Find something fun and exciting to do for every kid in the family this summer with the Star-Advertiser’s Summer Fun Guide.
ANIMALS & NATURE
>> Hawaii Nature Center: Summer SNAP (Sensational Nature Adventure Program) for ages 6-11, weekly sessions June 5-Aug. 18, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, with optional extended care until 5 p.m. ($95 to $120 per week, or $30 per day), with forest hikes, stream investigations, nature crafts, insect safaris, beach explorations, field trips and more. Cost: $300 to $375 per week. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to start of each session; $25 late fee. Call 955-0100, ext. 126, or visit hawaiinaturecenter.org.
>> Hawaiian Humane Society: Teens4Animals Summer Experience for ages 15 and older, June 5-16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, 2700 Waialae Ave. Students provide hands-on animal care (dog washing and walking and clicker training for dogs and cats) and learn how to make a positive difference for animals. Cost: $195. Call 356-2223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Honolulu Zoo: Themed weekly camp sessions May 30-Aug. 18, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays, with optional after-care until 5:30 p.m. ($70 per week), 151 Kapahulu Ave. Cost: $350 per week. Call 926-3191 or visit honoluluzoo.org.
• Camp Menehune, “Small ‘Kine’ Explorers,” is for potty-trained keiki ages 4-5, with lessons, craft activities, songs, stories, animal tours, keeper talks and games.
• Camp ‘Imi Loa, “Explore Our Zoo, Our Islands, Our World,” is for ages 6-8, with craft activities, songs, stories, keeper talks and games.
• Camp Wildlife Koas, “Connecting Keiki to Conservation,” is for ages 9-11, with lessons, interactive technologies, craft activities and games.
>> Kupu Kokua Camp: For students in grades 6-12, three-week sessions offered June 12-30 and July 10-28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at sites in Kahuku, Waialua, Waipahu and Windward, with service-learning projects at environmental and cultural sites, team-building activities, workshops, conservation work (hikes, beach cleanups, invasive species removal, native plant restoration, coastal reef and stream ecology investigations) and camping. Free. Call 735-1221, ext. 1008, or visit kupuhawaii.org/education.
>> Waikiki Aquarium: Summer by the Sea for ages 8-12; June 5-9 (waitlist only) and June 19-23. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Participants will swim and explore the coastline from Waikiki to Diamond Head in the mornings and return to the aquarium for behind-the-scenes tours, exhibit observations and more. Cost: $325. Visit 808ne.ws/2orXTZL.
>> Camp Homelani: Salvation Army program for ages 7-12, June 17-21, July 3-7 and July 17-21, on the North Shore, with beach outings, crafts, campfires, Club Bible and more; meals included. Teen session for ages 13-17 runs July 24-28. Cost: $185. Call 440-1832.
>> Kalihi Union Church: Summer Fun Program for children who just completed grades K-6, May 31-July 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, 2214 N. King St.; free child care from 6:30 to 8 a.m.; after-care program ($350) until 5:30 p.m. “Maker Fun Factory 2017” activities include arts and crafts, Bible lessons, gym and outdoor play, cooking, music, weekly excursions, beach and pool days, overnighters, Family Night and more. Register by May 6. Cost: $600; late fees range from $50 to $100. Visit kalihiunion.org.
>> Koolau Baptist Church: Vacation Bible School for grades K-12, July 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon, 45-633 Keneke St., Kaneohe. Experience medieval life with a castle, knights and royalty, plus lessons about God, playtime, arts and crafts, music and storytime. Free. Call 233-2900 or visit koolaubc.org.
>> Kroc Center Hawaii: 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway, Ewa Beach. Call 693-8381 or visit kroccenterhawaii.org.
• “Fun in the Son” day camps offer weekly programs for students in grades 1-6 who will “go on a journey through the Bible” and participate in crafts, games, swimming and more, May 30-Aug. 11, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Also available: specialty camps in archery, junior lifeguards, “Bricks 4 Kidz,” “Amusement Park” and “Space Adventure.” Cost: $148 to $215 per camp; $10 late fee.
• Various instructional programs will be offered throughout the summer in swimming, art, music, fitness, soccer, judo, archery, volleyball and more. For dates, times and costs, visit kroccenterhawaii.org.
