huiMAU's Spring Break KOʻA (Koholālele ʻĀina) Camp is a 4-day immersive overnight program primarily focused on empowering Hawai'i youth (ages 13-17) who are particularly drawn to growing practices that cultivate aloha ʻāina. Guided by huiMAU staff and the ʻāina of Koholālele, Hāmākua, participants will go on huakaʻi together and learn moʻolelo that will facilitate in deepening their pilina to ʻāina in and around them. During the day some of the activities include: Exploring the kahakai community along the beautiful coastline of Hāmākua Painting a mural in our new outdoor community space ʻIkemaka: Walking to upland regions of our ahupuaʻa to ʻāina on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to experience old growth koa and ʻōhiʻa lehua forests and so much more Learning moʻolelo left by our kūpuna about this ʻāina while we sit under the stars at night Create a māla ʻai (garden) using a traditional planting method known as pā kukui Making imu that is completely from ʻāina and our resources on our farm
Program dates are March 13-16. Drop off is at 8:00am on Monday at huiMAUʻs headquarters or Hale Paʻauilo in Paʻauilo (43-1351 Hawaii Belt Road, Paauilo 96776). Pick up is at 3:00pm on Thursday at huiMAUʻs headquarters or Hale Paʻauilo. This is an overnight program and participants will be staying on ʻāina at Koholālele, a 10-acre ʻāina restoration location. There is minimal cell phone reception on site, but a huiMAU satellite phone will be available for emergency use only.
The fee for the program is $50 which will be collected on March 5, 2023.
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If you have questions at any time please email or call/text Haley Kailiehu