Drop-Off on Registration Day at Camp Wai’anae
In-person check-in begins at 4:00 PM on the Sunday of their week at camp, and service is first-come-first-serve. Please be prepared to stay with your child(ren) throughout the check-in process until they are assigned to a cabin and a counselor. You will need to pick up your child(ren) 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. In the case of an emergency, please arrange for someone else to pick up your child and inform us so that we are prepared.
Take the Bus from Honolulu Airport (Inter Island Terminal)
If you wish for your child(ren) to use camp-provided bus transportation, the bus will be leaving from the Honolulu Airport (Inter Island Terminal) at 3:30 PM on the Sunday of their week at camp. This means that your child(ren) should be in the terminal no later than 3:00 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 parental release forms with them. The bus will drop your camper(s) back off at the airport at 12:00 PM on the Friday of their week at camp. We will provide a sac- lunch for your child to take on the bus. It is your responsibility to ensure that your camper(s) have flight arrival and departure times that correspond with the above bus schedule.
What to Bring:
Slippers/Flip-Flops (For the Shower)
Toiletries (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, etc.) Sunscreen
Bedding (Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Sheets, etc.) Backpack
What NOT to Bring:
Unnecessary Electronic Equipment (iPods, computers, etc.) Valuables and Collectibles
Weapons of ANY KIND (Knives, Guns, etc.)
Large Amounts of Cash
Cell Phone Policy
Camp Wai’anae is a place for campers to separate themselves from the outside world as much as possible and enjoy their time with their friends, counselor and God - there is no need for technology. Additionally, we want to preserve the safety of your camper(s) at all times while at Camp Wai’anae, and cell-phone usage can complicate and/or hinder this. Therefore, due to our safety rules and regulations, there will be a designated cell-phone usage time following lunch, during which campers may use their phones. Outside of this time period, campers’ cell-phones will be kept in a safe and secure location by their counselor.
In case of extreme emergencies you may contact our main office and we will get you in contact with your camper(s), but please reserve this for emergencies only, as we do not have the capacity for many campers to receive calls. We must keep our phone lines open throughout the week, therefore if there is ever anything involving your camper(s) that you must know about then we will contact you immediately. If you do not hear from us then that means that your camper is safe and having a great time!
NEW CAMP STORE
Our camp store has various items for your camper's week, such as Camp Wai’anae t-shirts, water bottles and other souvenirs, as well as a variety of snacks and beverages. If you establish a camp store account, please make sure that the amount in the account is suitable for your child. All funds that have not been used by the end of your child's camp week will be donated to the camp. Please explain this to your child. We provide many opportunities throughout the week (at least 4) for campers to visit the store, so they will have ample time to make purchases. These funds help to keep camp available for you and your family at a reasonably low rate. The camp store will also be open during registration and camper pick-up for any last minute and last chance purchases.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES
Camp is a place where we embrace youth and work with everyone in various and unique situations. Being at camp is a privilege, and although we will make every effort to maintain that privilege’s availability, there are certain things that are unacceptable. Unfortunately, in the case of one of the following situations, arrangements may be made to send your camper(s) home, at your expense:
Leaving the Campgrounds w/o Permission
Drug, Tobacco, or Alcohol Possession/Use
Tampering With, Stealing, or Destroying Camp or Campers’ Property