Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Offers Camp Penguin Package to Families

Package Allows Families to Enjoy Hawaii’s Most Family-friendly Resort

This information originated in American English.

March 09, 2012

HONOLULU - Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort is making it easier for families to experience the resort's children's program, Camp Penguin. With the "Camp Penguin Room Package," families can not only receive ocean view (or better) accommodations at Hawaii's most family-friendly resort, they'll receive a variety of additional discounts including one free, full-day admission price for one child at Camp Penguin (a $90 value). In addition, families will receive 50 percent off lagoon watercraft rental from the Waikiki Beach Activities stands at the resort, $20 off Mandara Spa, and no charge on connecting rooms (based on space availability). Rates on the Camp Penguin package begin at $279 per night and the package is being offered through December 31, 2012. To book the Camp Penguin Package, call the resort directly at (808) 949-4321 or call toll-free at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and ask for rate code "OY."

Camp Penguin's name and logo were inspired by the property's eight resident African blackfooted penguins; the program has been making magical vacation memories for children ages five to 12 since opening in October of 2009.

The program is based out of a 1,200-square-foot space in the beachfront resort's Diamond Head Tower and features colorful wall murals, fabric-stuffed palm trees, bean bag furniture, lockers, soft carpeted areas and computer stations.

The team of trained and caring camp counselors immerses the children into the rich history and culture of Hawaii. The program also helps teach kids to protect the environment with green activities and crafts. A retail outlet offers products that promote the "green theme," including t-shirts and penguin-themed items made from recycled materials.

Every day of the week features a different Hawaiian theme and includes fun, educational activities with a focus on learning about Hawaii through storytelling, games, music, arts and crafts, hula and lei-making. Participants learn the "Hawaiian Word of the Day," which is used often throughout the day. Off-property excursions include visits to the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, Bishop Museum and Children's Discovery Center. Daily themes include: "Wild About Hilton," "Hawaiian Ocean Explorer," "Hawaiian Skies," "Treasures of Hawaii," "Discover Hawaii," "Waikiki Aloha Friday" and "Hawaiian Safari."

At the end of each day, kids receive Camp Penguin Daily News, a recap of the day's adventures to allow parents an opportunity to engage in conversation with their children. Black and white themed drawings in the newspaper for kids to color reflect the different Hawaiian themes and lined space encourages kids to write a personal memory about their experience.

Parents can choose between full-day (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and half-day (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 11:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) programs. Camp Penguin is limited to Hilton Hawaiian Village guests only and is priced at $90 per child ($85 without excursion) for a full day or $65 per child for a half-day ($60 without excursion). Lunch is included and all participants receive a Camp Penguin t-shirt as a part of their registration fee. Pre-registration can be done 24 hours in advance at the social director's desk in the hotel's main lobby. For more information, visit hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/penguin.

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is the only resort on Oahu that features African black-footed penguins. The eight penguins-Pu, Malia, Icarus, Remy, Betty, Shaka, Kalia and Mana- have endeared themselves to guests since the establishment of the Penguin Pond exhibit more than 20 years ago. Guests can view the penguins during their morning feedings and learn about the species from the wildlife team. The comical birds are a part of the resort's extensive wildlife collection, which also includes flamingos, macaws, ducks, ibises, turtles and fish.

Contact:
Dara Young
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki BeachResort
+ 1 808 947 7816
dara.young@hilton.com

Cynthia Rankin
Hilton Worldwide
+ 1 808 947 7817
cynthia.rankin@hilton.com

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