KUPU's Kokua Camp
Kupu’s Kōkua Camp is intended for Hawaiʻi youth, ages 12-17 year old, who want to learn about Hawaiʻi’s culture and natural resources through hands on experiential project based learning.
The program is scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Participants will travel to various conservation and cultural sites across Oʻahu learning about the importance of mālama ʻāina.
During the summer sessions, each week will have a different theme with specific activities, lessons, topics, places visited, and the ability to interact with professionals or experts in related fields. The four major themes are kai/wai, lani, ʻāina, and mauka.
- Session 1: JUNE 22 – 26
- Kai & Wai: focus will be on the ocean, beaches, streams and waterways of our islands, including the plants and animals that reside within these areas.
- Session 2: JUNE 29 – JULY 3
- Mauka: focus will be on the mountain regions in Hawaiʻi, including the plants and animals that reside within these areas.
- Session 3: JULY 13 – 17
- ʻĀina: focus will be on food sustainability, “’ʻāina momona”. Participants will visit various farms including cultural food systems like loko iʻa, and loʻi; includes 1 night of overnight camping on July 16th.
- Session 4: JULY 20 – 24
- Lani: focus will be on all things within our celestial realm, such as stars, moon, planets, winds, clouds, and birds; includes 1 night of overnight camping on July 23rd
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Location: Pick-up and drop-off locations will be offered in two locations, Honolulu and Kapolei.
Age: Participants must be 12-17 years old before the camp start date.
Cost: Program cost is $200 per week. Participants are allowed to register for & attend multiple weeks. Financial Aid is available for eligible applicants. You will be asked to provide documentation of federal assistance (SNAP, QUEST, TANF, Section 8).
Items To Bring: Participants will need to bring their own snacks, lunch, and water bottle.
Important: In order to submit the online application form, a parent or legal guardian must give their permission for the applicant to register. They will also be required to submit their electronic signature with the form.
Space is limited and applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.
Deadline to apply: June 1
Email: [email protected]