A Guide To Summer Activities For Kids

orange moon summer campMany parents with young ones scramble to find activities for their children here on Hawaii Island during the summer months.

Sometimes they rely on summertime activities for child care, and other times they are merely trying to find things for children to do to keep them engaged in learning or making memories of summertime fun.  Following is a list of activities available for kids during the summer months.  This doesn’t pretend to be a complete list.  Anyone with a business or endeavor that provides children’s activities may email details to newswoman@mac.com.

Ballet I / Ballet 2

Hip Hop

Classes June 1-July 31

Center Stage Dance Studio

$35 per month

Visit centerstagehilo.com for more information.


Summer Mornings program begins June 1, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., M-F

Pantheon School of Gymnastics; $45 per month tuition; Call 961-2502 for more information.

Pacific Gymnastics

First class is free.

Call 934-0642 or visit

pacificgymnastics.org for more information.

Swim lessons 

University of Hawaii Hilo

Division of Student Affairs

Campus Recreation

1st session: June 4-July 1

($45 for 8 classes or $100 for 20 classes)

2nd session: July 3-July 28

($40 for 7 classes; $95 for 19 classes; or $100 for 20 classes)

Kids ages 4-15

Register in person at the Student Life Center.

Hiccup Circus 

Summer Camp

June 8-12, 10a.m. to 4 p.m.

SPACE in Kalapana Seaview Estates

Kids ages 7-15

$125 – no experience necessary

For information call 965-8756 or email hawaiispacehvc@gmail.com.

Art, music, dance, theatre, yoga, meditation, nature excursions, organic gardening,

healthy cooking

Orange Moon Summer Camp

Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly known as

East Hawaii Cultural Center)

June 15-July 10, M-F, 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m.

$30 per day

$125 per week

$425 whole session (by June 1)

$450 whole session (after June 1)

Kids ages 4-12

For information call (808)664-0811, email orange.moon@mail.com, or visit website, orangemoonhawaii.com.

New Hope Sports Camp

A church-based program

June 29-July 3

2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kids ages 4-11

$35, if you sign up before June 24; $40 after June 24

Email shayna@newhopehilo.org.

Learn to Swim programs

County of Hawaii Department of Recreation

Registration will start in late May.

Here’s the website for the Aquatics Guide containing additional information:


Summer Fun

Registration for Summer Fun programs is underway on a first-come, first-served basis. Here’s a link to the Summer Fun programs:

http://records.co.hawaii.hi.us/Weblink8/browse.aspx?dbid=1&startid=57945. Please note programs offered at both Andrew’s Gym and Wai?kea Uka Gym are sold out.

3rd Annual Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp 

July 21-24

Kids ages 9-17

Department of Parks and Recreation to publicize more details in coming months.

Other leads

Camping at 

County of Hawaii Parks

Visit hawaiicounty.ehawaii.gov for online registration ($1 processing fee per camper)

Rates for camping at County of Hawaii parks are, for Hawaii residents, per night, $6 for adults (18 and over); $3 for juniors (ages 13-17); and $1 for children (12 and under)

Summer Reading Program

Hawaii State Library

Visit libraries.org

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center 

See imiloahawaii.org

Junior Music Academy 

(in Kona)

Call 331-2000

Kona Horseplay

Call 345-4696 or visit konahorseplay.com

Tiffany Edwards Hunt is the publisher of Big Island Chronicle, and a mother of two small children who will be eager to have some summertime fun with these activities.

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