NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

Camp NMA-zing

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The NMA has contracted Kama‘aina Kids, Hawai‘i’s Enrichment and Education Professionals, to conduct Camp NMA-Zing 2019 in Honolulu, HI. The program includes qualified chaperones certified in First Aid and CPR; transportation; admission fees; daily lunches; two dinners; four t-shirts; and insurance.

Parents will drop off child at 8:30am every morning. On Sun. and Wed., parents are to pick up child at 4:30pm, provide dinner, return child to camp at 6:00pm, and pick up child at 9:00pm. On Mon. and Tues., parents will drop off child at 8:30am and pick up child at 9pm (dinner will be provided). Our program takes place at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Activities are subject to change based on availability. Please make sure to feed your child breakfast daily before morning session.

Schedule

Sun. 7/28 Mon. 7/29 Tues. 7/30 Wed. 7/31
Group 1 (3-5 Years)
8:30 am – 9:00 pm* 8:30am-4:30pm Kualoa Ranch Children’s Discovery Center/Honolulu Zoo and Mr. O’s Magic Show (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) Kualoa Park and Polynesian Cultural Center (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) 8:30am-4:30pm Sea Life Park
6:00pm-9:00pm Puppets and Songs with Christy Lipps 6:00pm-9:00pm The Gore Boyz
Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show
Group 2 (6-8 Years)
8:30 am – 9:00 pm* 8:30am-4:30pm Kualoa Ranch Wet’n’Wild Hawai’i and Mr. O’s Magic Show (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) Kualoa Park and Polynesian Cultural Center (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) 8:30am-4:30pm Sea Life Park and Fort DeRussy Park
6:00pm-9:00pm Circus 'Olina Workshop and Performance 6:00pm-9:00pm The Gore Boyz
Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show
Group 3 (9-11 Years)
8:30 am – 9:00 pm* 8:30am-4:30pm Kualoa Ranch Wet’n’Wild Hawai’i and Mr. O’s Magic Show (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) Kualoa Park and Polynesian Cultural Center (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) 8:30am-4:30pm USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin
6:00pm-9:00pm Circus 'Olina Workshop and Performance 6:00pm-9:00pm The Gore Boyz
Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show
Group 4 (12-14 Years)
8:30 am – 9:00 pm* 8:30am-4:30pm Kualoa Ranch Wet’n’Wild Hawai'i and Circus 'Olina Workshop and Performance (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) Kualoa Park and Polynesian Cultural Center (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) 8:30am-4:30pm USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin
6:00pm-9:00pm Safe Archery with Archery for ALL 6:00pm-9:00pm The Gore Boyz
Teen Dance
Group 5 & 6 (15+ Years)
8:30 am – 9:00 pm* 8:30am-4:30pm Kualoa Ranch Wet’n’Wild Hawai'i and Circus 'Olina Workshop and Performance (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) Kualoa Park and Polynesian Cultural Center (drop off at 8:30am; pick up at 9pm; dinner provided) 8:30am-4:30pm USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin
6:00pm-9:00pm Safe Archery with Archery for ALL 6:00pm-9:00pm The Gore Boyz
Teen Dance

*Parents will drop off child at 8:30am every morning. On Sun. and Wed., parents are to pick up child at 4:30pm, provide dinner, return child to camp at 6:00pm, and pick up child at 9:00pm. On Mon. and Tues., parents will drop off child at 8:30am and pick up child at 9pm (dinner will be provided).

Activity Descriptions

The preliminary program activities have been carefully selected with the goal of providing a wide range of age-appropriate, educational, social and cultural experiences unique to Honolulu, HI. Kama‘aina Kids will work with the NMA convention planners to develop a program which is convenient for parents and conventioneers, as well as, enjoyable and memorable for participants. The following activity descriptions detail the Camp NMA-Zing Youth 2019 Program. Activities are subject to change due to availability in July 2019.

