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Rein Project Hawaii – helping the world one child and one animal at a time

 

Aloha from Rein Project Hawaii ~

 

The first week of the program was incredible. Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to…

 

It all began when we arrived in Hilo and we were welcomed with these beautiful flower leis:

Aloha ~ welcome!

Excited to finally be at Project Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After getting a good night of sleep, we awoke the next morning and did lots of team building and orientation programming.

Team Building in the backyard of our hotel

 

 

Our teenagers have made incredible contributions at their service projects.

Here’s a glimpse of the work we’ve done so far at our volunteer sites:

 

Summer Fun:

Reading to the kids

Time with the young ones

Swimming with the kids

 

 

 

 

 

Sports time

 

 

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary:

 

The group!

Walking the dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

So sweet

Working with the cats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Camp Aloha:

Art time

Working together on a project

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play Time

Good times

Water balloon day

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

We’ve been on some really amazing field trips in the afternoons.

Our first field trip was to Akaka Falls:

We hiked to see this beautiful waterfall

Wow - this is soooo Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

Group photo at Akaka Falls

 

We also took a really cool field trip to Volcanoes National Park, where we saw Halemaumau Crater at Kilauea Volcano ….

http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

Halemaumau Crater at Kilauea Volcano in Volcanoes National Park

 

 

… and we walked through the Thurston Lava Tube…

http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/craterrimtour_tube.htm

Walking through the lava tube

The entrance to the lava tube

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

In the evenings, we have the unique opportunity to take part in Cultural Immersion Activities. Our cultural kumus (teachers) have been so warm and welcoming.

We love Uncle!

 

At Cultural Nights, we’ve learned to dance hula:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

…. how to play konane (hawaiian checkers)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

… and ¬†how to husk a coconut

Before....

After!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taste testing the finished product

 

 

After working hard at our projects all week, we flew to Maui for our first weekend resort getaway.

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa was our home for the weekend:

http://maui.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-maui/index.jsp?null

The Hyatt Regency Maui

Another view of the pool

The penguin habitat at our hotel

Yup, in Hawaii!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

During the weekend, we played in the pool and the ocean…

 

 

 

 

 


 

And we went banana boating!!!!

 

 

 

 

 


What an incredible time it’s been so far on Project Hawaii!

Aloha…..