Summer camps for kids

World music and art summer creativity camp

Kilauea School is hosting one and two-week art sessions June 16 to 20, June 23 to 27, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18. Ages 6 to 17 welcome. Learn lively music and instruments from Africa, India, Asia and the Caribbean. Art projects include African bead making, Indian henna tattoos, Caribbean tie-dye T-shirts and mixed media. Instructors are Limor Farber in the arts and Morgan Miike for music. Call 652-9128 or 635-8071 to register.

Madre Tierra summer arts program at Kula Elementary

Three experienced North Shore teachers are offering an intensive arts program for children 5 to 15 years old. Children choose the classes and projects that most interest them from a variety of offerings: watercolor, beading, fabric painting, dance, music, tie-dye, junk art and make-your-own musical instruments from recycled materials.

There will be two, two-week sessions: Session one began Monday and runs through June 27; the next session is from June 30 to July 11. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Kula Elementary in Kilauea. Wednesdays are beach art and play days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ‘Anini beach park.

Each session has a unique focus and will conclude with a community sharing and open art gallery. Teachers are Ryan McGill, Ria Lopez and Jimena Trujillo. For more information pick up a brochure and application in the Kula Elementary office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays, call 828-6187 or e-mail to madretierrasummer

Kula School art teacher Denise Dion-Scoyni hosts art camp for kids 

Campers will spend a week on the campus of Kula High and Intermediate School designing kites and kaleidoscopes, bending wire into objects, splattering paint and mixing colors, building forts from boxes and turning sidewalks into masterpieces.

Dion-Scoyni has taught K-12 art at Kula for five years. During this time, Kula has received “Arts Excellence” distinction from the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance. She was recently named Teacher of the Year by Hanalei Rotary Club. Her floral works are currently on exhibit at the Kaua‘i Museum.

 Registration is open to all kindergarten to eighth grade youth. Student enrollment is limited to 24 students. A ratio of one assistant to every eight campers will be maintained. Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14 to 18. Campers bring their own lunch. Cost is $275 which includes all art supplies and craft projects. Download registration forms at or e-mail

For more information call 828-0077.

Hanapepe United Church faith-filled hike

Hanapepe United Church of Christ invites children from pre-school through grade six to come to a faith-filled hike through God’s word from July 14 to 18.

HUCC’s vacation Bible adventure is providing a place where children can discover new friends and build a relationship with Jesus Christ. Music, crafts, Bible stories and memory verse challenges are among the day’s events.

“Friendship Trek” is from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 335-5135 for more information or to register your child.

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