Registration for the 2018 Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat is now open! And we have a few exciting changes to announce.
In the past, retreat registration included accommodations at the Kohala Village Inn. However, we have moved retreat headquarters just down the road a bit to the Hawi Plantation House and Cottages, which offers many benefits, including a saltwater swimming pool! Plus, it gives YOU the opportunity to decide where you want to stay among a number of options in addition to the Kohala Village Inn. But other than where you sleep, the Hawi Plantation will be your home away from home for the duration of the retreat.
All of the workshops and activities, plus breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the registration fee, with the exception of two of the evening meals. This will give you an opportunity to try one of the lovely, local dining establishments in town….on your own, or with some of your new-found ukulele friends.
Brad Bordessa and Kaliko Beamer-Trapp are coming back and we have added Lehua Wilson AhSam to our staff to assure that every other little thing runs smoothly and that we have a seamless connection to the local community. Plus Lehua will be coming up with some tasty workshops to add to the curriculum. Robyn Kneubuhl will be coming back this year, bringing her oh-so-lovely ‘ukulele instruction to the retreat and hula, as well. We also have a couple of mainland instructors “on hold” and will be announcing their participation, soon. And, if we can get KonaBob back, we’ll have instruction in lap-steel guitar and stick bass, too! Click here to read more about this year’s staff.
The registration fees are as follows:
Retreat Registration per person: $1,369
Add’l cost for non-uke-playing companion: $869
If we cancel the event for any reason, any time before August 14, 2018, we will offer a full refund.
If you cancel for any reason prior to August 14, 2018, we will refund all but $65 of your registration fee.
No refunds are available after August 14.
Hope to see you in October (if not sooner!)