2024 Guide to Summer Programs for Kids

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Discover an array of enriching summer activities and educational opportunities for your keiki. We’ve put together a list of summer programs in Hawaii to help you find the perfect fit for your child’s interests and goals. Whether they’re seeking academic enrichment, artistic expression, or athletic prowess, there’s a program waiting to ignite their passion and make this summer unforgettable!

Assets School

Join Assets School this summer and experience how we can make a difference for your child! Camp Ke Kula Pa’ani promises kids in grades K-8 a fun-filled time focusing on sports, games, art classes, sciences, and experiments. Campers will experience a positive and enriching environment, with opportunities to develop friendships that will increase their self-esteem, boost their confidence, and promote independence.

Both High School and K-8 school summer sessions will also be offered. Academic programs feature an integrated curriculum similar to Asset’s regular school program. Our Enrichment programs allow students to learn new skills or pursue a passion, such as robotics, cooking, arts, and much more! Assets School provides premier educational services to gifted and dyslexic children by offering model, integrated learning environments and professional outreach programs for grades K-8.

For more information, call 808-423-1356 or visit Assets-School.org.

Ballet Hawaii

Ballet Hawaii has been enriching Hawaii’s cultural environment by teaching, promoting, presenting, and producing dance since 1976. Our non-profit organization provides opportunities for self-development, self-esteem, creativity and improved well-being for students, patrons, and audiences. Classes are focused on building self-confidence through accomplishment, and Ballet Hawaii is a leader in presenting world-class performers from the top ballet companies in the world.

This year, our summer session from June 2 to August 10 for dancers ages 3 and up allows children to experience the joys of dance in a safe, fun and supportive environment. A summer intensive is also offered from July 7 to July 27, Monday through Friday at the Honolulu School. This challenging and rewarding program is for dancers ages 7 and up and features exceptional guest teachers from Broadway and renowned ballet companies across the country.

For more information on our summer programs, please call 808-521-8600 or visit BalletHawaii.org.

COE at UH Manoa

Welcome to COE Summer Programs (formerly CRDG), where learning comes alive! UH Manoa’s popular and renowned program offers immersive education for students in grades 1-9, emphasizing experiential learning through hands-on classes and enriching field trips. Students can explore unique ecosystems in our Hawaii Nature Studies classes, both in the classroom and at diverse natural sites and labs. Our project-based STEM courses, including robotics and coding, spark curiosity and critical thinking. Additionally, we offer art, drama, and journalism courses to encourage self-expression and creativity. Join us for a summer of adventure and discovery in Hawaii!

For more information and to register, call 808-956-8176 or visit coe.hawaii.edu.

Hale Keiki School

At Hale Keiki School, we pride ourselves on providing a rigorous and carefully developed academic program. We are mindful of best practices and continually work to differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of our students. Our faculty and staff bring decades of experience with them into the classroom and are especially adept at bringing together students from around the world. The curriculum is shaped to meet the academic needs of each of our students to promote individual development through multisensory and hands-on learning.

Please call 808-423-1727 or visit HaleKeikiSchool.org for additional information about our school or summer programs.

Hanahauʻoli School

Hanahauʻoli School is offering enriching learning opportunities on our Makiki campus this summer. Full and half-day options are available for JK-4th grade students from June 10 through July 12. A week-long camp is offered for grades K-4 from July 15-19.

The Skills We Need: Our distinctive program for DOE students entering grades 2-3. Students are invited to join in multi-age, child-centered, collaborative and interactive experiences, aimed at building the foundation and skills needed for lifelong learning and engagement in our ever-changing world. Preference will be given to students who meet HI DOE Free or Reduced Lunch Eligibility status (documentation required).

JK – 4th Grade Summer School Program: We welcome students to play and learn together through multidisciplinary units. Morning and whole day options are offered at each age level. Children will enjoy age-appropriate, engaging, hands-on experiences while practicing foundational skills.

Summer programs are open to all, but space is limited. Additional information and registration is available at Hanahauoli.org.

