Nā Kama Kai understands the immense value of the ocean environment, its vast resources, and its relationship to the land. As stewards of the kai (sea) and ʻāina (land) keiki (youth/children) from all ethnic origins and economic backgrounds will learn to embrace their kuleana (responsibility) as caretakers of marine ecosystems that must be nurtured for future generations.
We strongly believe in our motto, Keiki Aloha Kai Aloha, Beloved Child, Beloved Sea. Our children are nurtured at the same time that their love for the ocean is nurtured. As they continue to grow, this contemporary ‘ōlelo no‘eau is a reminder of their special place in the world along with their relationship and kuleana to the ocean and our natural environment.