Maui Nature Adventure Camps for Keiki

Week-long Nature Adventure Camps on Maui 

875 ‘Īao Valley Road,Wailuku | Call: 808.244.6500 | Email:

Our week-long Nature Adventure Camp for keiki, who are 6 to 11 years-old, will be held during the next school break.  Kids can go tech-free and high touch in nature in this five-day program held from 8 am to 3 pm. Our program is led by expert environmental educators who specialize in outdoor exploration with hands-on education. 

These offerings sell out fast. We keep our student groups small to ensure the highest quality of care and education. We provide 1 teacher for every 10 students to ensure that every child gets the best experience possible. 

Maui Nature Adventure Camp for 6 to 11 year-old Keiki

Winter NAC: Session 1 – December 21-24, 2020 / Session 2 – December 28-31, 2020
Week of December 21: Mālama Honua

In 2014, the Hōkūle‘a set out on a 3-year voyaging journey to forge relationships and connections with different cultures and people around the world and to navigate toward a more sustainable future. This was a magnificent accomplishment and we are going to continue to spread the message of Mālama Honua – Taking Care of the Earth! All week, we will explore nature and learn about how we can do our part to care for our island home and planet. We will talk about how our Hawaiian ancestors created sustainable systems in order to maintain their resources and thrive. We will talk about little things that can make a BIG difference: like gardening, composting, choosing to use non-plastic products, conserving water, and picking up litter. Just as it is critical for us to take care of our precious island home in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it is equally crucial for us to work together as a global community to take care of our one, life-sustaining planet in the vast sea of space. Join us for an exciting week as we explore nature and take action in protecting Mother Earth!


Week of December 28: Amazing Adaptations

Did you know that we have a native freshwater fish here in Hawaii that can climb up waterfalls? Or that our native pueo (Hawaiian short-eared owl) makes its nest on the ground instead of up in a tree? Or that the endemic Silversword plant has silver-colored leaves to help reflect the strong ultraviolet light found at higher altitudes? These animals and plants have special body parts and behaviors that help them to adapt to their environment in order to survive. This week, we will become experts of adaptations while we explore nature! Please join us for an exciting adventure of discovery!


Does your child attend a Title One school or is your family financially in-need? Apply for our Maui County scholarships for FREE or partially subsidized NAC using this application (one scholarship per family, please). Email your completed application to us here.


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Day Camp Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm

Gear Up & Get Ready

  • Eat a hearty breakfast.
  • 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
  • Morning snacks and big lunch (no refrigeration)
  • Extra change of clothes, raincoat/poncho and water shoes
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses

CANCELLATION POLICY  We reserve the right to cancel if we do not have minimum enrollment. In this rare case, we will contact you as soon as possible and refund the program cost. If you cancel within seven days of the first day of each camp, your enrollment is non-refundable for any reason. If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please email us as soon as possible. Cancellation fee policy does not apply to scholarship recipients registering for Nature Adventure Camp.

REFUND POLICY  With at least seven-days notice prior to the program’s start, we will refund your tuition. However, a $50 cancellation fee per child per week and administrative processing fees will be charged.

LATE REGISTRATION FEE   A $30 late registration fee per child is applicable to those who enroll in camp within 14 days of the start date of each week of camp.

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 $50 cancellation fee per child per week and administrative processing fees will be charged.


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