Hawaii Study Tour - 2018

Oregon 4-H Hawaii Natural Science and Cultural Study Tour
Volcanoes to the Ocean - Big Island of Hawaii
June 24- July 1, 2018, (8 days, 7 nights)

The 2018 Hawaii Study Tour is Full

 Waipio Valley, HI

The picture above is Waipio Valley, considered the most beautiful of all the valleys of all the Hawaiian Islands, and one of the most secluded. It is now, as it has always been, very difficult of access. The walls are a sheer descent of over a thousand feet. In the upper end of the valley is a long silver ribbon of water falling fifteen hundred feet from the brow of a precipice over which a mountain torrent swiftly hurls itself to the fertile valley below. Other falls show the convergence of several mountain streams to the ocean outlet offered by the broad plains of Waipio.  Here in the long ago times high chiefs dwelt and sacred temples were built.

This is just one of the beautiful, inspiring places our 2018 Study Tour will visit!

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Participant Info (updated 03-20-18)
Oregon 4-H Hawaii Study Tour Packing List (updated 4-11-18)

Questions: Virginia Bourdeau, Virginia.bourdeau@oregonstate.edu, 503-371-7920
Who can attend: High School youth age 13- 18 (completing grade 9 to graduating grade 12). There will be 4-H Agents attending as chaperons.
Enrollment: Minimum of 10 participants. Maximum of 16 persons.
Education Program: There will be pre-trip information and education opportunities provided on-line including PowerPoints, videos and interactive E-learning modules. Each participant will receive a copy of the Student Atlas of Hawaii. Additional books on Hawaii's geology, birds and plants are recommended for those with an interest in these areas of study.
In Hawaii the tour will visit a different area of the Big Island each day to learn about natural history and Hawaiian culture from the volcanoes to the coast. Sites include Waimea Valley, the Kohala Coast, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo and the Mauna Kea Visitor Station located at 9,200 feet for amazing star gazing. Opportunities to swim or snorkel will be provided most days.
Lodging: B&B logoRainbow Planation Bed & Breakfast, Captain Cook, Hawaii Island, http://rainbowplantation.com/wp/
Meals: The group will cooperate on menu planning, food shopping, meal preparation and clean-up.  Most meals are included except on travel days.   Participants will need to have cash or a card to buy lunch and dinner on Sunday June 24, dinner June 30 and breakfast July 1 while traveling. Snacks at commercial tour locations are not included.
Registration Fee: Total program fee is $1200 fee for an eight day, seven night program plus the actual cost of airfare at the time the group travel is reserved. The program fee is to be paid in two installments: (1) the deposit of $650 and (2) the final payment of $500 and the airfare. See following. Lodging, ground transportation by van, entrance/program fees and most meals included in Hawaii.
Deposit: $650 deposit is due to hold a registration. Deposits will be returned if the minimum number of participants is not reached. Deposits are 100% non-refundable after the minimum number of 10 participants is reached.
Registration opens:: July 1, 2017.
Registration Closes: When full: Currently 2 spaces for girls, 1 for a boy
Final Payment Due: February 1, 2018
Final Payment: $550 plus the final cost of airfare of $850. The final payment and cost of airfare payments are 100% nonrefundable after February 2, 2018.

There is a two-step process to register for this program. The registration information must be completed in full, and then the $650 deposit must be submitted through the Hawaii Study Tour store link. You will be notified by a separate email when your student is accepted in to the program. Students will be accepted into the program based on the date the deposit is paid and the space available in the rooms at the B & B for boys or girls. Students will be housed three or four to a room with a shared bathroom. Bedding and towels are provided.

If a waiting list is started students will be added to the program, in the event of cancelations, based on the date the deposit was paid and the space available in a boys or girls room.

To pay by check make checks payable to Oregon State University and mail to the attention of Andy Hoffmann at 106 Ballard Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331. Email andy.hoffmann@oregonstate.edu


Wait List Registration link

Payment link for deposit,
final payment and airfare

The online payment site will be down for maitenance from midnight to 4:00AM on the following dates:

  • Dec 13, 2017
  • Jan 17, 2018
  • Feb 21, 2018
  • Mar 21, 2018
  • Apr 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018



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