Located on Oahu's northwestern shore, Camp Erdman (view panorama) is a long white-sand beach that marks the end of Farrington Highway.Just beyond this beach, the highway turns into a dirt road. The beach is named after Harold R. Erdman (1905-1931). The camp is mainly used as a summer camp for children and year-round for retreats and workshops.
In 1926, the YMCA leased these 10 beachfront acres from Walter Dillingham and built this camp on it. Walter Dillingham was the uncle of Harold R. Erdman, who died in a horseback riding accident in 1931. After his death, his mother Marion Dillingham Erdman requested that the camp be named in memory of her son.