have the students serve as camp mentors in our Outdoor Outreach Program during the spring and finally mainstreaming the student back into the classroom with the motivation and determination to function in the traditional school environment.

Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program The Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program is aimed at young people who are physically and mentally challenged. The objective is developing social, learning and motor skills through program activities and highlighted with a special campout. The campout is a very exciting time for students because they get to participate in activities that normal children participate in. The teachers and volunteers have viewed this activity as very positive. The youth are provided a means of achievement and recognition, personal development, self-help and self-esteem. KAMP Hawaii personnel have a proud working and friendly relationship with students, volunteers and teachers.

Classroom Outreach Program provides the students the opportunity to participate in a specialized curriculum based on General Learning Outcome Standards which focuses on self-esteem, social enhancement skills, citizenship, creativity and teamwork. The curriculum is administered by KAMP Hawaii personnel and/or our Alternative Learning Center students during school hours. Students will be taught skills through this specialized curriculum leading up to an intensive camping experience.

Community Sports Education Program focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth within our low income communities. The objective is to teach our youth the importance of family and community values, the importance of education, and the role of physical exercise, a healthy drug-free lifestyle, and the discipline and dedication of participating in sports–combined together can build a healthy and thriving community. Athletes from every sport will be selected from Oahu High Schools to be trained by KAMP Hawaii staff in KAMP Hawaii’s curriculum, receive training from Drug and Awareness counselors and Teen Pregnancy counselors to mentor youth in their communities. This concept is designed to promote student athletes. The objective is to keep all student athletes engaged in school for four quarters with passing grades to participate in sports. The goal is to have these student athletes promote sports to younger students, teach students how to become student athletes and how to sustain student athlete status, and be seen as a positive community contributor and role model.

KAMP Hawaii Promise
I will do my best to improve myself,
To help my community and my country,
And to obey the rules and laws of the land.
To work with other people,
To keep my body strong, my mind alert, and my language clean.

Mahalo to Bank of Hawaii

KAMP Hawaii
Contact Information:
Aaron Kamau, Executive Director
(808) 484-9240

Bank of Hawaii Foundation Awards $2,000 to KAMP HAWAII

Honolulu, Hawaii – Bank of Hawaii Family Foundation recently awarded $2,000 to KAMP Hawaii.  The grant will be used for KAMP Hawaii’s “Life Mentoring Programs”.

KAMP Hawaii-“Life Mentoring Programs” board of directors and staff would like to extend a big mahalo to Bank of Hawaii Foundation for their generous gift. This gift will enable KAMP Hawaii to continue to serve “at-risk” students and students with disabilities in our communities and to fulfill our mission statement.

KAMP Hawaii’s objective is to provide programs that mentors at-risk youth from the elementary age to high school youth on Oahu. Our program creates partnerships with local schools, community organizations, churches and businesses. KAMP Hawaii has five distinct programs that have the potential to reach all young people in our society.
Outdoor Outreach Program will provide boys and girls a vast range of experiences unattainable anywhere else. They advance in knowledge of outdoor skills, they experience an appreciation for nature not available in the classroom or on the streets, and they learn to live and work in teams in a camp setting. We also offer specialty and sports camps.

The program activity is to provide the boys and girls with the adventure of camp. This is the culminating activity for the students participating in the Special Needs and Classroom Outreach Program. They get to build shelters, cook in an outdoor setting, and work together as a team, experience new friendships, participates in initiative/cooperative games and activities leaving everlasting memories for all. The activity is conducted by KAMP Hawaii’s staff during March through June and is treated as a field trip by teachers and students. Over the years we have been so successful with providing safe and fun filled camps to the youth of Hawaii.

Alternative Learning Center Outreach Program gives alienated high school students another avenue to continue their education, to develop positive attitudes and to gain self-esteem.  Working with students identified within the schools at the beginning of the school year, we provide an on going quality program. We teach positive values, making good choices, positive self view to encourage personal growth in schools, homes and communities. The student gains an understanding as an individual with an awareness of personal feelings, ideas, values, talents and abilities to cope with the problems of life. The one objective is to have the students mentor elementary students in our program by utilizing the KAMP Hawaii curriculum, to have the students serve as camp mentors in our Outdoor Outreach Program during the spring and finally mainstreaming the student back into the classroom with the motivation and determination to function in the traditional school environment.

Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program The Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program is aimed at young people who are physically and mentally challenged. The objective is developing social, learning and motor skills through program activities and highlighted with a special campout. The campout is a very exciting time for students because they get to participate in activities that normal children participate in. The teachers and volunteers have viewed this activity as very positive. The youth are provided a means of achievement and recognition, personal development, self-help and self-esteem. KAMP Hawaii personnel have a proud working and friendly relationship with students, volunteers and teachers.

