huiMAU's Mālama ʻĀina Camp is a 4-day immersive program seeking Hawai'i youth (ages 13-18) to mentor and cultivate values of ʻohana, kuleana, aloha, and hoʻonoho papa through Hawaiian cultural based activities. This camp will broaden their understanding of different career paths through mālama ʻāina within their community. Participants will huakaʻi to explore communities of the Wao Maʻukele, Wao Kanaka, Kula, and Kai region of Hāmākua Hikina. They will engage in a variety of activities on ʻāina: moʻolelo, hana noʻeau, mālama ʻāina, hoʻoulu ʻai, imu and holoholo. Program Goals: 1. Hoʻonoho papa: to live and thrive in your community for generations while maintaining systems that sustain us. 2. Equip ʻōpio with tools and experience of community work and engagement. 3. Expose ʻōpio to different career paths of mālama ʻāina.
Program Dates: June 7-10. Drop off and pick up is at huiMAUʻs headquarters or Hale Paʻauilo in Paʻauilo (43-1351 Hawaii Belt Road, Paauilo 96776). This is an overnight program and participants will be staying on premise at Hale Paʻauilo.
There is a $200 fee for the program which will be collected on June 7, 2022.
The online application is now closed (4/22/2022).
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Hui Mālama i ke Ala ʻŪlili is a community-based nonprofit organization. Our mission is to re-establish the systems that sustain our community through educational initiatives and land-based practices that cultivate abundance, regenerate responsibilities, and promote collective health and well-being.