Hanalani Schools

Hanalani summer programs offer exploration and enrichment for students in preschool through grade 12. Our summer program for preschool through grade 6, “Kai Imi Loa,” is filled with academics and activities including art, outdoor play, and fun excursions! We offer school readiness skills and reinforcement of reading, writing, and math at every grade level, as well as before-school and after-school care through grade 6. Hanalani’s summer courses for grades 7-12 are designed for enrichment, advancement, and course credit. We offer on-campus courses for core academic subjects and a wide variety of online courses.

Visit Hanalani.org to learn more or sign up today.

Hawaii Academy

Hawaii Academy is Oahu’s largest gymnastics school with three locations (Kalihi, JBPHH, and Waipahu). Movement education for children ages 1-5 starts the youngest of learners on the road to lifelong wellness. There are also classes for children, teens, adults, and elders. Activities offered include trampoline, gymnastics, tumbling, cheer training, acrobatics, apparatus, fitness, and movement education. Ninja classes, which train students for obstacle courses similar to those seen on the television show American Ninja Warrior, are one of the popular offerings at the Academy that inspires students to improve their overall physical fitness.

Recreation events include monthly fun nights, open to members and non-members ages 6 and up, where participants can practice what they have learned in classes and socialize with friends who share common interests.

For more information, please call your nearest location: Honolulu (808-842-5642); Pearl Harbor (808-422-2223); Waipahu (808-676-2222); or visit HawaiiAcademy.com.

Hawaii Baptist Academy

This summer, let your child explore, create, and grow at Hawaii Baptist Academy’s summer school. HBA values learning in an enriching community with face-to-face instruction and hands-on opportunities to collaborate and excel. We cultivate curiosity by encouraging questions and persevering for answers, and by providing opportunities to learn and try new things. Dive into engaging STEM courses, master coding essentials, or focus on reading, writing, and math skills. From active and exciting sports to unique electives, your child will have the chance to explore diverse interests and find their spark. Students entering grades K-12 from all schools are welcome!

Visit HBA.net for more information.

Hawaiian Island Twisters

Newly relocated above Regal Theatre on Iwilei Road, Hawaiian Island Twisters offers a variety of enriching gymnastic classes, including homeschool, preschool, parent and tot classes. HITS also provides girls and boys recreational classes, tumbling classes for dance and cheerleading, and competitive girls and boys teams. With over 1,000 students currently enrolled, we strive to ensure each and every student has a safe and positive gymnastics experience, accomplished through our versatile coaching staff, continuously improving facility, and structured, dynamic recreational and team programs.

For more information, call 808-839-4494 or visit HawaiianIslandTwisters.com.

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus’ 31st annual summer intensive program, OPERAtunities, is open to all students entering grade 5 through graduating seniors. Come develop and hone performance skills, solo singing skills, develop skills as a singing actor, learn Hawaiian culture, Hawaiian history and Hawaiian legends, all while making friends and having fun! This year we will be deputing our summer opera performance “Scales”, based on an original native Hawaiian story about dragons who live on Maui.

For more details, exact dates and to register, please call 808-521-2982, visit HYOC.org, or email info@hyoc.org.

Island Pacific Academy

Let your Kindergarten-Grade 8 child explore and grow this summer at Island Pacific Academy, West Oahu’s largest accredited, independent college preparatory school. New to our course offerings this year are creative art, musical exploration, cooking, and science; and for students entering grade 4 – Welcome to Hogwarts! We are also offering our popular drama camp and classes that help prepare students for their upcoming year. Our summer extended day program offers indoor and outdoor activities where students learn leadership skills and team building. Courses begin June 3 and run through July 19.

For more information, visit IslandPacificAcademy.org.

Kaimuki Christian School

Kaimuki Christian School offers an educational and interactive summer program rooted in biblical values, quality academics, and wholesome development of children at all levels. Students in grades K-8 from all schools are welcome, from June 10 – July 19. Preschool enrollment is limited to current KCS students or students enrolled for the fall. Students experience an engaging learning environment from 8 – 11:30 a.m., keeping their academic skills sharp over the summer. For preschool, we emphasize school readiness, and for elementary and middle school, we focus on strengthening math and language skills.

