The Outdoor Recreation Program focuses primarily around two different areas: experiential outdoor/adventure education and integrative community engagement.
We believe in learning through active physical participation. Using the beautiful, natural environment of the Hamakua Coast as our classroom, we are able to engage in wilderness-based experiences such as hiking, camping, trail building, snorkeling, etc.
As community event organizers, we are responsible for creating and implementing group activities that engage all of our peers on the farm.
Hawai’i is a land of diversity. We’ll explore some of the most beautiful mountains, coastal areas, and rivers in the world. You’ll develop technical skills with route planning and navigation, menu planning, backpacking, backcountry cooking, wilderness camping, and coastal safety. Additionally, you can expect to progress in areas such as leadership, critical thinking, and communication; all critical aspects of wilderness guiding. And, of course, we’ll work on building a firm understanding of environmental and civic responsibility.
Students will have the ability to ideate, develop, and execute projects and programs that encompass a variety of outdoor activities. Working closely with other programs, we design, build and refine spaces and structures to meet the recreation needs of the entire Big Island Farms community. From overnight backpacking trips and day hikes to movie night and a friendly volleyball tournament, the outdoor recreation program serves as a pillar in the fun at Big Island Farms.
Waimanu Backpacking Trip
Technical Skills Developement
Wilderness-Based Leadership Training
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.