Camp Mekokiko, is a 36 acre property on the slopes of Mauna Kea above 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. A monument on 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 (future) crafts and activity pavilion, a lodge, a meditation gazebo (chapel) atop contemplation hill, (future) dorms, cottages, a fruit orchard, play fields, campfire arena, camp sites, bathroom and hot shower pavilions, bar-b-ques, an arboretum, devotional patios, and a (future) 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 club, 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!).