From 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., students enjoy age-appropriate activities that combine learning and fun, including weekly excursions. Elementary students can select from activities such as archery, cooking, crafts, coding, dance, science, and much more! Adventure awaits middle school students as they enjoy a range of outdoor activities, from hiking and beach excursions to sports and community service projects. Come join the fun and spend your Summer at KCS!

Register at KaimukiChristianSchool.org.

Keiki Kicks

Keiki Kicks is a fantastic soccer program for kids that emphasizes fun and learning through play, with our focus on developing children’s motor skills, coordination, and love for the game, all while building confidence and promoting teamwork. With experienced coaches and a supportive environment, Keiki Kicks is the perfect place for kids to learn and grow as both athletes and individuals. For keiki ages 1 to 8 years old, players of all skill levels, beginner, intermediate, and advanced, are welcomed to join.

Check out KeikiKicks.com to learn more and sign up for a session today!

Kosasa Academy

Summer is the perfect time to catch up or get ahead. Kosasa Academy offers a variety of engaging academic classes, including prescription math, Orton-Gillingham phonetic reading, essay and research writing, coding for kids, spelling and vocabulary through morphology, and multiplication mastery.

The Oahu Outdoors afternoon program gets kids into the fresh air for adventures such as lei making at a heiau (culture and history), a rocket launch at the park (chemistry and physics), Kailua Town excursions (economics, math), fun water activities, trips to the humane society and more. Summer programs will be held at our Windward location, and tutoring is always available at both of our Windward and Halawa locations.

To learn more, call 808-258-3951 or go to Kosasa.org.

Kumon Math & Reading Centers

The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. We believe it can help your child, too. At Kumon, your child will build skills that lead to success inside and outside the classroom. Our math and reading programs help children of all ages and levels become eager and independent self-learners. Unlike tutoring sessions, Kumon encourages children how to learn on their own and develop strong academic and critical thinking skills. Our students gain a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

Locate your nearest Kumon Center by calling 808-949-6284 or visit Kumon.com.

Lanakila Baptist Schools

Lanakila Baptist Schools’ well-rounded, biblically based college preparatory program of study emphasizes mastery of the fundamentals, which are vital to each student’s success in academia. Decades of successful graduates have proven our traditional system and teaching methods to be effective, enabling 100% of the graduates to receive college scholarships to universities & colleges of their choice. At LBS, your child will become an informed, discerning individual, who is solidly equipped with the knowledge and critical reasoning skills that enable success in future academic endeavors, career pursuits and life.

For more information, application, and admission requirements call 808-677-0731 or visit LBSwarriors.com.

Leahi Swim School

Leahi Swim School has been successfully teaching Hawaii to swim for over 50 years! We offer programs for students of all ages (from 6 months to adults), including both group and private lessons. At Leahi, our focus is quality instruction. That’s why the classes are small, with many offering a 5-to-2 student-to-teacher ratio. Additionally, instructors are extensively trained and certified lifeguards. Lessons are available in Honolulu at the former Saint Francis School or in Pearl City at the Momilani Community Center.

For more information, call 808-234-SWIM (7946), or visit LeahiSwimSchool.com.

Mary, Star Of The Sea

STAR Summer Academy at Mary, Star of the Sea School offers a robust collection of programs to keep your child socially and academically engaged this summer, from June 20th through July 14th. With half day and full day options available, this 4-week program is an affordable childcare solution, open to all families in Honolulu with children in grades K-8. Choose from over 20 unique programs, ranging from art and physical activities to STEM labs and more. Joining the STAR Summer Academy gives your child access to a variety of exciting programs that suit their interests or allows them to try something new. Spaces in each program are limited, so enroll now and make this a bright a summer!

Call 808-734-0208 for more information or visit StaroftheSea.org.

