Hawaii Service Trip

Hawaii Service

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12+

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands while earning 30 hours of community service. Learn an ancient mode of travel, outrigger canoeing, hike through rain forest valleys, snorkel spectacular bays, and learn to surf Hawaii’s famous breakers.

14 Days

$3,795

  • June 23rd - July 6th
  • July 8th - July 21st
  • July 23rd - August 5th
  • Honolulu, HI

Day 1

Aloha! Today marks your arrival in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii! First you’ll be warmly greeted by your trip leaders and then introduced to your new fellow venturers. Hard to contain your excitement, you’ll quickly realize what an incredible trip you have in store for yourself. For our first day together, we’ll be familiarizing ourselves with our new stunningly exotic location, and more importantly, with each other.

Day 2

Awakened by the warm Hawaiian sun, we will board an authentic outrigger canoe, growing closer as a team as we learn to paddle and communicate while navigating this traditional craft. Once we are on the water, we will paddle to a remote location and get some hands-on cultural experience learning about native crafts of Hawaii. These will make great souvenirs to bring back to the family! Our first full day together will really be an eye-opening experience as you begin to see what an amazing group you have and how incredible this location is.

Day 3-5

Now it is time to get to work on our first service project: working with the renowned Kohala Center for conservation and environmental education. Here, we’ll not only get our hands dirty while learning about the fragile ecology of this island environment in need, but also help to educate other visitors and tourists on how to minimize our impacts on the local environments. The evening of our final day of service we will take to the water on our evening manta ray snorkel.

Day 6-7

Our next days will be spent in the astounding Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Seeing a volcano erupt in person (from a safe distance of course) is an opportunity that few people have the fortune to witness. We, however, will! While in the park, we’ll pay a visit to Kilauea to see this natural phenomenon; and afterwards, we’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than ourselves!

Day 8

Today we fly to Oahu where we will spend the rest of our adventure! First we head out to tour the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor, a must-see when in Oahu. Afterwards we will settle into our evening accommodations to get ready for the days ahead!

Day 9-11

We roll up our sleeves once again, this time giving back to the local Oahu communities. We will work with locals as we help to maintain and improve local environments. Seeing your immediate impact first hand while having the opportunity to interact and work with and alongside local community members is certainly a special occasion.

Day 12-13

We will spend the next two days learning to ride the waves and hang ten! After getting down the basics day one, we will surely all be standing by day two! The last afternoon we will also jump in some kayaks and explore locals bays and coastlines! This is all before our final night together where we celebrate Hawaiian-style with a Luau! The perfect way to say goodbye to all our new friends we made these past two weeks.

Day 14

This morning, we’ll wake up early to catch our flights home — a tearful goodbye, reminiscing about the accomplishments, memories and lifelong friends made over this incredible adventure.

Day 1

Aloha! Today marks your arrival in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii! First you’ll be warmly greeted by your trip leaders and then introduced to your new fellow venturers. Hard to contain your excitement, you’ll quickly realize what an incredible trip you have in store for yourself. For our first day together, we’ll be familiarizing ourselves with our new stunningly exotic location, and more importantly, with each other.

Day 2

Awakened by the warm Hawaiian sun, we will board an authentic outrigger canoe, growing closer as a team as we learn to paddle and communicate while navigating this traditional craft. Once we are on the water, we will paddle to a remote location and get some hands-on cultural experience learning about native crafts of Hawaii. These will make great souvenirs to bring back to the family! Our first full day together will really be an eye-opening experience as you begin to see what an amazing group you have and how incredible this location is.

Day 3-5

Now it is time to get to work on our first service project: working with the renowned Kohala Center for conservation and environmental education. Here, we’ll not only get our hands dirty while learning about the fragile ecology of this island environment in need, but also help to educate other visitors and tourists on how to minimize our impacts on the local environments. The evening of our final day of service we will take to the water on our evening manta ray snorkel.

Day 6-7

Our next days will be spent in the astounding Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Seeing a volcano erupt in person (from a safe distance of course) is an opportunity that few people have the fortune to witness. We, however, will! While in the park, we’ll pay a visit to Kilauea to see this natural phenomenon; and afterwards, we’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than ourselves!

Day 8

Today we fly to Oahu where we will spend the rest of our adventure! First we head out to tour the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor, a must-see when in Oahu. Afterwards we will settle into our evening accommodations to get ready for the days ahead!

Day 9-11

We roll up our sleeves once again, this time giving back to the local Oahu communities. We will work with locals as we help to maintain and improve local environments. Seeing your immediate impact first hand while having the opportunity to interact and work with and alongside local community members is certainly a special occasion.

Day 12-13

We will spend the next two days learning to ride the waves and hang ten! After getting down the basics day one, we will surely all be standing by day two! The last afternoon we will also jump in some kayaks and explore locals bays and coastlines! This is all before our final night together where we celebrate Hawaiian-style with a Luau! The perfect way to say goodbye to all our new friends we made these past two weeks.

Day 14

This morning, we’ll wake up early to catch our flights home — a tearful goodbye, reminiscing about the accomplishments, memories and lifelong friends made over this incredible adventure.