Changing world view from the outside in.
At Akahiao, we create programs that seek to change the way we view the world, putting nature in the center. We have designed our space and activities to reestablish our interconnectedness with all elements of nature in order to gracefully meet the challenges of our changing world.
All of our programs strive to meet the holistic needs of every child to live a purposeful life, engaged in matters of sustainable present and tomorrow. We work to equip our children with adaptive skills, leadership skills, self-efficacy and most of all, compassion through immersion in the natural world. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary and experiential, integrating lessons from environmental education, leadership education, indigenous education and place-conscious education platforms.
We take pride in the quality of care we provide to each participant and take our nourishment seriously. Our meals are prepared using the freshest ingredients, harvested from our own on-site biodynamic garden.
ANI Immersion Program
Our signature programs are curated to connect you to our ʻaina. 3 to 7 day overnight programs infused with nature hikes, garden harvests, healthy garden meals, art projects, and immersive value workshops . Programs are offered throughout the year on holidays for age groups that range from 9-12 and through 13-18.
We work with various organizations to co-design and deliver programs at our beautiful natural setting in Kona. These programs are tailor-made to fit the desire of the partnering organizations while incorporating our core values of nature immersion, identifying of self values, and nourishing food.
Service Learning Projects and Volunteer Days
Our daytime programs seek to bring our community together to engage with our ʻaina and are offered at least once a month. Our sessions are open to any who are interested in joining.