Classroom Outreach Program provides the students the opportunity to participate in a specialized curriculum based on General Learning Outcome Standards which focuses on self-esteem, social enhancement skills, citizenship, creativity and teamwork. The curriculum is administered by KAMP Hawaii personnel and/or our Alternative Learning Center students during school hours. Students will be taught skills through this specialized curriculum leading up to an intensive camping experience.

Community Sports Education Program focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth within our low income communities. The objective is to teach our youth the importance of family and community values, the importance of education, and the role of physical exercise, a healthy drug-free lifestyle, and the discipline and dedication of participating in sports–combined together can build a healthy and thriving community. Athletes from every sport will be selected from Oahu High Schools to be trained by KAMP Hawaii staff in KAMP Hawaii’s curriculum, receive training from Drug and Awareness counselors and Teen Pregnancy counselors to mentor youth in their communities. This concept is designed to promote student athletes. The objective is to keep all student athletes engaged in school for four quarters with passing grades to participate in sports. The goal is to have these student athletes promote sports to younger students, teach students how to become student athletes and how to sustain student athlete status, and be seen as a positive community contributor and role model.   

KAMP Hawaii Promise
I will do my best to improve myself,
To help my community and my country,
And to obey the rules and laws of the land.
To work with other people,
To keep my body strong, my mind alert, and my language clean.

Leeward Coast Expansion

KAMP Hawaii
Contact Information:
Aaron Kamau, Executive Director
(808) 484-9240

The James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation Awards $5,000 to KAMP HAWAII

Honolulu, Hawaii – The James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation recently awarded $5,000 to KAMP Hawaii.  The grant will be used for KAMP Hawaii’s “Life Mentoring Programs”.

KAMP Hawaii-“Life Mentoring Programs” board of directors and staff would like to extend a big mahalo to The James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation for their generous gift. This gift will enable KAMP Hawaii to continue to serve “at-risk” students and students with disabilities in our communities and to fulfill our mission statement.

KAMP Hawaii’s objective is to provide programs that mentors at-risk youth from the elementary age to high school youth on Oahu. Our program creates partnerships with local schools, community organizations, churches and businesses. KAMP Hawaii has five distinct programs that have the potential to reach all young people in our society.
Outdoor Outreach Program will provide boys and girls a vast range of experiences unattainable anywhere else. They advance in knowledge of outdoor skills, they experience an appreciation for nature not available in the classroom or on the streets, and they learn to live and work in teams in a camp setting. We also offer specialty and sports camps.

The program activity is to provide the boys and girls with the adventure of camp. This is the culminating activity for the students participating in the Special Needs and Classroom Outreach Program. They get to build shelters, cook in an outdoor setting, and work together as a team, experience new friendships, participates in initiative/cooperative games and activities leaving everlasting memories for all. The activity is conducted by KAMP Hawaii’s staff during March through June and is treated as a field trip by teachers and students. Over the years we have been so successful with providing safe and fun filled camps to the youth of Hawaii.

Alternative Learning Center Outreach Program gives alienated high school students another avenue to continue their education, to develop positive attitudes and to gain self-esteem.  Working with students identified within the schools at the beginning of the school year, we provide an on going quality program. We teach positive values, making good choices, positive self view to encourage personal growth in schools, homes and communities. The student gains an understanding as an individual with an awareness of personal feelings, ideas, values, talents and abilities to cope with the problems of life. The one objective is to have the students mentor elementary students in our program by utilizing the KAMP Hawaii curriculum, to have the students serve as camp mentors in our Outdoor Outreach Program during the spring and finally mainstreaming the student back into the classroom with the motivation and determination to function in the traditional school environment.

Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program The Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program is aimed at young people who are physically and mentally challenged. The objective is developing social, learning and motor skills through program activities and highlighted with a special campout. The campout is a very exciting time for students because they get to participate in activities that normal children participate in. The teachers and volunteers have viewed this activity as very positive. The youth are provided a means of achievement and recognition, personal development, self-help and self-esteem. KAMP Hawaii personnel have a proud working and friendly relationship with students, volunteers and teachers.

Classroom Outreach Program provides the students the opportunity to participate in a specialized curriculum based on General Learning Outcome Standards which focuses on self-esteem, social enhancement skills, citizenship, creativity and teamwork. The curriculum is administered by KAMP Hawaii personnel and/or our Alternative Learning Center students during school hours. Students will be taught skills through this specialized curriculum leading up to an intensive camping experience.
Community Sports Education Program focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth within our low income communities. The objective is to teach our youth the importance of family and community values, the importance of education, and the role of physical exercise, a healthy drug-free lifestyle, and the discipline and dedication of participating in sports–combined together can build a healthy and thriving community. Athletes from every sport will be selected from Oahu High Schools to be trained by KAMP Hawaii staff in KAMP Hawaii’s curriculum, receive training from Drug and Awareness counselors and Teen Pregnancy counselors to mentor youth in their communities. This concept is designed to promote student athletes. The objective is to keep all student athletes engaged in school for four quarters with passing grades to participate in sports. The goal is to have these student athletes promote sports to younger students, teach students how to become student athletes and how to sustain student athlete status, and be seen as a positive community contributor and role model.   

