100 YEARS OF SERVICE
Picturesque Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) is celebrating 100 years in operation, providing an abundance of MWR programs, guest facilities, and support for all of America’s military members, their families, and many other categories of authorized patrons to enjoy.
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Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) sits on fifty-two acres. While many historic touches have been retained, the camp itself has gone through many renovations. KMC offers 90 guest cottages and apartments with one, two, or three bedrooms, and a 110-bed dormitory. Selected guest units include a jetted tub and/or kitchen. Nightly rates are based on rank and by unit type. Guest cottages and apartments are available to authorized military patrons, family members and their sponsored guests.
KMC is also able to extend the use of their 110-bed dormitory to educational and non-profit organizations. “It’s what (is) not different…what hasn’t changed is the uniqueness of KMC,” says retired Army Colonel Randy Hart, Director of KMC.
HISTORY OF KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP (KMC)
From that modest beginning, KMC has grown and evolved into a beautiful getaway resort that continues to support all branches of the military as well as Guard and Reserve components.
Historical visits to the Island of Hawaii by U.S. navy ships and visits to the volcano area by Army and Navy units occurred during the 1840’s, 1890’s and early 1900’s. Local leaders turned this interest into the creation of a rest camp for military personnel. By 1916, a rest camp had been constructed on or near the site where Kilauea Military Camp now stands.