The Aloha Spirit is the attitude of welcome and acceptance for which the Hawaiian islands are famous. Through this lens, we will create engaging and fun learning opportunities based in health, imagination, and teamwork.
As resident campers, boarders are supervised 24 hours a day. With around 100 resident campers, Camp Hokulea will be a small community. By bunking together with friends, enjoying all their meals together, learning to do laundry and more, they will have an unforgettable experience.
Approximately 50 day students will participate from Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 5:30pm. Lunch will be included. They will join in morning activities, team projects, afternoon sports, as well as some evening activities.
This program will provide children with an ideal opportunity to experience Hawaii to the fullest. At the end of this session, children will travel to the Big Island on an epic Polar to Tropic Adventure.
This program is a shorter version of the 5-week program and includes a variety of activities in the morning, team projects after lunch, sports practices in the afternoon, and tours around the island of Oahu on the weekends.
This program is designed for children with a short summer vacation. Similar to the longer programs, children will participate in numerous activities including trips and team projects. An exciting Polar to Tropic Adventure, which is included in the two-week tuition, is planned at the end of the session.
For our day campers who have their own accommodations overnight, we invite you to join us for our daytime adventures. You can sign up for 1 to 4 weeks.
Polar to Tropic is a four-day excursion to the island of Hawaii, also called the Big Island, home to the tallest mountain in the world and Volcanoes National Park. This is the only place in the world where you can go sledding, surf, build green and black sand castles, and witness active volcanoes all in one day. While the Polar to Tropic is part of our 2 and 5-week boarding programs, day students are also welcome to join.
Our multicultural staff will make learning Asian cultures and traditions fun. From practicing Chinese calligraphy to learning about Korean Admiral Yi Shun Shin, our curriculum empowers children through celebrating the colors and strengths of Asia.
Our program will be guided by two principles – fun and continuity. The classroom will be the whole campus and occasionally the whole of Oahu. We will incorporate a digital curriculum to ensure that children continue to learn English even after the camp.
We will teach children to practice mindfulness and relaxation through meditation, yoga, deep breathing and more. Every child will leave our camp feeling more self aware and confident in taking care of themselves and others.
An affiliate of Hawaii Pacific University, OI is a non-profit research and development organization dedicated to marine aquaculture, biotechnology, and coastal resource management. OI and its staff will be involved in all the programs related to the ocean.
Campers will benefit from our unique location. They will enjoy weekend learning trips to local sites including, Diamond Head, Dole Plantation, Honolulu Zoo, Iolani Palace Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, North Shore, and Sea Life Park.
Every camper will be required to learn water safety and practice it throughout the camp. Only after earning their first achievement patch in water safety will they surf the waves of Waikiki and snorkel the crystal clear waters of the world famous Hanauma Bay.
*All activities subject to change
7:00 Wakeup Call
8:00 Room Check
8:30 Morning Activities
13:30 Team Project
17:30 Wash Up
19:00 Evening Activities