>> CARE (Connecting and Reinforcing Education) Academy: For students entering grades K-5, June 5-July 14, 8 a.m. to noon weekdays, Wilson Elementary School, 4945 Kilauea Ave. Curriculum focuses on engineering and technology, language arts, math, science and social studies while building on skills in collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. Cost: $825 (includes field trips, supplies and activities); optional lunch program available for students in extended YMCA program (see below). To register, visit 808ne.ws/2nWLTLN. For details, call 223-4040 or email email@example.com.
• On-site YMCA after-care program runs noon to 6 p.m. following CARE Academy. Cost: $520. Visit kaimukiymca.org/summer.html.
>> Elemental Minds/Summer STEM Camp: For students entering grades 3-8, sessions run 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Radford High School. Cost: $250 per camp, or $400 if registering for both. Visit 808ne.ws/2oSwf8t.
• STEM Camp, July 17-21. Participants experiment with motorized airplanes, boats and cars, rubberband-powered aircraft and controllable brush-bot battlers, with team-building and inquiry activities.
• Vex IQ Robotics Camp, July 24-28. Students become robotics engineers and learn about base design, gearing, robotic manipulators and more while working in teams using the VEX IQ kit to design, build and improve a robot for competition.
>> EPIC Summer Journeys 2017: For students in grades K-6, June 5-July 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, EPIC Learning Center in Waipio, 94-479 Ukee St. Small classes in reading, writing, math and enrichment activities including robotics, art, magic and gymnastics. Cost: $800. After-care available until 5:30 p.m. for additional $300. Call 955-6100.
>> Learning Unlimited: Tutoring, test preparation and enrichment education services for students in preschool through college, with small group workshops in writing, math review, kindergarten readiness and more. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1210-A Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimuki. Cost: $30 to $70 per hour. Call 737-5538 or visit luhawaii.com.
>> Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor: Ford Island. Cost includes lunch, snacks and T-shirt. Call 441-1005 or visit pacificaviationmuseum.org.
• Flight School for Girls/Boys: For students in grades 6-8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 19-23 and July 10-14 (girls) and June 26-30 and July 17-21 (boys). Participants will learn about the history and technology of aviation through hands-on activities. Cost: $325.
• Explorers Club: “Eyes on the Skies” for students in grades 3-5, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., July 5-7. An aviation-themed STEM program. Cost: $195.
• Aviation Adventure: Coed overnight camp for ages 13-15 (or graduates of Flight School course), July 26-28 and July 31-Aug. 2. Includes STEM concepts in aviation and aerospace. Cost: $325 (includes overnight accommodations aboard USS Missouri Battleship Memorial).
>> Science Camps of America: Ten-day overnight camps on Hawaii island for teens ages 13-17. Cost: $2,295 for Hawaii residents. Call 235-3612 or visit scicamp.org.
• Land & Sea Science Camp, July 1-10, with hands-on science activities to study volcanoes, forests, mountains, coastlines and oceans.
• Air & Space Science Camp, July 11-20, learn about astronomy, space exploration, climate and climate change.
>> Test-Prep Hawaii: For high school students. Learn test-taking tips for SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Register online for special pricing; costs include materials. Call 261-6666 or visit test-prephi.com.
• One-week ACT prep: July 17-21, 10 a.m. to noon, Moanalua High School, $200.
• One-week SAT prep: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 30-June 2, Roosevelt High School, $160; 10 a.m. to noon July 10-14, Moanalua High School, $200; 1 to 3 p.m. July 10-14, Kalani High School, $200; 1 to 3 p.m. July 17-21, McKinley High School, $200.
• Two-week SAT-prep: June 19-30, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saint Louis School, $280.
• Three-week SAT-prep: June 15-July 7, 10:10 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Hawaii Baptist Academy, $330.
• SAT/ACT combo: 10 a.m. to noon July 10-14 (SAT) and July 17-21 (ACT), Moanalua High School, $320.
GENERAL FUN & RECREATION
>> Hawaii Academy Summer School 2017: For ages 4 and older, with weekly programs May 31-Aug. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the Kalihi gym, 1314 Moonui St. Activities include basic math and reading comprehension, science experiments, arts and crafts, cooking lessons, movies and study hall, with daily gymnastics and trampoline instruction. Costs begin at $380 per week (includes lunch); half-day begins at $220 per week; single-day options available; drop-ins welcome on space-available basis. Call 842-5642 or visit 808ne.ws/2oZ3Qhw.
>> Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center: Summer Break Discovery Camp for ages 5-8, themed weekly camps May 29-Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with optional after-camp care until 4:30 p.m. ($10 per week); 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. With hands-on educational activities, outdoor play, snacks and more. Cost: $220 to $275 per week. Register by May 13. Call 524-5437 or visit discoverycenterhawaii.org.
