O‘ahu Nature Adventure Camps for Keiki

Week-long Nature Adventure Camps On O‘ahu

2131 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu | Call: 808.955.0100 x126 | Email: nac@hawaiinaturecenter.org

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 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. Our program is led by expert environmental educators who specialize in outdoor exploration with hands-on education.

We provide 1 teacher for every 10 students to ensure that every child gets the best experience possible.

O‘ahu Nature Adventure Camp for 6 to 11 year-old Keiki

a week-long full-day keiki program in Makiki Valley

Summer 2021 O‘ahu Nature Adventure Camp | June 1 - August 13, 2021 | REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

5-day programs | Monday – Friday | All weekly sessions are 5-day programs unless otherwise noted

O‘ahu: $335 (for members) or $410 | 8 am to 3 pm (drop-off as early as 7:45 am) | Optional Extended Care from 3 pm to 5 pm ($30/day or $120/week)

4-day programs | Days vary, depending on holiday

O‘ahu: $270 (for members) or $345 | 8 am to 3 pm (drop-off as early as 7:45 am) | Optional Extended Care from 3 pm to 5 pm ($30/day or $95/week)

**Monday, 3/31 – Memorial Day – Closed | Friday, 6/11 – King Kamehameha Day – Closed | Monday, 7/5 – Independence Day (Observed) – Closed**
 
Summer Camp Themes:

Climate Change/Sustainability

From rising air temperature and sea levels to fluctuations in weather patterns, we will be experiencing much environmental change in the near future. But climate change is not all doom and gloom! Humans are the cause of global warming and so we are also the solution.  This week we’ll learn about ways each one of us (whether 6 years old or 60!) can make positive change and be part of the solution in our everyday lives.

  • Week of June 1st:  4-day program | Closed Monday, 3/31 – Memorial Day
  • Week of July 6th:  4-day program | Closed Monday, 7/5 – Independence Day (Observed)
  • Week of August 9th

Wayfinding

Look up, look down, look all around! People (and animals) can find their way by using knowledge of nature and the world around them. The more we observe our environment the better we can decipher natural clues such as, the position of the sun, migration paths, landmarks (even human made), wind and compass direction to use them to navigate. Join us for an adventurous week as we explore trails through map reading, participate in a letterboxing activity (low-tech geocaching), discover the science of Hawaiian wayfinding, and so much more!

  • Week of June 7th:  4-day program | Closed Friday, 6/11 – King Kamehameha Day
  • Week of July 12th

Pollination

Something is happening all around that we can’t live without, yet we hardly know it’s there…what could it be? Pollination!  We’ll go in search of pollinators in meadows, waterways, and gardens near and far to learn how plants and humans depend on them for survival. We’ll even get to explore the inner workings of a beehive while discovering the many gifts that bees provide!  Throughout the week, we will investigate the issues that pollinators are facing and learn what we can do to help.

  • Week of June 14th
  • Week of July 19th

Hawaiiana 

Let’s discover the wonderful island of Oʻahu, from its captivating mountains to enchanted forests. We will explore the ahupua`a, where Native Hawaiians practiced values of laulima (teamwork), aloha (compassion), and mālama ‘āina (caring for the land). The children will not only learn, but will embody these values as we hike through the captivating landscapes and survey the flow of the Makiki Stream gaining knowledge from Hawai`i’s extraordinary past, we will apply it to today as we learn about sustainability, natural resources, and ways we can help restore our island’s ecological balance!

  • Week of June 21st
  • Week of July 26th

Wellness Week 

Many of us may feel we live an enriched and healthy life style without really knowing how nature deprived we really are! Especially in a world that is now rapidly changing, it is ever so important for us to go outside! Recent studies have shown that outdoor spaces are a remedy for physical and psychological health. This week we will take full advantage of a free prescription called NATURE! Students will participate in mindfulness nature hikes, become attuned with their senses while fishing and most importantly feel connected to the natural world.

  • Week of June 28th
  • Week of August 2nd
 
Book online now!

Day Camp Hours

8 am – 3 pm (extended care available from 3 – 5 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 pm snack for 3 to 5 pm extended care) and a big lunch (no refrigeration)
  • Extra change of clothes, raincoat/poncho and water shoes
  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • Swimsuit and towel for beach day field trip (currently suspended due to COVID)
  • At least two (2) COVID facemasks

CANCELLATION POLICY  We reserve the right to cancel the program and/or Extended Care if we do not have minimum enrollment. In this rare case, we will contact you as soon as possible and refund the program and/or Extended Care cost. If you cancel within seven days of the first day of each camp, your enrollment is non-refundable for any reason.

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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