Maryknoll School

Your child can explore their interests and accelerate their academics through Maryknoll School’s summer programs for grades K-12. With courses from Mandarin Chinese language immersion and food preparation/nutrition to video game creation and S.T.E.M. adventure camps, your child’s summer is sure to be memorable. Elementary and middle school students can study science on state-of-the-art space 3D virtual reality computers, produce their own films, learn to cook foods from around the world, and express themselves through art and music. Scholar athletes can sign up for fitness conditioning or personal training in the Maryknoll Community Fitness Center.

The Summer Intersession Programs are perfect for continuing education between summer school and the fall semester. Your child can practice basketball skills with state championship-winning coaches, build video games, and much more! Come see what an unbelievable summer is like at Maryknoll School!

Learn more and register at MaryknollSchool.org.

Montessori Community School

Montessori Community School’s Summer Programs offer children ages 3 through 12 a fun and enriched summer, with the convenience of full-day, full-summer options for their parents. In the preschool/kindergarten program for children ages 3 to 5, our young explorers will learn about the la‘au (plants) and natural world of the Hawaiian Islands! Students entering grades 1-5 will experience different enrichment sessions while learning about the “Oceans of the World”. Registration begins in mid-March.

For more information, visit MontessoriHawaii.org or email admissions@montessorihawaii.org.

Mo’olelo Studios

Become a part of the Mo’olelo Performing Arts Studio family! Our annual Summer Musical Theatre Workshop will be held in June and July, culminating in the showcase of the Broadway musical “Seussical Jr.” Students in grades 3-12 are welcome to register for this program, but are suggested to do so as soon as possible, since participants are limited on a first come first serve basis.

Classes for the workshop will take place from June 3-July 5, Monday through Friday between 1 p.m. -4:30 p.m. at the Dr. Richard T. Mamiya Theatre on the campus of Saint Louis School. This is conveniently scheduled for students who have summer school in the morning, and for parents who would like their children kept safely in the confines of a school function while developing creative skills and self-confidence. Performances of the musical are scheduled for July 5-7.

To register or for more information, go to MooleloStudios.com.

Pas De Deux

At Pas De Deux, the owners, directors, teachers and staff are all about love, passion, and commitment to preserving dance culture and the performing arts in our local community by helping young performers to achieve the highest level of performance skill in their desired genre of dance, music or theatre. Pas De Deux offers dance classes in creative movement, ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, breakdancing, Tahitian, hula, musical theatre, and private voice lessons.

Register at PDDHI.com or call 808-671-0350 to book a FREE trial!

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

At Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum’s Summer Flight School, students in grades 6-8 will spend an action-packed week discovering the world of aviation through fast-paced STEM activities. Experiment with the forces of flight, learn about weather and atmosphere, explore the history of aviation in Hawaii, fly in our flight simulators, tackle a real-world problem using aviation assets, talk story with aviation professionals, and finish the journey with a winging ceremony!

Our 5-day Explorers Club for students in grades 3-5 encourages collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving by implementing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts in hands-on activities and experiments. All program fees include lunch, snacks, and a logo t-shirt. Space is limited, so sign up now for five days of high-flying fun!

For more information, call 808-445-9137 or visit PacificHarborAviationMuseum.org.

Quicksets Volleyball

Quicksets Volleyball Club offers an encouraging, nurturing environment for your child to learn and build their volleyball skills while also making new friends. Open to boys and girls ages 5-18, our coaches seek to build character and self-awareness in their players by challenging them to believe in their strengths, provide opportunities of hope, and be mindful of others through the game of volleyball. Scholarship opportunities are available on our website. Individual and summer programs are currently being offered.

For more information, contact the club director at quicksetsvbc@gmail.com or visit QuicksetsVBC.com.

Royal Academy of Ballet

Royal Academy of Ballet is the only Royal Academy of Dance certified school in Hawaii. Our worldwide recognized ballet program offers structured ballet classes for children as young as 3.5 years. Classes at the Royal Academy of Ballet provide technical training, rhythm, dance notation, musicality, artistic self-expression, discipline, a nurturing environment, and performance opportunities to enhance the dancers’ abilities and confidence. Royal Academy of Ballet also offers Examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance in England, which is part of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

For more information, call 808-528-0808 or visit RABHawaii.com.

