Camp Mekokiko, is a 36 acre property on the slopes of Kalopa State Park on the Hamakua Coast, just 7 miles from the historic old sugar plantation town of Honokaa which is also the gateway to beautiful Waipio Valley.
Historically it was purchased for the Hawaii Methodist Church in the 1960's by layman Dr. James A Mitchel. An arboretum of native endemic trees of the property bears his name.
The property rises toward Mauna Kea Summit from the North East corner of the property to the South West and will upon completion boast miles of trails winding through a rain forest. The camp is too big to view from any one place on the property. But walking along the trails the camp will reveal, almost hidden among its trees, hills, and gullies, a multi-purpose conference center, a crafts and activity pavilion, a lodge, a meditation gazebo atop contemplation hill, dorms, cottages, a fruit orchard, camp sites and bathroom pavilions, bar-b-ques, an arboretum, devotional patios, and a pacific islander's fale.
A secure facility, in the rain forests of Hawaii, yet within a one hour drive of Hilo or Kona, it is an ideal retreat getaway for family, church, school or business, whether the need is modern facilities, or camping grounds with real dirt and grass sites for pitching a tent (and we've even covered most of them with wide roofs against rain to give campers the best of all worlds!).
There is handicap access to every facility.
The camp is under construction and at this writing only the lodge, tent sites and cottages are currently available for rent. Bunk houses are next!