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About The Kalihi YMCA

The Kalihi YMCA is located in the heart of West Honolulu serving all neighbors in the community that culminates all of different ethnicities. The Kalihi YMCA specializes in after school programs for children and many teens of all different ages, such as its Youth Legislature program. With the opening of a new facility in 2006, the Kalihi YMCA houses various community outreach programs such as the Club 21 Dance Leadership Program, The Stewart Green Teen Center, The Computer Learning Lab, and Late Night basketball. The Kalihi YMCA serves many students around the elementary, middle, and high schools in the Kalihi area and providing outreach support around the community.

What Kalihi Y Offers

We offer a well-equipped Healthy Lifestyles Center which includes brand new cardio equipment. While you are there, check out the fun and energetic group exercise classes.

Kalihi Y for their strong community outreach and teen programs including STRIVE and Ho‘okupa‘a Teen Leadership Program.
During the school year, our staff operates A+ programs at 5 elementary schools. When school is out, we offer Day Camps [Intersession] and Summer Fun programs and at Camp Erdman, weekly overnight summer camps.

Kids Prep at Kalihi Y

Kids Prep is a Part Time Preschool designed to develop each child’s individual skills and personality, Kids Prep classes encourage cooperation, sharing, and fun. Your child will have a variety of opportunities and experiences that stimulate physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth. Healthy snacks are included in the program. Download a flyer.
  • Ages:  3—5 years old
  • Classes:  Start December 5, 2016
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  9 am—11 am* (*Times subject to change.)
  • Where:  Kalihi Y—Room 306
  • Fees:  $130 per child / month
The YMCA’s financial assistance program provides families in need  with financial support to participate in YMCA program activities. An application can be obtained at the Kalihi YMCA. For questions, contact Whitney Lau at (808) 848-2494. 

Hapkido Self Defense Class

Instructor: Ed Cabacungan
Day:  Friday
Time: 6pm-7:0pm

Program Fee: $20 per month for Members and Non-Members

Program Fee: N/A, Active YMCA membership required

Hapkido is a Korean martial art and means "the way of coordinated power." It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks.

Hapkido contains both long- and close-range fighting techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges and pressure point strikes, joint locks, or throws at closer fighting distances. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, redirection of force, and control of the opponent. Practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to incorporate the use of leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength.

A typical Hapkido training session will contain technique practice (striking techniques, defensive throws and grappling), break falling, sparring, meditation and exercises to develop internal energy.  

Kalihi Y Child Watch Program

Child Watch Hours (Effective August 2, 2016)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday (Morning Hours): 8:00am-11:00am
Tuesday & Thursday (Morning Hours): 8:00am-11:15am
Monday-Thursday (Evening Hours): 3:30pm-7:3pm
Friday (Evening Hours): 3:30pm-8:30pm

Reservations: We highly encourage parents to make reservations in advance in order to ensure we have enough staff to accommodate the number of children expected. Reservations can be made by either stopping by the Welcome Center Desk with your membership ID or by calling 808-848-2494. There is a two hour per day time limit to use the Child Watch Program and parents MUST remain on premises while keiki are in Child Watch. If your child is sick or you are not able to keep your reservation, please call before your scheduled appointment and cancel your reservation. NO SHOW/NO CALL reservations may be subject to additional fees. Walk-ins are allowed, ONLY if space is availability.

Fees: All children must check in at the Welcome Center, showing proof of membership or pre-paying Child Watch fees for non-members. Child Watch is a FREE service to all Family & Single Parent Family membership plan holders; all others will pay $5, per hour, per child, at Welcome Center.

Age of Children: Child Watch is available to children 6 weeks to 12 years old. Any children between these ages are not allowed to be without adult supervision while in the building. They are not allowed to wait for parents in any area of the building without a dedicated adult, who is not working out, to care for them. Children are also not allowed in any fitness area, cardio rooms, weight room or classroom. The only exceptions will be during specialty events or when participating in a supervised YMCA youth program.
Infant to Staff Ratio: For proper supervision and safety, we limit the number of infants, unable to walk, to 2 per staff, for a total number of children per staff 1:6 to be determined according to age of children.

Diapering and Potty Training: Child Watch staff is not responsible for diapering children. Parents will be notified to come and change any soiled diapers.

Discipline: The Child Watch staff will stress Positive Discipline. For the success of the program children must be cooperative. They will not be allowed to be disruptive or abusive to themselves or to others. Children with discipline problems may be asked to leave the program.

Sick/Crying Children: Please keep your child home if he/she is sick. Children who have a fever or display any symptoms of illness will not be accepted at the center. Staff will do their best to comfort crying/upset children. If they fail to settle a child after 10 minutes, you will be asked to return to the center to comfort your child.

Toys and Snacks: Children may bring a favorite toy and snack for comfort.