Sacred Hearts Academy

Seize the summer for something new! Sacred Hearts Academy’s summer programs for boys and girls in grades 1-12 are filled with options to explore. Start a new story, wrangle robots and much more. Or, hit the mark academically. During the morning program, students in grades 1-3 embark on adventures during self-contained classes filled with hands-on activities. Those in grades 4-6 enhance their reading, writing and mathematics skills and delve into interests during two elective classes. An afternoon extended program continues the exciting summer experiences for the remainder of the day.

Students in grades 7-12 have a vast array of credit and non-credit options from which to choose. They can build foundational academic skills or pursue activities in areas of interest, including digital photography, the performing arts, robotics and much more! On-campus, online, and hybrid courses are all available. Summer at the ACADEMY will be a new experience students will never forget!

Learn more at SacredHearts.org.

Saint Andrew’s School

Whether you’re looking to catch up, get ahead, or explore new topics, St. Andrew’s Schools’ Summer School Program is a valuable and dynamic educational experience for boys and girls entering grades K-12. Students can select from a variety of academic, enrichment, and art classes in a coed setting. Our Summer Adventure Camp for students in grades K-8 offers inspired activities daily with fun skill-building exercises, team bonding, and opportunities for personal growth by exploring a different theme each week! Located in downtown Honolulu, St Andrew’s Schools is dedicated to growing learners and leaders through quality education in a supportive environment.

Learn more at StAndrewsSchools.org.

Saint Louis School

Saint Louis School is the only all-male day school in Hawaii offering a college preparatory education to students in grades K-12. The admissions process at Saint Louis School is a very personable one, with each applicant considered on his own merit with the idea that he will work towards matriculating to a college or university of his choice. As a Catholic Marianist School for young men, Saint Louis considers students with varied abilities from various socio-economic backgrounds. The Admissions Committee will consider all aspects of the application and will weigh all aspects of the application equally. The student’s desire to attend Saint Louis is highly considered.

Call 808-739-4832 for more information or visit SaintLouisHawaii.com.

Saint Patrick School

Saint Patrick School’s Summer Discovery Program provides opportunities for academic classes and exciting summer experiences for children ages 4-13. Our educational program includes classes that cover basic review to strengthen academic skills as well as a variety of enrichment classes for children who wish to expand their learning in new areas.

For more information, call 808-734-8979 or visit SaintPatrickHawaii.org.

Salvation Army’s Camp Homelani

Join The Salvation Army at Camp Homelani on the North Shore this summer for a once in a lifetime summer camp experience! We are offering 6 different week-long overnight camps to choose from for children ages 7-17, providing a healthy week of social, recreational, and spiritual activities. As a branch of the Christian Church, The Salvation Army integrates a Christian-based curriculum that provides each camper an opportunity to develop an appreciation of life and discover the wonder and joy of everyday living; and facilitate creative self-expression through thought, worship, song, work, and play.

Our dedicated staff is committed to making the camping experience special for each individual. Scholarships are available, and each child may register for up to 2 weeks.

For more information, call 808-440-1832 or go to CampHomelani.SalvationArmy.org.

Sylvan Learning Center

As Hawaii’s premier provider of supplemental education, Sylvan Learning of Mililani provides instruction and homework support in math, reading, writing, SSAT prep, SAT/ACT prep, study skills and college prep. Sylvan’s state-certified instructors’ personal approach helps students “Stay Ahead, Keep Up, or Catch Up”.

Sylvan Learning is conveniently located at Mililani Town Center, next to Zippy’s with satellite locations for instruction in Waipio and Ewa. Individualized instruction is provided in a 3:1 setting with each student working on his or her completely personalized program created through a four-step approach in which they assess, plan, teach and apply.

For more information, call 808-623-0808 or visit SylvanLearning.com and search for Mililani.

