Easter Weekend Frolic

Kualoa State Park, Campground 'A',
(in the Small Group Campsite)

(See map)

April 10-12, 2009

Schedule of Follies & Events

Friday, April 10
Anytime after 12 Noon Optional extra night camping for those so inclined - campsite A (see map below) in the Small Group Area, mauka of the main pavillion. - Front gates close at 8:00 PM, reopen at 7:00 AM
7:00 PM
Kualoa Beach
Moonlight Paddle to Chinaman's Hat (Mokoli'i Isle) . Bring snacks & imbibitions for a stop on the north cove beach - Paul Tibbetts leading
Saturday, April 11
9:30 AM
Kualoa Park
Paddle: Kualoa to Kahana at 9:00 AM (Carpool leaves at 8:00 prompt!) OUTSIDE THE REEF - low tides preclude an Inside-The-Reef paddle. Rated a 3+ because of the wind
Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Kualoa Beach
ACA Kayaking Skills Clinic (Beginning & Advanced) Meet at the Kualoa Group Campsite Pavillion at 1:30. (Plan to stay till 4:30.) Basic kayaking skills will be taught including kayak safety checklists, kayak survival skills, paddling techniques, and capsize recovery.  Kayakers of all skill levels invited to learn or sharpen their kayaking skills.  Share your techniques with others.  Bring your own kayak, paddle, shoes or tabis, and life vest.  On land session will be followed by on the water session to Chinaman’s Hat.  Must be a HWK club member (you can join the day of the clinic).  Must also be a current member of ACA or pay a one-time $10 event fee (exact change please)
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
5:30 - 7:30 PM - Kualoa Park Camp Style (some share, some no share) Dinner, campfire & marshmallow roast  
7:30 PM - Kualoa Park

Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire - every year this gets bigger, better, and more dangerous! Save your Xmas tree to add to the pile.

Sunday, April 12
10:30 - 10:45 AM - Kualoa Park Malibu Races - Two-person teams compete on short course in tandem boats. Meet on the beach by 9:30
John Enomoto
10:45 - 12:00 AM - Kualoa Park Easter Egg Chase (Hunt) - numbered eggs win prizes!
Joe & Gary & Rusty
Noon - 2:00 PM - Kualoa Park Potluck Lunch, Easter Bonnet Contest, and Kayak Gear Auction, then awarding of prizes
Gary Budlong &
Joe Hu
3:00 PM Pack up and go home (This year we'd like to ask a few more of you to stick around for a few minutes and help us clean up the site...)

Typically, the weather is windy, punctuated with short episodes of rain, so tarps and rain gear are recommended to be kept handy. If you don't wish to camp, just come for the Sunday fun & games. We often have 40 -60 people on Sunday! Bring a dish for the potlock lunch, and any items you would like to contribute as a prize. (If you'd like to contribute early, call Joe or Gary for pickup). If you wish, bring a hat for the Easter Bonnet Contest. Being a State Park, alcohol is officially banned, so if you do bring any, please be very discrete.

The club gets permits for Friday and Saturday nights, but most people only camp on Sat. night. The Park gates are locked between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM, so you have to be inside before they close. Campground 'A' is all the way at the back of the park - turn right at the circle, and go down the unpaved road about half a mile. The Small Group Campsite and Pavilion is on the right end, on the ocean side of the Park Manager's house and the volleyball court. It's a big white canvas dome, can't miss it. See map below, click on squares for aerial photos and more maps.

Save your Xmas tree! Wrap it in a trash bag or plastic, stick it under the house, and bring it for the Saturday night MegaBonfire. This is not to be missed....

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Map of Kahana Bay & beach park Aerials of the Park & campsite
Click on map for aerial photos and detail maps.
This year we will not be using Kahana Bay for egg-hunting, only for carpooling Saturday's paddle.

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