Leader-Led Co-Impact Sourcing Trip - Hawai'i
In Hawaiian, Kapilina means relationship. We selected Kapilina because this area will be a place for a variety of relationships to be strengthened. We want the relationship between people and the ʻāina (land) to be at the forefront of what we do. The interconnected relationships between people will also be a priority focus at Kapilina. Last but certainly not least, we want our relationship with the host culture, our cherished Hawaiian culture, to be strengthened here. These three elements, people, ʻāina and culture are at the heart of an experience at Kapilina.
Experience the beauty of Hawai'i Island by immersing yourself in the natural forest of the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve. Wellness Advocates of Diamond level or above, or who are 25 Collective Members, and Hawaiian teams, regardless of rank, can organize a group to visit the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve (KMR) for a multi-day engagement and participate in the reforestation taking place at the reserve. Each group will have the opportunity to stay at the newly-constructed eco-camp composed of deluxe tents with double occupancy.
Your team will have the chance to work, hike, learn, and grow for several days in a uniquely beautiful environment with support from KMR and Hiki Ola’s staff. Plant native trees in a small part of the 9,000-acre forest, connecting you and your team to the immense reforestation efforts taking place. Witness the distillation of the ethically harvested Naio and 'Iliahi trees. Learn more about the conservation plan that protects the native trees and plants of KMR. You will also get to experience authentic Hawaiian culture throughout your experience.
This Co-Impact Engagement at KMR is more than just a tour. It’s an immersive opportunity to experience the inside of an authentic Hawai'i-based restoration and essential oil production project. Before your visit is booked, a call with KMR staff will ensure to set the right expectations for the trip.
How do I join?
Check the calendar below for availability. Fill out an inquiry with preliminary information. Then the KMR team will set up a time to discuss your inquiry and complete booking.
How many people can be in the group?
Minimum of 8, maximum of 11.
Although KMR is available to host groups all year, with 3-night or 5-night stays following a Monday-Friday schedule (no weekends), dates will be finalized after your inquiry is submitted and reviewed by KMR.
Possible Itinerary - 3-night or 5-night options available
Day 1: Arrive and transport to lodging; kickoff team-building
Day 2: Volunteer at the Agroforestry “Hawai‘i Impact Forest” and take a “side-by-side” tour of the KMR property
Day 3: Visit the nursery, learn about propagation, and participate in planting a small area. Participate in a cultural experience.
Day 4: Forest bathing and/or custom activity coordinated with the team leader.
Day 5: Volunteer activity in the community, culminating the last night with a musical evening on the mountain
Day 6: Final activity and departure
Includes full-board accommodation.
5-night stay: $2,900 per person
3-night stay: $1,900 per person
How much of this will I have to plan on my own?
While on KMR, the staff will provide a set itinerary, but can adapt the itinerary with you for special accommodations or activities (pending approval) where possible while maintaining same budget. Due to road accessibility, while staying at KMR, you will not be able to do activities outside of KMR and ask that you plan those outside of the KMR trip
Interested in only visiting KMR for just a few hours, rather than staying at Kapilina eco camp? Click here for more information.
About Conservation at the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve
Located on Hawai'i Island, the Kealakekua Moutain Reserve (KMR) boasts over 9,000 acres of land with precious native plants, including 'Iliahi trees. This lush forest is protected by a conservation easement, or a legal agreement that limits the use of the land to protect its conservation values. The management plan limits harvest of the native trees and plants, guaranteeing the regeneration and prosperity of the forest. Although trees are harvested at KMR, the amount and types of wood harvested are overseen by both this management plan and the state of Hawai‘i to support efforts to reestablish a healthy forest in KMR.
At the outset of our efforts, only dead or severely damaged trees are collected, which allows existing, healthy trees to grow to full maturity before they are harvested at the appropriate time under sustainable tree management practices. With these reforestation efforts in place, sustainable harvesting of 'Iliahi is possible without compromising our initiative to restore the forest to its original beauty. The skilled professionals at KMR, the management objectives, an extensive nursery, and our ambitious reforestation efforts work together to help 'Iliahi and other native Hawaiian species thrive once more.