Hard at Work in Hawaii

Whaddup fam, Camryn and Bella here!! We’ve had a great time being Leaders of the Days for this crazy group of friends during our service days. Thursday was our second day of service at the coffee farm. We planted coffee and banana trees, spread mulch, and harvested other edible plants like taro, hibiscus, sweet potatoes, […]

Volcanoes and Reflection

We left Kohala on the 23rd, and on the drive over we stopped at a viewpoint overlooking Waipio Valley, along with clear views to Maui and Haleakala. We continued along the coast, ultimately passing through Hilo before reaching the Farm. On the 24th, both groups began their first sections of service work. Because of group […]

SCUBA Certified!

Let’s have a round of applause for our newly certified PADI open water scuba divers! Everyone in the group passed the course with flying colors and had lots of fun while doing so. Our instructors, Mike, Nick, and John, were fantastic! We learned a lot from them and felt more than comfortable diving into the […]

See you later, Hawaii!

And we stress that it’s “see you later” and not “goodbye!”Wow, what a semester. Where to begin? Gratitude seems to be the overwhelming feeling right now; gratitude for the opportunity to have had this experience, gratitude for our families for helping make this experience a reality, gratitude for the people of Hawaii who have made […]

Yellowstone, Yellowstone, Yellowstone

​For our third day in Yellowstone, we started off with a nice relaxing journal reflection time with an awe-inspiring view of Yellowstone’s best. We talked about Pika, explored, and ventured into a part of a forest that was burned down in the great Yellowstone fire of 1988. We learned about the causes and dangers presented […]

Two States, Two Wildly Different Locations!

Hello Northwest B Blog Readers! We’ve been on the move and seeing some amazing sights the past 6 days! We spent Oct 5-7 in the sublime Glacier National Park and Oct 8-11 in and around Leavenworth, WA. Leavenworth is a small Bavarian town hidden in central Washington. Although we rented an AirBnb outside of Leavenworth, […]

Habitat for Humanity

Hello family, friends and all other blog readers! We’ve had a wonderful week of service in Colville, Washington where we worked with Habitat for Humanity. We had a few different projects: labeling clothing for in-store sales, renovating a sign for a local Bingo hall, and helping a family rebuild their home after it was burned […]

Deception Pass and Orcas Island

We are back to camping; these last few days have been spent at deception pass on Whidbey Island. Yesterday was our first full day on the island, along with being a rare day where we had three cooked meals. After a delicious French Toast breakfast, we spent two hours working on our capstone projects and […]

Our Semester & Salmon

We arrived at the Learning Center and were greeted with Taco Tuesday, a welcome sight. The second day after sleeping in some very comfortable beds the group worked on trail construction with Tyler, one of the residents. We chopped up trees and branches in order to better clear a path to the 200 plus-year-old cedars. […]