Pacific Discovery: Hawaii Summer Program | 4 weeks


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States, Hawaii
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Surfing, Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    Experience epic surf, golden beaches, the aloha spirit, and active volcanoes on this summer program in Hawaii!

    There is an endless list of things to do in Hawaii. From learning to smash open coconuts and making beautiful leis, to stargazing on top of a dormant volcano and heading out to one of only four green sand beaches in the world. Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture as you discover its fascinating ocean and mountain landscape and explore the incredible jungle, volcanoes, and beaches.

    During this four-week summer program, a key focus will be to connect yourself to the land and the sea. You will learn about sustainable living and roll up your sleeves at a local non-profit. From the land, we'll move on to the sea. You will not only experience the turquoise water of the ocean during surf lessons and a snorkel excursion, but you will also have the opportunity to delve deep into marine conservation with a fishpond restoration project, learning how to protect and encourage the fragile sea life in these pockets of the ocean.


    • Learn about conservation and sustainable living from a local non-profit
    • Remove invasive vegetation that threatens water quality and local fish species
    • Participate in the efforts to restore local beaches with a marine debris clean-up
    • Practice your surfing skills in the blue waters of the Big Island
    • Hike and drive across lava fields and volcanic craters in Volcanoes National Park
    • Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture by learning about the heritage, history, and importance of canoes
    • Focus on your mind, body and soul with yoga and meditation sessions
    • Stargaze on top of the highest peak in the world, Mauna Kea
    • Snorkel the reefs of Kona and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, manta rays and turtles
    • Explore the waterfalls, trails and botanical gardens of the Big Island
    • Camp under the night sky and share stories by the campfire
    • Prepare a local Imu feast where we take the food from ground to table
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