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Finding summer camps and activities in North Hawaii

Looking for student activities for the summer? Following are some summer camps and activities in North Hawaii. To submit summer camps and activities, email Lisa Dahm at editor@northhawaiinews.net.

KAHILU THEATRE SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM: June 3-July 5, 9 a.m.-­4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for students ages 6-­12, with the completion of kindergarten as a requirement.

Under the direction of Michál Anna Carrillo, the Summer Arts Program will include dance, art, music, food, gardens, martial arts and fun from different cultures. Specialty classes will be offered in African dance, Japanese dance and drumming, Chinese lion dance, Capoeria, hip hop, Native, American hoop dance, Tahitian dance, origami, poi spinning, singing, storytelling and more. Also partnering with Blue Dragon restaurant and Mala’ai Gardens and field trips. The tuition of $550 includes a Summer Arts 2013 T-­shirt. A 50 percent non-­refundable deposit is required to reserve a space. Balance is due at 9 a.m. on the first day of Summer Arts. Call Alva at 885-­6868 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, for more information or registration.

THE LEARNING CENTER IN WAIKOLOA: Office staff is available to answer any questions and assist in scheduling a full summer experience for your child. Call 883-9512 or email thelearningcenter@gmail.com. Classes begin June 3-July 12. Register by May 15, (class size is limited) to help summer become a transformational experience.

HAWAII LEARNING RESOURCE IN WAIMEA: Accepting applications for Summer Academic Enrichment Camps for diverse learners entering second through fifth grades in the upcoming school year. The two-week day camps focus on building on student’s learning skills in a fun, hands-on environment emphasizing observation, focus, and listening. Parents of camp students will be provided with a better understanding of their child’s learning strengths and challenges and receive strategies and resources to help. Spy Camp Session 1 will be June 10 to June 21. Spy Camp Session 2 will be June 24 to July 5. Camps are held in Waimea at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s village campus, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enrollment limited to 20 students per session. Applications available on Hawaii Learning Resource’s website, www.hawaiilearningresource.org, or by calling 885-9318. Tuition is $500 per student for each two-week session and includes lunch. Limited financial assistance available. Minimum tuition is $200 per session.

MEGA SPORTS CAMP: July 15-19, 2013, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Ho’oko Street Park, Waikoloa. For students who have completed first grade through sixth grade. A week of fun, friends and games is provided to any child. Students will learn the game and have friendly competition daily in flag football, cheer/dance, basketball and soccer. During the intercessions, kids will be taught how to model good sportsmanship and quality character traits. Registration fee is $25 per student for the entire week. This fee includes T-shirt, backpack, snacks, and trophies. For three or more children in the same family, cost is $20 each. Call 883-9512, or email info@abundantlifewaikoloa.com for more information.

AYSO REGION 403 SOCCER CAMPS: Two, week-long camps, June 3-7, and July 8-12, at Waimea Park. Session 1 is 9 a.m. -12 p.m. for ages 4 to 16 years old, Monday through Friday. Cost is $109. Session 2 is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 8-16, Monday-Friday. Cost is $165. For more information, call 888-857-6222, or email info@aysosoccercamps.org. To register, visit www.uksocca.com.

WAIMEA SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ALL INCOMING 5TH-8TH GRADE STUDENTS: Waimea Middle School will present a 14-day program, June 10-28, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for all of Waimea’s incoming fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from any school and homeschoolers, too. Will combine a strong academic focus with exciting place-based experiential learning including a weekly excursion. Also will include breakfast, lunch and busing. This will help students prepare for transition to middle school. Fee is $50 with plenty of scholarships available. For more information, call 887-6090, ext. 222, or visit www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org.

WAIMEA PARKS & REC SUMMER FUN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 10-July 19. Waimea Community Center. $150 per child including $50 Activity Fee to cover bowling, movies, snacks, beach cookout and summer’s end party. Payment must be cash, money order or certified check only. No personal checks accepted. Will include arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor games, sports, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming, special events and excursions. For children who have completed grades K-6 (keiki must be 5 years or older as of 12/31/12). Limited to 60 students. Registration now through April 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Waimea Community Center. For information, contact Melissa Samura at 887-3014, or email parksandrecwaimea@gmail.com.

FREE K-12 SUMMER PROGRAM FOR HAWAIIAN STUDENTS: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 3-July 26 at Kealakehe High School. Sponsored by Children’s Defense Fund Hawaii K.O.A Freedom Schools. Space limited and eligibility requirements apply. Will provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, Hawaiian language and culture classes, workshops to improve reading, math and science skills, college prep, ACT prep, field trips, and 10:1 student-teacher ratio to ensure student success. For more information, call Lilinoi Grace, email freedomschoolshawaii@gmail.com, or call 989-9390.

