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Register for Winter Camp Hawaii!



to get on our waiting list!

More Details:

Winter Camp at La’akea, Pahoa, Hawaii January 7 – 13, 2020

And Paradise Afterglow Camp Jan 13-16

Cost for 6 days:

 Cost for 9 days:


$545-$695 sliding scale

Early-bird discount if registration is paid IN-FULL by Nov 1st, 2019 you can receive a $50 discount! $495 only!



$725- 925 sliding scale

Early-bird discount if registration is paid IN-FULL by Nov 1st, 2019 you can receive a $50 discount! $675 only! 

We encourage you to pay in sync with your financial resources.  If you make <$20,000/year pay on the low end.  If you make >$30,000 pay on the high end.  This allows us the opportunity to give a discount to those who need it to be with us. The price includes full program, lodging: camping/dorm, and healthy, home-cooked meals!

Lodging Options:

Camping (bring your own waterproof tent, bedding, pad) This option provides the highest privacy and quietness second only to a cabin. If your tent is extremely rain proof with a good vestibule, this option incurs no additional fees.

Additions if needed: 

Rain Tarp +$25 ----If your tent is not very waterproof: We provide a rain tarp (a large tarp strung up high) You can choose between some spaces we set up in advance.  

Bedding +$10/bed -----If you want to rent bedding (pillow, sheets, blankets, pad)

Tent, tarp and bedding +$45 ----If you want to rent a private tent (set up in advance, includes tarp, tent, and bedding for one bed)

You will not have a choice of the location in advance, but you can tell us preferences, such as how close it is to the main areas. We will contact you with details.

Dorm Space (there will possibly be up to 10 people in the indoor dorm) No extra cost

Dorm is over the kitchen and office areas so there is not a high privacy level.  Usually we divide it into gender sections.  If you are sensitive to mold, this is not the best choice, although it is not really moldy and does not bother most people.

Quonset Hut (for more private shared housing, with room for 2 to 3 people)

+ $55 extra for 6 days/person, or $80 for 9 days/person, pay in advance  (NOTE: Ask about availability)

Private onsite cabin rental + $125 for 6 days, or $190 for 9 days, pay in advance. (NOTE: Ask about availability first.) Most cabins have electricity, only two are able to handle CPAP machines. 

**** If your choice for housing is not available for camp, it may be available for AfterGlow.  Ask.

Offsite Deluxe cabin rental option:

We have connections with a nice cabin rental place that is walking distance from our land.  Their cabins are around $75 per night, and have small kitchens in them.  Contact them separately if you are interested at: Jacklynn 907-314-0877  

Puna Rainforest Retreat

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6106580,   https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6106370

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6091637,   https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6105638

They are also renting the big house:  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6505648

There are also rooms at the nearby Pele’s Breath Inn, where there are wonderful natural steam vents!  You would need a car to choose this option as it is about a mile away. Call Ananda at 808 640 5258 for details.     http://www.heavenlykingdom.net/Welcome.html is an old website with old photos of the same place.

Discount options:

6 Day Winter Camp

-$85 Staying offsite

-$85 Not part of the meal plan. This requires you bring your own coolers as well.

9 Day Winter Camp + Afterglow

-$125 Staying offsite

-$125 Not part of the meal plan. This requires you bring your own coolers as well. 

Special Health/Dietary Needs Preferences: We will make every effort to accommodate vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, and raw food needs. However, If you have special dietary needs please bring your own snacks and supplemental foods, as we are not able to provide everything for everyone's special needs.

Shuttle from Hilo airport:

Payment of $40 per trip to be paid in advance or upon pickup, please bring cash.  You may be able to split the cost with other people on the same ride.  We do not provide rides from Kona airport, and transportation from Kona is not easy, unless you rent your own car.

How to Register: You Have Options

1. Modern Way: fill out the easy ONLINE REG FORM

and then pay electronically using your Paypal account: 


Go to the Paypal web site, https://www.paypal.com/

then click the "Send Money" tab then choose ‘friend to friend’.

Make sure to send Paypal to:


2. The Old Fashioned Way:  Register and Pay by Check:

A. Please fill out the easy ONLINE REG FORM, and then send your check to La’akea Community at the address below.

B. Mail with your check made out to La’akea Community to:

         La’akea Community

         c/o Tracy Matfin

         PO box 1071

         Pahoa HI 96778


$100 holds your space

To receive the early bird price, please pay in-full by Nov 1st, 2019.

Regular Registration payments must be received in-full by Dec 10th, 2019

You do not need to register for Afterglow at this time….

However…. If you wait… your preferred housing option may no longer exist!

Please contact Tracy if you have additional questions, concerns, etc.

808-443-4076 or tracy@permaculture-hawaii.com

Our Cancellation Policy:

Substitutions of attendees may be made at any time.  Attendees must cancel by midnight, Hawaii time, December 20, 2019 to receive a full refund minus $25 processing fee. Cancellation requests received after Dec 20th, 2019 or failure to appear for the camp will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee. Cancellation requests must be received by email to Tracy at tracy@permaculture-hawaii.com. You are responsible for ensuring that we receive your written request. We will reply by email with a written acknowledgement. Cancellation refunds will be completed via check or Paypal. 

New Culture Hawaii reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events at any time. This is very unlikely to happen, as the camp is usually overfull. A sufficient enrollment decision will be made two weeks after the early payment deadline. If New Culture Hawaii cancels or reschedules the event due to low enrollment, weather, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of new Culture Hawaii, you are entitled to a full refund, but New Culture Hawaii is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. However, you will be able to join us for a smaller group experience during that time.

If New Culture Hawaii cancels an event is which you have registered, you will be contacted at the email address you provide when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.