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Camp Ehrhorn

Camp Ehrhorn is  a 7 acre site in the mountains overlooking Manoa Valley. Minutes from downtown Honolulu, with breathtaking panoramic views of Diamond Head, Honolulu, Waikiki and Punchbowl Crater.


Camp Ehrhorn offers tent camping space for smaller units with access to an   extensive well maintained State of Hawaii trail system.

The camp consists of a small campsite with a capacity of about 39 boys. The camp has water (non-drinkable, so bring your own) , latrine and shelter with several tables· There are many trails, 1-3 miles, in the vicinity leading off of Roundtop Drive and units may want to visit the nearby Puu Ualakaa State Park.

Several great trails take you through the rain forest and bamboo forest to the top of the cinder cone for a fabulous view of an uninhabited valley and the South Shore

Many trailheads begin along Tantalus Drive - trail hikes take from 1 hour to a full day- there are no facilities along the trails - check with the Division of Forestry & Wildlife at for details and maps on these hikes or call 808-587-0166 for hiking permits.


Ranger Notes

Camp Ehrhorn is available for use by registered Scouting units and qualified non-Scout groups who agree to abide by the Scout Oath and Law and who agree to the following conditions:


You will be issued a key ring with 3 keys.The keys may be picked up from the Wednesday prior to your reservation. Keys must be returned the following Monday.  Any delay in the return of or loss of the keys will result in loss of your security deposit. The keys are for access to:

1) The Gate/Kitchen

2) Main Bathroom

3) The Outhouse

There is also a water spigot key for the hose connection by the pavilion (cook shack). Make sure all facilities are locked prior to departure.


There is a covered pavilion with kitchen area. Inside the kitchen there is a circuit breaker panel on the wall. Turn on all of the breakers upon arrival and turn them off before you leave. One breaker is taped over and should be left alone. The other will turn on the lights, electric outlets and the water pump. THIS IS NOT POTABLE WATER. DO NOT DRINK WATER OR USE IT IN FOOD PREPARTION UNLESS BOILED. Make sure all participants are aware if this PRIOR to arriving at camp.

Please make sure that the kitchen is clean refrigerator is unplugged, circuit breaker is turned off and area secured prior to departure.


Camp Ehrhorn provides an outhouse and bathroom. See WATER section below for details and usage. Outhouse and bathrooms should be cleaned thoroughly and secured upon Check-Out.




Water at camp is rain water catchment into a tank with an electric water pump. This is not the city line water! Inside the kitchen there is a circuit breaker panel on the wall. Turn on all of the breakers upon arrival and turn them off before you leave. One breaker is taped over and should be left alone. The other will turn on the lights, electric outlets and the water pump. Turning the water pump on will take care of the toilet and sinks. Please make sure that this is off prior to departure.

Please “Conserve the Water” the water catchment tank is only half full. There is an outhouse

behind the bathroom building with a light and urinal for the Scouts. The Scouts will help save water by not using the flushing toilet unless they have to. Please make sure these are cleaned and secured prior to departure.


Directions to Camp

How to Get There:

Camp Ehrhorn is located on Roundtop Drive in the Tantalus Area. Drive slowly and with CAUTION as the roads are narrow and turns are sharp

From Waikiki:

Get on Ala Wai Blvd, turn right on McCully Street and head towards the mountains. You will cross a bridge over the H1 Lunalilo Freeway, after the bridge turn left onto Wilder Avenue. Drive northwest and turn right on Makiki Street, at the 1st set of lights. Follow Makiki Street up until you come to a Y and then take Round Top Drive the rest of the way.

 From Ewa Side:

Go East on Interstate H201/HI-78 E take the Punahou St exit 23, toward Waikiki/Manoa. Turn left on Punahou St. Turn left on Nehoa St, Turn right on Makiki Street. Follow Makiki Street up until you come to a Y and then take Round Top Drive the rest of the way.


Roundtop Dr
Oahu, Hawaii 96822

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Camp Use Policy Back to Top

All registered Scouting units and non-Scout groups using the facilities at any Aloha Council Camps agree to follow the policies and guidelines in the current printing of BSA publication #618622 Guide to Safe Scouting” (A Unit Leader’s Guide for Current Policies and Procedures to Safe Activities). This can be found online at  for viewing or to print. It can also be purchased at Aloha Council. All Federal, State and Local laws must also be followed.


Unit or non-Scout group leaders are in full charge of their unit or group at all times. Two registered adult leaders, or one adult and a parent of a participating youth member, on of whom must be 21 years of age or older, are required in camp at all times. It is also recommended that there be at least one adult leader for ever ten (10) youth members in camp. Coed overnight activities require male and female adult leaders. Youth Protection policies must be must be enforced and all Federal, State and Local laws regarding youth must be followed.


All firearms, fireworks, alcoholic beverages and controlled substances are not allowed in camp.

The Boy Scouts of America prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.  All Federal, State, and local laws must be followed.

Adult leaders should support the attitude that young adults are better off without tobacco and should not allow the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving youth participants.

All areas at camp are designated non-smoking.


Only battery operated flashlights and lanterns are permitted in tents. No flames in tents is a rule that must be enforced.


No pets are allowed in camp. This does not include Service Animals such as “Seeing Eye” dogs.


Vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, vans, motorcycles, bicycles, etc., are not permitted in camp. Vehicles transporting equipment and supplies may be permitted to enter the camp to drop off and pickup only. Equipment and supplies are to be unloaded and the vehicle returned immediately to the designated parking areas.


All Scouting units and non-Scout groups using camp facilities  will be held responsible for damage to camp property.  Reimbursement for cleaning, repairs, and/or property damage will be deducted from your security deposit with additional costs billed to your Scouting unit or non-Scout group if applicable. Your unit/group is expected to keep the facilities clean and to leave the camp clean upon departure as well as unplugging appliances, turning off all the circuit breakers and securing all parts of the property.


It is the responsibility of the unit/group to pick up all trash and take it with them upon their departure.  Pack it in, pack it out.


BSA units may choose a service project or even  a conservation project for an advancement requirement. All users of Camp Ehrhorn are invited to help. Please contact the property managerprior to your arrival if you are interested in lending a hand.

Check In Procedure Back to Top

Keys for Camp Ehrhorn may be signed out at the Aloha Council offices as early as the Wednesday before your weekend reservations.  All payments and forms must be received prior to the pick up of keys. The individual who signs out the keys is solely responsible for their return. 

Check Out Procedure Back to Top

Keys are to be signed back in at the Aloha Council offices the Monday following your stay.  Units/groups not returning the keys by the specified time will lose their security deposit.

Cancellation Policy Back to Top

Cancellation policy is as follows:

4 months prior to reservation- full refund of total camp fees

6 weeks prior to reservation- 50% refund of total camp fees

30 days prior or less- no refund

Cleaning Policy Back to Top

It is the responsibility of each unit or group to thoroughly clean all camp facilities used, including the refrigerators, prior to checking out of camp. All tables must be put back in its original configuration.  All metal and plastic tent pegs must be pulled out of the ground and taken with you as when you leave camp.  A fee for janitorial services will be charged to any unit or group that fails to clean up after themselves. Units and non-Scout groups are expected to abide by the Leave No Trace principles. Pack it in, pack it out.