Small 'kine' explorers
Children ages 4 and 5 years
Camp Menehune introduces keiki to the animal kingdom with fun and engaging activities including entertaining lessons with sensory biofacts, crafting activities, songs, stories, animal tours, keeper talks and games all oriented around age appropriate weekly themes. All participants must be potty-trained to attend camp. To get discounted prices on our Education programs, sign up to become a member today!
Safety comes first! Please note that the following is required for all children attending Zoo Camp. In the unlikely event of an illness or emergency, Instructors need to be able to easily communicate with both the child and the parents or guardians.
- All children attending camp MUST be able to speak and understand English, translators are not available.
- A United States cellphone contact number must be available on the first day of Camp or the child may not attend. For international visitors, please rent or purchase a prepaid cellphone. Hotel phone numbers are not accepted.
Members: $250 (PER WEEK)
Non-members: $300 (PER WEEK)
Members: $50 (PER WEEK)
Non-members: $60 (PER WEEK)
Since our Aftercare is limited, it is on a first come, first serve basis.
Summer Camp dates
June 6 – June 10
June 13– June 17
June 20 – June 24
June 27 – July 1
July 5 – July 8 (4-day week)
July 11 – July 15
July 18 – July 22
July 25 – July 29
August 1 – August 5
August 8 – July 12
Summer Camp Weekly Themes and Description
Week 1 (June 6-10): ABC Animals
Are you able to name an animal for each letter of the alphabet? If you can’t, not to worry! After a week at the zoo, you’ll be able to name one, two, or three.
Week 2 (June 13-17): Animal ‘Ohana
‘Ohana means family, but family can mean many different things depending on what kind of animal you are.
Week 3 (June 20-24): Wild Artists
Let’s get in touch with our creative side! Learn the creative techniques animals use in nest building, attracting mates, and so much more.
Week 4 (June 27-July 1): Future Conservationists
What does it mean to conserve an animal species? What professionals work in the field of conservation? These and other questions will be answered this week as we explore the fascinating world of conservation.
Week 5 (July 5-8): What’s for Lunch
Even animals have favorite foods, and some species can even create whole new habitats, just from what they eat.
Week 6 (July 11-15): Under the Sea
Let’s dive into the animal world under the ocean to discover the fascinating creatures we don’t often get to see. As a special treat we will take a field trip to visit our neighbors at the Waikīkī Aquarium
Week 7 (July 18-22): Animal Adaptations
From how they move to how they blend into their environment, animals are designed for survival. Let’s take a closer look at how adaptation plays an important role in the daily lives of animals.
Week 8 (July 25-29): Wild Hawai‘i
Discover how some animals crossed an entire ocean to make Hawai‘i like no other place on Earth.
Week 9 (August 1-5): Jungle Boogie
Get down and boogie to the sounds of nature and see who in the jungle has the best dance moves.
Week 10 (August 8-12): Zoo Careers
Find out what jobs you could do if you ever wanted to work at a zoo!
Policies for ALL Programs
Booking in advance is required, as spots fill up quickly. Please note that we do not refund for missed or partially missed days and some elements of our programs may change due to animal and staff availability.
Classes for children are held, rain or shine, in Hale ʻImi ʻIke (unless otherwise noted). All programs require participants to book in advance and wear closed-toe, covered shoes during their time at the Zoo. All participants must be potty-trained to attend camp.