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HPA accepting registrations for Summer 2014 programs


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

Equestrian Camps: May 27-29 and June 3-5
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). Registration forms also are available at

Junior Tennis Camps: May 27-August 12
HPA tennis coach Jeff Lewis has planned six three-day sessions for children ages 6-17 of all ability levels. All classes run from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The camps 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 for the playerʻs level. Fee: $130 per week.

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

Summer Session: June 24-July 18
Our diverse Summer Session offers enrichment and unique study opportunities for boarding and day students entering grades 6-12. New this summer is Piko Hawaii: Ka Wahi o Kawaihae, the Hoku a ‘Aina Upper School Summer Program, a 0.5 credit course for students entering grades 9-12. This program offers a place-based cultural foray into Kawaihaeʻs rich Hawaiian history. The course will engage students in chants and hula that represent the area.

Also this summer is a sustainable living class—Energy—for students entering grades 6-8. Students will explore energy in food, food as energy, energy for food, renewable energy, and creative and artistic energy. Other activities include learning about renewable energy at HPAʻs Energy Lab, culinary skills, field trips, and cooking.

Two-hour enrichment courses for students in grades 9 through 12 include SAT Prep by College Prep Genius, Algebra II, Ceramics, Videography, Drivers Education, Geometry, Photojournalism/Yearbook, Creative Writing, and more. Financial aid is available.

Tuition: $4,800 (boarding). Fee for individual day courses: $550/class. Online registration available at

Ka Makani Kids Camp: June 23-July 18
Session 1: June 23-July 4
Session 2: July 7-18

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 May 1. Fee: $420 per session.

Summer Swim Academy: June 2-26
Session 1—June 2-12
Session 2—June 16-26

Sessions are two weeks long, with lessons held Monday through Thursday; there is free swim from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. 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 Parent and Tot (age 12 months to 4 years) to Pre-Team. Fee: $96 per session.

For registration and more information, visit, or contact Sarie Imonen at

There will be 10-minute assessments at the HPA Dowsett Pool between 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, and by appointment in June for those who are unsure of their childʻs level. To reserve an assessment time, please contact Imonen.

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