Kokokahi Adopt A Cabin

Help Us Restore Historic Cabins

  • $5,000 & $10,000 sponsorships available
  • Naming rights to a cabin for 3 years
  • Name on a plaque
  • Additional night free on cabin rentals
  • 10% off all other facility rentals (excludes cabin rentals)

History

The name, Kokokahi, was given to a 44-acre tract of land secured by Dr. Theodore Richards in 1927. He envisioned a place where people of many races would live and play together, thus the name Kokokahi which means "of one blood." 

The amphitheater and the 1200 foot pier were among the first structures built. By 1931 several of the cabins and the dining hall were erected.

Around 1931, various missionary families contributed toward building cottages. Among the original names placed over the cottage doors were Alakanadero (Alexander), Balawina (Baldwin), Kuke (Cooke), Kakela (Castle), Wilikoki (Wilcox) and Likeke (Richards). A reporter from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin wrote the following description of the original cabins, "These cottages are equipped with spring beds, running water, electric lights and fixtures for good ventilation." Larger cabins were built around 1936.

Situated on Kāne‘ohe Bay Drive on the shores of Kāne‘ohe Bay, Kokokahi continues to uniquely serve as both a camp and program center.


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