KIDS PROGRAM

Philosophy

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.

Who

For Boarders (Ages 7-12)

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.

For Day Students (Ages 7-12)

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.

Pick a Session

5-Week Boarding Program

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.

3-Week Boarding Program

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.

Two-Week Program

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.

Day Camp Only Program

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.

4-Day Polar to Tropic Adventure

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.

Active &
Interactive
Children

Specialty Programs

Asian Cultures

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.

English as a Second Language

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.

Mindfulness

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.

Oceanic Institute (OI)

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.

Tour Excursions

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.

Water Sports

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.

Daily Activities

Morning Activities

Chinese History
Coding
Conservation
Creative Writing
ESL
Hawaiian Culture
Korean Heroes
Music
Ocean Science
Photography
Robotics
More

Team Projects

Aquatic Animals
Art Collaboration
Design Collaboration
Hawaiian Dance
Lego Robots
Music Videos
Model Rockets
Volcanoes
More

Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Boogie Boarding
Canoeing
Golf
Paddle Boarding
Snorkeling
Soccer
Softball
Surfing
Swimming
Tennis
More

Evening Activities

Campfire
Game night
Movie night
Talent show
Stargazing
Storytelling

*All activities subject to change

Typical Day

Daily Schedule
Weekday

7:00 Wakeup Call

7:30 Breakfast

8:00 Room Check

8:30 Morning Activities

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Team Project

14:45 Snacks

15:15 Sports

17:30 Wash Up

18:00 Dinner

19:00 Evening Activities

21:30 Bedtime

 

Calendar

July & August 2017

Session 1
July 1 – July 20, 2017 (3 weeks)

Session 2
July 21 – August 3, 2017 (2 weeks)

Polar to Tropic Adventure
July 31 – Aug 3, 2017 (4 days)