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Camp Erdman Pitching Halloween Camp To Area Families

The Halloween spirit is alive and well at YMCA’s Camp Erdman this weekend on the North Shore with its annual Halloween Family Camp featuring sports, activities, camp fires, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, a haunted house and other ghostly fun.

“All they need to do is bring their bags because we’ve got cabins, bunk beds, hot showers, and all their meals are provided,” said marketing director Lisa Ontai. “We have families who make it a tradition because they just love it – it’s the easiest camping you can ever do on this island.”

The camp is open to all ages, from keiki to kupuna, and it’s an approach that families like, said senior program director Andrew Vanderwege. “The camps are great times to come together as a family,” he said, “but this also is a time that they can really do some youth development with the kids. It’s also a great way to meet other families from around the island.”

In addition to Halloween activities, the program also brings campers a better understanding of Hawaii’s indigenous culture. “One of our staff members is going to discuss Hawaiian legends,” Vanderwege noted, “and the kids and their families will be able to enjoy Hawaiian legends and storytelling.”

The camp runs from Friday through Sunday, and it’s not too late to sign up. Fees begin at $104 per person for YMCA members and $130 for nonmembers. Cabins are available for larger families, and financial assistance is available to those who are in need.

For details, call 637-4615 or go to camperman.net.