Kūkini Summer Adventure Camp
Kūkini Summer Adventure Camp

5-Day Summer Camps 2021

Kūkini Adventure Camp

A Week of Knowledge & Competition

Camp Highlights
In old Hawai’i, Kūkini were the swiftest of runners. In a time before telephones or emails, they were employed by chiefs as trusted messengers who could transport knowledge all across the Island. At Kūkini Adventure Camp, your child will embrace the idea of sprinting towards their best self by participating in a variety of activities and unforgettable experiences. Made up of everything from contemporary marine science to traditional Hawaiian sports, Kūkini Adventure Camp offers participants a chance to connect with the aloha, ecology, and culture of Hawai’i Island. Inquire at 855-550-5008.
Availability: June 28-July 2 and  August 2-6
Limited capacities for ages 8-13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily
Dedicated chaperone and camp leaders for all activities
Includes daily lunch and midday snacks
Mauna Lani hat, shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
Bonfire Family S'mores Night
Awards Ceremony
Start Planning 855-550-5008

Explore the Reef Turtles Kūkini Adventure Camp
Day 1: Starting Your Journey
9:00 a.m. Learn the importance of oli in Hawaiian culture with an opening circle and ice breakers at Hoku Lawn
10:00 a.m. Group Photo and introduction to E Ho Mai and Lau Design & Pattern
10:30 a.m. Natural Resources Director Pi’i leads a TurtleTalk by the Honu Lagoon
11:30 a.m. Our Kainalu Pros teach water safety followed by free swim in Makaiwa Bay
12:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage
1:30 p.m. Experience the significance of the Makahiki Games (and play!)
2:30 p.m. Snack break
2:45 p.m. Closing Circle as we end the day with oli Mahalo
3:00 p.m. Daily program complete

Ipu Instruments | Kūkini Adventure Camp
Day 2: Traditional Crafting
9:00 a.m. Begin the day by chanting e ho mai in an opening circle
9:15 a.m. Crafting and dyeing of traditional hula materials like foot boards and hula sticks
10:00 a.m. Enjoy snacks and free play at the secret Queen’s Bath
12:00 p.m. Enjoy lunch on CanoeHouse lawn
1:00 p.m. Practice Makahiki Games
2:45 p.m. Closing Circle as we end the day with oli Mahalo
3:00 p.m. Daily program complete

Explore Caves | Kūkini Adventure Camp
Day 3: Local Culture, Fishing & Fun
9:00 a.m. Begin the day by chanting e ho mai in an opening circle
9:15 a.m. Walking Talk Story with Uncle Danny Akaka through Kalāhuipua’a, exploring caves and the Winona Love Pond
10:30 a.m. Head to the beach for pole fishing, net throwing and other traditional fishing techniques
12:00 p.m. Enjoy lunch at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage
1:00 p.m. Practice Makahiki Games
2:45 p.m. Closing Circle as we end the day with oli Mahalo
3:00 p.m. Daily program complete
7:00 p.m. Enjoy a Family bonfire, s’mores and storytelling under the stars.

Petroglyphs Kūkini Adventure Camp
Day 4: Explore ancient Hawaiian petroglyph fields
9:00 a.m. Begin the day by chanting e ho mai in an opening circle
9:15 a.m. Explore ancient Hawaiian petroglyph fields, followed by an art project. Hike back to Mauna Lani with a trash clean-up
12:00 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch
1:00 p.m. Final Makahiki Games practice before the competition
2:45 p.m. Closing Circle as we end the day with oli Mahalo
3:00 p.m. Daily program complete

Uncle Danny Kūkini Adventure Camp
Day 5: Traditional Makahiki Competition
9:00 a.m. Begin the day by chanting e ho mai in an opening circle
9:30 a.m. Apply knowledge and skills learned in a traditional Makahiki Competition
1:00 p.m. Lunch, Closing Ceremonies & Group Photo

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