Honokoa Newsletter Fall 2017
5th Annual Nā Kilo ‘Āina Camp
Honokoa Fall 2017 Newsletter
KCA is hosting the 5th annual Nā Kilo ‘Āina camp from Oct . 9-13 (campers check in and set up camp on the 8th). The purpose of this camp is to engage our community members in caring for our shorelines and fisheries to work towards a sustainable future. KCA’s vision is to Ehuehu i ka pono (Thriving in balance) With the high dependency on imported goods and the continued disconnect our people have from our ʻāina (lands and oceans) there is a growing concern for the survival of our people living here on islands that are so dependent on external sources. Our vision, thriving in balance, is a testament to our desire and hope that we are striving to not simply survive but to THRIVE.
We hope to broaden and expand on our understanding of place and find ways in which we can continually contribute to the health and wellness of Kawaihae. Our camp will strengthen our relationship to place by supporting responsible ocean dwellers/user who will continue to care for our islands. We will be strengthening the KILO or observer in each of us through various workshops on mo’olelo, fish and shoreline surveys, lifecycle and reproduction workshops, snorkeling and shoreline exploration, art and music, canoe culture, sustainable/healthy living, etc. Let’s begin the journey to better understand the many moods and characteristics of South Kohala to achieve a state of ‘Āina Momona.
We will be camping at Hālau Kukui and there is limited space. Please indicate in your family application if you would like to be an overnight-camper or a day-camper. Please note that ALL overnight campers are counted as participants and are expected to participate in activities of the camp. We will be in a secure site and everyone must remain within the area of the camp.
For applications or more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-640-3195.
This camp is made possible through a grant by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and other community funders, with support from Nā Maka o Papahānaumokuākea, UH Sea Grant College Program, UH Hilo/PACRC, Nā Kalai Wa‘a, Ala Kahakai National Park Service, Liquid Robotics, The Nature Conservancy, Department of Transportation, Puaka‘ilima Surf Park,and many other community partners.