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K to 12 Programs

College Camp

What is College Camp?

College Camp is a free, week-long overnight program that helps high school students who have completed 9th to 11th grade discover their strengths and set personal goals, and provide them with the support and resources to pursue higher education post-graduation.

Students spend a week staying at the University of Hawaii - Manoa dorms learning about the process for college applications, scholarships, and financial aid, touring college campuses, engaging with professionals to explore careers they're interested in, participating in a service project, and gaining leadership skills and a new network of friends and mentors.

College Camp has helped hundreds of former participants realize their full potential. Take charge of your future today and apply for the YMCA College Camp.

Mahalo to the Kosasa Foundation and other donors for sponsoring the YMCA College Camp!

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Apply By May 19

Who Can Apply to College Camp?

If you have completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade and live on Oahu, you are welcome to apply.

2023 Program Dates - Completed! Check back for College Camp 2024 Dates!

  • Cohort A: Saturday, June 17 - Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Cohort B: Saturday, June 24 - Friday, June 30, 2023
  • Cohort C: Saturday, July 8 - Friday, July 14, 2023

What is the Application Process for College Camp?

Apply online by May 19, 2023 at 6 pm. Apply here!  Or please call 808-956-0996 if you need assistance.

While all students are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to students with financial need if the number of applications exceed capacity.

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of volunteers. Please be sure to answer honestly and thoroughly. Individual responses will be kept confidential.

Check out highlights from College Camp 2022

Who Funds College Camp?

College Camp is funded through the generosity of our donors. Gifts range from $25 to $5,000. Their collective contributions allows the programs to be 100% free.

This year's camp is sponsored by the Kosasa Foundation and other donors.

We are forever grateful to our generous donors for providing this opportunity to impact hundreds of lives over the years.