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APPLICATION

ALL CAMPS ARE NOW FULL AND APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. MAHALO FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING

The Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative is committed to offering enriching education programs for our community’s keiki. We aim to inspire children to discover their natural surroundings and become lifelong learners in nature. These hands-on, outdoor camps allow keiki to take a closer look at our storied ʻāina and the natural forces that connect people to place.

YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION BY EMAIL TO BE CONSIDERED. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE AND EMAIL IT TO

Only 13 spots per camp are available. If your preferred camp does not show availability, please sign up fo the waitlist. Registration will open on Monday, April 11th. 

The ʻĀina Explorers Summer Camp is a 4-day program that runs from 8:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday through Friday out of the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve. The Geology Rocks Camp includes an overnight camp trip in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Thursday 7/28. All camps will include off-site visits to other places throughout our community in our large passenger van. Parent/Guardian drop off and pick up will be on Quarry Road, past the Goodfellow tank in front of the yellow metal gate.

Camp enrollment is based on financial need and interest. Please provide a brief statement in your application on how our program would be beneficial for your child and/or household. Only 13 spots are available per camp. Children must be entering fourth, fifth or sixth grade to be eligible.

Please contact Jackie Milligan if you have questions or need assistance.

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