We are so excited for the fourth annual Camp Merveilles Hawaii on the Northern tip of the Big Island. This years Camp is being hosted at the 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 so excited to call this location 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, share and grow.
There are ample places for hikes, serene walks and relaxation, as well as Hawaiian Loi's (taro patches) and educational gardens on site. We will have opportunity to experience 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, Youssouf Koumbassa, Marietou Camara, Fode Bangoura, Naby Bangoura, Soriba Fofana, Lamine Bangoura and Sekou Camara!
We will be utilizing the Grace Center for Education at the Kohala Institute and the grounds include; a fabulous dining hall, indoor spaces with wood floors for both dance and drum classes, dorm buildings, 4 person cabins and camping.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS FACILITY IS COMPRISED OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN NEWLY RENOVATED THIS YEAR!!! We will be some of the first to stay here!!
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. 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, please email us.
FULL CONFERENCE ALL INCLUSIVE; CLASSES, MEALS, CABIN LODGING: $765 per person
DORMS: There is a women's dorm and a men's 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: $725 per person
CAMPING: There are LOTS of places to camp on this property, whether you want seclusion or to be in the midst of it all, there is a prime spot for you! All camping requires you to bring your own tent, bedding etc. You will have access to bathrooms and showers in the dance building and dining facility.
FULL CONFERENCE ALL INCLUSIVE; CLASSES, MEALS, CAMPING SPOT: $685 per person
PARTIAL CONFERENCE RATES:
OVERNIGHT RATE: Includes one night of lodging, morning yoga, 4 classes, and 3 fabulous meals
Camping: $175 per person
Dorm: $185 per person
DAILY RATE: Daily rate including morning yoga, 4 classes, and 3 fabulous meals, no overnight stay.
$150 per person
We are also offering a FULL CONFERENCE WITH MEALS/NO OVERNIGHT RATE for our Big Island community.
$575 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 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 1pm-4pm on Wednesday November 2nd and will return to the airport on Sunday November 6th, 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 adventures. :) Please email us with further transportation help or questions, we are happy to make sure it all goes smooth!
JOIN US ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII!!
A five day drum and dance retreat on the Northern tip of the Big Island featuring 9 West African artists, Hawaiian Hula, Yoga and locally grown island food!
Lavaroots Performing Arts
Come experience the amazing music and dance of the African diaspora and the Hawaiian islands at this years Camp Merveilles Hawaii!!!
We are also creating a school of Music, Dance and Education in Guinea, West Africa and are currently in process of building a community center, health facility and bringing clean water to the people of Bel Air, Guinea.
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