Hike and Tour of the Napali Coast

Wednesday morning we woke up to an amazing breakfast of French toast prepared by Isabella and Beaumont. After breakfast we were delighted to get our phones back to connect with family while Ben and Debbie cleaned up breakfast. We then took a short drive to the Na’Pali Coast trailhead and began out expedition to the […]

Journal: Boys and Girls Club Service

Wednesday we woke up and made yummy chocolate chip pancakes before heading to the Kauai Boys and Girls Club. Once there, we got a short orientation and then went out to meet the kids. We played some ice breaker games to get to know each other then went to the main program which consisted of […]

Boys and Girls Club Service

Today we headed to Lydgate Beach Park to help run the “Mini Olympics” with the Boys and Girl’s Club. We got to help out at each event… obstacle course, volleyball/soccer, cross fit and track & field. The kids were so much fun to work with and although it was super hot we made sure to […]

Zodiac Rafting

Aloha! Today we were woken up by a mob of angry roosters at 5 in the morning, which was perfect because we had to be at Na Pali Explorer at 6:30. Na Pali Explorer is a boat tour company that offers pontoon rides and explorer rides. Our group took the explorer ride. We boarded our […]

Habitat for Humanity Service and Surfing

Today we woke up and quickly chowed down some oatmeal as we rushed to the shores of Kihei for our first surfing session. It was spectacular! Although we had some experienced surfers, many were new to the skill and I am proud to write that we picked it up quite well! Those few moments of […]

A Good Beginning

Aloha from Hawaii! The past 3 days have been so much fun! Everyone in the group is so friendly and I feel like I already know everyone so well. For our first community service project we worked with Surfrider Foundation to test the water around Hanalei Bay for pollution. On our second day we worked […]

Surf’s Up!

Today we had the luxury of waking up at 8:00 for our second day of surfing. When we got there we were instantly greeted by Ian and Mark who would be our surf instructors for the day. They continued to teach us the basics of surfing and everyone was able to stand up on their […]

Our Time on Kauai

Hi from Kauai! Thursday, the group woke up very early to make the hour and a half drive to begin the Zodiak Boat tour. To me, this was the most thrilling experience so far. We joined our captains Dennis, and Jason on the small raft to blast over choppy waves and through dark, bat infested […]

Loving Hawaii!

Aloha! So far the trip has been amazing and memorable! Our first service project was at the Limihuli botanical garden, which consisted of lots of weeding and wading through native Hawaiian vegetation. It was really cool because we not only bonded with our own group but also with the volunteers from the Hawaiian conservation corps. […]

Surfrider Accolades

Surfrider Foundation of Kauai updated us on the group’s work with them! They were very impressed with all the ARCC students! Here is what was updated in the Surfrider Foundation updates! “Adventures Cross Country teen group of 13 teens and 2 counselors from all across US picked up ropes, nets, and marine debris with Scott, […]