2021 Mele Murals Summer Youth Program

2021 Mele Murals In-Person Summer Program

5-24-2021 Update: Summer Registration is now FULL.

Apologies to all applying parents and students, but if you apply, you will receive an email letting you know that you will be on our Summer “Wait List.” Our Online Classes are still available at this link.

We are proud to have your family join our 2021 Mele Murals Summer Program of 5 weeks of In-Person Art and Hawaiian Curriculum, where students will learn how to connect with the ‘āina (the land). There will be no virtual or online classes for this program. If you are interested in online courses for your child this Summer, please click this link for our separate Online Summer Classes.

Our program is for students ages 8 – 13 years old, entering the 3rd to 8th grades. We will have two camps for Elementary students and Middle School grade students.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, we will follow DOE protocol of social distancing, cleaning of our hālau/classroom, and require staff & students to be wearing face masks at all times.

Class DatesJune 14th to July 17th, 2021
Program Hours8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost$750.00 for 5 weeks (discounts available for siblings)
Mural Dates & Location:July 13th – July 17th – Mural – 4th Week Kaimuki High School – Building L 2705 Kaimuki Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816
Registration DatesNow – June 4th, 2021. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.


Students will strengthen their sense of belonging by connecting to Hawai‘i. We will explore her rich culture and uncover the beauty of this place we call home by learning mele (poetry) written mostly in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (native tongue), rooted in wahi pana (legendary place). We will hear from special guest speakers, make crafts, and practice mindfulness. Students will learn to harness their mana (energy) and use their voice to express their mana‘o (mind) and become the next generation of visual storytellers.

We will paint a large-scale outdoor mural with the students and families at our home campus at Kaimukī High School. The students will also host a Ho‘ike celebration event at the end of our Summer Program, where we invite all your friends and families to see the artwork and projects that the students have created.

Tuition is $750 for 5 weeks. All fieldtrip excursion fees, art supplies, Hawaiian craft materials, and mural painting supplies are included. Scholarships for the entire program are available for native Hawaiian students, families on the HIDOE Free Lunch Program, and students needing financial support. Discounts also available for multiple siblings in the same family or household.

For our Weekly Huaka‘i (Fieldtrip Excursions), due to Covid19 restrictions, we request parents or guardians to drive their sons and daughters to the chosen locations.

For more pricing and registration information, please email info@estria.org or call 808-638-4005. Photos on this page show past Summer Program events.

I ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope. – “…to find historical answers for present-day dilemmas.”
– Kanaka Maoli historian Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa

If you would like to register your child for our In-Person Summer Program, please fill out all required fields below and hit “Add to Cart” at the bottom of this page.

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Kaimuki High School, Building L

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    By participating in The Estria Foundation summer art program, activities, and events, participants give permission for free use of their name, voice, artwork and picture in any advertising or promotion of The Estria Foundation.

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