Huliau Eco-Adventure Summer Camp

July 11-14th, 2017

About our 2017 program

Huliau Eco-Adventure is a 4 day hands-on introduction to environmental studies for students entering grades 7-9. Students will engage in experiential learning through fun group explorations of Maui’s unique environments. Activities include hiking, swimming, restoration projects, farm activities, filmmaking, a visit to Maui Ocean Center, and more! The program is planned and led by Huliau alumni in collaboration with our staff, our high school leadership team, and experts in various environmental fields. As with all Huliau programs, need-based scholarships are offered, making this program an amazing value for all Maui youth!

Age: Open to students entering grades 7-9

Cost: $125 for 4 days (need-based scholarship available)

Dates & times: July 11th-14th 8:30am-4pm

Locations: Various locations (transportation provided from central Maui)

Contact info: (808) 757-2100

Reserve your spot

Tuesday July 11th

Themes: Exploring Place & Climate Change

Locations: UH Maui College Campus & Keōpūolani Park

Wednesday July 12th

Themes: Watershed & Ahupuaʻa Resource Management

Locations: Waiheʻe Ridge Trail & Kapuna Farms

Thursday July 18th

Themes: Marine Environments

Locations: Keālia, Koʻieʻie Fishpond & Maui Ocean Center

Friday July 14th

Theme: Sustainable Agriculture

Locations: Pono Grown Farms & UH Maui College Campus

Last Summer’s Program

Mahalo to everyone who made our 2016 program possible and to our high school interns and students for participating! Funding for the 2016 Huliau Eco-Adventure program was provided by the Johnson ʻOhana Charitable Foundation, founded by Kim and Jack Johnson to environmental, art and music education.

The history of our alumni-led summer programs

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In 2013, seven Huliau students from various high schools participated in the “Maui Eat Local Project”.  This was a Maui Huliau program planned by students in which they attempted to eat only 100% locally grown food while making a film about their journey (see their film here).

In July 2015, two alumni of this program, Hiʻilei and Hannah, now studying environmental science in college, wanted to create a similar sustainable living experience for local high school students centering around zero-waste practices and eating locally. With the guidance of our Executive Director, they also expanded the program to cover local environmental issues beyond agriculture. Nine high school students participated in this intensive 4-day overnight program called the Huliau Environmental Leadership Camp.  You can see photos, activities and more from this program here.

In 2016, these same alumni assisted by some of our high school leadership students created a truly amazing 4 day camp for 30 middle school students.  In 2017, Hiʻilei and Hannah are passing the reins to two new alumni who are planning this yearʻs program.  We are thrilled to continue to build leadership among our students and alumni, and we are honored that they wish to give back to their community in this way! This is an alumni-led tradition that we hope to continue each summer as our Huliau ʻohana grows.