Celebrate a landscape of perfection, where the beauty of turquoise waters melt into captivating sunsets. Link hands with a Hawaiian native and see the positive impact you can have as you work to preserve the splendor of the sea and the majesty of the lush rainforest. Share a laugh with locals as you work on a Habitat for Humanity Project, and allow the islands to return your generosity by sharing with you the “aloha spirit”; catch a wave, hike the magnificent NaPali coast and swim with the fish of the island.
“She described the trip as life changing and her most vivid memories come back to the conversations/experiences shared with the other participants and leaders not simply the beauty of the island. The dynamic that was nurtured between the kids in her group made any task seem possible and I believe she now sees new possibilities for getting involved here at home in a way she wouldn't have before. She felt safe but challenged, comfortable but exposed to the elements, empowered but part of a greater whole. We couldn't have asked for more for her.”
— Parent of Emma H.
Maui Community Service: Habitat for Humanity and The Maui Farm
We travel to the majestic island of Maui where we work with Habitat for Humanity, spending meaningful half days constructing, painting, and landscaping homes for families in need. Heading to the Maui Farm, we continue our service with families in need. This working farm also service as a residential haven for mothers and children in need of support. Working hand in hand with locals, we learn about the rich island culture and are welcomed with open arms as ohana (family in Hawaiian).
Maui Surfing, Snorkeling and Exploration
We enjoy Maui’s diverse landscape through a variety of exciting activities. With the instruction of professional surf instructors, we learn the basics of the sport of surfing that Hawaiians made famous. We spend time exploring the natural splendors under the sea on an expedition to the Molokini Crater, the most colorful reef of Maui. The diverse landscape of Maui allows us to experience the lush forests of the Iao Valley to the arid view of the sun setting behind the Haleakala Crater.
Kauai Community Service: Surfrider Foundation, Limihuli Garden and the Boys and Girls Club
We say farewell to Maui and take a short flight to the island of Kauai. The ocean is at our fingertips while camping at a private beach in Hanalei Bay, a beach acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world. Working with both the Surfrider Foundation and the National Botanical Garden, we help restore Kauai’s bountiful ecosystem, effected by the influx of tourism in Kauai. We learn why it is important to preserve the land and ocean, and with this knowledge do meaningful work to preserve this paradise. We also continue to give back to the local community by donating a day of our time to work with the Boys and Girls Club of Kauai.
Kauai Surfing, Hiking, Rafting and Exploration
We take a break from our service work to improve on the surfing skills we learned in Maui. With professional surf instructors, we practice our skills in more advanced waves. Our water adventures continue as we explore the stunning Na Pali Coast on a zodiac raft where we discover enchanting sea caves, waterfalls, and secluded beaches. We are also able to witness this stunning coast on foot with a day hike to Hanakapi'ai Falls.