Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii with a Kauai Option for 2021
August 2021 (dates tentative)
Senior/LIT’s and Sequoia Alumni
This is an exciting blend of fun, sun, history, and culture led by Director Lux who lived in Hawaii for two years and served as the founding Director of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Institute. He has coordinated domestic and international trips for kids for 10 years (including trips to Hawaii) and is excited to offer this experience to the Camp Sequoia family again in 2021. We are pleased to have a Retired National Park Service Interpretive ranger join us on our island explorations as we support real-life skills development in an authentic small-group experience.
3 days on Oahu, 10 days on the Big Island +Optional Kauai Island add-on for two nights and three days of a different island flavor
Polynesian Cultural Center, Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Aloha Swap Meet and Diamond Head Point and Trail.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, South Point, Green and Black Sand Beaches, Macademia Nut Farm and Factory, Imiloa Science Center, Angel and Akaka Falls, Pohoiki Warm Ponds, Volcano Farmer’s Market and the towns of Hilo, Kona and Waimea. No trip would be complete without a deep sea fishing excursion and some snorkeling. Other local excursions (such as lava tours, rainforest interpretation and more) are available based upon camper interest.
Visit an additional island again for 2021. Explore the Garden Isle, visit Hanalei Bay, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and have fun kayaking and exploring the Na Pali coast. ($650 for additional interisland r/t flights and excursions)
We fly to the islands a few days after the end of camp to catch dinner and the sunset on Waikiki Beach with evening ocean or pool swim. Explore Diamond Head, Honolulu and environs before heading to Pearl Harbor and the famed Aloha Bowl (former home of the NFL All-Star Game) and the Aloha Swap Meet. A short 40 minute flight takes us to the Big Island of Hawaii where we will settle in and enjoy a dip in the ocean near our accommodation. From this base we have an opportunity to see, learn, and truly experience local culture around the Big Island drawing on expert knowledge of local haunts and adventures in addition to highlights listed above. We’ll enjoy traditional cuisine, and have the opportunity to learn to shop and cook some traditional dishes and explore the wide variety of what the Big Island has to offer.
We return to the Philadelphia area at the end of our experience, capping off our adventure of learning and incredible life experiences. Discounted cost for 2021 enrolled residential full season campers is $5995.00*.Tuition includes outbound/return airfare and baggage fees, ground transportation, interisland flights, all meals, laundry, and accommodations in Waikiki and on the Big Island as well as experienced local guiding and interpretation with favorite Sequoia staff.
Please note that we are capping enrollment on this trip to provide an authentic local, family style excursion that allows us to have personal experiences throughout our adventure that would not be possible with a larger group.
Campers who enroll on this trip will be expected to set a positive example during camp and the Aloha Adventure team will have several in-camp planning meetings with Director Lux as they prepare for their adventure.
*Seniors enrolled for only one session and LIT graduates may enroll (on a space available basis) for the price of $6,995.00