Teen Surf Camps
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If you’re a teen girl who has a thirst for adventure, a desire for personal development, and a passion to surf, this is the camp for you!
Open to girls ages 13- 17, our week-long surf camps are dedicated to empowering young women through Maui’s water sports and camp programming. Designed for both beginner and intermediate longboard surfers, our camps include oceanfront accommodations, surf coaching, 3 healthy meals a day, and tropical adventures!
Photos Courtesy Rachael Zimmerman Photography
2023 TEEN GIRLS Week 1 Session
July 16-22, 2023
2023 TEEN GIRLS Week 2 Session
July 23-29, 2023
Once you arrive on Maui, you’ll be greeted at the airport by our friendly staff and whisked away to our oceanfront A-frame cabin facility, the ultimate setting for a surf camp. After some fun ice-breakers and a special opening ceremony, you’ll meet your surf coach and your CIT, who will teach you everything you’ll need to know about surfing, from loading surfboards onto the vans, to carving down the face of the wave. Each morning, we’ll drive just a few miles to our designated surf spot for a two hour surf lesson. For lunch, we will fuel up on our healthy grinds prepared by our private caterers. Afternoon and evening activities include time off to relax in a hammock or lounge in the ocean, beach Olympics, talent shows, scavenger hunts and much more.
Questions about Surf Camp? Email [email protected]
Celebrating over 20 years of teen camps! Over the past two decades, we’ve built a well-rounded program that aims to make a lasting impact on our campers. Not only do they meet lifelong friends and mentors at camp, but they gain experiences and tools to build both inner and outer strength as developing young women. Our focus is to teach adolescent girls how to surf through a sequential teaching program that is designed to cater to the skills and needs of each camper. In addition to the surfing, each camp activity is designed to build a competent and confident camper. Whether gaining skills and confidence on a surfboard or hiking through the West Maui Mountains, our campers gain confidence in their personal strengths and abilities. And through their extraordinary experiences at MSG, she will become more adept in facing the challenges of her daily life back home.
Our Mentorship Program
We strongly believe that with healthy role models, girls can be their best and achieve their goals. The mentorship element of our program provides the girls with one-on-one opportunities to bond with the staff members. Our 3:1 camper to staff ratios are the best in the industry and sets us apart from our competition. Adolescent girls are impressionable. Our staff, including the surf instructors, facilitators and administration, are professional in their presentation through appropriate dress, behavior, attitudes, and words expressed to the girls. The instructor/camper relationships are our highest priority, with both physical and emotional safety held to a high standard.
CIT Leadership Program
One of the main goals at our teen surf camp has always been to create opportunities for leadership and personal development. In 2004 we launched our Counselor in Training (CIT) program. Being selected as a CIT has become more and more competitive through the years, and quite an honor if selected.
The girls’ responsibilities as a CIT include two important camp roles. They are a “cabin mama” for the 5 campers in their cabin. Additionally, they are a “beach captain” that helps assist their assigned surf instructor with loading and unloading the surfboards, and providing encouragement and coaching to the girls in their surf pods. It’s a big job, as the CITs are on both during the day and night with the campers.
Former campers who meet the following criteria may apply:
Available to be on Maui July 10 – 29, 2023 (CIT Training July 11-15th / Teen Camp July 16—29, 2023)
Must be 18-24 on the first day of camp
Preference to former campers, and applicants with at least one year of college experience
Must be 1st Aid & CPR Certified before CIT program begins
Leadership Training Week Course:
CIT TUITION FEE ($2,600.00)
If accepted to the program, tuition will be charged to the card on file used to pay the application fee 60 days prior to the camp start date. The application fee will be applied as a credit towards the tuition. Airfare to OGG not included in tuition. Tuition does not include sales tax & registration fees.
$30 non-refundable Application Fee Required
Applications are due by February 21, 2023
CITs will be contacted to schedule a video conference interview by March 15, 2023
CITS will be finalized April 1, 2023.
Email [email protected] for more information and a link to the CIT application.
Maui Teen Scholarships
If you are a teen girl between the ages of 13-17, living on Maui and in need of financial assistance to attend the 2023 Summer Camp,
Applications are due by May 9, 2023 Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 15, 2023
Sample Afternoon Activities
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Beach Olympics
- Scavenger Hunts
- Boogie Boarding
- Hawaiian Arts & Crafts
- Mystery Adventures
Sample Evening Programs
- Spa Night
- Talent Show
- Guest speakers
- Cabin Bonding
- Campfire Counsel
- Surfer Chick Flicks
Registration Fee / Add-ons / Taxes
Registration/Service Fee and Tax is approximately 8% of the total.