>> Hawaii State Public Library System Summer Reading Program: This year’s theme is “Build a Better World,” June 4-July 15 at all public libraries. Children, teens and adults earn weekly rewards for reading books, with programs, activities and prize drawings. Registration begins May 30. Free. Visit your neighborhood library or librarieshawaii.org.
>> Moiliili Community Center: Summer Smiles Program for keiki in grades K-6, May 30-July 28, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 2535 S. King St.; parent orientation night, 6:30 p.m. May 24. Activities include Japanese language sessions, educational activities, games, cooking, arts and crafts, holiday-themed events, Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii field trip. Costs range from $900 to $1,170 for six-, seven- or nine-week packages. Membership fee: $30. Optional lunch program. Register by May 5; $25 late fee. Call 955-1555 or visit moiliilicc.org.
>> Pearl City Foundation: Summer Fun Days 2017 for students who just completed grades K-6, May 30-Aug. 4, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays (half-day option 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Momilani Community Center, 715 Hoomoana St. Includes academics, sports and fitness activities, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming (Mondays and Wednesdays at Leahi Swim School), field trips and end-of-summer celebration. Cost: $1,200 for full session if postmarked by May 8; $1,350 thereafter; $960 for half-day program; weekly and daily options available; optional lunch program. Register by May 19. Call 456-2073 or visit pearlcityfoundation.org.
>> Kapiolani Community College: Cooking classes for ages 8-12, led by chef instructor Tiffanie Masutani. Cost: $345 per camp. Call 734-9441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “Baking Camp for Kids,” July 24-27, 9 a.m. to noon, Ohelo 203. Aspiring bakers will bake and decorate yummy treats that are easy to make at home.
• “Cooking Camp for Kids,” July 31-Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to noon, Ohia 109/112. Budding chefs learn to make dishes and meals that are healthy, practical and delicious
>> Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii: Summer Horse Camp for those ages 8 and older who are physically and emotionally capable of independent riding, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14 and July 17-21 in Waimanalo. A fun, low-stress and educational experience that includes riding, horse care, grooming and saddling, arts and crafts. Cost: $350. Call 342-9036 or visit thhwaimanalo.org/camps.
>> Archery for All: For ages 8 and older, July 24-28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., YWCA Camp Kokokahi, 45-035 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Basics of archery through safe training, games, hands-on equipment building, educational activities and more. Cost: $359 (includes handmade bow and three arrows); partial-week rates available. Call 675-6858 or visit archeryforall.com/archery-camp.
>> I Got Skills soccer camp: Crazy Moves Camp! for ages 6-14, May 30-June 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locations at Waialae Iki Park and Central Oahu Regional Park. Instruction in speed and agility, first touch, moves to beat opponents, shooting and finishing. Players grouped by age and abilities; beginning players work on fundamentals and ball mastery, while elite players receive advanced skills training. Cost: $195 per camp (includes T-shirt). Call 389-6210 or visit igotskills.com.
>> Leahi Swim School: Summer classes start May 27 at locations at Momilani Community Center in Pearl City and Saint Francis School in Manoa. Call 456-4506 or 988-7146 for pricing and availability. Visit leahiswimschool.com.
>> The Oahu Club: Weekly sports camps for ages 6-10, May 30-Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 6800 Hawaii Kai Drive. Activities include swimming, water polo, tennis, basketball and volleyball. Cost: $225, plus $45 program member fee; optional lunch program available. Call 395-3300 or visit 808ne.ws/2o1pUEe.
>> Play to Learn Tennis: Six one-hour group lessons for all levels, June 5-July 10 (register by May 25) and July 24-Aug. 28 (register by July 13); times vary at locations in Central, Honolulu, Leeward and Windward areas. Loaner rackets and balls provided. Fees start at $39 for youths and $45 for adults; $8 late fee. Presented by U.S. Tennis Association. To register, visit trytennishawaii.com. Call 585-9530 or email email@example.com.
>> Skate Care Hawaii: Skateboarding camps for ages 7-17 at Hickam Skate Hangar at Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 900 Hangar Ave., Building 2065, a 25,000-square-foot skate park with street course, two bowls and vertical ramp. Available June 19-23 and 26-30, July 10-14 and 17-21, and July 31-Aug. 4; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants learn proper techniques with trained professionals in a safe, positive environment. Bring safety gear, skateboard and lunch. Cost per week: $365 for beginners, $325 for intermediate/advanced levels. Call 864-7887 or visit skatecare.com/summer-camp.
