Pacific Discovery: Hawaii High School Summer Program | 3 weeks


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States, Hawaii
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Surfing, Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    This 3 week high school summer program offers you an enriching and inspiring experience in Hawaii. It combines service-learning and conservation volunteer projects with adventure travel and heaps of fun in the sun and sea. Discover Hawaii’s fascinating ocean and mountain landscape and explore volcanoes, waterfalls and beaches.

    Snorkeling with manta rays is only possible in a few places in the world, and Hawaii is one of them! This end-of-program activity follows after a trip packed with surf lessons, volunteer projects, island exploration and yoga sessions. Ready to fully immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture? You'll also dive into the importance of its traditions, from making beautiful leis to learning the steps of the Hula.


    • Snorkel the reefs of Kona and have a close encounter with manta rays
    • Immerse in Hawaiian culture learning Hula, making leis, and the heritage and history of Hawaii
    • Surf lessons in the birth place of surfing
    • Rewarding conservation projects in the forest of Hawaii’s Big Island, working on protecting and encouraging native flora and fauna whilst learning about the history and heritage of the earth to Hawaiian culture
    • Learn from local non-profits how to organically aid in the restoration and conservation of local ecosystems
    • Check out the Akaka Falls and Green Sand Beach
    • Yoga and meditation in Hilo, amongst the breathtaking, natural beauty of the northeast side of the Big Island
    • Hike the Volcano National Park and watch the sunset
    • Explore the botanical gardens and Coconut Island near Hilo
    • Very personalized small group experience, maximum of 12 participants

    Cost and Session Information

    Program Tuition Includes: All meals; All accommodation; All program-related travel and transport included; All expeditions, activities, excursions, entry fees and adventure travel as described in the itinerary; Environmental education and service learning projects; Experienced Program Instructors and local guides

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