What should my camper bring to camp?
Download our Packing List to help your camper prepare for an outstanding week!
There are several things we ask that you DO NOT bring to camp:
- Electronic Equipment (ipods, computers, etc)
- Weapons of any kind (knives, guns, etc.)
- Large amounts of cash
- Non-prescribed Medicine
WHEN DO I DROP OFF MY CAMPER?
Registration is each Sunday at 4pm! Registration is on a first come first serve basis, but cars will not be given access to camp until 4pm. Completing the online UltraCamp registration and signing the Release Waiver before arriving at Camp Waianae will make the process much faster. Please be prepared to stay with your child as they are assigned a counselor and moved into a cabin.
When do I pick up my camper?
You will pick up your child between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM on the Friday of their week at camp. Due to the fact that we are unable to provide additional supervision, we appreciate your cooperation and promptness. There will be an additional charge for every hour after the pick-up deadline that you have not arrived. The person picking up your child must be on their authorized pickup list on UltraCamp. Anyone picking up a child needs to show ID, even if the person is the parent of the child.
How does transportation work for off-island campers?
If you want your child to use camp-provided transportation, you must request this while registering on UltraCamp. A week before you camper comes to camp, please log back into UltraCamp and update the information with their flight details. Transportation will leave from the Honolulu Airport at 3:00 PM on Sunday. This means that your child should be in the terminal no later than 2:30 in order to ensure that they are on time. There will be a staff member with a “Camp Wai’anae” sign at the baggage claim to pick up your child and verify that all campers on the pick-up list have been accounted for. Please make sure that they have their signed Release Waiver form with them. We will drop your camper back off at the airport at 12:00 PM on the Friday of their week at camp. We will provide a sack lunch for your child to take with them to the airport. It is your responsibility to ensure that your camper has flight arrival and departure times that correspond with the above schedule.
Can I stop by and see my camper During the Week?
With the busyness of our camp schedule, there is really no time for family visits. We know that many parents want to share the camp experience with their child, but we are unable to accommodate for family visits as we consider the overall safety of all of the campers. We appreciate the respect you show to our camp program by allowing your child to fully experience camp!
Can my child be in a cabin with their friends?
We cannot promise that campers will be in the cabin of their choice, but we do try to accommodate so that everyone has the best week possible! Cabins fill on a first come first serve basis. Campers cannot save cabin spots for other campers who are not yet at registration. If your child does not get into a cabin with their friends, please remind them that this is a great opportunity to meet new friends
What is the food like at camp?
Our campers love our food! Camp Waianae serves 3 vegetarian meals a day to keep your camper fueled! Some favorites are French toast, scrambled eggs, hotdogs, spaghetti, and loco moco!
What happens if my child gets hurt?
During summer camp, we have a certified, practicing nurse available at all times. If an incident occurs, our nurse will contact you using the information you provide to us on UltraCamp! Medications will be checked in during registration and our nurse will be sure that all kids receive their appropriate doses. We are also prepared for all of the craziness of being out in nature with after-bite, band aids, aloe vera and more. All of our waterfront staff are Red Cross-certified life guards, and our beach trips have a high staff-to-camper ratio. Our camp has a closed-campus policy with a locked gate. You can rest easy that your camper will be in safe hands throughout their time at camp.
Can my child call home?
During registration, all cell phones will be collected and safely stored for the week. Campers have the opportunity to use the camp office phone to call home during any meal. Due to the busyness of our camp schedule, this is the only time campers may call home. If you do not hear from your camper, that means that they are so excited about everything happening at camp they simply forgot to call! We know that it is hard as a parent to not hear from your child, but if anything goes wrong we will always find a way to contact you! If you are not hearing anything from your child or from us, that means that everything is going great! Please read our cell phone policy on the Release Waiver.
What ACTIVITIES will my child Experience at camp?
Campers will get the opportunity to get a taste of all that Waianae has to offer! As a cabin, campers will rotate through archery, sports, pool, frisbee golf, drama, junior chef, gymnastics, crafts, beach, longboarding, archeology, and our ropes course! Older campers also have the opportunity to participate in paintball and surfing.
My child can no longer come to camp, can I get a refund?
We are unable to refund your payment, but you can transfer your payment to any other camper in the same camp season (i.e. Summer 2020).
I’m having trouble with online registration, who do I contact?
Please contact our Camp Director, Erik Vandenburgh, at 808-294-0000.
What does a typical day at camp look like?
Every week our schedule changes slightly to be accommodate the age of our campers, but the schedule below shows a general outline of our days!