Summer Intersession Oahu
At Kama‘aina Kids, children will have the opportunity to build friendships, learn new skills, and create memories that will last a lifetime! Our program this year, A Summer Full of Wonder, is built around hands-on, enriching activities focusing on the world around us. Each week will include a variety of experiences—both on-site and off-site—which are planned by our staff and aimed at strengthening each child’s Social Emotional Learning through hands-on and collaborative engagements.
Each week is themed to provide a basis for introducing new concepts to our students, in a safe and cooperative environment. It includes activities such as Arts & Crafts, Collaborative Games, Simple Science, Music, Team-Building Exercises, Physical Fitness, Experiential Excursions, and Guest Speakers.
Kama‘aina Kids School Age programs are a safe and exciting adventure for children who have completed grades K-6. Our core curriculum focuses on developing critical 21st century skills—such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking—through fun, unique and hands-on activities.
6:30am - 5:30pm
6:30am - 5:30pm
|Ben Parker Elementary|
6:30am - 5:30pm
|Enchanted Lake Elementary||6:30am - 5:30pm|
|Kāne‘ohe Elementary||6:00am - 5:30pm||Register|
Mililani Tech Park
6:00am - 5:30pm
6:30am - 5:30pm
|King Street||7:00am - 5:30pm||Register|
|Liholiho||6:30am - 5:30pm||Full|
This year, activities for A Summer Full of Wonder are delivered through a combination of on-site lessons and weekly excursions. Each week, our programs will follow a designated theme. consist of a combination of guest presenters, virtual experiences, excursions, and hands-on enrichment activities, in a safe and engaging environment. All program activities, including excursions and transportation, are included in the day camp program tuition. Unless otherwise stated, the entire site goes on excursions together. Alternative, on-site care is not available when a site goes on a field trip.
Out of an abundance of caution, our Summer Programs are structured to abide by the recommendations for childcare facilities to stop the spread of COVID-19, set forth by the CDC and Hawaii’s Department of Human Services. Ultimately, any existing federal, state, or county ordinances, from May 31, 2022 – July 29, 2022, will dictate which measures are implemented. It may include, but is not limited to:
- Frequent handwashing with soap and water or an approved hand-sanitizer solution, and for at least 20 seconds at a time, will continue throughout the Summer Day Camp program.
- Commonly used surfaces and equipment will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day, including before and after each use.
- Anyone registering a temperature above 100.3° F will not be allowed to remain at the site. Out of an abundance of caution, children or employees expressing symptoms related to COVID-19 will also be prohibited from remaining at the site. Once the program has started for the day, any student reporting or expressing symptoms related to COVID-19 will be immediately separated from the group and monitored by a staff member in a safe and comfortable environment. Parents will be contacted and asked to pick up, or arrange pick up of the, the child within an hour. If the parents cannot be reached after 2 phone calls, then our staff will attempt to contact an individual listed on the Authorized Pick-Up list.
- All program participants may be required to wear facemasks based on any existing state or county ordinance applicable at the start of summer programs, on May 31, 2022.
- Transportation for excursions will be provided by Kama`aina Kids either using our 15-passenger buses or chartering a School Bus through Roberts Hawaii. In either case, students and staff will be situated based on current guidelines for safe busing. If applicable, based on existing state or county ordinances, all participants will be required to properly wear a facemask when traveling on the bus for the entire duration of the trip.
- Social Distancing guidelines will follow the current recommendations for School Age (Grades K-6) settings set forth by the CDC and HIDOH at the time of program operation.
- **Student to staff ratio is 15:1. The group size will be kept to a maximum of 15 students to maintain consistent and proper distancing between groups.
- Summer Day Camp program is designated for children who have completed grades K-6.
As an accredited member of the American Camp Association, Kama‘āina Kids is committed to the highest operating standards in the camp industry. The ACA seal is recognized across the world as a symbol of quality programming, high safety standards, and a team of professionals dedicated to giving each child a "World of Good."
What is the cost for Summer Camp 2022?
Full Summer Session Rates are only available until the close of business on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Program Options Before 5/13/22 After 5/13/22 Full Summer Program (42 days) $1,465/child $1,545/child Weeks 1, 2, 6 (4 days each)
$152/week Weeks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 (5 days each) $185/week $190/week Half Day, Opening till 2:30pm, Weeks 1, 2, 6 (4 days each)
$130/week Half Day, Opening till 2:30pm, Weeks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 (5 days each)
What are the payment options?
Summer Intersession Payment Options
There are 3 payment options available, upon registering for Summer Programs.
Payment Option 1
Full payment upon registering.
**Please note that if registering after May 25, 2022, then full payment is the only option offered.**
Payment Option 2
3 Installments, available until May 11, 2022.
- 1st Payment due upon registering
- 2nd Payment will process on May 25, 2022
- 3rd Payment will process on June 22, 2022
Payment Option 3
2 installments, available from May 12, 2022 to May 25, 2022.
- 1st Payment due upon registering
- 2nd Payment will process on June 22, 2022
Are meals offered?
Lunch Program (Optional)
Yes, meals are offered as an option. Below is our rates:
Weeks Rate Weeks 1, 2 and 6 (4 days each) Additional $26/Week Weeks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 (5 days each) Additional $32.50/Week
Day Camp and Lunch Program registration are discontinued at 5pm, on the Wednesday prior to the start of each week. For example, online registration and lunch for Week 2 is disabled at the close of the business day on June 1, 2022.
What is the criteria for eligibility?
Our day camps are for School Age children, and require that 1. a child have at least completed kindergarten in order to participate and 2. Must be able to function safely in our 15:1 student/staff ratio. If your child is 5 years old but not yet completed or entered kindergarten, check out one of our 22 preschool centers! They are open all summer long!
Is there limited space availability?
We do our best to remain flexible for our families to ensure your child has a safe and enriching summer. Despite our efforts to make accommodations, there are instances in which a site must be capped at a certain capacity due to limited spacing or staff availability. To secure a space for your child at the location of your choice, we highly urge families to register as soon as possible. Although registrations are still accepted after May 13, 2022, we cannot guarantee that we are able to accept all registrations postmarked or received after this date. If you are waiting on the site calendar to make your weekly selections, then we strongly recommend that you at least register for the week(s) in which program is needed to secure your spot. You may always add-on weeks, once the calendar becomes available.
What is on the site calendars?
Each program has its own, unique schedule, planned by the respective site coordinators. As soon as they are completed, calendars will be posted on our Summer Calendars page. Please check the website periodically for site calendars. Once available, you can request a copy by email via firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 808-262-4538. Once finalized, calendars are subject to change.
Each Day Camp program offers themed activities at Kama‘aina Kids sites, plus outdoor and enrichment activities at parks and beaches, or at attractions!
Our Parent Handbook includes important information on what to bring each day, lunch, medication, emergency procedures, and transportation. It is the ultimate parent guide to our summer day camps!