KAMP Hawaii Promise
I will do my best to improve myself,
To help my community and my country,
And to obey the rules and laws of the land.
To work with other people,
To keep my body strong, my mind alert, and my language clean.

Life Mentoring in Action

KAMP Hawaii
Contact Information:
Aaron Kamau, Executive Director
(808) 484-9240

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Awards $5,000 to
KAMP HAWAII

Honolulu, Hawaii – First Hawaiian Bank Foundation recently awarded $5,000 to KAMP Hawaii. The grant will be used for KAMP Hawaii’s “Life Mentoring Programs”.

KAMP Hawaii-“Life Mentoring Programs” board of directors and staff would like to extend a big mahalo to First Hawaiian Bank Foundation for their generous gift. This gift will enable KAMP Hawaii to continue to serve “at-risk” students and students with disabilities in our communities and to fulfill our mission statement.

KAMP Hawaii’s objective is to provide programs that mentors at-risk youth from the elementary age to high school youth on Oahu. Our program creates partnerships with local schools, community organizations, churches and businesses. KAMP Hawaii has five distinct programs that have the potential to reach all young people in our society.
Outdoor Outreach Program will provide boys and girls a vast range of experiences unattainable anywhere else. They advance in knowledge of outdoor skills, they experience an appreciation for nature not available in the classroom or on the streets, and they learn to live and work in teams in a camp setting. We also offer specialty and sports camps.

The program activity is to provide the boys and girls with the adventure of camp. This is the culminating activity for the students participating in the Special Needs and Classroom Outreach Program. They get to build shelters, cook in an outdoor setting, and work together as a team, experience new friendships, participates in initiative/cooperative games and activities leaving everlasting memories for all. The activity is conducted by KAMP Hawaii’s staff during March through June and is treated as a field trip by teachers and students. Over the years we have been so successful with providing safe and fun filled camps to the youth of Hawaii.
Alternative Learning Center Outreach Program gives alienated high school students another avenue to continue their education, to develop positive attitudes and to gain self-esteem. Working with students identified within the schools at the beginning of the school year, we provide an on going quality program. We teach positive values, making good choices, positive self view to encourage personal growth in schools, homes and communities. The student gains an understanding as an individual with an awareness of personal feelings, ideas, values, talents and abilities to cope with the problems of life. The one objective is to have the students mentor elementary students in our program by utilizing the KAMP Hawaii curriculum, to have the students serve as camp mentors in our Outdoor Outreach Program during the spring and finally mainstreaming the student back into the classroom with the motivation and determination to function in the traditional school environment.

Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program The Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program is aimed at young people who are physically and mentally challenged. The objective is developing social, learning and motor skills through program activities and highlighted with a special campout. The campout is a very exciting time for students because they get to participate in activities that normal children participate in. The teachers and volunteers have viewed this activity as very positive. The youth are provided a means of achievement and recognition, personal development, self-help and self-esteem. KAMP Hawaii personnel have a proud working and friendly relationship with students, volunteers and teachers.

Classroom Outreach Program provides the students the opportunity to participate in a specialized curriculum based on General Learning Outcome Standards which focuses on self-esteem, social enhancement skills, citizenship, creativity and teamwork. The curriculum is administered by KAMP Hawaii personnel and/or our Alternative Learning Center students during school hours. Students will be taught skills through this specialized curriculum leading up to an intensive camping experience.
Community Sports Education Program focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth within our low income communities. The objective is to teach our youth the importance of family and community values, the importance of education, and the role of physical exercise, a healthy drug-free lifestyle, and the discipline and dedication of participating in sports–combined together can build a healthy and thriving community. Athletes from every sport will be selected from Oahu High Schools to be trained by KAMP Hawaii staff in KAMP Hawaii’s curriculum, receive training from Drug and Awareness counselors and Teen Pregnancy counselors to mentor youth in their communities. This concept is designed to promote student athletes. The objective is to keep all student athletes engaged in school for four quarters with passing grades to participate in sports. The goal is to have these student athletes promote sports to younger students, teach students how to become student athletes and how to sustain student athlete status, and be seen as a positive community contributor and role model.

KAMP Hawaii Promise
I will do my best to improve myself,
To help my community and my country,
And to obey the rules and laws of the land.
To work with other people,
To keep my body strong, my mind alert, and my language clean.