ALOHA AND WELCOME!
HERE IS ALL THE CAMP INFORMATION:
It is time for the 7th annual Camp Merveilles Hawaii on the Northern tip of the Big Island. We are excited to be in our fourth year at the fabulous Kohala Institute at I'ole on 2,400 acres of pristine Hawaiian land. Their mission is to provide opportunities for the people to connect with the land and universal values for a better world. We are happy to have this location be the home to Camp Merveilles Hawaii, as we are committed to sharing Guinea and Hawaiian cultures; honoring the diversity and similarities of both, coming together to learn, play, share and grow!
The facilities are state of the art with Hawaiian touches and a staff full of aloha! There are ample places for hikes, serene walks and relaxation, as well as Hawaiian Loi's (taro patches) and educational gardens on site. You have opportunity to explore this incredible land, connecting with the richness of Hawaii, while also sharing and learning the rich culture of Guinea.
This year's conference features Guinea artists: Gabriel Fara Tolno, Marietou Camara, Fode Bangoura, Naby Bangoura, Mohamed Lamine Bangoura, Soriba Fofana, Etienne Tolno and Rujeko Dumbutshena from Zimbabwe.
We will be utilizing the Grace Center for Education at the Kohala Institute and the grounds include; a fabulous dining hall, indoor spaces with beautiful wood floors for both dance and drum classes, dorm buildings and 4 person cabins with choice of single or double beds.
Camp begins Friday with class at 4pm and ends on Tuesday with the last class finished at 3:30pm. .
PLEASE NOTE: THIS FACILITY IS COMPRISED OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN NEWLY RENOVATED! We were the first to stay here two years ago and everyone loved the facilities and the quality of the accommodations and all spaces. 2018 did not dissapoint either! The facilities are top notch, with beautiful wood floors for dance classes, well done cozy accommodations in either a cabin or dorm, wonderful kitchen facilites and incredible grounds to enjoy!
In addition, the food is AWESOME! Our fabulous Lavaroots team in Hawaii sources food from local farms offering a bounty of fresh Hawaiian fruits and vegetables. We offer both a meat (no pork) and vegan option and implement sustainable practices to be as zero waste as possible! We can't wait to feed you amazing cuisine by our fabulous Chef!
As you may know, Hawaii is a very sought after location for vacationing. We do our very best to offer the lowest price possible, and can only offer the prices below due to Kissidugu and Lavaroots fundraising efforts that subsidize the conference. So please know, you are getting an increidble deal for what you are getting. :)
Below is a breakdown of lodging options with prices:
CABINS: There are six cabins available, each with sleeping capacity for four individuals, one bathroom, small regrigerator and sink. There are two beds ina bedroom and two beds in the main area. THere are four single beds, unless you would specify you would like a bed for two. Cabins will be filled to vapacity. If you know who you would like to share a cabin with, you will be given the option of writing in their names on the registration. If you would like to have less than 4 people in your cabin, there are additional costs and you need to email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL CONFERENCE ALL INCLUSIVE CLASSES, MEALS AND CABIN LODGING: $950 per person
DORMS: There is a womens dorm and a mens dorm. Both are bunk bed shared space style with bathrooms for each gender. The lodging is quaint and stylish for a dorm and absolutely lovely. Clean, comfortable and nicely done.
FULL CONFERENCE ALL INCLUSIVE; CLASSES, MEALS, DORM LODGING: $850 per person
We are also offering a FULL CONFERENCE WITH MEALS/NO OVERNIGHT RATE for our Big Island community.
$650 per person
PARTIAL CONFERENCE RATES:
OVERNIGHT RATE: Includes one night of lodging, morning yoga, 4 classes, and 3 fabulous meals
Dorm: $215 per person
DAILY RATE: Daily rate including morning yoga, 4 classes, and 3 fabulous meals, no overnight stay.
$175 per person
DROP IN CLASSES:
$25 per West African Drum and Dance class
(out of state)
$20 yoga and Hawaiian Hula
(out of state)
$20 West African Drum and Dance classes (Kama'aina)
$15 Yoga and Hawaiian Hula
CHILDREN: IF you are bringing children please email us at email@example.com for youth rates for conference. We are not offering any classes geared towards children, but this location allows for us to be in community style and welcomes chidren!
TRANSPORTATION: There will be limited pick-up and drop-off times from the Kona Airport. Rides will leave the Kona Airport and drive to Camp at between 12pm-2pm on Friday November 1st and will return to the airport on Tuesday November 5th, leaving Camp at 4:30, and arriving at Kona airport by 6:00pm. Transportation fee is $20.00 each way. You can also rent a car with friends and that will give you the ability to leave camp premises for beach, hike, exploration and adventures. :). If you're flights do not fit in to these times, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate or offer suggestions.
Additionally if you are coming a day early or leaving later, you can book reservations at our local Inn in Hawi at 808 889-0404. If you are in a cabin or dorm, you may also stay one more night at the retreat (applies only to Sunday night) for an additional $200 for the WHOLE cabin and $40 for dorm.
There are also hotel options in Kona if you have late or early flights. We are happy to help you navigate, please email us if you need further assistance.
Please email us with further transportation help or questions, we are happy to make sure it all goes smooth! firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE FILL OUT REGISTRATION BELOW
HAVING PAYMENT ISSUES .. PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
PAYMENT: Each individual MUST complete the registration form below and either pay in full or pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $150 hold their spot. The deposit will be applied to your total payment due. If you would like to pay your deposit by check it must be received within a week of online registration to secure your spot. We are offering a payment plan, and if you pay only deposit we will invoice you monthly beginning in mid March and the remainder, if any, is due the first day of camp, November 1st.
WE have been having issues with payments on this form, so please after registering, go ahead and submit your deposit via check, paypal or venmo.
Venmo: no fees: kissidugu_foundation
Paypal: add 3.1% fee please: email@example.com
Checks payable to
PO Box 263
Hawi, HI 96719
We look forward to having you join us for the sixth annual Camp Merveilles Hawaii. Please email any questions, comments, concerns, or needs for further information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahalo and Inuwauli,
WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMAZING MERVEILLES DRUM AND DANCE CONFERENCE WITH YOU ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII!!!