Prepare for Adventure

The Aloha Council, BSA has partnered with some of the finest destinations and services in Hawaii to assist you with your experience. Your adventure begins with an overnight encampment aboard the Battleship Missouri, brings you to the Polynesian Cultural Center for an unforgettable show and cultural experiences, and brings you to some of the best beaches, hikes, and snorkeling in Hawaii. Plus, you’ll get to experience a variety of merit badge opportunities, participate in campfires and awesome evening programs, and cap it all off with a campwide luau.

What to Expect

Camp Pupukea is located in a tropical rainforest at a 1,000 foot elevation on the north shore of the island. We are a micro-climate, which means the conditions and temperatures at camp can vary as much as 15 degrees from just two miles away at sea level.

Rain is frequent at Pupukea, so pack accordingly, and a waterproof windbreaker will be ideal during evening campfires. The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85° F, while temperatures at night are approximately 10° F lower. There will be lots of opportunities for walking and hiking, so bring durable shoes!

Summer - May to October, the surf is typically gentle on all beaches. During the winter, November to April, Pacific storms generate ocean swells on north shore beaches creating the legendary big waves.

Please heed all weather and ocean warnings before any outdoor activity.


Your $575* camp fee includes:

☑︎ Van rental to accommodate your entire group, your use for the week 

☑︎ Your first night, Saturday to Sunday overnighter on the battleship Missouri;
Session 5 will attend at the end of the camp week

☑︎ Preferential reservation of campsites

☑︎ Tents and camping equipment

☑︎ Morning merit badge classes and sightseeing in the afternoons

☑︎ Admission, buffet dinner, and show at Polynesian Cultural Center

☑︎ Afternoon at Waimea Valley working on the Hawaiiana Award

☑︎ All meals at camp, including to-go for your adventures, and our closing luau

Session 1: JUNE 23 to JUNE 29, 2019
Session 4: JULY 21 to JULY 27, 2019
Session 2: JULY 7 to JULY 13, 2019
Session 5: JULY 28 to AUGUST 3, 2019*
Session 3: JULY 14 to JULY 20, 2019

*HCA participants will attend Ford Island during the end of their camp week