Hawaii GET Tax = 4.166%
Booking fee is 4%
2023 camp add-ons (available for purchase at discounted rate at time of booking, can also be purchased at camp store) include:
📸 Three different levels of Photo Packages
🏄🏽♀️ Surfer Girl Starter Kit (includes rash guard, leggings, water bottle and Turkish towel)
🛍 The above items individually
Prices of all of the above are included on the registration page and are visible prior to entering any credit card information.
Payment / Cancellation
2023 Payment and Cancellation Policies –
- The $850 tuition deposit + taxes & registration fee will reserve your enrollment at camp.
- Tuition should be made payable to Maui Surfer Girls. We accept check, money orders, VISA, MC, AMEX, Discover.
- The registration deposit is REFUNDABLE (less service fees) up to 60 days prior to your camps start date.
- ALL CAMP SESSIONS WILL NEED TO BE PAID IN FULL 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CAMPS START DATE.
- The final payment is automatically deducted from the same card that the deposit is paid with, 60 days prior to camp.
- The final payment is NON-REFUNDABLE.
- Tuition will NOT be pro-rated if the camper must arrive after our opening day or leaves before our closing day
- For non-medical emergencies within 60 days of camp start date, partial refunds will only be issued if we are able to fill your spot from our waitlist. This refund will be determined on a case by case basis depending on how many staff hours were put in to fill your spot from waitlist or marketing efforts. If we are able to fill the spot, you will receive a partial refund (less service fees + staff hours). If we are unable to fill your spot, no refund will be issued.
- In the unfortunate event of a medical emergency causing the camper to cancel attendance within 60 days of camp start, we will need a doctor’s note to honor any refunds. This refund will be determined on a case by case basis depending on how many staff hours were put in to fill your spot from waitlist or marketing efforts. If we are able to fill the spot, you will receive a partial refund (less service fees+ staff hours). If we are unable to fill your spot, you will receive a 50% refund if a doctor’s note has been received. If no doctor’s note has been received, no refund will be issued.
- Click here for all covid-related cancellation policies
Flight / Travel Information
NEW 2023 Travel Information
Free Airport Shuttles provided on Opening & Closing Days. We will have a staff member waiting for your camper at baggage claim when they arrive and on departure day we will have a staff member accompany your camper through check-in and get them into the security line.
Please fly into and out of Kahului, Maui (airport code OGG).
Here are some things to consider while arranging their flights:
Please arrange for your camper to arrive no later than 3pm on Opening day. If your only option is for arrival after 3pm, please contact [email protected] for Late or Early (prior night) arrival procedure. We can accommodate other arrival times. Early arrival does have a fee.
Unaccompanied Minor Service: If your child is under 14 years old, some airlines require you to pay for this added service. If not required, you should still have the option to pay for this service if that is something you would like to add on to their travel plans. This option would require you to fill out paperwork that shows our camp representative’s contact information, the person who will be picking up your child at the gate from an airline representative. You will need to pay the airline’s fee for the entire round trip ticket for this service.
If your camper will be arriving by car, please be at Camp Olowalu on Opening Day by 3pm at the latest.
Please schedule their departure flight ideally between 11am-5pm on Closing day. If departing after 5pm, there is a late departure fee of $20/hr after 3pm for a staff member to be present with your camper until their airport drop off 2 hrs prior to departure time. This fee will go towards food, entertainment, etc before the flight.
If your camper will be picked up from camp, please arrive to get them anytime before 9am on Closing Day.
Before the camp start date, you will receive an email link to our travel form. Please complete our travel form with your airline itinerary so we can arrange your airport shuttle.
Email [email protected] for any travel questions.
Discounts are available for Alumni and sibling/friend referrals – email [email protected] for your discount codes! Discounts are not combinable.
Discounts and scholarships are also available for Hawaii residents. Email us for more information!
Please check out this great blog post we created as a guide for you to get packing for camp!
Not all camps are as strict as ours, but we don’t allow smart phones, tablets, smart watches or anything that connects to the internet. All devices will be collected and stored safely on Opening Day after campers have contacted family to let them know they arrived safely. We do have one day mid-camp where campers are given their devices back for 1 hour to call home, take photos with their new friends or scroll to their heart’s content. All devices will be given back the morning of Closing Day. Bringing a digital camera/GoPro/Polaroid camera that doesn’t connect to the internet is the best choice for documenting the camp experience.
We view summer camp as an opportunity for kids to connect with nature, not with social media. It’s a great place to make new friends and practice social skills that are invaluable in life. Giving up technology for a week or more for kids can be a very challenging adjustment. Make sure you prepare your camper by giving them a good book or journal, and review tips on making new friends without the use of social media outlets.