Frequently Asked Questions
- How long has Winners' Camp been around?
- What is the capacity?
- Who gets to go?
- Where is the camp located?
- Is this a co-ed camp?
- How much?
- What if my teen says 'no'?
- How can I be sure my teen will get his/her medications while he/she is at camp?
- Are you a non-profit?
- What happens on Parent Day?
- Is this a religious camp?
- How do I sign my teen up?
- What kind of meals do you serve at camp?
Winners' Camp Foundation was founded in 1985 by Delorese Malulani Gregoire and a team of committed graduates of Marshall Thurber's "Business and You" Lifeskills Courses. Key players were Vic Quiton, Guy Tucker, Dr.Trinidad Hunt, Michael Wall, Dr.Stephanie Burns, Mick Quenzer, Pam Chambers and Anthony Robbins.
In the year 2000 we were blessed with a license to use Kamehame Ridge Site from the Kamehameha Schools Princess Pauahi Bishop Estate. We named the Site: Hawai'i Leadership Academy and we produce programs for Academic Institutions and Educational Foundations.
Sessions usually are attended by 40-60 teens and 20 staff.
Teens from age 12-15 attend Hawaii Leadership Academy. We accept campers from all the Hawaiian Islands and the mainland as well.
The camp site is at the top of Kamehame Ridge in Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu. Our directions page has a map to the site.
Yes, there are usually equal numbers of male and female campers. The boys dormitory is a separate building from the girls dormitory, and staff members are present in each building to supervise.
Our sign-up page outlines the tuition fees.
A lot of teens are apprehensive and shy about unfamiliar experiences and places. For many of our teens, Winners' Camp may be the first time they have ever gone away from home for more than one night. We go the extra EXTRA mile to make every camper feel welcome and part of the Ohana as soon as they arrive. If you are a parent of a resistant teen, ask him or her to just give us a chance: we are absolutely confident in our abilities to get even the most reluctant teens to feel comfortable and have fun! Many of the teens who arrive at their first camp with their arms crossed and scowls on their faces undergo such a radical transformation at camp, they end up being future staff! Hard to believe, but true!
We have a wellness person on staff for every camp, who is in charge of all medications for campers as well as first aid.
Yes, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation.
Parents arrive on the last day of camp and participate in special activities. Our Parent Day page has more information.
No, we are a non-sectarian camp.
Our sign-up page has all the information you need to sign up.
All meals are served 'cafeteria style' and we offer vegetarian options.
- Cereal & Yogurt, Fresh fruit, Bagels w/ Cream Cheese
- Pancakes & Sausages, Fresh fruit
- Tuna/Cold Cuts/PB&J Sandwiches, Carrots and Chips
- Pizza and Salad
- Chicken nuggets, potato salad, carrots w/ dip
- Pasta & Meatballs with salad and garlic bread
- Beef Stew with rice, salad, and soft rolls
- Kalua pork & cabbage, rice/poi and salad
- Fresh fruit, li hing mui apples, cookies, goldfish crackers, etc