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Kukulu Kumuhana 2022
Hawaiian Language & Culture
Day Camp at Lihikai in Keaukaha

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Kūkulu Kumuhana is a free, one-week summer camp, immersing Hawaiian children, youth and adults in exciting, culture-based learning in the environment. Daily activities include:

  • hana noʻeau, with materials found at Lihikai

  • mālama ʻāina, taking care of Lihikaiʻs land and water resources

  • mele, oli and hula about Keaukaha

  • preparing healthy, ʻono lunches ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi


Camp ends with a Saturday Hōʻike starting at 10:00 AM-1:00 PM where participants share with their ʻohana and the community the things they learned during the week.  This is followed by a free Hawaiian lunch for all prepared by the participants.



Lihikai located in Keaukaha, Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island, also known as Uncle Keoneʻs place.  , After you turn into Onekahakaha Beach Park, turn into the first driveway on the left.  Look for the Hawaiian flag.  


  • Drop off: 7:30 AM                 Pick-Up: 5:00 PM



  • Free Breakfast & Lunch provided every day, as well as for Hōʻike.


For questions or more information contact


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Mahalo nui to our supporters

Kūkulu Kumuhana 2022 is brought to you by Kū-A-Kanaka LLC, a native Hawaiian social enterprise with over 35 years of experience in culture-based, place-based, project-based education. 


Our fiscal sponsor is Hoʻoulu Lāhui, a Hawaiʻi Island based non-profit organization.  Funding for the camps is provided by a USDOE Education grant called Hoʻomōhala ʻIke Kumu ʻĪnana (HIKI).


Mahalo piha to Waiākea Water providing water bottles and water, Project Hawaiʻi and the Hilo Food Basket, Kahikina and Kaʻea at Kapa Radio, the Kamehameha Schools, 

and most of all our kind and generous Lihikai host and Hawaiian loea ʻAnakala Keone Turalde.

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