Kualoa Hosts Talk Story Camp

Kualoa Regional Park will be the setting for the second annual Talk Story Camp, arranged through the city by veteran storyteller Jeff Gere to include a dozen talented storytellers camping out and swapping tales July 20 to 22 at the park’s campgrounds.

The event will include workshops, canoeing, evening concerts, stories around the campfire and five meals, including a Saturday night imu. The public is invited to attend.

“Last year’s campers insisted we repeat the camp for a second year – with a simpler format and more helpers,” explained Gere, an Oahu resident who has performed across the state and around the world for decades. “It’s a time to really get away and bathe in a bay of stories!”

Among the featured storytellers are Ohio’s Lyn Ford (African-American and ghost tales), Alaska’s Gene Tagaban (Northwest native raven tales), San Francisco’s Linda Yamamoto (nature), Hawaii’s Lopaka Kapanui (ghost lore), Milicent Cummings (troubadour musical stories) and Gere.

Fee is $50 per adult, $30 for one child and $20 for each additional one for the entire weekend. Saturday-only costs $30 per adult, $20 and $10 for children. Bring your own tent and bedding. To register and get additional details, go to talkstorycamp.com or email talk-storycamphi@gmail.com.