HONOLULU (June 7, 2013) -- Thanks to a generous donation from the Bank of Hawaii, financial assistance is now available for military families in addition to current military, sibling and YMCA membership Camp Erdman discounts.

Financial assistance based on need is now available for one-week overnight camps for military children ages 6-16, and for two-week Leaders in Training Teen Camps for teens ages 14-16.

The one-week camps are offered weekly, now through Aug. 9. The two-week teen camps are offered July 7-19.

Nestled between the Waianae Mountains and pristine beaches of Mokuleia, YMCA Camp Erdman was recently voted by Honolulu family readers as the No. 1 family campground on Oahu.

Camp Activities include the following:
•Swimming, archery and sports;
•Campfire, nature programs, beach ecology and survival skills;
•Climbing wall, Alpine tower challenge and odyssey high ropes course; and
•Arts and crafts, personal development and fun.

Military families can also take advantage of special military, sibling and YMCA membership discounts.

Financial assistance packages are limited. For more details, call Andrew VanDerWege at YMCA Camp Erdman, 808-687-6233 or email avanderwege@ymcahonolulu.org.

YMCA of Honolulu

One of Hawaii's leading nonprofits committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the YMCA of Honolulu is promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Deeply rooted in Oahu's diverse communities since 1869, the YMCA of Honolulu's cause is strengthening communities and ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The YMCA of Honolulu currently operates nine branches throughout Oahu: Atherton, Central, Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, Nu'uanu, Windward and YMCA Camp Erdman, the resident camp on the North Shore. Armed Services YMCAs are located on installations.