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii offers fun, safe and low-stress riding lessons at its beautiful facility in Waimanalo, with a variety of horses and ponies to suit any level. Our intersession camps provide young riders with the opportunity to build physical and mental strength while developing relationships with the horses. Watch as your child’s self-esteem skyrockets while they master the skills needed for riding and caring for the animals. Riders must be physically and mentally able to ride independently and must be at least eight years old.

For more information on regulations and registration, call 808-342-9036 or visit THHWaimanalo.org.

Tutor Doctor 

Unlock your creativity and bring art to life at Tutor Doctor Hawaii’s Summer Break S.T.E.A.M. Camp! The S.T.E.A.M Team is introducing exciting changes this year to enrich children’s learning experiences. They’re offering interdisciplinary classes that blend STEM, art, and writing into sequential projects, simulating real-world scenarios in fields like business and engineering. Hands-on challenges will sharpen problem-solving skills, and collaborative work will foster teamwork and creativity. Expect innovative projects like building animatronic robots and planning a carnival. Parents can stay updated through a daily video blog. Overall, it promises a stimulating and inclusive learning environment where education feels like play.

For more information, visit tutordoctorhawaii.com.

Play Learn Tennis With Usta

Want to learn a fun sport? The U.S. Tennis Association has been teaching Hawaii tennis for over 20 years! Affordable youth and adult tennis lessons are offered year-round at more than 15 convenient park locations across Oahu. Racquets and balls are provided, so you simply have to show up and have fun. Keiki as young as five years old are welcome to join the game.

To sign up, visit USTAHawaii.com or email us at playandlearntennis@hawaii.usta.com.

Wiki Wiki Swim School

Wiki Wiki Swim School provides private swim instruction at client-provided homes and community pools across all of Oahu. The school was founded in 2014 with a mission to make learning to swim more convenient, effective, safe and consistent. Our certified and patient instructors are highly qualified professionals who must pass an intensive screening and interview process, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching children. Most of our instructors are also certified lifeguards. All Wiki Wiki Swim School instructors are First Aid certified, and CPR certified for infants and adults.

After discussing your needs, we will match you with your handpicked instructor who will contact you to schedule lessons. Dive in and begin reaching your swimming goals!

For more information, call 808-829-6500 or visit WikiWikiSwimSchool.com.

YMCA of Honolulu

Combining fun, fitness, and friendship, the YMCA is the ideal summer destination for your children and family.

  • Summer Day Camp – The Y boasts a variety of summer day camp options, perfect for your emerging scientist, athlete, craft enthusiast, explorer, or anything else your child might be! Our camps offer weekly changing themes, and with most camps including pool time and field trips, each day is a new adventure.
  • Swimming Pools – Our heated pools ensure comfort and fun for everyone. Whether your child is a non-swimmer or looking to improve their strokes, we cater to all with our swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, starting from six months onwards. This is a perfect opportunity for your child to dive in and become a confident swimmer.
  • Camp Erdman Summer Weekly Overnight Camps – Our weekly overnight camps provide a safe environment for children to explore their interests, build new skills, and gain independence. Ranging from archery and high rope challenges to arts and crafts and campfire s’mores, our camps offer a broad range of activities. Campers can choose to add a specialty to their camp week, such as surfing, horseback riding, climbing lessons, off-site North Shore adventures, or Hawaiian cultural activities.
  • Family Staycation Weekend Camps – This is perfect for the whole family. With all meals, accommodations, and our most popular camp activities included, all you need to do is relax and enjoy quality time together in the great outdoors!
  • Y Family Memberships – A Y Family Membership offers additional benefits to your summer fun. Enjoy access to our pool, utilize our free child-watch service while you work out, and receive up to a 20% discount on all the above summer adventures.

Thanks to generous donors, financial aid is available for memberships, programs, and camps to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have the best summer ever. So, come and join us this summer! We can’t wait to see you!

For more information, call 808-678-4296 or visit YMCAhonolulu.org.

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