Sharing Kalopa Camping With Homeless Keiki

I was so moved by the beauty of  Kalopa State Park and how much my kids LOVED it there, that I want to be able to help other kids have a chance to experience it.

Project Hawaii is holding a Summer Camp for Keiki this July at the Kalopa State Park cabins. They are working to send 24 homeless children between the ages of 4-7 to this camp for a week. There will be nature walks, science games, arts and craft projects, and lots of teens who will help mentor these special kids.

I want to help by raising funds to pay for the costs to get the kids there and feed them nutritious meals while they enjoy days of outdoor fun.  To do this, I am holding two social media seminars in Kona. The first one is called:

The Good, Bad and Ugly-Who’s Using Social Media for Business Right and Why on the Big Island.

Thursday, April 28th at the West Hawaii Association of REALTORS located at 74-5620 Palani Court #106 in Kona from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm with 30 minutes of open Q & A.  I will share a powerpoint presentation with screen shots from various businesses using Facebook business pages, Twitter, WordPress blogs, Yelp and FourSquare. I will also be giving some marketing ideas for individual business owners who attend.

Cost of this social media seminar is $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go to Project Hawaii to help the kids at camp.

My friend, Jenn Windsor Ball, owner of MooBettah Frozen Fun , is providing Tropical Dreams ice-cream with a topping bar after the event to the attendees of the April 28th class! Thanks Jenn! (Actually-this has been changed–expect home made cookies!)

Space is limited, so if you would like to come, learn about social media, have some tasty ice cream and support homeless kids at camp, email me at [email protected]. You can find out more about the good works Project Hawaii is doing at, too!

One of the cool species of funghi we discovered in the park..

Spread the word if you love what you heard! #365kona so we can say Thanks!

Meet the Author

Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at and and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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  • Aloha, Thank you so much for this fundraiser to help our homeless keiki go to camp. Please keep me posted with your success, and if you need any brochures or something to hand out about our organization, please let me know. Mahalo. Magin Patrick Director of Project Hawai’i. I look forward to hearing about your success. [email protected]