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Keiki Club for Kids

Little Adventurers

‘Keiki’ is the Hawaiian word for child and forms the name of a very special club at The Kahala. Endless fun and play await at the Keiki Club for kids between the ages of 5 to 12 years as they discover more about our beautiful islands, make friends and enjoy the sunshine all while Mom and Dad relax and enjoy being at The Kahala.

Sense of place

The Keiki Club offers a well-rounded schedule of outdoor and indoor experiences for our young guests that are unique to Hawaii.

Great Outdoors

Through daily themed activities, keiki will gain a deeper understanding of Hawaiian culture, history, environment and traditions while creating lasting memories.

Hours of Operation

Seven (7) days a week, from Monday through Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Call the concierge at (808) 739.8911 or email [email protected] to make a booking.

General Activities 

Activities are offered while children are in Keiki Club before or after the main activity. Activities are dependent on group size, ages of children, interests or weather. 

Reef walking, Hermit Crab Racing, Hawaiian Rubber Stamp Postcards, Hawaiian Luggage Tags, Hawaiian Bookmarks, Discover Hawaiian Tidepools- Hermit Crabs, Sea Cucumbers, Mantis Shrimps, Swimming Crab, Armor Crab, Pebble Crab, Fireworm, Pipipi, Manini Fish, Sand Turtles, Hawaiian Trasure/Shell Collecting, Hawaiian Seashell Rafia Bracelets, Hawaiian Pillows, Opihi Shell Crafts, Names of Hawaiian Reef Animals, Hawaiian Journals with Photos, Hawaiian Games, Outdoor Lawn Games, Aloha Songs and Stories, Hawaiian Legends, Hawaiian Leaf and Flower Printing, Hawaiian Nature Scavenger Hunt

Weekly Schedule

Monday (Po‘akahi)

Morning
Scoop Net Fishing: We're off to Kahala Beach in search of fish, crabs, shrimp and sea cucumbers. If the tide is right, we may even enjoy a reef walk!
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
Afternoon 
Seashell Picture Frames: Let’s hit the sand on a hunt for Hawaiian seashells to make a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
4:00pm   Pick-up

Tuesday (Po‘alua)

Morning 
Kite Making and Flying: Decorate and assemble your very own sled kite and see them take flight in the Hawaiian sky!
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
Afternoon 
Send Aloha to a Friend: What does “aloha” mean to the people of Hawaii? Let’s create a postcard to send aloha to someone special.
4:00pm    Pick-up

Wednesday (Po‘akolu)

Morning
Bamboo Pole Fishing: Let’s go fishing! We’ll drop our lines to catch a kupipi, mamo or aholehole.
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
Afternoon
Gyotaku (Fish Printing) - We’ll paint fish stamps to create prints called gyotaku, a technique originally used by Japanese fishermen to record the sizes of their catch.
4:00pm   Pick-up

Thursday (Po‘aha)

Morning
Volcanoes in the Sand: Let’s learn about shield volcanoes and how they make up the Hawaiian Islands. Then we’ll head to the beach to build a sand volcano that erupts red lava!
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
Afternoon 
Search for Ocean Treasures: Join in a search for natural treasures that wash up onto sandy Kahala Beach.
4:00pm   Pick-up

Friday (Po‘alima)

Full Day Excursion
*Only full day excursion is available on Friday.

Morning 
Honolulu Zoo Excursion: We’re taking a trip to the Honolulu Zoo to visit birds, reptiles, primates and an African Savanna. The Keiki Zoo offers close encounters with friendly farm animals.
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
Afternoon 
Waikiki Aquarium: Let’s learn about the Pacific marine life, from living corals to ocean drifting jellies to sharks and the favorite Hawaiian monk seals.
4:00pm   Pick-up

Saturday (Po‘aono)

Morning
Jr. Waterman Activity with Hans Hedemann Surf School: Surf’s up and it’s time for our Jr. Waterman Activity, including an orientation and a near-shore introduction to surfing, standup paddle-boarding and outrigger canoeing.
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
Afternoon 
Lei Making and Hula: String a brightly colored lei to wear as we learn a simple hula. Let’s learn how lei express love and how Hawaiians used hula to tell a story.
4:00pm   Pick-up

Sunday (Lapule)

Morning
Hunt for Sand Crabs: With quiet feet and quick nets, let’s catch ohiki (ghost crabs) that scurry along Kahala beach.
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
Afternoon 
Lauhala Bookmark Craft : Weaving was a highly developed skill that Hawaiians used to make baskets and mats. Learn to weave your very own bookmark to take home as a memory of your visit to The Kahala Keiki Club.
4:00pm   Pick-up

Keiki Club Program Information

Who can participate?
Children, ages 5 – 12 years

Hours of Operation
Seven (7) days a week, from Monday through Sunday
9:00am – 4:00pm, daily
We will offer additional evening sessions seasonally from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, includes dinner

Program Times
Full and Half Day Programs available Sat–Thurs Only
Full Day Excursion is available on Friday
Full Day: 9:00am – 4:00pm, includes lunch
Half Day: 9:00am – 1:00pm or 12 noon – 4:00pm, includes lunch

Keiki Program Cost
Day: $125/day
Half-Day: $100/day
Excursion Day: $150/day, includes admission (transportation to be arranged by hotel)
Evening: $100.00/day (seasonal program)

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

Staff-to-Child Ratio
1 staff per 8 children

Important Information

  • Parents may sign up for the Keiki Club by calling the concierge at +1 (808) 739.8911 or email inquiries to concierge@kahalaresort.com.
  • 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.
  • Parents are responsible for picking up child immediately if child becomes sick.

For more information, call The Keiki Club at (808) 739.8608 or the concierge at (808) 739.8911 or e-mail [email protected].

Baby Sitting Service

Babysitters may be arranged in advance through the Concierge at (808) 739.8911. 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.