Hawaii Adventure Trip Prep

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Trip Blog:

Trip blogs for all summer trips can be found on www.boldearthblog.com. Families can expect to receive a blog every 2-4 days depending on access to cell service and data. Each family has a unique trip blog that is password protected. Passwords can be found on your CampInTouch account in the “Trip Blog Access Document”.


Transportation to and from the adventure are the responsibility of the family. There are two options for booking flights:

  1. Beginning in mid-March, Bold Earth will provide personalized flight recommendations to all enrolled families. We do our best to group students together on flights when possible while balancing cost and speed of travel. All flight recommendations are optional.
  2. If you’d rather choose your student’s route to the final destination, please follow the guidelines below. Even if you choose not to use the personalized flight recommendation, we are still happy to put you in touch with other families whose children are on the same trip and flying in and out of the same area. Due to the variability of international and trans-Pacific travel, we ask that families refrain from booking flights prior to mid-March.
Arrival and departure windows

For all Hawaii Adventure trips, students will fly into and out of Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) in Keahole, Hawaii. They will need to arrive at KOA between 1 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. the first day of their trip, and depart KOA between 1 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. the last day of their trip. 

Our trip leaders will be awaiting each of our students’ arrivals in Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. As per airline regulations, we greet every student who flies as an unaccompanied minor at the gate. For all other, non-UM students, please follow your group off the plane down to baggage claim, where one or both of our trip leaders will be waiting. Students will call home as soon as they meet with our group and gather their baggage.

*Please do not book flights until your child has been officially accepted and enrolled on the Hawaii Adventure trip.

Packing list

Hawaii Adventure Packing List

Preparing for physical activity

Bold Earth is designed as an active camp for teenagers. We recommend regular aerobic exercise for at least a month before departing on your trip. Walking, jogging, swimming, or riding a bike are all great ways to increase your fitness to get the most out of your Bold Earth experience.

Included in tuition:
  • All meals
  • All lodging, group gear, and technical gear
  • All guided activities
Not included in tuition: