Project Hawaii is a 20 day summer community service program for high school students. Our teen participants volunteer on weekdays, earning a total of 60 hours of summer community service. They work on the same project for the duration of the program in order to create a more meaningful bond with those they are helping.
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Enjoy amazing WEEKEND EXCURSIONS.
Learn about an authentic Hawaiian community through our CULTURAL IMMERSION program.
Group Size:The Project Hawaii summer community service program accommodates up to 45 participants, which fosters expanded social interactions and friendships within the group during evening activities and weekend excursions. Each community service project is limited to 10-20 participants, enabling our volunteers to benefit from personal, one-on-one interactions at the service projects.
Accommodations:During the week, the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is our home away from home. All rooms are doubles and have private bathrooms, air-conditioning and cable television. Our summer community service participants enjoy hotel amenities, including a swimming pool, full service restaurant, free wifi in the lobby, gift shop and more. Enjoy the banyan tree grounds of the hotel, the running paths at neighboring Liliuokalani Park & Gardens, the tranquility of Coconut Island just footsteps away from our hotel and the breath-taking view of Mauna Kea standing in the distance.
Meals:During the week, our group eats breakfast and dinner together at our hotel's restaurant. Lunch is provided at the various service projects. While traveling on weekends, breakfast and dinner are provided in various local restaurants and food establishments at our hotels. On occasion we divide into smaller groups allowing teenagers to choose from a greater variety of restaurants.
Staff:Our summer community staff members are teachers and graduate students who are committed to Project Hawaii's ideals of volunteering and giving back to the community. Rein staff members are always present at each service project. All staff members attend our professional training workshops where the emphasis is placed on the safety and well being of our teenagers. All staff are certified in Basic First Aid and CPR.
Transportation:Rein Project Hawaii uses bus transportation with professional drivers to transfer our participants to their various projects, activities, and weekend excursions.
Activities:After volunteering each day, enjoy different late afternoon activities including relaxing at the hotel pool, walking or jogging along the trails of nearby Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens, or using the wifi in the lobby to catch up with family and friends. Afternoon fun also includes local field trips to the rainforest, where we hike to beautiful waterfalls, exciting trips to Volcanoes National Park and Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and visits to the famous Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Big Island Candies and the local Farmers Market. The group will enjoy a fun evening activity every night, including: our authentic cultural immersion program two nights each week, nights at the movies, Rein's famous Minute to Win It competition, and lots of other fun local evening activities. On our weekend excursions, activities include banana boating, snorkeling, surfing lessons, and trips to Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head.
Communication:The Rein Communication Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week throughout the program. Teenagers are permitted to bring cell phones and the lobby of our hotel is equipped with wifi.
For a complete description of the Rein Community Service Project Hawaii, Request a Rein Teen Tours & Community Service Brochure.