>> Spike and Serve: Volleyball camps and clinics for ages 5-18 of all skill levels, June through August at Manoa Valley District Park and Mary, Star of the Sea; St.Francis; and Damien Memorial school gymnasiums. Sponsored by former Olympian Kevin Wong. Costs begin at $30. Call 561-4220 or visit spikeandserve.com.
• Hawaii Junior Volleyball League: Created especially for beginners, this program teaches “fun-damentals” to keiki ages 5-9 (noon to 1:30 p.m.) and team concepts to participants ages 9-13 (2 to 4 p.m.), June 10-July 29 (Saturdays) at Mary, Star of the Sea gymnasium, 4470 Aliikoa St. Cost: $240 (includes T-shirt), $35 for drop-in session.
>> Still & Moving Center: Happy, Healthy Kids in Motion Summer Camp for ages 6-12, June 5-9 and July 10-14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1024 Queen St. With crafts, story time, safe archery, hooping, obstacle courses, aerials, singing, hula, hip-hop dance, self-defense, yoga, outdoor fun, crafts, stories and more, plus vegetarian snacks. Cost per week: $399. Registration required one week prior to camp. Visit 808ne.ws/2oQpHam.
>> University of Hawaii Athletics sports camps: Led by UH coaches, staff and current and former players at UH athletic facilities. Visit hawaiiathletics.com.
• Basketball: Shooting camps, June 2 and 23; day camps, June 15-18 and 19-22; elite camp, June 10. Details TBA. For updates visit 808ne.ws/1jxwwam.
• Rainbow Wahine Soccer ID Camp: For high school students, July 10 from 4 to 7 p.m., July 11 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m., and July 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. Campers receive college-training experience with sessions focused on attacking and defending, advanced ball control, fitness training, teamwork and position-specific tactics. Cost: $150. Call 956-6330.
• Rainbow Wahine Soccer Youth Camp: For boys and girls ages 5-14, June 5-8 and July 17-20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will be grouped by age, physical ability and technical skills to improve ball coordination and fluidity and learn advanced techniques. Cost: $150 per camp (includes T-shirt). Call 956-6330.
• Rainbow Wahine Summer Beach Volleyball Camp: For girls ages 11-18 of all skill levels, 2 to 5 p.m. June 6-8 and 16-18, and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 11-13. With focus on skill development, advanced techniques, conditioning, game strategy and more. Cost: $240 per camp. Call 394-7540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Warriors Volleyball Camp: Learn basic skills of serving, passing, setting, spiking and digging with an emphasis on individual technique and an introduction to team offense and defense. Camp 1, June 5-8, 9 a.m. to noon (ages 5-11, $100) and 1 to 5 p.m. (ages 12-18, $150); Camp 2, July 29-31, 9 a.m. to noon (ages 5-11, $80)and 1 to 5 p.m. (ages 12-18, $120); Camp 3, Aug. 26-27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with separate camps for ages 5-11 ($50) and ages 12-18 ($75). Call 956-9122 or email@example.com.
• Swim Camp: Recommended for ages 7-17, June 5-9 and 12-16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Choose from pre-competitive and competitive tracks to learn proper stroke techniques and receive film analysis. Cost: $400 per week (includes goody bag with key chain, goggles, T-shirt, water bottle and UH swim cap). Call 956-7510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Tennis clinics: For ages 7-18 of all skill levels, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout May and June, with singles and doubles strategies, stroke analysis and development, tennis-specific physical training and games, under the direction of UH women’s tennis coach Jun Hernandez. Cost: $40 per clinic. Call 782-4835 or email email@example.com.
DRAMA, MUSIC & ART
>> Diamond Head Theatre: 520 Makapuu Ave. Call 733-0277, ext. 308; or visit diamondheadtheatre.com.
• Musical Theatre Experience, June 5-July 21, offers training in acting, singing and dancing for students of all skill levels, with final performance July 22. Kids Program (ages 7-12) runs 8 a.m. to noon, $990 (wait list only); Teens Program (ages 12-18) runs 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., $690. Tech Week from July 17-21 runs 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for both programs.
• Musical Theatre Experience II, July 24-Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with final performance Aug. 5. Two-week intensive program for students ages 7-16. Previous performance experience required. Cost: $625.
