Summer’s here! LHES students are officially out of school, which means there’s plenty of free time for the beach, barbecues and playing in the park. Luckily, many organizations on Lanai have fun and interesting youth programs to keep kids occupied and help them learn something new.
Stay fit at Lanai Community Health Center
Active keiki will love the lineup of youth sports classes at Lanai Community Health Center. Kids can learn basic soccer skills, participate in gymnastics and have fun practicing the fundamentals of boxing. All classes are free (donations are accepted) and admissions are on a rolling basis.
- Youth soccer (ages 5–10), Dole Park, Saturdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
- Youth beginner gymnastics (ages 5–10), Pedro Dela Cruz Gym, Mondays, 2–2:45 p.m.
- Youth advanced gymnastics (ages 5–10), Pedro Dela Cruz Gym, Mondays, 2:45–3:30 p.m.
- Youth boxing (ages 10 and older), LCHC multi-purpose room, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Classes are canceled in June and will resume in July.
Learn a new sport with Pulama Lanai
Pulama Lanai is hosting a series of sports camps this summer. Applications can be picked up at Lanai Community Pool, or you may contact Christian Yumol at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Transportation from the parking lot by the tennis courts to the sports camp site is included.
- Tennis Camp runs from June 19–22, 2–3 p.m. and 3–4 p.m. at the Four Seasons Tennis Courts. Keiki ages 7–16 are welcome to learn basic tennis techniques and rules of the game. $25 per child.
- Golf Camp runs from June 25–28, 9–11 a.m. at Manele Golf Course. This free course teaches basic golf techniques and rules for children from 7–16.
- Paddling Camp teaches basic canoe paddling from 9 a.m.–noon on July 9–13 at Hulopoe Beach. This camp is for students entering grades 4–6. $25 per child.
Immerse yourself in culture and history
Students passionate about exploring Lanai’s rich history and culture should sign up for E Ike Hou Ia Lanai, an immersive two-week program organized by Lanai Culture & Heritage Center.
E Ike Hou Ia Lanai (“to know Lanai once again”) provides many diverse experiences for 7th through 12th graders. Students learn about historic Hawaiian literature, environmental science, creative writing and art through field schools and hands-on activities. Most importantly, they learn good stewardship practices by working in the living environment.
E Ike Hou Ia Lanai is supported by a grant from the state legislature, Pulama Lanai, Kamehameha Schools, the Lanai Archaeological Committee and others, making it free of charge to students. It runs from July 9–20.
No matter what our keiki do this summer, let’s make sure they stay safe and have fun!