Hundreds of parents, grandparents and relatives enrolling their children Saturday in the city's summer fun program at Manoa Valley District Park.
"It's worth it. It's worth it. It's just one night, it's worth it, it's just worth it," said a parent who waited overnight in line to sign up her four children for the summer fun program.
It is the second largest program on the island and is wildly popular, for years parents camped out to guarantee their child a spot.
The first person in line claimed her position at 8:00 am yesterday.
It didn't take long before a snake of determined parents wrapped around the building.
"We offer a variety of classes, Hawaiiana, they can swim in the pool, and we go on excursions
The seven-week program costs $25, a deal for 5 and 1/2 hours of childcare five days a week.
However the city council is considering hiking the price to $75, that wouldn't go into effect this summer.
"I still think it's a great deal. I have no problem with increase in price because of the great benefits that these kids will have," said parent A.J. Halagao.
The city didn't charge a penny when the program started under former mayor frank Fasi and it hasn't raised the cost in more than 20 years.
When the doors opened at 9:00 am, summer fun staff already started turning parents away.
"The program has a good reputation for having high quality and they have limited numbers, so this is I think the only one that people will stay over for," said Raymond Allen, who is sending one child to the program.
The Manoa program can only accept 350 kids, those that are turned away are referred to nearby parks or wait listed.