New Non-Profit Mana O Maui Opens Applications for Women’s Surf Camp Scholarships
Introducing Mana O Maui
Mana O Maui was launched in the spring of 2023 with a mission to create and provide access to empowerment programs utilizing Hawaiian cultural education, adventure education, surf therapy and the healing arts for Maui County residents. After the August fires, the need for healing and surf therapy become more timely. Mana O Maui is proud to announce that they have raised enough funds to provide two full scholarships to Maui Surfer Girls Women’s Surf Camp (a $3,325 value) in January. Women age 18 and older, who lost a home or business in the fires of Lahaina or Kula, are welcome to apply at this link: https://manaomaui.org/events-and-opportunities/msg-scholarship-jan2024 . Prior surfing experience is not required. Deadline for application is November 30, 2023.
Winter Surf Camp
Maui Surfer Girls’ Winter Surf Camp runs January 7-13, 2024 and is a retreat for beginner and intermediate surfers. The camps are all-inclusive with oceanfront accommodations , surf coaching and 3 healthy meals a day. Beyond surfing, camp includes tropical adventures and an assortment of activities throughout the week to leave campers feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Each morning, a professional surf coaching team helps campers improve and feel more confident in the water. Afternoon activities have included yoga, massages, hiking, snorkeling, stand up paddling, boat trips, whale watches, a service project, and relaxing downtime. There are additional spaces open for non-scholarship recipients. Camp tuition is $3,325 plus taxes and fees, with a $350 discount for Hawaii residents. Click this link: https://www.mauisurfergirls.com/womens-surf-camps/ for more information and registration.
Surf Therapy and Partner Organizations
Mana O Maui’s Founder, Dustin Tester, shared that “during the 23 years of serving our community & beyond with overnight surf camps and lessons, I have witnessed the transformational impact that outdoor education has within a supportive group of women and girls. Mana O Maui will bring these influential mentors, educators, and therapists into the lives of deserving kama’aina looking for healing experiences in nature. I’m thrilled to bring more vital outdoor education programming into our Maui community, especially after the Lahaina wildfire tragedy. We’re already reaching out to organizations such as Surfing Moms, Kelea Foundation and Adaptive Maui to see how we can work together in future community events. We look forward to making alliances of doing the important work of healing in community while in nature.”
To make a tax-deductible donation to Mana O Maui and learn more about upcoming events, click here: https://manaomaui.org .