SUMMER FUN PROGRAM IN WAIKOLOA PARK: is June 10-July 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. The program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts projects, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, sports, music dance, nature exploration, special events and excursions. Participants must bring their own lunch and snack. Limited to 60 students. Cost is $120 per child. Payment must be made in cash, money order, or certified check. No personal checks accepted. For more information, contact Fred Lau at 883-6100. Program guides can be accessed by going online at www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

THE HAMAKUA-HONOKAA SUMMER FUN PROGRAM: is June 10-July 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Honokaa Gym, for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. The program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts projects, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, sports, music dance, nature exploration, special events and excursions. Tentatively, a free lunch program is being planned. Limited to 60 students. Cost is $120 per child. Payment must be made in cash, money order, or certified check. No personal checks accepted. For more information, contact Anna Muranaka at 775-7505. Program guides can be accessed by going online at www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

THE HAMAKUA-PAAUILO SUMMER FUN PROGRAM: is June 10-July 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Paauilo Gym, for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. The program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts projects, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, sports, music dance, nature exploration, special events and excursions. Tentatively, a free lunch program is being planned. Limited to 60 students. Cost is $100 per child. Payment must be made in cash, money order, or certified check. No personal checks accepted. Registration is May 1-31, during normal working hours at Paauilo Gym until enrollment is met. For more information, contact Maurice Janado at 776-7601. Program guides can be accessed by going online at www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

THE KOHALA-KAMEHAMEHA PARK SUMMER FUN PROGRAM: is June 10-July 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hisaoka Gym, for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. The program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts projects, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, sports, music dance, nature exploration, special events and excursions. Participants must bring their own lunch and snack daily. Limited to 100 students. Cost is $100 per child. Payment must be made in cash, money order, or certified check. No personal checks accepted. Registration is 4-6 p.m., now until May 9, at Hisaoka Gym until enrollment is met. For more information, contact Jansen Nakamura or Renee Gonsalves at 889-6505. Program guides can be accessed by going online at www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

PARKER SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM: For ages 5 through 14. From June 3 to July 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes a wide variety of experiential activities designed to inspire and engage each camper. Includes sports activities, science experiences, musical theater, photography, sleep overs camp fires, and art activities. For six-week campers, cost is $175 per week; four- or more week campers, cost is $185 per week; three-week campers, $200 per week. For more information or to download a registration form, visit the Parker School website. Contact summercamp@parkerschool.net with any questions.

HPA SUMMER PROGRAM: For registration and information about these and other summer programs, contact the Auxiliary Programs Office at 881-4088 or summer@hpa.edu, or visit the school website at www.hpa.edu.

Tennis:

Mini-Stars Tennis for children ages 4-7: May 27-Aug. 16 two-day sessions, 12 to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Fee: $30 each week.

Junior Tennis, for children age 6 and older: May 28-Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.There are nine three-day sessions.

Camps run from 12 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, except in May, when sessions are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $130 per week.

With HPA tennis coaches Steve Campbell and Colleen Patton. There will be a special age session for intermediate and high school players. For more information and registration, contact Colleen Patton at 881-4037, e-mail cpatton@hpa.edu, or download a registration form at www.hpa.edu.

Drama Camp: June 3-14

For grades 5-8 with Marina Tichotsky, HPA’s upper school theater instructor, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Friday. Culminates in musical theater selections at a one-hour performance on Friday, June 14, at Gates Performing Arts Center. Fee: $225, includes snack. Registration deadline is May 24. For information and registration, please contact Lisa Sakurai at 881-4088. For more information, visit summer@hpa.edu.

Youth Basketball Camps: June 5-7, HPA basketball coaches Dave Huntington and Fred Wawner will lead the camps from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for rising third through eighth grade boys and girls. Fee is $60. For more information, contact Fred Wawner at 881-4290, or email fwawner@hpa.edu.

Equestrian Camp: June 11-13 and June 18-20

The daily three-hour equestrian camp, open to all students 8 years and older. Fee is $75 per day.

The weekly two-hour Friday Riding Program, also is open to students 8 years and older. During the summer, the riding program runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Fee: $40 per session.

Trail rides can be arranged on an individual basis. Fee: $35 per hour (two-hour minimum.)

For more information, registration, or to arrange a trail ride, contact Judy Folk (885-4302 or 937-2569) or Laura Rose (885-7194 or 895-6632).

Summer Session: June 25-July 19: For grades 6-12. New this summer is Wai to Kai Environmental Stewardship—The Hoku a ‘Aina Upper School Summer Program, a 0.5 credit course for students entering grades 9-12. This program will have a solutions-based sustainable science and writing/reading-infused curriculum based around water.

Also new this summer is a sustainable living class—Water is Life—for students entering grades 6-8. Students will explore sustainable living through collecting rainwater to irrigate food and medicinal gardens and create a rain garden.

Two-hour enrichment courses for students in grades 9 through 12 include SAT prep by Test Prep Gurus, Algebra II, ceramics, computer graphics, drivers education, geometry, Hawaiian history, marine science seminar (0.5 credit), performing arts, photojournalism/yearbook, research writing, and more. Financial aid is available.

Tuition: $4,700 (boarding). Fee for individual day courses: $550 per class. Online registration available at www.hpa.edu.

Ka Makani Kids Camp: July 1-26. Session 1: July 1-12, session 2: July 15-26

The weekday camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPA Upper Campus for rising kindergarten through fifth grade students. Students will explore “go green” concepts in an integrated, safe, and creative hands-on environment. Group and team-building activities focus on stories and geography of Waimea, paniolo culture, and renewable energy experiments. Fee includes camp T-shirt, daily lunch, snacks, and supplies. For information and registration, call 881-4088, e-mail kamakanicamp@hpa.edu, or download an application at www.hpa.edu. Space is limited; registration deadline is May 1. Fee: $400 per session.

Swimming Lessons: June 24-July 19, session 1—June 24-July 5; session 2—July 8-19, Monday through Friday. Students will receive a half-hour of instruction. From mommy/daddy and me to advanced. Contact Auxiliary Programs at 881-4088 for more information. Fee: $80 per session.