Postsecondary Support Project

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Camp Mānoa

About Camp Mānoa

Group photo of 2022 Campers with their completion certificate

Self-determined people make their own decisions and life choices. Becoming self-determined takes preparation and empowerment. Would you like to gain practical real-world experience learning and applying the components of Self Determination? Join us at Camp!

This training opportunity is available to incoming UH students as well as students currently in the UH system with and without disabilities, receive an INCLUSIVE opportunity to master the components and skills of SELF DETERMINATION. Camp offers fun training activities focused on Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Self-Efficacy, Self-Advocacy, Problem Solving, Goal Setting, and Decision Making. On the last day of camp, all participants will share their own personal visions for a self-determined life as well as the goals they have set to pursue these visions.

*COVID-19 Updates:

Sessions will be held in classroom settings at UH Mānoa. Masks worn indoors are optional. There are currently no COVID-19 policies. If campers fall ill while at camp, they will immediately notify staff and, if warranted, be sent home for the safety of all participants. COVID-19 test kits will be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The cost of Camp Mānoa is subsidized by the Center on Disability Studies, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Developmental Disabilities Division. There is a $100 fee to attend Camp Mānoa. PSP participants’ fees will be waived.

This year’s camp will be in-person. In-person campers will stay overnight at the UH Mānoa dorms and attend activities and workshops on campus. If coming to camp is not possible due to a serious medical need, please reach out to us.

University of Hawaii at Mānoa faculty and Postsecondary Support Project staff members facilitate camp activities and workshops. Our trained peer counselors also support camp participants with their group work and offer additional training and coaching as needed. Peer counselors are trained and CPR certified.

Yes. If we have space, you can attend again. In the unlikely event of space, personnel, or funding limitations, first-time campers will receive priority.

If you need any ADA accommodation, your request must be made with PSP at least ten (10) business days in advance of the camp start date. If your request is made in less than ten (10) days, we will make an attempt to comply with your request. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill your request. Students may request accommodations for Camp on their applications.

To accommodate participants we can provide the necessary accommodations:

  • Trained Camp Staff: Facilitation styles, communication methods, implementation of behavior plans, modification/adaptation of activities, etc.
  • Communication Access: Sign language interpreters or listening devices upon request. Professional interpretation will be arranged for formal training sessions.
  • Facilities: Ensure physical accessibility and/or transportation to all sites and program offerings upon request.
  • Programming: Utilize the services of Inclusion Specialists during summer camp operations to help address participation issues/needs/ADA accommodations.

Campers and staff will follow all UH policies and guidelines. There are no current UH COVID-19 restrictions at this time. Masks are optional. PSP staff will ensure the daily health of all campers.

Yes! Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner meals at Hale Aloha Café are included.

We will send out a packing list in early July for students.

Camp Mānoa has a mix of educational offerings, team-building activities, and interactive sessions. Camp activities take place throughout the UH Mānoa campus. Our content focus is primarily on self-determination and academic skill preparation.

Campers are expected to attend all camp activities and stay over in the dorms. If a camper has physical or mental health or other concerns that might make staying over challenging, please contact us to discuss a “day camp-only” option.