Cool Kids’ Camps for Fall 2023

This fall break, keiki can try something new that will inspire them for the rest of the school year and beyond.
Wai Kai surf camp

Photo: Courtesy of Wai Kai


Na ‘Opio Kai Surf and Paddle Lessons

What: Kids can learn the fundamental skills of surfing and paddle sports (outrigger canoes, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and surfskis), along with the culture of the waterman lifestyle.

Who: Ages 8 to 10 and 11 to 13

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 91-1621 Keoneula Blvd., ‘Ewa Beach

Cost: $499


(808) 515-7873,



Tutor Doctor Hawai‘i S.T.E.A.M. Camp 2023

What: Keiki can learn, use their imagination and satisfy their curiosity while they play and enrich their S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) knowledge through fun, hands-on projects and activities. Think building Minion-inspired fun, through engineering, argumentative writing, critical thinking and sculpting. The goal is to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creative thinkers.

Who: Students currently in grades 1 to 6

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., optional extended day activities

Where: 2752 Woodlawn Dr.

Cost: $470, optional extended day activities are $31.50 per day


(808) 439-6777,



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Photo: Credit Mike Ito, Courtesy of Nā Kama Kai


Nā Kama Kai Ocean Clinic

What: These statewide ocean clinics nurture young people’s love and appreciation for the ocean. Members of the nonprofit mentor children and teens in ocean safety and conservation grounded in Hawaiian values.

Who: Ages 2 to 17

When: Oct. 8

Where: Pōka‘ī Bay, Wai‘anae Time: 2-hour sessions beginning between 9 and 11 a.m.

Cost: Free


(808) 772-4194,


SEE ALSO: We Tried It: Wai Kai Lagoon and Surf Park in ‘Ewa Beach


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Rainbow Art studio fall camp


Rainbow Art Studio Fall Art Camp

What: The theme this year is “Passport to England and Japan.” Keiki will practice drawing and paint using pastels and acrylics. At the end of camp, they’ll take home their canvas artwork.

Who: Ages 6 to 13

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., optional extended class 3 to 4 p.m.

Where: Kāhala Elementary

Cost: $330


(808) 497-5718,



Hawai‘i Nature Center Nature Adventure Camp

What: Think tech-free days of outdoor adventure. Expert environmental educators lead the explorations and provide hands-on education.

Who: Ages 6 to 11

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 2131 Makiki Heights Drive

Cost: Member rate $375; nonmember rate $450


(808) 955-0100, ext. 126,



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I Got Skills Soccer Camp

What: Soccer lovers of all skill levels can benefit from this kids’ camp. Beginning players will work on fundamentals and how to master the ball, and elite players can reach a whole new level with advanced skills training.

Who: Ages 6 to 14

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 3840 Pākī Ave.

Cost: $395


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Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawai‘i Horse Camp

What: This kids’ camp is for riders who are physically and emotionally capable of following directions around horses. The low-stress environment includes full days of riding and fun. Here, kids will build strength, both physically and mentally, as their relationships with the animals grow. The camp is also suitable for kids with mild disabilities, and the skills they’ll learn can help boost their self-esteem.

Who: Ages 7 to 12

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: 41-1032 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, Waimānalo

Cost: $400


(808) 342-9036,


SEE ALSO: We Tried It: Hawai‘i Polo Club in Waialua


Ben Franklin Crafts Keiki Camp

What: During fall break, Halloween-loving keiki can unleash their inner artist and dive into the world of Halloween art journaling with mixed media. Expect a variety of spooky projects using various techniques and different materials. The best part? There’s an option to participate in-person or virtually via Zoom!

Who: Ages 8 and older (younger children can participate but must be supervised by an adult)

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Virtually via Zoom, or in person at Ben Franklin Crafts Enchanted Lake, Mapunapuna, Market City or Pearl City

Cost: In-person $75; virtual $85



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Photo: Diamond Parks Photography


Island Paddle Bliss SUP Camp


What: Experience an outdoor adventure at this kids’ camp, which includes stand-up paddleboarding tips and paddling practice, yoga and acrobatics, relays, games and creative beach activities.

Who: Ages 6 to 12

When: Oct. 10 to 12, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Magic Island

Cost: $350


(808) 292-9846,


SEE ALSO: Awesome ‘Ohana and Keiki Yoga Classes on O‘ahu


Honolulu Zoo camp

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Honolulu Zoo Society Zoo Camp


What: Keiki will be engaged in fun educational activities. The kids are grouped by ages, and activities revolve around weekly themes. Camp leaders create exciting national Next Generation Science Standards-geared lesson plans that meet K–12 requirements.

Who: Ages 5 to 11

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., optional aftercare until 5:30 p.m.

Where: Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave.

Cost: $360 for Honolulu Zoo Society members and $500 for nonmembers; aftercare, $100 for members and $120 for nonmembers


(808) 926-3191,


Hawaii Dance Bomb fall camp

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Hawaii Dance Bomb Kids Hip Hop Camp


What: Expect a super fun week of dancing, games, interactive activities, singing, arts and crafts, choreography and more. The class is suitable for beginners and keiki can look forward to ending the camp week with a special performance!

Who: Ages 5 to 9

When: Oct. 9 to 13, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 1059 12th Ave.

Cost: $415

(808) 382-7467,