LAHAINA - For the first time, Sacred Hearts School is opening its doors to all second and third grade students in the community for Summer Camp.
"We've decided to expand our summer program beyond our own children to welcome keiki from all over the West Side," said Susan Hendricks, principal.
"When our school first began in the mid 1800s, the founders set out to help the children of West Maui. The sisters of St. Francis lived by the principles of joy, charity, peacemaking and simplicity, and they reached out to the community to continue fostering the spirit of 'ohana begun by our founder, Father Selalande. Today, we perpetuate that spirit by welcoming both Sacred Hearts students and non-Sacred Hearts students to our summer program."
The Summer Camp begins June 10 and runs through June 21, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The camp will be run by Tonata Lolesio, who is in her 11th year teaching second grade at Sacred Hearts School.
Lolesio believes that children learn best when they are having fun.
"Reading, writing and math do not have to be boring! My aim is to help each child improve his or her skills while having fun. The children can use this Summer Camp to move ahead, build confidence and have some fun."
The cost of the camp is $200, which includes a daily snack. This camp is for all keiki heading to second and third grade. Space is limited, so call 661-4720 to enroll or stop by the school office for more information.