Outdoor Program

Aloha and welcome to the 2017/18 Outdoor Program.

The Outdoor Program's goals are to build community and connection to Hawai'i while teaching and fostering personal empowerment, risk management, resilience, and leadership skills.

As a reflection of these goals, we encourage students to be the main point of contact in joining and managing their participation on trips.

Learn more about the program HERE.

How it works:

  • Look at the calendar below with your family and decide which trips and programs appeal to you.
  • 2018 sign ups will happen the first week back in January via a google form sent to students.
  • Rosters will be finalized and students will be told if they are on trips or on the waitlist. Rosters are built to give the most students access to trips.
  • Once a roster is complete, students are sent a prospectus and packing list.
  • If students drop off a trip less that one week prior, they receive 3 demerits. Please take this commitment seriously as there are eager students on the waitlist and we want to make sure as many students as can go.
  • A week prior to a trip, the group comes together at a mandatory pre-trip meeting to connect, set goals, get excited and do gear issue. The program can lend students most gear they don't have.
  • Outdoor trips are a digital break - Students don't have their phones or computers on the trip. They can bring a camera to take photos if they'd like as long as it's not part of their phone. We often share photos via google photos after trips

2018 Winter & Spring Outdoor Program Trips

January 14 - Day trip to warm ponds and night bike/hike to flowing lava with a late night return to campus.

January 26-28 - Halape Backpacking Trip in Volcanos National Park. Students will miss school Friday the 26th.

February 25 - Day trip (Surprise destination)

April 21 - Mana Road Bike Adventure Day Trip

April 27-29 - Waimanu Valley Backpacking Trip. Students will miss school Friday the 26th.

May 5-6 - New Prefect Leadership Training Overnight. New Dorm Prefects Only.

Stay tuned for HPA Summer Outdoor Trip Details.

Other 2018 Outdoor Program Opportunities:

Friday Pau Hana Hill Hikes

Students are invited to join the HPA Outdoor Program most Fridays after school to hike and enjoy the hills behind HPA with special permissions from HPA, Parker Ranch, and DLNR.

Wilderness First Responder Course - March 11-20, 2017

If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other remote environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, this 9-10 day Wilderness First Responder course is for you. It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.

Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. Certification cost is $885 for the general public , and $750 for HPA students and employees

Learn More & Register Here.