Summer Fun Registration Begins

3 05 2017

 

Image Courtesy of the Department of Parks and Recreation

Registration for the city’s Summer Fun program begins this Saturday morning, May 6, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon, for programs in park districts 3 & 4, which includes Pearl City to Kapolei, Leeward and Windward coasts, Central Oahu, and the North Shore. There will be two additional days of registration for park districts 3 & 4 on May 8th and 9th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration for park districts 1 & 2 – Hawaii Kai to Aiea will begin on May 13, 9 a.m. – noon and continue on May 15th and 16th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is held in person at the site of the particular Summer Fun Program. A list of those 62 sites, along with contact information, can be found on the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation’s website or by clicking here.

Enrollment is conducted on a first come first serve basis as space is limited and spots can fill up quickly. Registration continues until all spots are filled. There is a $25 registration fee (waived for eligible families receiving financial assistance) and an activity fee, which varies from site-to-site depending on the number of excursions and activities. The activity fee cannot exceed $75.  All fees are due at the time of registration. Cash and checks made payable to “City and County of Honolulu” are acceptable forms of payment.

Summer Fun is much like a day camp, as the children enjoy a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, sports and games, excursions, special events, Hawaiiana and much more. It is the largest program of its kind in the state, serving some 10,000 school age children and teens each year. The 2017 program runs Monday through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for approximately seven weeks from June 7, 2017 to July 21, 2017. This excludes Federal and State holidays.

Additionally, select Summer Fun Programs offer Summer Plus, which provides activities for the enrolled keiki before and after the regular program hours. This extracurricular program is offered at an additional cost.

The Summer Fun Program is open to children who have finished Kindergarten but not entered 7th grade. In conjunction with the keiki Summer Fun Program, the Department of Parks and Recreation offers a teen program for young people in intermediate and high school.

Applications for employment in both the keiki and teen programs are still being accepted. For more information on those opportunities and the programs themselves, please visit parks.honolulu.gov.

The Summer Fun Program on Oahu began in 1944 with 26 sites in response to a community need for positive keiki engagement during WWII.





Summer Fun Registration for Central, Leeward Oahu & the North Shore Begins Saturday

13 05 2016

Walk-in registration for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s highly popular Summer Fun program starts tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, 2016 in central and leeward Oahu, and the North Shore. Parents and guardians who live in District III (Pearlridge to Waianae to Wahiawa) and District IV (Waialua to Waimanalo) are urged to submit the necessary paperwork as spots are filled on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is limited. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

For registration information and a listing of Summer Fun program locations for walk-in registration, visit http://www.honolulu.gov/parks/dprsummerfun.html or call the park district offices during regular business hours:

Leeward: 675-7130
Windward: 233-7300
East Honolulu: 373-8013
West Honolulu:  768-9283

Additional registration dates are Monday, May 16, 2016 and Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Fun is offered to children, ages five (before December 31, 2015) through 13, who have not yet entered the seventh grade. Registration for East Honolulu (Hawaii Kai to Manoa) and West Honolulu areas began two weeks ago and space is still available.