July 1, 2022
Aloha, family and friends!
Greetings from marvelous Maui. We are having an absolute blast here in Hawaii and cannot wait to share all that we’ve been up to!
Our first full day was a jam-packed one. Leaders of the Day (LOD’s) Lula and Parker opened up the day with an awesome morning huddle followed by a delicious breakfast. The group then piled into the van and made our way over to Kanaha Beach Park for windsurfing! Sophie and Jackson were practically professionals and even learned a 360 spin move by the end of the day. Our afternoon was filled with basketball games, where Ellery was most definitely our MVP.
For Day 2, we packed our day bags and made our way over to Lahaina for our submarine experience. Virginia was amazed at all of the sea creatures, we were so proud of her for overcoming her nerves about boarding the vessel! Robert also had quite the time under the sea and was SO excited to see a shark in the wild. After our sub ride, we chowed down on some dole whip and gelato and then headed back to camp. Watts provided some insightful sports related hot takes while we chatted and made dinner. Mia was an incredible chef and helped us make some yummy tacos!
Today we had the pleasure of working with Maui Culutral Lands and our friend Teje! The group did a fantastic job of clearing a trail through the land and chopping down some invasive plant species. We asked Teje a ton of questions about Hawaiian culture and she was more than happy to answer all of them. We were so proud of the positive attitudes and hard work our kiddos put into the morning! Our afternoon was spent at the beach playing in the waves. Wills got a great game of football going in the water and had some amazing throws. Camilla was also fearless as she jumped into the water off some rocks. Back at camp, Margaret became our arm wrestling champion and we are sure she’ll be our secret weapon during the July 4th Olympics against the other Maui Moondance groups!
As we wind down our third full day here in Maui, we are so excited for what’s to come. This group’s desire for adventure is incredible and we cannot wait to dive head first into some more activities! We’ll be sure to keep you updated. Until then, mahalo (thank you) parents & friends and we’ll talk to you soon!
All the Moondance love,
Kate + Sarah Paden + Harry
June 28, 2022
Hello Maui Families!
We heard from our leaders late last night that the group has landed safely in Maui! The trip is off to a great start, and we cannot wait to hear more stories from their adventure.
Please remember our leaders and students will be unplugged during their trips but we will be posting up to three trip updates throughout the next couple of weeks! This will allow you to follow along with the trip and the students will also give a special shout out mid-way through! You can also follow us on Instagram, @moondanceadventures, to see more of what we are up to this summer!