Camp Olowalu offers four affordable camping experiences: 35 campsites, 21 Tentalows, in your vehicle, or with your group in our six cabins. Whether you are visiting Maui or kama’aina, Camp Olowalu offers a unique experience for any adventure seeker!
Relax under the warm Maui sun while on our beachfront property. Take in the refreshing ocean breeze while surrounded by lush tropical fruit trees and native plants. Experience the peaceful yet invigorating adventures of seasonal whale watching. Explore the clear water of Olowalu with Kayak Olowalu;rent snorkels, and kayaks and enjoy some of the most vibrant coral reefs on the island.
Originally established in 1955 as Camp PECUSA (Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States), the sugar plantation carved out this beachfront location and set it aside for the needs of the community. Operated by the Church, it was utilized for retreats and became a gathering place for many groups and individuals (locally and from around the globe) who, over the years, continually find their way back to this special place. In 1998, Olowalu Elua Associates (OEA) purchased 700 acres of the former sugar operations and dedicated to restoring, enhancing, and protecting the areas in which the Camp resides. OEA made a commitment to continue the campground operations as a group retreat facility and camp-related activities for visitors and the community. In 2006, it adopted its new name – Camp Olowalu.
In 2015, the first phase of a new camping era was introduced: above ground Tentalows with modern facilities surrounded by the resurgence of hundreds of fruit trees and native plantings. The six cabins, mess hall, and kitchen area have been upgraded to ensure a clean and comfortable experience for our group retreats. Kiawe trees have been removed and replaced with hundreds of native and tropical plants near the shoreline which has made it safer for tent campers. Charging stations and designated WiFi hotspots were added allowing you to check in with friends and family back home. We look forward to sharing this beautiful property with you, we hope you make many unforgettable memories at Camp Olowalu.