College Camp | YMCA of Honolulu | Honolulu, Hawai‘i |

Atherton Branch

K to 12 Programs

College Camp

2022 - Let's Go!

Thanks to the generosity of our community of donors, we are thrilled provide the one-week, life-changing experience for 25 youth this summer!


APPLY HERE (By May 13)

What is College Camp?

College Camp is a week-long leadership and college access experience for Hawaii`s high school students from under-served communities. The program supports, motivates, and encourages students to pursue higher education options post-graduation. Each week is filled with fun, challenges, and learning opportunities that help individuals thrive.

Students will participate in a community service project, discover their strengths, set personal goals, tour a minimum of 4 college campuses, learn about the admissions process, and engage with professionals in the fields they’d like to pursue.

Through the activities at Y College Camp, the students will discover more about themselves, experiencing independent living in a college environment, and gain a better understanding of what they need to accomplish in high school to attend college.

Check out our 2019 highlights!

Who Can Apply to College Camp?

If you have completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade and live on Oahu, you are welcome to apply. This program is meant to support those who do not have the resources and tools at their fingertips. COVID has changed the landscape for many and we are looking to lift up those who may have the toughest situations.

Target Population: houseless youth, youth in foster care, and youth with an incarcerated parent

Additionally, anyone who qualifies for free or reduced lunch with the Department of Education's National Lunch Program may also apply.

What is the Application Process for College Camp?

Please submit your application online by May 13, 2022. Apply here!
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of volunteers. Please be sure to answer honestly and thoroughly.

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