Lessons and Fun at Kamp Kaohi
MEO News Release
Sixteen middle and high school youth on Molokai learned about the negative effects of alcohol and “bad-vertising” of vaping and tobacco products while having fun and developing their leadership skills at Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO)’s Kamp Kaohi.
The overnight gathering on April 7 and 8 at Molokai Baptist Church was run by MEO Youth Services staff on Molokai and Maui and was the first camp for MEO’s year-old Kaohi youth program on Molokai.
Activities at the camp focused on tobacco/vaping, bullying, underage drinking and teen suicide prevention with informational, teambuilding and fun activities. For example, youth wearing goggles simulating drunken vision participated in a relay race. There also was a waterslide, campfire and ghost-story telling.
The goal of the camp was to build youth leaders in their school and community for the prevention of harmful behaviors. The camp also was an opportunity to recruit youth for the Kaohi after-school and spring and summer break programs.
For more information about MEO Kaohi programs on Molokai, call (808) 553-5472.