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  • Brother Noland's Hō‘ea Initiative Tracking Camp - Summer 2015

    The Hawaiian Survival Handbook is the essential textbook for Brother Noland's Hō‘ea Initiative Tracking Camps. The next camp starts May 31, and there are still spots available. (Children and adults welcome.) Read on for more details about what these camps entail and info on how to sign up for the upcoming camp.


    With nature as the classroom, the Hō‘ea Initiative provides various training opportunities for youth and adults in a wide range of life skills, including wilderness survival, nature awareness, tracking, cultural appreciation and much more. These interactive camps and sessions are designed to immerse participants in nature while increasing self-reliance and appreciation of the natural world by introducing participants to the resources found in nature and teaching them how to recognize and utilize those resources. Participants learn a variety of skills to live off the land and ocean. Early Hawaiians lived and existed in total balance and harmony with all things in nature and their resources were nurtured and never depleted.

    The early Hawaiians knew and followed the seasons and cycles of all things in the universe following a spiritual protocol we call aloha...permission, conservation, preservation...sharing and sustaining life not just for one’s self but for the greater community. The Hō‘ea Initiative programs are a passionate effort to provide universal understandings inside all of us through indigenous knowledge and principals found outside in the natural world. We provide the opportunity to increase one’s peripheral vision and strengthen his or her whole mind-body-spirit completeness.

    Brother Noland and his Hōe‘a Initiative crew: HIT trainers Palakiko and Jenny Yagodich, and junior trackers Karina Jacang and Alex Johnstone. Brother Noland and his Hōe‘a Initiative crew: HIT trainers Palakiko and Jenny Yagodich, and junior trackers Karina Jacang and Alex Johnstone.

    All of Brother Noland’s Hō‘ea Initiative camps and sessions follow the same core format. Although the core format is always the same, we are also free with our planned curriculum so that we are able to move and adjust with the environment around us. Sometimes admiring an ‘ohana of monk seals or a visit from a pueo takes us away from our agenda…we allow freedom for these types of gifts from nature.

    Summer 2015 Tracking Camp Details:

    Adult Camp - Sunday, May 31st  2015 – Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

    Youth Camp – Wednesday, June 3rd 2015 – Friday, June 5th 2015

    **Adults have the option to stay the entire time, the 31st – 5th


    Airfare is the responsibility of each participant and the camp/session fee is $300 per person ($500 for adults staying for the entire camp).  This fee covers ground transportation on Moloka‘i, meals, activities and community speakers. Payment is due in cash or by check on made out to Hoea Initiative  by Monday, May 4th.

    Travel Reservations – Reservations are the responsibility of each participant. 

    • Please plan on arriving on Moloka‘i the afternoon of May 31st.
    • If you leave on the 3rd, please plan an early flight as we will be picking up the Junior Trackers on the first flights.
    • Please plan to leave the evening of the 5th.

    More details about specific flights will be available as we move closer to camp dates.

    Additional Details:

    We are asking that each participant bring the following with you to Moloka‘i:

    •   Your signed waiver
    •   Something organic to add to the food table (fruit or veggies from your yard or something similar)

    Contact Hō‘ea Initiative at hoeainitiative@aol.com or (808) 729-8293 to reserve your spot and obtain the necessary forms and detailed information.

    The Hawaiian Survival Handbook
    by Brother Noland
    Hardcover; 164 pp.


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