About Us- Project Hawai'i Summer Camp

Project Hawaii Summer camp

Our dedicated volunteers work throughout the year to assure the overall success of the camp. Project Hawai'i Summer Camp is run 100% by volunteers and solely supported by public donations.

Be part of our dynamic volunteer team to help take on challenges throughout the year to assure our keiki gain the self-esteem needed to grow and escape the cycle of poverty within their own lives. YOU can help make a difference by volunteering for just ONE aspect of our summer camp program.


Meet Our Award Winning Camp Founders/Directors

Project Hawai'i Summer Camp

* Executive Director:  Magin Patrick

*Jr. Leader Creator/Coordinator: Cliff Kama, Sr    

 * Art Therapy & Educational Developer: Kassy Manuele



Our award winning program is made possible by

our partnerships with community members like YOU! 


Our directors do not volunteer to receive awards;

rather their volunteer actions receive great awards like these!

More information about us... financials, etc.

Nutrition Award

2008 & 2009

About Our Keiki

Our keiki live in poverty stricken situations and substandard housing spread across the islands. Some live along the waters’ edge in tents or high in the mountains in abandon cars or substandard makeshift shelters. Most live without running water or electricity and often go to bed without having a nutritious daily meal, or even the basics of a warm blanket and pillow.


Island Statistics:

1.  45% of our island keiki are living at least 300% below the poverty

income level determined by the US government guidelines

2. The average age of a homeless person on the islands

is the tender age of 5!

3.  65% of our keiki cannot read at grade level

4.  99% of our keiki rely on FREE SCHOOL meals

as their ONLY daily source of nutrition.


MORE Disturbing Facts our Keiki Face:

I want to share these facts that are published by National Center of Homelessness via the census given through the DOE. While these facts are as accurate as possible, there are lots of unaccounted homeless in America. The SAD FACTS that America needs to face--

  • One in 30 school-age children experience homelessness in America each year. 

  • Nearly 2.5 million children in America were homeless at some point in 2013. What's worse? That is 8% increase from 2012 to 2013, now in 2017??  PLUS, that doesn't count those not in school, the 0-5 year olds. In Hawai'i the average age of a homeless PERSON is 5, so obviously this number is much higher here. As it stands NOW, the tender age of 5 is the AVERAGE age of a homeless person in Hawai'i. Since statistics are not providing for those with families who do not have school aged, children, this number too is high.


Project Hawai'i summer camp provides them with hope of a better tomorrow, pride in being prepared for their first day back to school, and social skills to make new friends. We instill healthy habits to allow them the opportunity to grow and escape poverty.

This year we are asking the Mayor on the Big Island to sign our PROCLAMANTION to have the week of July 25th-31st known as Hawai’i Youth Educational Preparedness Week.  We NEED HELP...this plea has gone UNANSWERED FOR YEARS!!


This is cute video we caught while picking up keiki for camp... showing that this camp is so important to their whole sense of security.
Testimonials for Project Hawai'i Summer Camp

“This camp has changed my children's lives and help them

be better prepared for school.

We love this camp, and hope

to be a part of it for years to come."

Allison on Big Island


"This camp allowed my teen to see what a difference she can make in the world. She was able to mentor a little one and see the changes over the summer. This is truly life changing for everyone involved

Chrissy-from Hampton Beach

"I am so glad I sent my teen to this camp. She opened up, become more responsible and really came home ready to change the world."

"This is truly a life-changing experience I would encourage anyone to participate in."

Elenor from California (teens mother)

"Without Project Hawai'i Summer Camp, my children would not be doing as well in school, and definetly would not have all the supplies to be prepared. This camp changed our lives and help my children succeed in school"

Please feel free to look over other reviews or write your own on our GREAT NON-PROFITS profile. Click the PURPLE button below....“This camp has changed my children's lives and help them

be better prepared for school.

We love this camp, and hope

to be a part of it for years to come."

Shanya-Big Island


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Welcome to Project Hawai'i, Inc.

Enhancing the Lives of Homeless & Poverty Stricken Keiki

Locations on O'ahu and Hawai'i Island

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1844, Kea'au, HI 96749-1844 United States

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Please feel free to contact us to use any of our information or photos to help promote the awareness

and fundraising efforts towards our programs. All fundraisers will need to sign an agreement form.

It is UNLAWFUL to conduct a fundraiser and then not give donations to Project Hawai'i, Inc. It is punishable by law

and we do report to the General Attorney of Hawai'i

Please note: We are only seeking those to participate in this program for the sake of the children and from the heart. If you feel you will need something in return, or plan to use our program as a stepping stone to your betterment, we are not interested in participating in your idea of "volunteering"

Project Hawai'i Summer Camp