Keiki with disabilities can experience surfing at upcoming free camp in Hilo
Big Island keiki with disabilities will again have the chance to catch a few waves as part of an upcoming day camp in Hilo.
The Surfers Healing Camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 at Richardson Ocean Park. Experienced surfing instructors, surfboards and life vests will be provided. The event is free for all participants.
Surfers Healing is a national organization with the goal of sharing the joy of surfing with those who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Camps are conducted worldwide, providing more than 6,000 children each year the chance to experience surfing. For the past 13 years, Surfers Healing Hawai‘i Chapter has offered children with disabilities and their families the unique experience of surfing with professionals under supervised conditions.
The December event in Hilo is offered through a partnership between Hawai‘i County, Surfers Healing Hawai‘i Chapter, the Eddie Aikau Foundation, Vans International and Double Good.
To register your child or learn more about the camp, click here. Space is limited.
For more information, call the Hawai‘i County Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Division office at 808-961-8740.