Applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual HUOA Children’s Cultural Day Camp, “Warabi Ashibi — Children at Play,” set for June 11-15 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. The highly successful program for youngsters 8 to 13 years old was developed in 1995 by HUOA staffer Karen Kuba-Hori. “Warabi Ashibi — Children at Play” introduces young children and teens to the Okinawan cultural heritage in a fun environment.

The week-long program begins at 9 a.m. and wraps up at 2:30 p.m.

Among the planned activities are: Okinawan cooking, Okinawan music and dance, paranku drumming and drum-making, ikebana, raku pottery-making, Okinawan textile-making, old-time plantation games, Okinawa/Japanese arts and crafts, Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language), and more.

The registration fee is $50 for one child, $95 for two, and $140 for three children. To qualify for the multiple-child discount, children must come from the same household. The registration fee covers supplies, a camp T-shirt, an excursion fee and a supervised overnight sleep-over at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 children who apply; the leader-to-child ratio is one leader to 10 children.

Adults and high school students are also being sought to serve as volunteer leaders. Training will be provided.

Call Karen Kuba-Hori at 676-5400 to volunteer, or for more information.


Monday - Friday, June 11 - 15, 2001, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center

Child’s name ___________________ Age ___ Sex ____ T-shirt size _____

Child’s name ___________________ Age ___ Sex ____ T-shirt size _____

Child’s name ___________________ Age ___ Sex ____ T-shirt size _____

Address __________________________ Phone: __________

Parent or Legal Guardian ____________________________

Workplace phone ___________ Home phone _____________

Registration fee includes one camp T-shirt. Additional shirts can be purchased: $7 each for youth sizes, $10 for adult sizes.

Registration fees:

$50 (one child) $_________

$95 (two children) $_________

$140 (three children) $_________

Add $45 for each additional child $_________

$25 Junior Leader fee (age 14 or older) $_________

Additional shirts: How many _____ Size _____ $______

Total amount enclosed: $_______

Please make check payable to HUOA Cultural Day Camp and mail to HUOA, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipahu, HI 96797

Additional forms and information will be mailed to you upon acceptance. Ippe nihei deebiru!