When you arrive at camp in Hawaii, you'll be greeted with a warm "Aloha" welcome from your camp counselors and fellow campers. You'll be given a tour of our camp facilities and your accommodations. We have clean, spacious cabins with comfortable beds and private showers and bathrooms for you.
After settling in, it's time to get started! You may have lessons every day or a few times a week. Your camp counselor / surfing instructors will begin by teaching you the basics of surfing such as how to paddle, pop up and ride a wave. They'll also teach you about ocean safety and wave judgement and selection, such as how to read the waves and currents.
As you progress in your surfing skills, you'll move on to more advanced techniques. This may include , turning on your surfboard and maneuvering on the wave. Your instructors will be with you every step of the way providing guidance and feedback to help you improve your surfing technique.
In addition to surfing, you will have the opportunity to enjoy many other activities and adventures during your camp session. You will go snorkeling, hiking, sightseeing, and exploring nearby Hawaiian towns and beaches. These additional activities are a fantastic way to take a break from surfing and experience all that Hawaii has to offer.
One of the best things about learning to surf at Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii is the community you'll be part of. You will meet other kids and teens from around the world who share your passion for the sport of surfing and enjoying camp life. You will form tight bonds over your shared experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Attending summer camp in Hawaii while learning to surf will be an unforgettable experience for you. From the world-class waves to the experienced instructors and vibrant surf community, there's no better place to learn how to surf. So pack your bags and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. We'll even provide the surfboards! :)
While Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii's summer camp program will be located on the island of Oahu for summer 2023, excited to announce that we are planning to expand to other islands, including Hawaii, Maui, and the Big Island, in 2024.
While we had originally planned to expand to other islands for summer 2023, we have made the decision to focus on providing an exceptional camp experience on Oahu exclusively for the time being.
Our team has conducted first-hand research on other Hawaiian islands over the past two years including visiting Maui and the Big Island to speak with local experts and community members, explore the natural environments, learn about the history and traditions of the Hawaii, and find and test suitable camp activities and program locations for campers.
We're confident this summer's camp on Oahu will be a fantastic experience, and we can't wait to see everything our campers will accomplish and enjoy. We hope your child will join us for what promises to be an unforgettable summer.
Meanwhile, remember to keep your camper's schedule open for summer 2024! You can be sure all our research, development, planning and preparation will result in a well-rounded and engaging camp experience that your campers will love.
Hawaii is an incredible destination for a summer camp experience, offering campers the opportunity to explore beautiful natural landscapes, learn about the unique culture of the islands, and participate in a wide range of exciting activities. One of the highlights of Aloha Beach Camp's Hawaii summer camp program is the opportunity to go on field trips to some of the most beautiful and interesting places on the Island of Oahu.
Whether it's snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of Shark's Cove, surfing at world-famous Waikiki Beach, or visiting the Dole Pineapple Plantation, camper have no shortage of incredible field trip destinations. Campers at Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii will have the chance to experience the beauty and diversity of the Oahu firsthand, making memories that will last a lifetime.
In addition to the natural beauty of Hawaii, there are also many cultural and historical sites that are perfect for field trips. Campers will have the chance to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center on the island of Oahu, learn about the history of WW2 at Pearl Harbor, and see traditional hula performances on the beach. These excursions provide campers with a unique and educational experience, allowing them to learn more about the history and culture of Hawaii.
Of course, field trips at a Hawaii summer camp are not just about learning and exploration – they are also about having fun! Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and experiences, such as taking on the high ropes course, stand-up paddleboarding, and ziplining. These exciting adventures provide campers with a chance to challenge themselves and try new things, all while enjoying the beauty and warmth of the Hawaiian Islands.
In short, field trips are an integral part of the Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii summer camp experience. They provide campers with the opportunity to explore Oahu, learn about Hawaiian history and culture, and have fun in a beautiful and unique environment. So if you're considering sending your child to a summer camp in Hawaii, be sure to look for a program like ours that offers a variety of exciting and engaging field trip options – your child will thank you for it!
When you think of going to summer camp in Hawaii, the potential for fun speaks for itself. In many cases, parents want to make sure their kids will learn to surf when signing up for Aloha Beach Camp's Hawaii summer camp experience. The short answer is, "Of course!" Surfing was invented in Hawaii. We wouldn't let your child miss it!
How Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii's Surfing Activity Works
Campers will learn to surf at world-famous Waikiki Beach. It's a great place to learn to surf because it's a beginner-friendly beach with small, long, rolling gentle waves with a soft sandy bottom.
Our certified camp counselor/surf instructions will have surfboards on hand that are appropriate for your camper's size, experience and skill level. Our staff will give your child a surfing lesson which will include the basics of surfing including paddle technique, popping up onto the board, and riding the wave.
