Parker Summer Camp: mixing education and fun for students

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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More than 40 students enjoyed two weeks of nature and Hawaiian studies learning from July 2 through 13 at Parker School.

The program is part of the Parker School Summer Camp, an eight-week program for 5- through 14-year-olds that started June 4 and ends July 27. It included a four-week “Arts and Athletics Camp,” the two-week “Nature and Hawaiian Camp” and two-week “Science and Fine Arts Camp.”

Parker teachers Christian Ingalls and Susan Rickards led the “Nature and Hawaiian Camp” that included expeditions to the Pu’ukohola Heiau and Pua Mau Gardens in Kawaihae and even a trek up Buster Brown. Activities included making steamed breadfruit in a fire, planting and harvesting in the garden, learning to make tapa, studying insects and plants and even enjoying water slide activities.

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