Programs

Week 1: Marine Biology (July 7-13)

Marine Biology

Kaua’i is known as “Hawaii’s Garden Isle,” and is the oldest of the main islands of Hawaii. Given its lush rainforest, volcanic origins, and remote location, our camp is the perfect place to study marine biology! Join us as we discover how flora and fauna interact in this rich ecosystem that is known for hosting various species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles as well as several species currently listed as endangered. We will also explore the over 80 species of birds and thousands of species of plant life of Kaua’i, including some of the most beautiful and fragrant flowers in the world!

Lesson Examples
  • Sea Turtles & Magnetic Fields: Explore how sea turtles are born with a “magnetic map” that helps them navigate the ocean, and learn how to use magnetic fields for navigation.
  • Tea Time: By making the perfect cup of tea using a luminosity sensor, explore if diffusion has an effect on light traveling through the tea-steeped water.

Week 2: Earth & Space (July 14-20)

For thousands of years, we have looked to the heavens with wonder. Today, more than ever, we look with hope — hope that space might provide for us what the Earth always has: a home. Come discover what’s being done to make lunar and Martian colonization a reality. Explore the challenges that lay ahead of us. Examine our current home so that you can help blaze the path to our future home. You will not only gain a deeper understanding of earth and space science, but have the opportunity to become a pioneer in each!

Lesson Examples
  • Color & Heat Absorption: Do different colors absorb different amounts of heat energy from the sun and what colors of light are reflected from colored paper?
  • Sunscreen Science: Do more expensive brands of sunscreen protect from UV radiation better, worse or the same as less expensive sunscreen?
  • Sound Waves: What is sound? How is it transmitted and what gives us the ability to hear different sounds? Whether you are a musician producing music or a game developer engineering 3D graphics, knowing the science behind waves plays an important part of understanding our world.

 

Activities

Excursions & Activities*
(Weather permitting/subject to change)

    • Local beaches
    • Luau
    • Meditation
    • Yoga
    • Campfires
    • Hula & Polynesian Dancing
    • Grass Skirt Making
    • Drumming
    • Mountain Tubing
    • Stargazing
    • Day Trips
    • Sightseeing
    • Hiking
    • Sports & Games
    • Snorkeling
    • Ocean Swimming
    • Surf Lessons
    • Boogie Boarding
    • Swimming with Sea Turtles
    • Ocean Kayaking
    • Ziplining
    • Paddleboarding

Community Service Opportunities

Each week at Camp Kahili will include service to the Kaua’i community.