At first, campers will learn to surf on the sand, gradually moving into the shallow ocean water and then moving out to catch bigger waves.
As campers improve, our staff will encourage them to continue to challenge themselves by trying new techniques and riding different types of waves.
Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii's surfing activities include safety lessons and surf etiquette as well. Campers will learn how to become aware of their surroundings and follow beach, wave and ocean safety guidelines, such as staying within designated swimming areas and respecting other surfers.
What Does Surfing Feel Like?
As they paddle hard and pop up onto their surfboard, your child will feel the rush of the wind and the spray of the water in their face. As they ride the waves and improve their surfing technique, they will feel a sense of freedom and exhilaration like nothing they've ever experienced before.
Eventually, your child will catch the perfect wave. It may be a big wave, or a small one. It may be a powerful wave that towers over them as they paddle towards it. Or maybe it will be a gentle wave. Either way, your child will take a deep breath and go for it, paddling hard and popping up onto their board. The wave will carry them along. They will feel like they're flying. They will surf the wave all the way from the ocean to the shore, where they will come to a triumphant stop in the sand.
Imagine the sense pride and accomplishment they will feel! Surfing with us at Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii this summer will be a thrilling experience your child will never forget.
Could there be anything better for a child to go to summer camp in Hawaii!? We can't think of anything. In fact, we put together this list of the best reasons for kids to attend camp in Hawaii at Aloha Beach Camp this summer:
Hawaii Surf Camp Details
Aloha Beach Camp provides many fun activities for boys, girls, kids and teens at our summer camp program in Hawaii. Surfing is perhaps the most popular among the campers. We are always heartened to see that so many campers want to learn to surf!
When you really think about is, you can see why campers are so fired up about learning to surf.
Surfing is a safe, health, and fun activity, not to mention the sport was invented in Hawaii! And best of all, it takes place outdoors -- quite an appealing notion considering kids have been cooped up inside so long from COVID!
But how exactly does our surf camp work?
The Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii Surf Camp Program is a unique experience; a complete immersion in the Hawaiian Culture. Located on the beautiful island of Oahu, with surfing as its central focus, the camp will teach the fundamentals of surfing from a uniquely Hawaiian point of view at world-famous Waikiki Beach.
Welcoming kids between the ages of 7 to 16, campers will learn surfing technique and ocean-safety skills. Camp participants learn the basic techniques of riding waves, water safety, and the ocean environment.
Evening activities allow participants the special opportunity to learn about Polynesian culture and the ancient Hawaiian lifestyle which centered around the sea. Local Hawaiian surfers help teach the surfing, and well-known Hawaiian heritage specialists make guest appearances each evening to pass along their local lore.
Daily surf sessions are designed to build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of surfing and ocean science. Knowledgeable instructors team up in small peer groups that are age and skill appropriate. Lessons are then customized and specific to each group’s needs.
A maximum of four camper participants per instructor ensures consistency, familiarity and a vast amount of individualized attention guaranteeing acceleration in confidence, fitness
and personal growth.
If your child wants to learn to surf this summer and is looking for an epic sleepaway summer camp experience unavailable anywhere else, discover Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii!
If you were meaning to sign up for Aloha Beach Camp's Hawaii summer program but missed the March 1 early bird discount deadline, you'll be glad to know we extended the expiration date to April 1. That means you still have another month to save money. Sign up here to register for camp and save!
In this case, it's important to note we do not cook with peanuts for our campers and guests, however, we do have peanut products in the kitchen. As we have staff that live on site, they cook with peanut products. There are also some products that are processed in facilities that have peanuts in our kitchen.
So even though we do not serve peanut products for camp meals, in this particular camper's case she probably would not be a candidate to attend Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii, simply from a food safety standpoint.
If your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions you are concerned about, please let us know so we can walk you through the steps we'll take to keep your child healthy and safe.
Open House Video Presentation
We hosted on online open house tonight and recorded the presentation for those who missed it. Hope you find the video informative. We will have another open house soon! Leave us a comment below if you'd like to be notified about our next open house, likely to take place January 2022.
Ocean Kayaking With Sea Turtles? Fun!
Ever wanted to kayak with sea turtles? Now you can! Join us in Hawaii this summer for summer camp and hop on your very own kayak right in front of your cabin in our calm cove. The water is clear, warm and glassy so you can see everything! We kayak in the morning so there's limited wind and you can paddle your kayak easily. It's so much fun and an experience you'll remember forever. Campers tell us all the time ocean kayaking was their favorite activity at camp. Maybe you will do the same :)
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