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HPA Accepting Registration for Summer Programs

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The Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy in Waimea is now accepting registration for a series of Summer programs open to kids ranging from toddlers up to 12th graders.

For registration and information, contact 808-881-4088 or [email protected], or visit the HPA school website.  Registration forms are available for download online.

HPA will be offering the following programs:

Junior Tennis Camps: May 25-August 18

HPA tennis coach Jeff Lewis has planned nine four-day sessions for children ages 6-17 of all ability levels. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and emphasize the development of proper

technique of all strokes. Each player will be coached in various aspects of match play, including strategy, which will be customized for the playerʻs level. Fee: $192 per week.


For more information and registration, contact Jeff Lewis at 808-881-4037 or e-mail [email protected].

Equestrian Camps: June 2-4 and June 9-11

The daily three-hour equestrian camp, open to all students eight years and older, offers a diverse training regimen designed to create a working knowledge of the aids and mechanics involved when riding English, as well as proper grooming and tacking procedures. Instruction will encourage students to enhance and challenge their existing equestrian knowledge, or, for beginners, learn stable management and basic riding skills. Fee: $80 per day.

The weekly two-hour Friday Riding Program, also is open to students eight years and older. During the summer, the riding program runs from 3 to 5 p.m. This ongoing program gives students an opportunity to ride on the field with one instructor or head up into the hills with another instructor. Fee: $40 per session.

Trail rides can be arranged on an individual basis. Fee: $35/hour (two-hour minimum).


For more information, registration, or to arrange a trail ride, contact Judy Folk (808-885-4302 or 808-937-2569) or Laura Rose (808-885-7194 or 808-895-6632).

Ka Makani Basketball Camp 2015: June 3-5

HPA varsity basketball coaches Dave Huntington and Fred Wawner will lead the camp for rising fifth through tenth grade girls and boys. The camp will focus on skill development, footwork fundamentals, and team and in-game instruction in a fun atmosphere. Camps runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for rising grades 5-7 and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for rising grades 8-10. Fee: $75.

For more information and registration, contact Fred Wawner at 808-881-4290 or e-mail [email protected].

Summer Swim Academy: June 8-July 31


Three two-week sessions are scheduled, with lessons held Monday through Thursday. Students will receive a half-hour of instruction each day with free swim available from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. This is a great opportunity to learn to swim or to advance one’s swimming technique and endurance, as all levels of classes are provided–From Parent and Tot to Pre-Team.

If you are not sure what level your child might be, we strongly recommend an assessment. Ten-minute assessments at the HPA Dowsett Pool will be offered between 3 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 24, and by appointment in June.

Please contact Coach Sarie Imonen at [email protected] to reserve an assessment time. Fee: $100 per session.

Summer Outdoor Program: June 11-July 2

HPAʻs new Summer Outdoor Program offers students entering grades 8-12 a rare opportunity to experience some of Hawai’i’s most beautiful, remote, and memorable land and seascapes, while participating in service learning programs with local non-profit environmental organizations.

This 21-day program is a transformational adventure for students to challenge themselves physically and mentally with guidance and support from HPA’s enthusiastic and experienced professional leaders. The

program creates a unique space for young men and women to marry academics and fieldwork together, while learning about Hawai’iʻs rich history and culture. Activities will include multiple backpacking

destinations to pristine valleys and beaches, active water sports in a variety of ecosystems, and working with environmental organizations to regenerate native habitats in isolated preserves. Fee: $4,000 (financial aid available).

Ka Makani Kids Camp: June 15-July 24

Three two-week sessions are scheduled. The weekday camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPA Upper Campus for rising kindergarten through fifth grade students. Campers will explore “go-green” concepts in an integrated, hands-on environment. Group and team-building activities focus on stories and geography of Waimea, paniolo culture, and renewable energy experiments. Fee includes camp T-shirt, daily lunch, snacks, and supplies. Fee $450 per session. Call 808-881-4088, or e-mail [email protected].

Summer Session: June 30-July 24

Our diverse Summer Session offers enrichment and unique study opportunities for boarding and day students entering grades 6-12. New high school credit classes this summer are Marine Science Seminar that offers a four-hour daily hands-on discovery of Hawai‘iʻs unique marine environment, Open Water Scuba Certification with an Introduction to Hawaii’s Reef Ecology, where students earn their open water diver certification and use their underwater expertise to study Hawaiian coral reef ecology.

Chicken Skin Stories and Obake provides an introduction to major theoretical and historical perspectives on myth, magic, mysticism, and the sacred, with an emphasis on mysterious and extraordinary phenomena!

Two-hour enrichment courses for students in grades 9 through 12 include comprehensive test preparation with BEST SAT Tutorial Service, Algebra II, Creative Writing, Videography, Driver’s Education, and Dance, and more.

New Middle School offerings include How to Grow a World-Class Giant Pumpkin, where students will immerse themselves in all aspects of agriculture and learn about recycling, reducing, re-using and

composting. Another new offering is Robotics, a multifaceted discipline that aims to automate and explore the world using programmable mechanical devices. Other Middle School classes include: Algebra I, Ceramics, School of Rock, and more. Tuition: $4,900 (boarding). Fee for individual courses: $550/class.



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