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    Pacific Discovery: Hawaii Mid Teen Summer Program | 3 weeks

    Pacific Discovery: Hawaii Mid Teen 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: Agriculture, Animals/Nature, Surfing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Join us on The Big Island for epic marine and hiking adventures, connect with Hawaiian culture and get your hands dirty in conservation projects! 

    We’ve crafted the perfect balance of service and adventure travel on this enriching and inspiring three-week summer program on Hawaii’s Big Island. While diving into the ocean to snorkel and learn to surf, we’ll also dive into the importance of Hawaiian traditions and immerse in several environmental conservation movements. We will learn how work done by these ethical organizations impacts the local environment and contributes to sustainability on a global scale. 

    Our endless TO DO list on Hawai’i Island includes taking a charter boat out on the Pacific Ocean from Kona, walking on a moonscape of black lava in Volcanoes National Park, roaming a green sand beach, restoring a fish pond, and getting our hands in the earth on the Big Island Farm. The magic of this Pacific Discovery program is that we truly immerse in the culture and add value throughout our travels. Our days will vary, from making leis and learning Farm to Table living practices, to supporting Hawaiian youth. 


    • Learn about conservation and sustainable living from a local non-profit
    • Remove invasive vegetation that threatens water quality and local fish species
    • Live at a permaculture farm and practice local farming techniques
    • Practice your surfing skills in the blue waters of the Big Island
    • Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture by learning about the heritage, history and traditions
    • Snorkel the reefs of Kona and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and manta rays
    • Explore the waterfalls, trails and botanical gardens of the Big Island
    • Focus on strength, flexibility and breathing during a yoga session