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The Kahala Keiki Club

The Kahala Keiki Club

Our Keiki Club is a place for kids to have fun and learn about Hawaiian culture at the same time.

‘Keiki’ is the Hawaiian word for child, and at The Kahala they have their own special club. It’s the perfect place for 5 to 12 year olds to make friends and to learn about our beautiful islands and rich Hawaiian culture in a safe and fun environment, all while Mom and Dad relax and enjoy being at The Kahala.

The Keiki Club offers a well-rounded schedule of outdoor and indoor experiences for our young guests that are unique to Hawaii. Through daily themed activities, keiki will gain a deeper understanding of Hawaiian culture, history, environment and traditions while creating lasting memories.

General Activities for Keikis include:

  • Reef walking
  • Snorkeling
  • Hawaiian Legend storytelling
  • Bamboo pole fishing
  • Lei making
  • Hula Dancing
  • Hawaiian Art
  • Hawaiian Instruments
  • Outdoor Makahiki Games
  • Pool or Beach Swimming
  • Hawaiian Rubber Stamp Postcards
  • Hawaiian Luggage Tags
  • Hawaiian Bookmarks
  • Discover Hawaiian Tidepools
  • Hawaiian Trasure/Shell Collecting
  • Coconut Frond Fish
  • Lauhala Bracelets
  • Hawaiian Seashell Rafia Bracelets
  • Coconut Hunt/Painting
  • Hawaiian Musical Chairs/Freeze Dance
  • Daily Cultural Activities at Kahala Hotel

"I'm in love"

This place is beautiful! Very Hollywood glamour of mad men! I love sitting at the seaside grill enjoying a cocktail with a wonderful staff and watching my kids in the ocean. The rooms are clean, roomy, and I love the style. So many places throughout the hotel to enjoy a drink or tea while reading or admiring the view. My kids loved the stingray lagoon and the Kahala Keiki Club... Has become one of my favorite spots!

- by Jjberdy June 2014

The Kahala Keiki Club Registration Times
9 am for the Morning Program
12 noon for the Afternoon Program

Under the Sea
Hawaiian word of the day: Kai "Ocean"

9:00am Volcanoes and Legends
Aloha Kakahiaka
“Good Morning”
Let’s learn about volcanoes and Madam Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire. Then it’s time to get sand between our toes as we build a giant, explosive sand volcano, complete with flowing red lava.

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Seashell Picture Frames
Aloha Auina La
“Good Afternoon”
Seashell Picture Frames Let’s head to the sand on a hunt for shells, which we’ll use to make our one-of-a-kind seashell picture frame. We’ll create a lasting memory of your visit.

4:00PM Pick-up
Aloha a Hui Hou
“Until We Meet Again”

Hawaiian Skies
Hawaiian word of the day: Wakea “Sky”

9:00am Kite Flying
Decorate and assemble your very own sled kite. We’ll fly them high in the famous Hawaiian trade winds. You can take the kite home as a souvenir from the Keiki Club.

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Kahala Kitchen Tour
In Hawaiian, `Ai Pono means ‘eat well.’ Let’s visit Kahala’s famous chefs where we learn how to create Kahala magic in the kitchen.

4:00PM Pick-up
Aloha a Hui Hou
“Until We Meet Again”

Fishy Friends
Hawaiian word of the day: I'a "Fish"

9:00am Bamboo Pole Fishing 
Let’s go fishing! Drop a line from the rock jetty in hopes of catching fish. While we patiently wait for fish to bite we will learn about the different reef fish that live in our Hawaiian waters

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Gyotaku Fish Prints
We’ll paint actual fish to create colorful fish prints called gyotaku. This technique was originally used by Japanese fishermen to record the sizes of their catch. Now it is a well-loved art form in Hawaii.

4:00PM Pick-up
Aloha a Hui Hou
“Until We Meet Again”

Island Treasures
Hawaiian word of the day: Hoaloha “Friend”

9:00am Treasure Hunt
Join a search for ocean treasures that wash up onto the sandy Kahala Beach. We’ll collect beautiful shells, coral, driftwood and more.

