Hawaii’s Enrichment & Education Professionals

Intersessions & Summer

Summer FAQ

Below provides some general answers to the most common questions regarding our summer programs! To automatically be informed when our summer program starts accepting registrations each year, download our Mobile App or join our email list! Can't find what you are looking for? Email us at support@kamaainakids.com

General Registration

Q: When will registration for your summer programs start?
A: Kama'aina Kids handles a variety of summer programs for keiki grades kindergarten to middle school. Some of the more popular programs include the below (dates provided are estimates only):

 - Day/Specialty Camps: Summer registration is anticipated to begin mid April 2018.
 - After Summer School Program (ASSP): Information and registration anticipated to become available sometime in April 2018.
 - Summer Plus: Information and registration anticipated to become available sometime in May 2018.

Q: Do I need to have a physician complete the Health History Form?
A: A parent’s signature is acceptable, in place of a physician’s. Parents may also submit copies of the immunization charts. All forms must be completed or submitted by the child’s first day of program.

Q: What comes with a purchased lunch?
A: While a preset menu is not available for the daily lunch service the following serves as a general guide for our lunch program. On the first day of each week, children that are signed up for the lunch program will receive 1 Pizza Hut personal pan pizza and a juice. For the remainder of the week, a brown bag lunch is provided, consisting of 1 sandwich with cold cuts—such as ham, turkey, bologna, etc.—2 different types of snacks and a juice. If your child has food allergies or is particular about what he or she eats, it is best to provide a lunch from home.

Q: Do you provide financial assistance?
A: Thanks to our families and friends, partial scholarships are available. Download the scholarship package (sorry, deadline already elapsed). In addition, our Day Camps and Specialty Camps have payment plans available for select programs. Pay a minimum of $100 when registering per child, with no less than 50% of your balance due by May 18, 2018. Your remaining balance is due by June 29, 2018!

Q: What are site calendars?
A: Site calendars showcase what kids can look forward to each day of the program. This is also helpful for parents who wish to check out a site's daily activities when registering. Check below for calendar samples from last year.

Sample Calendar 1
Sample Calendar 2

Q: Minimum Age Eligibility?
A:
At minimum, a child must have completed Kindergarten in order to be eligible for summer day camp participation. If your child is younger than the minimum age requirement, our Preschools are a viable option for summer childcare! Email us at preschool@kamaainakids.com for more information.

Q: May I enroll a child who does not speak English as a first language?
A:
The ability to speak English is not a requirement for a child to participate in our day camps. If a child has completed kindergarten, at minimum, and is able to function safely within our 15:1, student to staff ratio, then he or she may enroll. Please note that our staff members are not bilingual. However, past experience has demonstrated that children, who do not speak English as a first language, are able to succeed through non-verbal gestures and by following the actions of the other program participants.

Q: Can children from foreign countries participate in the summer day camps?
A:
Children visiting from outside the United States are welcome to participate, provided that he or she: 1. has at least completed kindergarten and 2. is able to function safely in our 15:1 student/staff ratio. In addition to the eligibility requirements, the following must be on record prior to the child’s first day of program:

  • A current and completed Health History form
  • Proof of health insurance for each participant
  • A US or local contact number for the primary sponsor or legal guardian of each child

Program Information

Q: When will the site calendars be ready?
A: Calendars will start to post on our web site and made available via our mobile app early May.

Q: How do UPGRADES work?
A: Upgrades are only available as an option to families who register for the entire summer package; regardless if they register for the 6-6 or 6-2:30 option. It can be for any of the 3 specialty camps, at an additional fee, all-inclusive, but only available during the weeks a specialty camp is open.

Q: What are the program hours for Specialty Camps and Transportation?
A: When a family registers for a Specialty Camp or utilizes transportation, the program hours are from 6am-6pm.

Q: What is the general daily schedule?
A: 6am-8am is drop off. 8am-2:30pm is the day program (when on excursion, it would be between these hours. Pick up is any time between 2:30pm-6pm).

Q: What happens at Waterfront?
A: Children have the option of going kayaking and sailing. In order to participate in waterfront, children must pass our basic swim test. The swim focuses more on a child’s comfort in a life jacket, in the water. All children, regardless of ability, must wear a life jacket and reef walkers.

Q: How can I contact the site during the program?
A: Best way to keep in contact with our day camp program sites is to downlaod our mobile app! You can email, text and call the site coordinator directly from the app. The app also provides additional useful information regarding programming.