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Hawaii Prep announces programs for the summer of 2012


WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii—Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Experience summer at HPA! Summer programs are open to all—from toddlers to students entering grade 12.

For registration and information about these and other summer programs, contact the Auxiliary Programs Office at 808-881-4088 or, or visit the school website at

Tiny Tots Tennis: June 11-August 6
Junior Tennis: May 29-August 14

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 noon to 1 p.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 noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 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: June 12-14 and June 19-21
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.

The weekly two-hour Friday Riding Program, also is open to students eight years and older. During the summer, the riding program runs from 3 to 5 p.m. This ongoing program gives students an opportunity to 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 4-7
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: $65.
  • 1 to 4 p.m.: Camp for rising eighth through tenth graders. Fee: $80.

For more information, contact Fred Wawner at 808-881-4290 or

Summer Session: June 26-July 20
Our diverse Summer Session offers enrichment and unique study opportunities for boarding and day students entering grades 6-12. This year, we are very excited to introduce Hoku a ‘Aina, a new summer program for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8. From the stars to the earth, through an experience of culture, water, energy, and food, this sustainability program offers a morning interdisciplinary seminar that integrates core skills through ecoliteracy. Students will experience the bio-cultural diversity of the Waimea area during field trips.

Two-hour enrichment courses for students in grades 9 through 12 include SAT Prep, Drivers Education, Marine Science Seminar (earn 0.5 elective credit), Algebra and Geometry, Aquaculture Systems, The Writer’s Imagination, Bamboo Crafts and Construction, Big Island Graphics Studio, Mixed Media Ceramics, Photojournalism, English as a Second Language, and more. Financial aid is available.

Tuition: $4,600 (boarding). Fee for individual day courses: $550/class. Online registration available at

Ka Makani Kids Camp: July 9-August 3
The weekday camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPA Upper Campus for rising kindergarten through fifth grade students. Camps are divided into groups—Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Students will explore “go green” concepts in an integrated, safe, and creative hands-on environment. Group and team-building activities focus on stories and geography of Waimea, paniolo culture, and renewable energy experiments. Fee includes camp T-shirt, daily lunch, snacks, and supplies. For information and registration, call 808-881-4088, e-mail, or download an application at . Space is limited; registration deadline is June 15. Fee: $675

Swimming Lessons: June 25-July 20

  • Session 1—June 25-July 6
  • Session 2—July 9-July 20

Sessions are two weeks long, with lessons 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 are provided—From Mommy/Daddy and Me to Advanced. Contact Auxiliary Programs at 808-881-4088 for more information. Fee: $75 per session.

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