County closes homeless camp in Kailua-Kona

  • Camp Kikaha resident Amane repairs his bike before moving out of the encampment which was closing on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Camp Kikaha volunteer manager Linda Vandervoort, facing camera, says goodbye to a resident as it closes on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Parks and Recreation employees are joined by volunteers cleaning up Camp Kikaha as it is shut down on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Camp Kikaha homeless encampment in the Old Industrial Area is shut down on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Camp Kikaha residents and staff pose for a group photo on Tuesday as the encampment was being dismantled. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A Camp Kikaha resident moves her belongings after the encampment shut down on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Linda Vandervoort, who managed Camp Kikaha for most of its eight months of existence in the Old Kona Industrial Area, surveys the temporary encampment Tuesday morning after Hawaii County officially ordered the camp's closure. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County on Tuesday closed Camp Kikaha in the Old Kona Industrial Area, a temporary homeless encampment located adjacent to HOPE Services Hawaii, after operating the site for more than seven months.