Kupu’s Kōkua Camp summer program puts kids in touch with the aina

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Kupu Kōkua Camp is a two-week summer program in partnership with the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Kupu invites youth between 12 and 17 years old to join them for a summer of hiking, camping, community service and enjoying the outdoors at incredible landscapes throughout O‘ahu.

They offer two Kupu Kōkua Camp sessions, one from June 18th through the 29th and another from July 9th through the 20th, with teams based out of Windward O‘ahu, Waipahu and the North Shore.

Kōkua Camp is a great opportunity to meet new people.

But what makes Kupu’s summer program special is that participants get to explore and learn about unique environmental and cultural sites around the island.

Kupu takes them hiking to remote locations, where they may weed invasive species, replant native plants, clean up our beaches, and investigate different stream systems, to learn how to restore our environment and the community.

They will also get to go tent camping one night at Pahole Natural Area Reserve in the Wai‘anae Mountains, where they’ll get to learn and experience a pristine, sacred native forest.

To sign up or learn more about the summer Kupu Kōkua Camp, visit Kupu’s website at http://www.kupuhawaii.org/education.  

They still have space available for their June session starting in a couple weeks, on June 18th, and are accepting applications for our second session starting on July 9th.

They hope you can join them this summer!

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