Explorations Ho`omāka`ika`i has a rich history spanning 50 years and over 50,000 participants since its inception, Ho`omāka`ika`i sets the course in embracing Hawaiian culture and identity by introducing keiki to foundational values and practices through a study of ahupua`a. Through learning experiences and activities that include work in a lo`i, fishpond restoration, mele, hula, and more, keiki learn about interdependence in the ahupua`a and how it sustains the Hawaiian people.
Apply by FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Medical Forms Packet
You must complete the medical forms packet and submit no later than February 15, 2018. Be sure to have your child’s doctor complete and sign the Physical Examination form. Tell your child’s doctor that the date of the physical examination must be on or after JANUARY 1, 2017.
Download: Medical Forms Packet
Program Fee: $120.00 – All Enrichment Series Programs (One-week Boarding)
SPACE AVAILABILITY: Ho`omāka`ika`I spaces will be filled based on the date your application forms and requirements are completed. Only complete applications and medical forms will be considered for program enrollment.
NOTIFICATION LETTERS: All applicants will be mailed their notification letters in April 2018. There will be no early notification for out-of-state applicants.
RETURNING EXPLORATIONS SERIES STUDENTS: Students who have completed a Ho`omāka`ika`i or Ho`olauna program last summer DO NOT need to submit another application form. Returning students will receive a re-enrollment packet by mail that must be completed by January 31, 2018.
APPLICANTS APPLYING TO ANOTHER KS SUMMER PROGRAM: If you plan to apply your child to another KS summer program, please review the respective program’s attendance policy and program dates.
CANCELLATION: KS reserves the right to cancel sessions. Should this occur, families will be notified and accommodated if possible.
PROGRAM FEE PAYMENT: Full payment for all programs must be received no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. You will be advised of the total amount due in your program notification letter. Please do not send payment with this application.
PROGRAM FEE WAIVER: If you would like to apply for a program fee waiver, please see the enclosed fee waiver form that accompanies this application. Fee waiver forms submitted with no supporting documents will not be processed. The fee waiver form and all supporting documents must be received by February 15, 2018.
AIRFARE: Kamehameha provides roundtrip air transportation to all Explorations programs for students who are residents of the State of Hawai`i traveling from their home island. Since students travel in groups at assigned dates and times, individualized travel arrangements are not allowed.