22 Apr Keiki Camp Welcome
Greetings to all you Spirit Weaving women, and a most special hello to the mamas who have chosen to bring their wee ones along with them on this sweet adventure!
The women at Keiki Camp are looking forward to spending the weekend bringing fun, magic, and learning to our little guests. This blog post is intended to help prepare you and your children for the gathering, so you know what to bring and what you can look forward to!
*What to Bring*
Packing everything on the essential list will allow us to safely include your child in all activities, and protect them from discomfort and dehydration.
Packing items from the recommended list will support your children in having the best possible experience , and enjoy their time at Keiki Camp to the fullest! We anticipate some mildly chilly evenings with lots of sun and toasty afternoons.
Note: parents will be responsible for administering any medicinal herbs or other medications to their children themselves.
We will expect the children to have each of these items with them every day of Keiki Camp.
-Water bottle, shatterproof, preferably with a clip or a strap
-Hat with brim
-Bandana (one that can get dirty/lost)
-Long-sleeve light-weight cotton shirt (preferably button down)
-Bag or daypack to carry these and other items
-Super amazing positive attitudes!
-Close-toed shoes (like sneakers)
-A lightweight jacket
-One blank light-colored cotton shirt for silk screening
*Please do not bring candy, or electronics.
This list should be used as a supplement to whatever packing list you’ve already planned for yourself and your family. We recommend clothing appropriate for a wide range of weather and activities, flashlights, simple art supplies, bags for keeping waste and laundry contained, lots of socks and undies, sunglasses, sandals/flip flops, bathing suits, a favorite book, and your toothbrush!
*What To Expect*
We have envisioned and developed Keiki Camp as a gentle, natural space where our teachers and volunteers will facilitate friendship, community-building, and creative play for children while their mothers are participating in the workshops of the greater gathering.
Our days will be split into morning and afternoon sessions, and activities will be provided both for our 3-6 year old guests and our 7-10 year old guests. Sessions will be supervised by Keiki Camp leads, and there will be teachers and work-trade volunteers available to support your children during each session. Mothers are free to stay and help during Keiki Camp sessions, but they are also encouraged to use Keiki Camp session hours to explore the greater gathering for themselves.
We will begin each session as a group, and close together as well, so it is important that our participants arrive on time so that they are in rhythm with their peers.
Some of the beautiful workshop offerings for our Keiki Campers include Hawaiian basket weaving, herbal tea blending, paper lantern-making, crystal-wand-making, nature walks, and faerie-house building. An afternoon will be reserved for mothers to gather with their children in ceremony to share birth stories with the Keiki community, and adjunct craft and other activities are being planned for the littles who need extra opportunities to hold their attention.
Our intention is to make this weekend as meaningful and precious to your children as it will undoubtedly be to you. Please let us know via the email below if you have any questions or suggestions as to how we can make Keiki Camp the best experience possible for your family!
Please download and complete our Camper Registration paperwork (below) and return it to keikicamp@
We so look forward to meeting you and your children!
Jill & Audrey, Keiki Camp Leads