County announces 2020 Summer Fun program

The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation on Friday announced its 2020 Summer Fun program will begin June 15 for a minimum of five weeks, tentatively ending on July 17.

The program will run from 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday and include a snack and take home-lunch. Enrollment is open to children who have completed third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade this past school year. The free program will be hosted at 13 park facilities around the island including Andrews Gym/Waiakea Waena Park; Panaewa Covered Courts/Panaewa Park; Kawananakoa Center/Hualani Park; Piihonua Gym/Gilbert Carvalho Park; Papaikou Gym/Frank M. Santos Park; Honokaa Gym/Honokaa Park; Waimea District Park; Ikuo Hisaoka Gym/Kamehameha Park; Kekuaokalani Gym/Kailua Park; Naalehu Community Center/Naalehu Park; Rep. Robert N. Herkes Gymnasium &Shelter (Ka‘u District Gym; Pahoa Neighborhood Facility/Pahoa District Park; and Herbert Shipman Park/Keaau Armory

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Enrollment will begin at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday and close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Enrollment will be accepted from parents/guardians via electronic submission at www.hawaiicounty.gov/summer-fun or by calling the Recreation Division at 961-8740.

Participants at each site will be chosen via a random selection method as space is limited. Selected participants will be contacted by recreation staff by June 10, at which time an appointment for submitting completed registration forms will be arranged. All other enrollees will be placed on a wait list should a program site determine it is able to expand or if prior selected participants exit the program.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this years Summer Fun program will be significantly modified to address the health and safety of program participants and staff. The program will adhere to all federal, state and county level rules and standard for safe operation, as appropriate. Along with various applicable industries and organizations.

This includes screening each morning prior to entry, a mandatory face mask/cover policy, physical distancing during program activities and enhanced sanitization procedures.

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The Summer Fun program may be extended up to an additional two weeks, through July 31, at some or all the sites should resources become available. Participants will be notified when a determination is made for their specific program site.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 961-8740 or via email at recreation@hawaiicounty.gov.

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