Hawaiʻi Outdoors Institute is a non-profit experiential education program for teens. Our mission is to foster a love of the outdoors in young people which inspires environmental stewardship in future leaders.
What Makes Us Different?
We have a unique advantage over other outdoor education programs. Hawaiʻi has access to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world woven within the fabric of a rich and living Hawaiian culture. Our programs educate students through authentic cultural experiences and environmental stewardship projects to enlarge each student’s perspective and build valuable leadership skills.
Our goal is to foster in students a love of the outdoors which encourages environmental stewardship in future leaders. We see transformation occur in students when they can connect service and cultural understanding within a community. We challenge students physically and mentally in a safe environment that allows personal growth. We inspire our students to become effective contributors and valuable members of their communities.