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Do you have a youth event for the LavaKids and Keiki Hops calendar? Email or with the event’s name, date, contact information and a brief summary.

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Kona Crush Soccer tryouts

• July 19

Kona Crush Soccer Academy will be holding open tryouts July 19 at Pualani Field. Tryouts will consist of two hour-long sessions with the head coach of the age group. Group times are: Under-8 coed, U-10 coed, U-11 boys, U-12 girls — 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.; U-13 boys, U-14 boys, U-14 girls — 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 2:15-3:15 p.m.; and U-16 boys, U-18 girls 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.

No registration is necessary, but a ball is required. For more information, email

Waimea Sports Expo

• July 26

The second annual Waimea Sports Expo will be held at Waimea Park.

This free, family-friendly, drug- and alcohol-free event offers an opportunity for youth and families to participate in instructional clinics and mildly competitive games.

For more information, contact Melissa Samura, Waimea Recreation Director at 887-3014 or

LavaKids Aquathlon

• July 27

Lavakids will hold an aquathlon in conjunction with the Greg Cameron Firemen’s Fund Biathlon at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

Keiki 6 and younger will participate in a free beach dash, while 7- to 10-year-olds will battle in a 100-meter swim and kilometer run and 11- to 14-year-olds will race in a 200-meter swim and 2-kilometer run.

The cost is $15 and participants may also race in the Greg Cameron Biathlon for no extra cost.

For more information, visit or or email Jesse Ebersole at

HPA tennis camp

• Three sessions: July 8-10, July 15-17, August 12-14, 9 a.m.–noon, ages 6-17

The HPA tennis camp, open to keiki ages 6-17 of all skill levels, will be hosted by HPA tennis coach Jeff Lewis.

Register a minimum of six days prior to camp to assure a spot and consistency in the program.

The cost is $130 per week. To register, contact Lewis at 881-4037 or or download a form at

Big Island sailing camp

• Novice July 14-18; intermediate July 28-Aug.1

Two dinghy and keelboat sailing camps will be available for participants ages 10-16. Day camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Novice teens and intermediate sailors are encouraged to join the July 14-18 session. Intermediate sailing and intro to race is July 28 to Aug. 1.

The cost is $165 for new sailors; $145 for returning sailors. Scholarships are available.

Call Alicia Starsong at 325-5529 or email

Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp at Parker

• July 14-18

Parker Bulls Soccer Club is offering Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp at Parker School.

British Soccer Camp is one of the most popular soccer camps in the country. With programs for each age group, the curriculum includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a mini tournament.

Players also learn about the core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.

The ages 3-4 group will meet from 9-10 a.m. each day and costs $75; the 4-5 age group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon and costs $90; ages 6-14 half-day option meets 9 a.m. to noon and costs $125; and the age 8-14 full-day option meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $195.

For more information, visit

Biddy Basketball clinics and league

Aug. 4, 6, 11, 14 and 21

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering Biddy Basketball clinics and league for ages 5-8 at Kekuaokalani Gym in Kailua-Kona.

Clinics registration is slated July 21-31.

The league is scheduled Sept. 8 to Oct. 20, with play at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Registration is July 21 to Aug. 14.

Registration forms are available 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the gym office.

Volunteer coaches and officials are needed.

For more information, call Diego Padillio or Wesley Sermons at 327-3553.

Basketball clinics upcoming in Hilo

• Sunday, July 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3

Former University of Hawaii at Hilo basketball player Aukai Wong will hold basketball clinics from 5:45-7:45 p.m. in Hilo.

There are two divisions: one for intermediate boys and girls and another for high school boys and girls. One hour will be devoted to a study session with another on “intense” basketball drills.

T-shirts, drinks and snacks are included.

For more information, contact Wong at 365-3080 or

Yagi hoops camp in Hilo

• July 21-24

The county Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp in Hilo.

The camp, open to boys and girls ages 9-17, will be held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the Panaewa Covered Play Courts.

Teenage campers will receive personalized instruction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Full-court games are from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ages 9-12 will receive similar instruction from 9 a.m. to noon. Four-on-four games are at 1 and 3 p.m.

Early registration is $60 per child. The cost will rise to $70 after July 14. Participants will receive camp shirts and group photo.

Registration forms are available during business hours at the department’s Recreation Division Office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale at 799 Piilani St., Hilo, and online at Checks must be made payable to the Director of Finance and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”

Volunteer coaches are welcomed and should contact Darrell Yamamoto, Recreation Specialist, at 938-2012 or

Soccer camp at UH-Hilo

• July 21-24

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a soccer camp from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 7-10 and 1-4 p.m. for 11- to 14-year-olds.

The camp fee is $60. Registration deadline is July 18.

For more information, contact Camp Coordinator Gene Okamura in the UH-Hilo soccer office at 932-7166 or

Information and registration forms are also available at


Family days at Waikoloa resort

• Through July

Waikoloa Beach Resort offers “family golf days” during July.

Families can play the Kings’ course after 3:30 p.m. for $50 per adult and $25 for juniors including complimentary junior Nike rental clubs. Adult rental clubs are available for $25.

For more information, visit or call 886-7888.

Kids Bowl Free at KBXtreme

• Weekdays

KBXtreme in Kailua-Kona is partnering with Kids Bowl Free, a national summer bowling program for children younger than 15, to allow two free games on weekdays.

This year, KBXtreme is nominating Big Island elementary and intermediate schools for the Bowling for Schools $50,000 grant program. The program runs to Aug. 31.

Register at

Hawaii County Parks & Recreation Summer Fun

• Monday-Friday through July 18, various locations

This program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts projects, indoor/outdoor games, sports, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming, special events and excursions.

The program is open to students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade.

For more information, call the Recreation Division Office at 961-8740

Kona Aerials Gymnastics Summer Fun Camp

• Monday-Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The Kona Aerials Gymnastics Summer Fun Camp is open for children ages 5-10.

The camp takes 14 enrollments per day. Registration is necessary to guarantee a spot in the program. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to Kona Aerials Gymnastics Club.

For more information, contact Kona Aerials at 329-4313 or

Parker Summer Camp

• Weekdays until July 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Parker Summer Camp offers science, art, drama and athletic activities support a fun daily structure which includes snacks, games and excursions.

Themes include Indiana Jones and Legos, July 7-11, and Aloha Summer, July 14-18.

The cost is $195 per week. For more information, visit