>> Hawaii Women in Filmmaking: “Reel Camps for Girls” for ages 13-19, at 3167 Waialae Ave. unless otherwise noted. Cost: $300 per camp or sliding-scale fee based on family size and income. Visit hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org.
• Basic Reel: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5-10 at Farrington High School; June 12-17 and July 24-29 at HWF; and 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. weekdays June 19-30 at Sacred Hearts Academy. Participants learn about storytelling, storyboarding, scriptwriting, cameras, lighting, audio, editing and working in small teams.
• Advanced Reel: July 17-22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants with basic understanding of filmmaking process will pitch ideas for films, and the best four will be produced during camp.
• 2D Animation: June 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Create original animated films.
• Stop-Motion Animation: Three options, June 26-30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; July 3-7, 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Sacred Hearts Academy; and July 10-14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Create original animated films by developing stories and images using paint, clay, puppets, objects or people.
>> Hawaii Youth Symphony: Call 941-9706 or visit hiyouthsymphony.org/summer.
• Summer Strings, June 5-July 7, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. for beginners and 4 to 5 p.m. for intermediates (with one year of experience), Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Spalding Clubhouse, 1704 Waiola St. Choose from classes in violin, viola, cello or bass. Participants must be born on or before June 1, 2009. Cost: $275.
• Pacific Music Institute, June 7-July 16, times and location TBA. Intensive musical program for students entering grades 8-12 (including graduating seniors) with at least two years of instrumental experience. Each ensemble (concert band, string orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and symphony orchestra) will perform in free concerts following the program. Registration form, cost and details will be available online in May.
>> Honolulu Museum of Art: Call 532-8741 or visit honolulumuseum.org.
• Parent-child classes: Six Monday sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5, June 19-July 24, 9 to 11 a.m., 900 S. Beretania St. Experiment with projects in painting, printmaking, drawing, clay and mixed media; must be accompanied by adult. Cost: $170, $90 for additional child.
• Weekly art camps at Spalding House for students in grades 1-3, June 5-July 14, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. weekdays, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive. Explore media such as drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, with tours through museum galleries. Cost: $200 to $240 (includes supplies).
>> Honolulu Theatre for Youth: June 5-30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, Tenney Theatre at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, with June 29 performance. Activities include movement, theater games, team building and creative exploration to develop performance skills. Cost: $595. Register by May 26. Call 839-9885, ext. 704; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit 808ne.ws/2oFo25e.
• Summer Drama Adventure: “The Royal Pain,” for ages 7-9. Students help create story and performance about “The Royal Naughty Child.”
• The ’Tween Scene: Create Your Journey! for ages 10-13. Students create an original dramatic adventure.
>> I’m a Bright Kid Foundation: Summer Musical Theatre Arts Program for students entering grades 3-12, June 7-July 23, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre. Includes training in musical theater (dancing, acting and vocal performance) with workshops in improvisation, creative movement and stage and lighting design. Culminates with performance of Lisa Matsumoto’s “On Dragonfly Wings.” Cost: $650. To register, visit imabrightkid.org.Email email@example.com.
>> Performing Arts Center of Kapolei: Programs held at Kapolei High School Forum. Child care provided for extra cost from 7 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Call 305-8048 or visit packapolei.org.
• Lil’ Ones Intro to Musical Theatre: For ages 5-10, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 30-June 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3. Introductory course focuses on projection, stage directions, acting, singing, dancing and more. Cost: $182.
• “Seussical Kids”: For ages 7-14, June 5-16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, with final performance 6 p.m. June 16. Cost: $416.
• “Disney’s The Lion King Kids”: For ages 7-14, June 19-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, with final performance 6 p.m. June 30. Cost: $416.
>> Piano lessons: Private lessons in Hawaii Kai. Introductory rate: $25 for half-hour lesson. Call Suzanne at 780-6873.
>> Rainbow Art Studio Hawaii: Summer Art Camp for ages 5-12, Kahala Elementary School. Weekly sessions May 30-June 2 (Animal Kingdom), June 5-9 (Adventure World) and July 24-28 (Magical Castle), 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students experiment with drawing, painting, three-dimensional models, acrylics, pastels and watercolors. Costs: $220 to $275 per camp (includes supplies). Call 497-5718 or visit rainbowartstudiohawaii.com.
>> Taiko Center of the Pacific: Dates and times vary, at Washington Middle School, 1633 S. King St. Call 737-7236 or visit taikoarts.com.
