Intro to Paddling Class

Our 2022 season begins with a Membership Orientation on Saturday, May 14th.  If you would like to learn all about our programs and the plans we have for our super exciting season and of course the opportunity to try paddling, please RSVP by filling out our online Membership Orientation RSVP form. Even if you aren’t able to make the Membership Orientation, please complete the form and our membership committee will reach out to you on your interest and questions.

For any additional questions please visit our Frequently Asked Question page or you can email us at

Why Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club?

  • Because we are a youth only program, your keiki (child) will not be competing with adults for organizational equipment, resources, or individual coaching and mentoring.
  • We are a comprehensive cultural immersion program with a well-documented formal curriculum. We encourage you to compare us to any other.
  • We have extensive cultural resources in the state of Hawaiʻi which allows us to provide a very rich and culturally deep experience for our youth.
  • We are the only Mainland-based cultural immersion program for youth based around the Hawaiian canoe.
  • Our coaches are Safe Sport Certified which is a certification required by the U.S. Junior Olympic Committee to promote youth safety in coaching environments.
  • Our coaches are life-scan certified which include FBI and DOJ background checks.
  • We are charter school approved for both physical and academic education
  • We are the only Hawaiian cultural immersion program on the U.S. Mainland whose program takes our youth to Hawaiʻi for further in-depth cultural education.
  • We offer scholarship opportunities for our youth who are seeking formal and non-formal secondary education.
  • Our programs instill a great degree of self-confidence and help develop strong leadership skills.

Still not sure…?  We understand.  That is why we ask you to try us out for free with no obligation to join.  Please contact our membership committee at with your questions.