Hawaii’s Enrichment & Education Professionals

Environmental Community

Environmental & Community

The mission of Kama`aina Kids is to serve children, families and our communities by providing ongoing quality education and enrichment programs to help build a sense of Self, Community and Environment. To further this idea the Environmental and Community services offer a variety of activities for people of all ages and from all over the world. Our places provide unique access to the history and beauty of He`eia State Park, ocean recreation and marine education on Kāneʻohe Bay, and beach camping on Oahu’s North Shore. Many of the Environmental and Community services stem from Kama`aina Kids youth development programs, which continue to care for over 7,000 keiki each day.

Malaekahana Beach Campgrounds

Kama`aina Kayak and Snorkel

services groups of 5 or less.

Now more than ever, sunshine and outdoor exercise are essential. Bring the family to He’eia State Park for some safe, social distanced, outdoor time with Kama`aina Kayak and Snorkel! Single and double kayak rentals available with 25% off for Kama’aina and military. Enjoy the great outdoors with your families and loved ones on Kāneʻohe Bay in a safe, eco-friendly way!

Our Places and Services

He'eia State Park, also known as Keʻalohi Point, is an 18-acre peninsula located on Oʻahu's windward coast, on the waterfront of Kāneʻohe Bay. Visitors and locals alike have been drawn to the windward side of Oʻahu for its lush gardens, beautiful shorelines, and for the many sites that have preserved and perpetuated native Hawaiian culture. Its location makes Heʻeia State Park the ideal place for a variety of programs and services that connect people to the land and sea. Our community-based services include Environmental Education, Marine Education through waterfront activities, and facility rentals for parties, weddings, and other celebrations

Malaekahana Beach Campgrounds is located near Oahu’s North Shore, between Kahuku and Laie. Set on an idyllic beach, it provides the ideal getaway for camping and outdoor recreation. Our site provides a variety of camping options, including upscale camping in our popular suites, traditional tent camping, and vehicle camp sites. Malaekahana Beach is also perfect for ocean recreation activities, such as surfing, Stand Up Paddle, and body surfing.

Kama‘aina Kids has been on Kāneʻohe Bay for over 30 years, teaching boating and ocean safety and marine education to Hawaii’s youth, through our summer day camps. Using our experience and knowledge of the bay, Kama`aina Kayak and Snorkel offers these same opportunities, on a year-round basis, for people of all ages. Ocean recreation equipment is available for rent. Led by our trained and certified waterfront instructors, each rental includes a safety briefing and an overview of the precious marine life within Kāneʻohe Bay.