In 1927, Dr. Theodore Richards, former Principal of Kamehameha Schools, envisioned a community center where people of all races could come together as "one blood" or "kokokahi". In a time when it was the custom for communities to be segregated by race, Kokokahi was an unprecedented effort to breakdown racial barriers. The YWCA national commitment to eliminating racism is in close harmony with Dr. Richard's vision and ensures our programs and services are inclusive and mindful of the dignity of others. Kokokahi offers the whole family a place to participate in educational and recreational activities with access to over 11 acres of waterfront property, an event hall with  functional kitchen and dining area, a pool with locker rooms, beautiful open fields, multiple classrooms, an overnight lodge, cabins, and tent camping.


Facilities Rental

  • Atherton Hall: An indoor facility perfect for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, as well as meetings and conferences.

  • Hale Nanea Lodge: Recently renovated lodge with lanai, small kitchen, open-air meeting space, men's and women's restrooms and five dorm style rooms each with 12 single bunk beds.

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Pool

For a map of the YWCA Kokokahi property, click here. To view our Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.


Kokokahi Info


45-035 Kāne‘ohe Bay Drive
Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


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