Final Blog!!

WOW! What an amazing time we all had together! Leah and I are so grateful for all you did to make this year’s first Hawaii trip SO successful. While reflecting these past two days on our last three weeks, we have been left at a loss of words by all the beautiful memories, priceless moments […]

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Surfing and Poke

Update from Ben F.: Today we work early and went surfing where we caught some sick waves, and others had some sick wipeouts at Kahalu’u beach. We then played Monopoly Deal and had our last sandwiches for lunch! After our day on the beach, we went to a thrift store to buy everyone crazy outfits […]

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Beaches & Farms!

Update from student Julian: Our third to last morning started with a sleep in until 8 am and then an amazing breakfast of eggs, hash browns, sausage and bacon. Before breakfast some of us spent our time reading while the rest either cooked or hung out. At 9:30 am we left the campsite to go […]

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More Days in the Waipio Valley

Update from student Sophie: This morning we woke up at 8 a.m.! Then we shucked coconuts, it was very exhausting for most of us. For others it was easy. As soon as we finished we grated the coconuts and drank some sweet coconut water. In my opinion, grating the coconuts was pretty fun and tiring. […]

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The Waimanu Trail

Update from student Ben B.: We woke up bright and early to start a long uphill hike to go on the Waimanu trail that leads its own secret valley. The hike started flat but progressively got steeper. The steepness caused a lot of fatigue, but through many breaks, lots of teamwork, and positive thoughts, we […]

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Ziplining!

Update from student Jesper: The day started off with packing and cleaning because we were moving camp. Once we were packed we ate a breakfast of toast, fruit, and hard boiled eggs. Then we went to the zip line park. Once there we split up into to groups. I was in group one and we […]

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Out of Cell Phone Service

Hello Ultimate Hawaii Families, This is the Bold Earth office giving you a quick update on the group. Right now, the entire Ultimate Hawaii crew is enjoying a cultural exchange in Waipio Valley on the Northeast corner of the island. Down in Waipio they do not have service, so we are giving you a heads […]

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Canoeing with Captain Kiko

Update by Sophie: It was an amazing day! We woke up early and met up with Captain Kiko in Hilo. As soon as we arrived, we all realize that cook crew forgot to pack lunch! We split into two groups; one group sailed on the outrigger canoe with the captain and the other group (cook […]

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Community Service Day!

Update by student Ben B.: We started the 10th day of the trip with a rainy morning, but we all woke up with smiles on our faces. We all then packed up our tents which was a bit of a struggle with the rain but was done very efficiently. We then set off the visitors […]

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Escaping the Rain

Update by student Julian: Today we woke up to the drumming of raindrops on our tents. We started the morning with yogurt and granola, and discussed our plans for the day under the pavilion. Due to the incoming hurricane on this side of the island our trip to the Green Sand Beach wasn’t going to […]

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