Summer Programs

Our 2024 summer programs for youth in Maui County ages 12-18 are currently being planned. More details will be added here by mid-April. In the meantime, students and parents can read the dates and descriptions below and apply, and we will email you more information once details are confirmed.

Huliau EcoAdventure

Students entering grades 7-9 (Maui County residents)

July 17th-19th, 2024

Join our summer EcoAdventure for a three day adventure planned by our staff and Huliau Alumni Council!

The program fee is $125 for three days and need-based scholarships are available. Parents will pick-up and drop off at the designated sites each day.

This year’s program will visit different sites from 9am-4pm each day:

July 17th- Kīpuka Olowalu (transportation provided from Kahului)

Activities will include a farm tour and service project, how activities in Olowalu ahupuaʻa impact Olowalu reef, and swimming/snorkeling near Olowalu landing.

July 18th- Maui Ocean Center and nearby coastline 

Activities will include a scavenger hunt of the Maui Ocean Center exhibits, learning about coral and watching coral feed, a visit to the humpback whale 3D sphere, and a swimming or paddling activity along the Maʻalaea coastline. 

July 19th- Nohoʻana Farm, Waikapū

Activities will include a learning about traditional agriculural systems, working in the loʻi (taro patch), making paʻiʻai from taro, swimming in the stream, and learning about native stream life.

More information on program activities will be added here in April and emailed to those who apply below. 

With the exception of the first day in Olowalu, pick up and drop off will be at the various sites each day.

Marine Science Summer Camp

From June 26th-27th, 2024 for youth ages 14-18

Join Maui Huliau Foundation and program partners for two days exploring Maui’s marine ecosystems and related careers! The program includes hands-on activities, such as native plant restoration, learning about coral reefs, and restoring seabird habitats. The program fee is $50 for two days and need-based scholarships are available. Students must be at least 14 years old and Maui County residents. 

This year’s program will visit different marine-based sites from 8a-4p each day:

June 26th – Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project & Maui Digital Bus

Students will spend the morning with Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project at Kamaole Beach Park III and learn about their work monitoring and protecting seabird colonies. After a morning of hands-on fieldwork, a short swimming session and coastal exploration will follow with Maui Digital Bus.

June 27th – Tipu Tipu Restoration and Sustainability & Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute

Students will start the day at Tipu Tipu’s greenhouse learning about Tipu Tipu’s efforts in restoring the Wahikuli watershed to reduce sedimentation. Following lunch, students will visit Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute focusing on turtle rehabilitation and coral conservation.

Our Haleakalā Backpacking Trip is Back!

After a four year pause, our annual Haleakalā Backpacking Trip is back! This year’s trip will be a two day, one night trip visiting Hōlua Cabin on July 2-3, 2024. Before the pandemic, Maui Huliau staff had lead annual 3-4 day backpacking trips into Haleakalā Crater for six years. Trips are open to Maui youth ages 12-18 who have enrolled in any of our other Huliau programs in past two years. A signup form will be posted here in April and a mandatory pre-trip meeting will be scheduled during June. This film is from our very first crater trip in 2014.