ANI Immersion Programs
Children today are facing major environmental challenges and an ever accelerating pace of life. When it is their time to face the consequences of the previous generations, we like to think they will stand for our planet and change our human story to one of compassion and stewardship of Mother Earth. Yet, research has shown that they are spending less time than ever outdoors, and are given barely any time to build that intimate relationship with nature.
At Akahiao, we have designed our programs to bring people away from the everyday hustle and bustle into a reflective space of action and of collective creativity. Our mission is to foster a loving relationship between humanity and Mother Earth.
12 - 14 yrs
Mo ʻIke Camp Dreamweaver
ANIʻs overnight youth program in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day. The camp theme is “mōʻike” or dream manifestation. In this time of restrictions and confinement, being able to dream outside of our daily routine is ever more valuable. We want our youth to be inspired to dream of a thriving future and empower them to know they can achieve it.
March 13 - 16
11 - 13 yrs
Aloha ʻĀina Immersion Program
Our nature program designed to foster a strong bond between our youth and nature through spending time, deepening understanding and enhancing communication skills. The program will encompass our signature mix of daily Thanksgiving rituals, integration into the complete cycle of food, life skill training, natural arts and outdoor place based learning.
15 - 18 yrs
The Girls Entrepreneurship & Malama ‘Aina Springboard (GEMS) Program cultivates leadership capabilities in young women to grow strong female leaders who have the capacities and dispositions to navigate, guide, and shape our dynamic world. This nature immersion curriculum has an entrepreneurship focus and is designed to develop confidence and self-efficacy in young women.
“the world without its relationship is less than a world”