Camp Good News Kauai

for PARENTS

Due to flooding and dangerous road conditions the mayor of Kauai has temporarily closed the road up to Camp Naue. Camp this year will be at the Makanalani campsite in Kilauea and will be July 6-10.



Why Should I Send My Child To Camp?

We believe that attending summer camp is so much more than a way to pass the summer hours or to keep kids occupied while parents are working. Summer camp, like school, is an intentional place of social, emotional, physical and intellectual learning. Research suggest that children who attend camp make gains in important outcomes such as team work, leadership, self-confidence, social competence and independence. In some cases, camp impacts these areas more than school. Outdoor learning also provides important time away from electronic distractions, allowing kids the freedom to learn in the midst of nature and face-to-face with peers and helpful adults. Research on building resilience in children and adolescents suggests that even just one relationship with a helpful adult other than a family member improves a child's developmental outcome. For many, this relationship is with a Counselor at camp. The most important reason, however, to send you child to camp is to experience the incredible fun and adventure that comes with living 24 hours a day with a group of peers and doing fun things that can't be done at home. The memories last a lifetime!

Why Should I Send My Child To Camp Good News Kauai?

Camp Good News Kauai
has been working with youth from all walks of life and from all over the world since 1983. We have a wealth and depth of child care and youth ministry experience - all provided on a gorgeous oceanfront property.

Camp Good News Kauai is not a traditional religious camp. Our campers come from a variety of cultural, ethnic, economic, and religious traditions. Our goal is to introduce campers to the gospel of Jesus Christ in the midst of our high quality, summer camp program. Our program conveys to children that they are valued, respected, that they can try new things, and push their own boundaries in a healthy way. In a day when children have so many distractions, Camp Good News Kauai teaches the traditional Judeo-Christian values this country was founded on in a fun, challenging, family-like atmosphere.

Our supervision of campers is excellent and carefully considered, mostly consisting of Maili Bible and Koolau Baptist school / church Counselors and Anahola Baptist Church support staff. All staff members undergo and must pass criminal background checks and spiritual surveys. They also receive pre-camp training by licensed education and health professionals.

Junior Counselor
openings: we provide Junior Counselor positions (13-16 years old). Please contact us for more information.

In addition to the excellence of our program and the beauty of our surroundings, Camp Good News Kauai has the leadership and expertise needed to supervise a safe and valuable summer camp experience. Our rates are consistent with those of traditional nonprofit residential or day camp programs (like the YMCA or 4-H). This means an excellent value for you and a lifetime of memories for your children. We hope you will join our camp family and fill out an application today.



ITEMS TO BRING:

Socks  -  Sleepwear  -  Modest Swimsuit  -  Shirts  -  Shorts  -  Jacket  -  Slippas 
Towels  -  Sunscreen  -  Toiletries  -  Bible  -  Sleeping Bag (or Sheets & Blankets)

ITEMS NOT TO BRING:

MP3 Players  -  Cell Phones  -  Electronic Games  -  Valuables  -  Weapons of any kind

Fireworks  -  Tobacco Products  -  Knives  -  Matches  -  Illegal Drugs  -  Lighters  -  Alcohol 



~ Frequently Asked Questions ~

What ages are your campers?
Campers are between 6 and 12 years old and must be able to swim.

Are cabins assigned? Can my child be with his/her friend?
Your registration sheet includes the option to request a cabin mate for your child. We make every effort to honor these requests.

How many Campers are in each cabin? How many Counselors are with them?
Campers live in cabins in groups of 5-10, divided by age and gender. The boys and girls take up residence in separate cabins, though they share the dining, waterfront and program areas. Each cabin has 2 Counselors or 1 Counselor with a Junior Counselor. 

How will my child keep track of his or her belongings?
All belongings including clothing must be marked with your child's name. Clothing should be labeled with a black magic marker or a sewn-in label -- including socks and underwear. Mark all books, sports items, towels and toiletries. Counselors do their best to help campers keep track of their things; however, camp does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen items. Do not bring any valuables or electronics (phones, games, MP-3 players, etc).

Are cell phones allowed?
No. Please leave cell phones and other personal electronics at home.

What are your registration deadlines?
Camp Good News Kauai books up completely every year. Registration is first come, first served. All fees are due with registration. Do not wait until the first day of camp to register or pay, as there will be no space available.

What is your refund policy?
There is no refund if a child withdraws or is dismissed.

Does my child need spending money at camp?
Money is deposited in the camp store for each Camper; a suggested amount is $10-$20 per week. This is primarily used for snacks and drinks.

What if my child has a medical condition?
Let us know in writing on the registration form and when you check in.

What if my child is allergic to a particular type of food?
Let us know in writing on the registration form and when you check in.