Na Kama Kai

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews


PO Box 240039 Honolulu HI 96824 USA


Na kama kai's (children of the sea) mission is to empower youth by creating, conducting and supporting ocean-based programs, specifically targeting ocean safety and conservation awareness in order to increase the capacity of youth in the community through hawaiian values, culture and environmental education.

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the Hawaiian Islands


one-on-one interactions with professional surfers, watermen and waterwomen, lifeguards, firefighters, marine scientists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, and ocean rescue instructors. The clinics provide a positive, nurturing, and controlled environment enabling keiki to become confident in the ocean through a personally guided experience. Participants learn Hawaiian stories related to the event location, help shape traditional wooden boards, and learn about traditional Hawaiian ocean culture through the contemporary perspective of ocean professionals. Nā Kama Kai programs target all youth from 2 to 18 years of age in many different cultural settings. Currently most of the programs occur on the Island of O’ahu, and to a lesser extent on the other neighbor islands of Hawai’i. Also, ocean clinics have been held at Papeete, Tahiti, Dana Point CA, and Japan and have demonstrated that the programs provided by Nā Kama Kai can serve as a model for other coastal communities.

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4desoto's Review for Na Kama Kai

Rating: 5 stars  

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Nā Kama Kai Has inspired me to be a better person in my community. Through volunteerism I have discovered that there are may wonderful people on planet who will work their hardest to serve others. Passion for a better society runs strong in all of the volunteers that I have met at Nā Kama Kai. Mahalo to all who support the mission of Nā Kama Kai.

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