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Our Philosophy

   [in a nutshell] 

Wellbeing Standards

Aloha ‘Aina [love the land] We love and take care of the earth as best we can, develop a relationship of reciprocity with nature. Nature is the best teacher we know, all we need to do is listen.

‘Ai Pono [eat well] At the core of our camp is the relationship we have with nature, and that is through the bounty of food that nature has given us. We take pride in creating healthy, locally sourced and most of all, tasty food to be enjoyed by all.  

No na mamo [for our children] This program is dedicated to the wellbeing of our children because we believe they are a gift from the future. They are the architects of the future world and it is our responsibility to treat them with kindness and compassion that we want to see.

Pilina [stick together] We strive to develop a strong, healthy community of authentic humans. Everyone is encouraged to treat one another with integrity and inclusion.

  • Nurture our Nature. What we see on the outside is a mere reflection of what is inside. Nurturing our own self is as important as taking care of the world around us. 

  • creativity + diversity = adaptation. They say change is the only constant in this world, and that it is speeding up. We believe the best way to prepare for that is being a diverse group of thinkers and enhancing our creativity to become the adaptive species we once were. 

  • Jack is right. We are better when we’re together. Today’s biggest culprit in bringing about this culture of indifference to our climate crisis is separation. It seeps into everything we do, and keeps us in a mind frame of doubt and suspicion. The more connected we are, the stronger we are as a collective.

  • Hawaii proudly presents…… ALOHA. Aloha is the most precious, sought-after gift that the people of Hawaii can give to the world. Be kind, and share the aloha. 

  • Attitude of gratitude – in daily practice of thanks, we can change the world. First we can literally change the shape of our brains, and change the energy we release into the world. 

  • Science of Applied Imagination - Imagination is the key to the preferred future. It’s a tool to create a better future, but also holds us back from seeing what is try necessary for a god life. Most of what we live in is man-made… which means all of it can be changed with our minds. Once we learn the science of our imagination, imagine what we can do to make the world a better place.

  • Our huge head isn’t just for looks. We carry on our shoulders, perhaps the biggest grey matter in the animal kingdom (technically the ratio of brain to body weight), and there is a reason for it – we absorb knowledge and produce complicated thoughts all our lives. Learning never stops. Make use of that machine.

  • Beyond technology. Not technology for technology’s sake, see beyond what technology stands for.  Use technology to free us, not to enslave us.

  • Creative Futures. Looking forward, the world is an ever changing place. The biggest challenge for the children of today is to learn to adapt and be active and creating our own future. Our program will incorporate futures study and the arts to empower our students to be diverse and proactive.

  • Keeping the channel open. Each of us are gifted in our special way, and it is our duty to keep the channel open and be the best that we can be.

  • Bringing science back to life. Science began as a way to study the natural world. With the current education model, we have confined the sciences into books that only ‘book smart’ kids can understand. We plan to bring the science back to nature.

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