This is the time we begin to slowly re-establish our relationships outside of our household, with the greater community that includes family, friends and nature. In doing so, we believe that it should be intentional and full of aloha. Aloha Nā Keiki is dedicated to the wellbeing of our keiki and their relationships moving forward.
The meaning and essence of aloha is to exchange hā or the “breath” and thus the concept of reciprocity. It is this concept that emphasizes the intention of this camp. We hope nā keiki will gain a deeper sense of appreciation for all relations in life and learn how to practice giving and receiving aloha and mahalo in all we do. There will be a daily aloha circle, gratitude practice, and appreciation reflection. We also have planned a special ʻāina based “valentine’s day” art project.
To conclude the camp, the group will learn an oli mahalo and hula to offer to Huʻehuʻe, along with a lā’ī or ti leaf lei that we will make together. And as always, much of our activities will take place outdoors in the open air. The keiki will learn about food growing in the gardens, enjoy the bounty of our ʻāina while reciprocating with our mahalo and explore the natural world at Huehue Ranch.