Weekend Art & Nature Camp 2023

Weekend Art & Nature Camp 2023 on O‘ahu

2131 Makiki Heights Dr., Honolulu | Call: 808.955.0100 x123 | Email: emma@hawaiinaturecenter.org

Nature exploration and artistic imagination come together as students create illustrations for the children’s book “Kawika Hikes in the Mountains” authored by the late Sara Marie Riley. Enrollees must participate in all 3 days to build on their work. This Art & Nature Camp series is for keiki, ages 8 to 12 years-old. The three-day workshop series will be held on Saturdays: January 21, January 28, and February 4 from 1 to 4 pm. 

Completed illustrations will be compiled with the text and featured as a digital book on our website. Keiki artists will be featured in the book credits. Cost is $90 (members) and $120 (non-members) for the three-day series.

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2023 Art & Nature Camp on the Weekends | Registration is Closed

Camp is for ages 8 to 12


If the program is SOLD OUT, email NAC@HawaiiNatureCenter.org to be added to our wait list. Please list the number of spots that you want and best contact phone number.

Saturday, January 21

After introductions, we read through the story we’ll be illustrating: “Kawika Hikes in the Mountains;’ by Sara Marie Riley. We then take an exploratory hike through Makiki valley to collect references for the plants, animals, and scenes. Returning, we will then spend some time learning about the different artistic media we can use.

Saturday, January 28

Brainstorm our main characters’ appearance and assign sections that will be illustrating. Using reference and collecting more if needed, we get started on our first draft sketches and experiment with the different media. We finish the day by re-gathering and sharing drafts for friendly critique, then cool off in Makiki stream.

Saturday, February 4

A final day to create our finished illustrations. Campers will complete the day with art that will be scanned and featured online in this online book. We also take photos to credit our campers in the book’s afterward.

Day Camp Hours

1 pm – 4 pm

Gear Up & Get Ready

  • Eat a hearty lunch.
  • Wear clothes and closed-toe (hiking or athletic) shoes that can get wet and dirty.
  • Put on mosquito repellent and sunscreen at home.
  • Leave anything expensive, valuable, or fragile at home.

What to Pack Daily

  • Small backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (no refrigeration)
  • Extra change of clothes, raincoat/poncho and water shoes
  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • COVID face masks (optional)

CANCELLATION POLICY  Enrollment is non-refundable for any reason if you cancel within 14 days of the first day of each camp. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a class, the cancelled class will be rescheduled to a later date.

REFUND POLICY  If you need to remove your child from the program, please notify us at least 14 days prior to the start of the session.  With at least 14 days notice prior to the program’s start, we will refund your program fee minus a nonrefundable $25 cancellation fee per child AND administrative processing fees.  Memberships purchased during enrollment are non-refundable.

THIRD PARTY REGISTRATION POLICY  Hawai’i Nature Center will no longer accept third party registrations or registrations on behalf of other friends or family–the registering child’s parent or guardian must be the individual to complete and submit all registration information. If we determine that a third party has completed your child’s registration, your registration will be cancelled and we will refund your tuition. Please note, a $25 cancellation fee per child and administrative processing fees will be charged.

COVID-19 SAFETY  Keeping children, families and our staff safe is our highest priority.  Health and safety measures are in place to keep participants safe. Modifications include smaller group size to accommodate social distancing. We’ve added six feet of social distancing in our seating arrangements. Facemasks are optional. More frequent and easier-to-monitor hand washing is required. Frequent disinfecting of surfaces and high traffic areas are performed. Since our programs are outdoors, we have lots of room to spread out and enjoy the fresh air while exploring nature.


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