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. 



All ages welcome

ʻAi Love Pono

To eat well is to live well. 'Ai Love Pono is our program focused on permaculture, food culture of Hawaii and the culinary arts. We will explore the source of food and their health benefits as we learn to prepare delicious dishes in the kitchen. The participants will have the chance to learn about the full cycle of food - from the seed to your seat.

To schedule a visit, please email us at julie@akahiao.org


September 3 - 6

9-11 yrs

Aloha Na Keiki

This overnight camp was established to embrace the spirit of aloha. Aloha for ourselves, each other, and our surrounding! This camp is based in having fun outdoors and igniting our sense of play, while honing in on our explorative skills and kilo (observation).


October 3 - 7

14 - 18 yrs

Ho'iho'i I Ka 'Aina

Hoʻihoʻi I Ka ʻĀina - a scholarship funded program offered by ANI designed for youth in West Hawaiʻi to take place during the autumn break period of 2022.


January 14 - 16, 2023

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 2023

15 - 18 yrs

GEMS Program

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.


Summer 2023

15 - 18 yrs

ʻAkahi Leadership Program

This two-week summer camp program created in conjunction with St. Andrew's Schools is designed to foster authentic, adaptive leadership and activate our future makers to realize their preferred future where a peaceful human society is harmonized with the natural world.



15 - 18 yrs

Aloha ʻĀina Immersion Program

1-week nature programs 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.

“the world without its relationship is less than a world”

John Dewey