Explorations Series


What is the Explorations Series?

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Summer 2017 Explorations Series Session Dates

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What is the Explorations Series?

Ma ka hana ka ‘ike, “In doing, there is knowledge”

In the summer of 1968, one Kamehameha Schools teacher engaged a small group of students to ho‘omāka‘ika‘i, “to be taken on a visit.” This was the inception of what became the Explorations program. Throughout the years, other programs such as Computer Camp and Kūlia I Ka Pono were created, engaging keiki who did not attend Kamehameha Schools. In 2007, four new programs were launched on Hawai‘i, Moloka‘i and Kaua‘i. These were called Ho‘olauna, “to introduce, to be friendly.” The sheer number of students attending illustrated the need for more, and by 2009, the Explorations Series had begun.

Building upon the well-established “Explorations” name, the Series now encompasses three different one-week long summer boarding programs: Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i, Ho‘olauna and Kūlia I Ka Pono. Each is targeted at specific grade levels, with the experiences in each building upon the ‘ike (knowledge) gained in the program before it. 

For more information, please call (808) 534-8272 or email us at hcbe@ksbe.edu.



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