2023 Kahilu Summer Camps

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(Photo courtesy: Kahilu Theatre)

Kahilu Theatre is offering a variety of summer camps for keiki starting June 27.

Kahilu summer camps help introduce keiki to the arts, or nurture an already developing interest. Camps offer opportunities to learn and discover new skills. Space is limited. Some scholarships are available to qualified families.

(Photo courtesy: Kahilu Theatre)

Aerial Dance (by Prince Dance)

  • June 27 – July 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuition: $325
  • Ages: 8–18

This aerial dance camp will explore the wonderful world of dancing in the air. Over the course of the week, the camp will delve into aerial silks, trapeze and lyra. Participants also will get grounded, stronger and more flexible with classes in ballet, acrobatics, yoga and pilates. Each day will include a group warm up, technique classes, choreography and improvisation. Beginners and intermediate aerialists are welcome. There will be a final performance on the last day of camp.  Click here to register.

(Photo courtesy: Kahilu Theatre)

Kahilu Performing Arts Workshop (KPAW)

  • July 17 – 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuition: $450
  • Ages: 6–12

Kahilu Performing Arts Workshop is a two-week summer musical theater performing arts camp. Founded in 2011, the Kahilu Performing Arts Workshop introduces youth to dynamic aspects of the performing arts.

Students play acting games that involve physical awareness, improvisation and communication. They rehearse musical numbers daily, learning songs and dances, along with a script co-written by teachers and campers. Campers participate in daily electives of their choice, including songwriting, playwriting, dance, improv and art.

At the end of the two weeks, campers perform a show for their ‘ohanas. All the Kahilu Performing Arts Workshop teachers are theatre professionals from Hawai‘i Island, assisted by local high school and college students pursuing a theatre education. There will be a final performance on the last afternoon of the workshop. Click here to register.

(Photo courtesy: Kahilu Theatre)

Kapena School of Music

  • July 31 – Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuition: $325
  • Ages: 7–13

Beginner to intermediate levels are welcome to join in the fun for a one week music camp where they will be taught ‘ukulele, voice and intro to music theory. The camp also also will be incorporating the importance of music-making, language, the arts and Hawaiian culture.

This week-long music camp will wrap up in true Waimea fashion with a ho‘ike performance at Kahilu Theatre for family and friends to enjoy and share in the celebration of everything these keiki have learned. Click here to register.

If a class or camp does not have sufficient enrollment to go forward, Kahilu reserves the right to cancel the activity, with refunds.

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