The program is based out of a 1,200-square-foot space in the beachfront resort’s Diamond Head
Tower and features colorful wall murals, fabric-stuffed palm trees, bean bag furniture, lockers, soft
carpeted areas and computer stations. The team of trained and caring camp counselors immerses the
children into the rich history and culture of Hawaii. The program also helps teach kids to protect the environment with green activities and crafts. A retail outlet offers products that promote the “green theme,” including t-shirts and penguin-themed items made from recycled materials.
Every day of the week features a different Hawaiian theme and includes fun, educational
activities with a focus on learning about Hawaii through storytelling, games, music, arts and crafts, hula
and lei-making. Participants learn the “Hawaiian Word of the Day,” which is used often throughout
the day. Off-property excursions include visits to the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, Bishop
Museum and Children’s Discovery Center. Daily themes include: “Wild About Hilton,” “Hawaiian Ocean Explorer,” “Hawaiian Skies,” “Treasures of Hawaii,” “Discover Hawaii,” “Waikiki Aloha Friday”
At the end of each day, kids receive Camp Penguin Daily News, a recap of the day’s adventures
to allow parents an opportunity to engage in conversation with their children. Black and white themed drawings in the newspaper for kids to color reflect the different Hawaiian themes and lined space
encourages kids to write a personal memory about their experience.
Parents can choose between full-day (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and half-day (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) programs. Camp Penguin is limited to Hilton Hawaiian Village guests only
Lunch is included and all participants receive a Camp Penguin t-shirt (Camp Penguin day rates apply)
Camp Penguin is just one of the many family offerings at the resort, including interactive children’s menus in the restaurants, activity discounts and room packages that include Camp Penguin
membership. Join the Camp Penguin Fan Club “For Kids Only”… For more information, visit hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/penguin.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is the only resort on Oahu that features African black-footed penguins. The eight penguins—Pu, Malia, Icarus, Remy, Betty, Shaka, Kalia and Mana—have endeared themselves to guests since the
establishment of the Penguin Pond exhibit more than 20 years ago. Guests
can view the penguins during their morning feedings and learn about the species from the wildlife team.
The comical birds are a part of the resort’s extensive wildlife collection,which also includes flamingos,macaws, ducks, ibises, turtles and fish.