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Hawaii Prep announces summer programs


WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii—Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Experience summer at HPA! Summer programs are open to all students and offer a great introduction to the HPA Experience.

For more information about these and other summer programs, contact the Auxiliary Programs Office at 808-881-4088 or send e-mail to

Tiny Tots Tennis: May 23-August 5
Junior Tennis: May 24-August 4

HPA tennis coaches Steve Campbell and Colleen Patton have planned a series of classes and camps for children of all ability levels. The two-day Tiny Tots classes, for children ages 4-7, will provide a fun introduction to the sport with games and prizes. The classes run from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Fee: $30 each week.

Junior Tennis Camps, for children age 6 and older, emphasize the development of proper technique of all strokes. Each player will be coached in various aspects of match play, including strategy, which will be customized to the player’s level. There will be special age sessions for intermediate and high school players. Camps run from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Camps will run from noon to 3 p.m. between June 21 and July 14. Fee: $130 per week.

For more information and registration, contact Colleen Patton at 808-881-4037 (e-mail:, or download a registration form at

Equestrian Camp: May 31-June 2 and June 7-9

The daily three-hour equestrian camp, open to all students eight years and older, offers a diverse training regimen designed to create a working knowledge of the aids and mechanics involved when riding English, as well as proper grooming and tacking procedures. Instruction will encourage students to enhance and challenge their existing equestrian knowledge, or, for beginners, learn stable management and basic riding skills. Fee: $75 per day.

A weekly two-hour “Friday Riding Program” also will be open to students eight years and older. During the summer, the riding program runs from 3 to 5 p.m., although the time might vary. As this is an ongoing program, many of the children appreciate being able to either ride on the field with one instructor or head up into the hills with another instructor. Fee: $40 per session.

Trail rides can be arranged on an individual basis. Fee: $35/hour (two-hour minimum.

For more information, registration, or to arrange a trail ride, contact Judy Folk (808-885-4302 or 808-937-2569) or Laura Rose (808-885-7194 or 808-895-6632).

Youth Basketball Camps: June 6-9

HPA basketball coaches Dave Huntington and Fred Wawner will lead the camps for rising fourth through tenth grade boys and girls. Camps will focus on skill development, footwork fundamentals, and team and in-game instruction in a fun atmosphere. All campers will take home a camp basketball.

  • 8:30 to 10 a.m.: Camp for rising fourth through seventh graders. Fee: $60.
  • 1 to 4 p.m.: Camp for rising eighth through tenth graders. Fee: $75.
  • For more information, contact Fred Wawner at 808-881-4290 or

Youth Swim/Water Polo Camp: June 6-10 and June 13-17

HPA varsity swim coaches Mark Noetzel and Greg McKenna, supported by HPA and collegiate swimmers and water polo players, will lead the camp for swimmers 8-years-old and older who can swim 25 yards or more. All levels are encouraged to participate. Swim instruction will cover the four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle), starts, and turns. Participants will learn the basics, improve their skills, or master technique. Water polo instruction will include general water polo skills, ball handling, and team play. Camp runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $140 per weekly session.

For more information, contact Mark Noetzel at 808-640-6236 or

Summer Session: June 20-July 16

Our diverse Summer Session offers enrichment and unique study opportunities for boarding and day students entering grades 6-12. The two-hour enrichment courses include Algebra and Pre-Algebra, Capture the Big Island, Computer Graphic Design, Driver Education, English as a Second Language, Mixed Media Ceramics, Storytelling Through Illustration, Three-Dimensional Design, Writing Garden, and more. Upper school students may opt for the Marine Science Seminar that offers 0.5 elective upper school science credit. The SAT Prep course will introduce students to strategies necessary to master the three-section SAT I, including an introduction to Algebra II, expanded critical reading section, and provide guided practice in the writing section.

Tuition: $4,500 (boarding). Fee for individual day courses: $550/class. Online registration available at

Ka Makani Kids Camp: July 11-August 5

The weekday camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPA campus for rising kindergarten through fifth grade students. Camps are divided into groups—Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Program includes educational outdoor activities, art, Go Green education, swimming and pool activities, field play, tennis, arts and crafts, performing arts, rest/reading time, and much more. Fee includes camp T-shirt, daily lunch, and supplies. For information and registration, call 808-881-4044, e-mail, or download an application at Space is limited; registration deadline is June 15.


  • $375 (Session 1—July 11-22)
  • $375 (Session 2—July 25-August 5)
  • $650 (Full Session—July 11-August 5)

Swimming Lessons: June 27-July 22
Session 1—June 27-July 8
Session 2—July 11-July 22

Sessions will be a two weeks long, with lessons being held Monday through Friday. Students will receive a half-hour of instruction. This is a great opportunity to learn to swim or to advance one’s swimming technique and endurance, as all levels of classes will be provided—From Mommy/Daddy and Me to Advanced. Contact Auxiliary Programs at 808-881-4088 for more information. Fee: $70 per session.

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