We offer fully sponsored scholarships for our basic group retreats to all Hawaii Island residents diagnosed with cancer. In order to register for one of Kokolulu’s group retreats you need to contact us. Once you have contacted Kokolulu you will be required to participate in a medical interview (free of charge) with our medical director Karin Cooke BS, RN.
Once you have completed the interview and we determine you meet the eligibility requirements for our retreats, you will be asked to send a $350 deposit (required) to register for a group retreat (please pay this fee only by a personal check made out to Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats Inc. and send to P.O Box 340 Hawi, Hawaii 96719). This fee is a required deposit to secure your place in the scholarship supported group retreat (we require all participants to make this deposit as all of our retreats are always filled with a waiting list). This check WILL NOT BE PROCESSED unless you cancel less than 30 days in advance of a retreat where you have a confirmed space on the roster (you will receive your deposit back if you have a medical or family emergency that prevents attendance).
At the end of the retreat you will be given the option of donating the amount of your check to Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats (to help us continue to offer our group retreats on a scholarship supported basis for others in the future) or returning the check to you.
Once you are accepted into the retreat program, you will be required to send us a check for $150 as a cleaning fee.
We highly recommend that you extend your stay and participate in the more in depth second phase of the retreat. If you would like extend your stay beyond the group retreat (there is a 3 day minimum), please send a cashiers check (made out to Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats Inc.) for $1350 (if you want to stay for any additional days the rate is $450 per day) or if you wish to pay via credit card click on the box at the end of the registration page.
We do not offer travel scholarships (you should talk to family, friends, and local organizations in your community about this and money to extend your stay).
We rely on sponsorships and donations to offer scholarships (the value of the 5 day/4 night group retreat is $3500) Please consider becoming a sponsor or making a charitable donation to support those affected by cancer.
Aloha and Peace
Lew and Karin Whitney Cooke