ALOHA AND WELCOME!
HERE IS ALL THE CAMP INFORMATION:
It is time for the fifth annual Camp Merveilles Hawaii on the Northern tip of the Big Island. We are excited to be in our second 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 Gabriel Fara Tolno, Alseny Soumah, Marietou Camara, Fode Bangoura, Naby Bangoura, Soriba Fofana & Sekou Camara and MORE to be announced!
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 Wednesday with class at 2:30pm and ends on Sunday with the last class finished at 3:30pm. We have add on options for that week... see below.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS FACILITY IS COMPRISED OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN NEWLY RENOVATED! We were the first to stay here last year and everyone loved the facilities and the quality of the accommodations and all spaces. This being said, The Kohala Institute also realized their pricing did not cover their expenses and they have greatly adjusted their prices, which in turn means we have to pass on some of cost to the participants and price accordingly in order to make this camp happen. AND, we can only offer these prices because Lavaroots and Fara Tolno raise money that subsidizes the camp and allows us to offer prices under a thousand, it would be more otherwise.
Hawaii is very sought after, and these prices are still lower than anything you could find in Hawaii. 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 refrigerator and sink. There are two beds in a bedroom and two beds in the main area. There are four single beds, unless you specificy you would like a bed for two. Cabins will be filled to capacity. If you know who you would like to share a cabin with, you will be given the option of writing in their names on 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, 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 simple, clean and functional.
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.
$20 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 Wednesday November 1st and will return to the airport on Sunday 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.
Additionally if you are coming a day early or leaving Monday versus Sunday, you can book reservations at our local Inn in Hawi at 808 889-0404. Use promo code MERVEILLES to receive 15% discount on rooms. 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 $150 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.
IF you decide to stay and explore the Big Island a bit, we will also be having a special Waipio Valley workshop with Gabriel Fara Tolno, Naby Bangoura & Lamin Bangoura November 8-10, Wednesday- Friday. This camping adventure is located in the back of the valley in a pristine intimate location. If you are interested please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email us with further transportation help or questions, we are happy to make sure it all goes smooth! email@example.com
PLEASE FILL OUT REGISTRATION BELOW
PAYMENT: Each individual MUST complete the registration form below and either pay in full or pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $155 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 experiencing a bit of difficulty with our online payments on this form, so we will invoice you vial paypal after receiving your registration. We are offering a payment plan, and if you pay only deposit we will invoice you monthly and the remainder is due the first day of camp, November 1st.
We look forward to having you join us for the fifth annual Camp Merveilles Hawaii. Please email any questions, comments, concerns, or needs for further information to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pay deposit by CC via Paypal or by check. Checks payable to
PO Box 263
Hawi, HI 96719
Mahalo and Inuwauli,
WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMAZING MERVEILLES DRUM AND DANCE CONFERENCE WITH YOU ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII!!!