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Snorkeling
Let’s take our learning underwater. The smooth, shallow waters of Kahala Beach provide an excellent and safe area for snorkel lessons. Once we get comfortable with our equipment the search begins for coral, crab holes, fish, seaweed and sunken treasures!

4:00PM Pick-up
Aloha a Hui Hou
“Until We Meet Again”

Aloha Friday
Hawaiian word of the day: Ohana “Family”

9:00am Makahiki Games
Like the Olympics, ancient Hawaiians competed in games of strategy and strength to sharpen their minds and bodies. Maukaukau “Are You Ready?” Let’s try our hand at UluMaika ‘lawn bowling,’ Moa Pahe`e ‘dart sliding’ and Konane ‘checkers.’

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Lei Making & Hukilau Hula
We’ll string brightly colored lei to wear as we learn the Hukilau, a hula which tells a story of a fishing party. We’ll even get to practice throwing a net that the ancient Hawaiian fishermen used. Remember to take your lei home to give to someone you love.

4:00PM Pick-up
Aloha a Hui Hou
“Until We Meet Again”

Discover Hawaii
Hawaiian word of the day: Hau`oli “Happy”

9:00am Reef Exploration Walk
We’re off on an adventure to our secret spot with scoop nets, buckets and swim shoes to find various reef animals. Crabs, sea cucumbers, shrimp, reef fish and sea urchins are some of the cool critters we’ll come across.

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Beach Olympics
Get set to challenge your friends in sandy sports, such as beach bucket relays, water balloon toss, sand castle building, sea horseshoes, beach ball bonanza and shark tooth hunt. Our prize will be shave ice, a cool island treat.

4:00PM Pick-up
Aloha a Hui Hou
“Until We Meet Again”

Creature Feature
Hawaiian word of the day: Malihini “Visitor”

9:00am Sand Crabbing
Aloha Kakahiaka
“Good Morning”
Quiet feet and quick nets are all we’ll need to catch the tiny sand crabs on Kahala beach. The ghost crabs blend in so well with the sand that we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for these shy scuttlebugs.

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Turtle Talk 
Let’s learn about the ‘Honu’ or Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, which ancient Hawaiians thought were guardian spirits. Let’s listen to honu legends and do some honu art, which you can take home to show your friends.

4:00PM Pick-up
Aloha a Hui Hou
“Until We Meet Again”

Who Can Participate?

Children, ages 5 - 12 years

Hours of Operation

Seven (7) days a week, from Monday through Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Prices and Booking

Our Keiki Club is always popular with our keiki guests so reservations are recommended but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. For your convenience, the registration form is available for immediate download.

Keiki Club Form (PDF)

  • All Day (9am–4pm) - $85 per child including lunch
  • Half Day (9am–1pm or 12pm–4pm) -  $65 per child Half Day including lunch

Staff-to-Child Ratio

1 staff per 8 children

Hawaii Hotel Kahala Kids Club
Hawaii Hotel Kahala Kids Club

Important Information

Parents may sign up for the Keiki Club by calling Guest Services or Concierge or email inquiries to

For more information call: 1(808) 739.8608 or the Concierge at (808) 739.8911. Children should bring swimwear, shoes, sunscreen, and a change of clothes.

Parents/Guardians must accompany their children to and from the program. Registration forms and waivers must be filled out and signed before a child may participate. Please have children dress in comfortable clothing and footwear for the day and pack swimsuit, sunscreen and a change of clothes. Pool/beach swimming when available.

Activities are based on voluntary participation and subject to change depending on group size, ages, interests or weather.

Staff Qualifications

Keiki Club staff are trained childcare professionals, certified in First Aid and Infant/Child CPR

Baby Sitting Service

Babysitters may be arranged in advance through the Concierge at (808) 739.8911 or with a Front Office Manager at (808) 739.8602. Japanese and other foreign language speakers can be requested. Please contact the concierge for current rates.

*3-hour minimum to reserve, special rates apply on holidays.

The kids keiki Club program at the Kahala
The kids keiki Club program at the Kahala
The kids keiki Club program at the Kahala
The kids keiki Club program at the Kahala