Imua Family Services will host its 41st annual Camp Imua Program June 10-15. Camp Imua is week-long recreational camp that provides children with disabilities and special needs an opportunity to experience camp with the help of supportive volunteer caregivers and Imua Family Services staff. 60 campers and 175 caregivers will participate in Camp Imua, which takes place at Camp Maluhia.
This year, Camp Imua will partner with the Maui Huliau Foundation for a zero waste event with the goal of building awareness of sustainability and fostering a commitment to the environment among its youth participants. Camp Imua will provide proper disposal containers for sorting trash, composting and recyclables, in addition to using reusable utensils, certified compostable or recyclable containers and paper products. Campers, caregivers and volunteers will be informed of the waste reduction goals, how to dispose of items properly and learn about the importance of taking care of the environment.
Since 1976, thousands of high school caregivers, community partners, ocean athletes and other behind-the-scenes volunteers have helped to create lifelong memories for hundreds of children with special needs by supporting Camp Imua. Imua Family Services is grateful to the countless community partners who make camp possible by donating their time, money and services to keep the Camp Imua tradition alive. Environmental stewardship is just one more way that Imua Family Services strives to make the future more sustainable for Maui County keiki and families, and improve our Camp Imua program for future generations.
About Imua Family Services
Since 1947, Imua Family Services has provided comprehensive early childhood development resources to children and their families, helping them to achieve their full potential in life. Imua Family Services is engaged in family-centered, community based, therapeutic services including; Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Special Instruction. www.imuafamilyservices.org
For further information, please contact Jim Therrian 808-244-7467.