  1. Kualoa Ranch is a 4000-acre private nature reserve and working cattle ranch, as well as a popular tourist attraction and filming location on the windward coast of O‘ahu. Kualoa offers a wide range of outdoor experiences for school groups to learn about Hawai‘i’s natural environment and celebrate our rich island heritage.
  2. Christy Lipps and her puppets will take us on an enchanting journey by bringing to life many of our favorite children’s stories, fingerplays and songs.
  3. Circus ‘Olina specializes in the acrobatic aspect of circus arts and creates joy for people of all ages with their workshops and shows. Instructors will teach children various disciplines like juggling scarves, juggling balls, spinning plates, balance beam, hula hooping, jump roping and diabolo (Chinese yo-yo). The kids will experience a professional circus show before showcasing their new tricks.
  4. Archery for ALL will bring us SAFE archery target practice and games, such as DodgeBow. In DodgeBow, teens will face off in a tournament-style competition of an archery combat activity, similar to dodgeball. Kids will enjoy unrestrained, safe and friendly action will surely be tons of fun.
  5. Field Games at Kualoa Park will be coordinated and led by our very own fitness expert and Coordinator Tracy Lessary.
  6. Polynesian Cultural Center is Hawai‘i’s top visitor attraction with villages and exhibits representing the eight cultures of Aotearoa, Fiji, Hawai‘i, Marquesas, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Easter Island. Set on 42 acres of O‘ahu’s North Shore, the center has a lagoon that hosts canoe tours and an exciting canoe pageant. Additionally, the Coral Reef Adventure IMAX show will teach us the importance of coral reefs. A variety of island games and traditions will show us the easy going and sustainable way of life throughout the Polynesian Islands.
  7. The Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center provides a world-class, interactive, participatory learning environment designed to inspire the young to new heights of learning and discovery. Children are encouraged to use their senses of touch, sight, hearing and smell to gain a better understanding of the world around them. Additionally, the center helps children develop positive self-concept and an understanding of others in Hawaii’s multicultural community.
  8. Honolulu Zoo is home to a little bit of everything from the animal kingdom! The 42-acre facility is arranged into three tropical ecological zones – Tropical Rainforests, Pacific Islands and the African Savanna. Some highlights include the Keiki Zoo for children, Asian tropical elephants, Komodo dragons, orangutans and an amazing playground.
  9. Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i is one of O‘ahu’s most visited family attraction. Nestled on 29-acres of lush tropical cliffs, the park features more than 25 exhilarating attractions. Whether you’re the timid lazy river type or a thrill seeker, an adventure awaits you at Wet’n’Wild.
  10. O brings a party to life with his lively performances, humor and energy. His full stage show includes comedy, magic and audience participation.
  11. Sea Life Park is Hawaii’s top wild life and wild animal park, offering fun and educational animal experiences for all ages. With a focus on education and conservation, its shows, exhibits and interactive programs offer thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime up-close encounters.
  12. At the USS Arizona Memorial, kids will learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history – the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. The monument preserves and interprets the stories of the Pacific War, from the internment of Japanese Americans to the battles in the Aleutians.
  13. The USS Bowfin is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during World War II and helped to make famous the term “Silent Service.” Bowfin was launched on Dec. 7, 1942, exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, thus it is fitting that her permanent home is at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 
  14. Straight out of Camp NMA-Zing are our very own superstars The Gore Boyz! There’s no better way to kick off our teen dance than with an upbeat TGB performance.
  15. The Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show gives our young stars a chance to shine. Groups will practice a song, dance, skit or other talent to perform for our live audience of their peers and our staff judges!
  16. The Camp NMA-Zing Teen Dance, for ages 12 and up, is an onsite dance party for youth to unwind, express imagination and artistry, and celebrate with their friends. A live DJ, lighting effects, dance contests and more will make this last evening of camp one to remember.

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Convention by Vivian Pinn, M.D.

I haven’t missed an annual NMA convention since I attended my first over 40 years ago. While I belong to many other professional organizations, NMA is unique in providing both excellent science in addition to health policy and medical information specific for minority populations and physicians of color. Plus – the ability to network with physicians with similar concerns AND former students and residents is something I would not miss!