Camp Naue YMCA

Camp Nauʻe YMCA is a 12-acre (4.9 hectare) beachfront campground on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. It contains five bunkhouses (cabins), bathrooms, showers, a pavilion, a kitchen and a dining hall. It is used by visiting campers as well as local youth groups. The campground is located directly on Haena Beach. Naue literally means "to move" in Hawaiian.[1]

With a bunkhouse and the Pacific Ocean in the background, children from Island School play a game of Duck Duck Goose at Camp Naue.
Camp Naue campers gather for an evening campfire on Haena Beach.

Helicopter accidentEdit

On Sunday, March 11, 2007, a McDonnell Douglas 369 helicopter crashed at Camp Naue. The helicopter, which was operated by Inter-Island Helicopters, was on a sightseeing flight around Kauai. The pilot lost control when the helicopter's tail rotor separated from the tail rotor gearbox and fell into the ocean.[2] The pilot attempted to autorotate into the large field at Camp Naue, but clipped some trees during the descent.[3] The crash left one passenger dead and three in critical condition. The descent and crash were witnessed by several people at the camp. No one on the ground was hurt, but there had been a child's birthday party at the crashsite shortly before the incident.[4]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena (1974). Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0.
  2. ^ "NTSB Report CHI07MA083". National Transportation Safety Board. June 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  3. ^ "Second chopper crashes". Honolulu Advertiser. March 12, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  4. ^ "A chopper pilot reports mechanical problems before losing control and crashing in a Kauai field". Honolulu Star Bulletin. March 12, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-16.

Coordinates: 22°13′26″N 159°33′12″W / 22.223933°N 159.553417°W / 22.223933; -159.553417