• Summer Taiko six-week program, June 18-July 27, learn Japanese drum rhythms, customs and language while getting a good workout for the mind and body. Programs include Taiko Tots (ages 2-4), $120 for one tot and one adult; Family Taiko (ages 5 and older plus one adult), $150; Youth Taiko (ages 5-12), $96; and Adult Taiko (ages 13 and older), $102.
• Summer Taiko Intensives program, Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Study Japanese drumming and related arts including bamboo flute, odaiko (big drum) and chango (Korean hourglass-shaped drum) with guest instructors from Tokyo, Fukuoka and Halla Huhm Foundation. Cost: $150 per class for youths, $180 per class for adults.
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER FUN
>> For keiki in grades K-6 (see website for age requirements), June 7-July 21 (dates vary by site), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at city Parks and Recreation facilities (extended care available at select sites, see below). Activities include arts and crafts, sports, excursions, Hawaiiana and more. Registration fee is $25 but additional costs of up to $75 may apply for various activities at each site. Visit honolulu.gov/parks/program/summer-fun-program.
• District I (Hawaii Kai to McCully, 373-8013) and District II (Makiki to Aiea, 768-9292): May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, May 15-16 from 2 to 5 p.m.
• District III (Pearlridge to Waianae to Wahiawa, 675-7130) and District IV (Waialua to Waimanalo, 768-8980): May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon, May 8-9 from 2 to 5 p.m.
>> Optional Summer Plus Program, run by a private contractor at select sites, will offer before-care (6 to 8:30 a.m.) and/or after-care (2 to 5:30 p.m.) for an additional fee.
>> For students in grades 7-12, offerings include Summer Fun Junior Leader Program and Summer Teen Program.
>> Programs begin at 8 a.m.; optional lunch plan available. Call 262-4538 or visit 808ne.ws/1ysqheD.
• Weekly day camps for those who completed grades K-6, May 30-Aug. 4, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays (half-day option until 2:30 p.m.). Locations at Voyager Public Charter School (2428 Wilder Ave.), Mililani Tech Park and Ben Parker, Enchanted Lake, Hahaione, Kahala, Kaleiopuu, Keoneula, Liholiho, Salt Lake and Waimalu elementary schools. Activities include swimming, kayaking, sailing, singing, dancing, excursions and more. Costs range from $140 to $175 per week, or $1,500 for Summer Package; register online for discount. Register by May 19; $25 late fee.
• Weekly specialty camps: Play-Well TEKnologies/STEM Design Using Lego, July 24-Aug. 4, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Theresa School (712 N. Beretania St.), $215 per week; Keiki-Phit, May 30-June 2, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Manoa District Park (outdoor basketball courts), $150 ($120 for half-day session until noon); Bishop Museum, June 5-July 28, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., $210 per week; Sea Life Park Jr. Animal Trainer Program, June 5-Aug. 4, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., $225 per week; and Camp Wet‘n’ Wild, July 10-28, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., $210 per week. All camps are for grades K-6. Transportation available at additional cost.
>> Times and costs vary by branch. Call 531-3558 or visit ymcahonolulu.org.
• Day camps: For students who just completed grades K-5, May 30-Aug. 4 at Kaimuki-Waialae (737-5544), Mililani (625-1040), Nuuanu (536-3556) and Windward (261-0808) locations; hours range from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Activities include music and dance, indoor and outdoor games, excursions and more. Choose from nine-, five- and four-week programs, as well as weekly, daily and half-day options.
• Summer Time: Available at Kalihi (848-2494) for students who just completed grades K-5, and Leeward (671-6495) for those who just completed grades K-6. An affordable camp option with indoor and outdoor games, music, dance, excursions and more.
• Specialty day camps: Choose from indoor and outdoor activities, cooking, art and other topics. Available at Mililani (for those who just completed grades K-6) and Nuuanu (for those who just completed grades 3-8).
• Teen programs: Club Mid Explorers, STRIVE and LIT (Leader-in-Training).
• Aquatics: Year-round swimming lessons for all ages.
• Camp Erdman: For ages 7-17. Weekly sessions from May 28-Aug. 4. Includes traditional overnight camp and specialty camp upgrades (surf, horses, swim, English as a second language); Fourth of July Family Camp, June 30-July 2 with barbecue, family challenge, swimming, archery, hikes, games, meals, Alpine Tower and KeikiClub. Visit camperdman.org.