Koʻa Camp: Mālama ʻĀina During this camp ʻōpio will experience mālama ʻāina through hands-on experiences in ahupuaʻa-based stewardship of ʻāina (land), wai (water), and kai (sea), and expose them to different career pathways in mālama ʻāina within our community. Participants will journey together into the Wao Maʻukele (Wetland Forest), Wao Kanaka (lowland forest), Kula (cultivated plains), and Kahakai (coastline) regions within the ahupuaʻa of Koholālele and Paʻauilo in Hāmākua Hikina. They will engage in a variety of activities on ʻāina including: moʻolelo (story telling), hana noʻeau (art), huakaʻi hele (walking hikes), mālama ʻāina (land restoration work), mahi ʻai (food cultivation), and imu (food preparation). Application process: 1. Submit Application Form 2. Acceptance/non-acceptance by April 25.
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.
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 ʻāina-centered practices that cultivate abundance, regenerate responsibilities, and promote collective health and well-being.