Summer Outdoor Program
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- Backpack to deserted beaches designated as breeding grounds for the endangered hawksbill sea turtle, in Volcano National Park.
- Exalt beneath thousand-foot waterfalls.
- Learn to surf, boogie board, stand up paddleboard, and/or ocean kayak, possibly with a pod of spinner dolphins leaping nearby.
- See what life is like for the paniolo (cowboys) of Hawai'i as you explore through the oldest volcanic hills on the island.
- Snorkel during the day with hundreds of colorful tropical fish and corals, followed by an evening swim with manta rays as big your car. These gentle giants are filter feeders, blithely feasting on plankton.
- Learn to paddle a Hawaiian outrigger canoe and discover how the first Hawaiians arrived on the island.
- Circumnavigate Mauna Kea on a mountain bike, volunteering along the way at spectacular forest restoration areas.
- Spelunk into mile long lava tubes with unique geologic features, and take a plunge into the "Queen's Bath" filled with cool refreshing spring water.
- Visit the southernmost point in the United States, and experience a rare and remote green olivine/peridot sand beach.
- Get joyfully muddy and wet volunteering on a taro farm.
- Give back to the 'aina (land) by earning 30+ hours of community service, and learn about Hawai'i's rich ecology, history, and culture.
- Wake up on a black sand beach to an amazing sunrise with new friends from around the world.
Dates: June 11 - July 2, 2016
Duration: 21 days
Group Size: 13
Credit: 30 hours of community service
Arrive/Depart: Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i
Tuition: $4,000 (financial aid available)
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions