A Typical Day at Science Camp
Wake up shortly after sunrise, go outside and spend a few minutes enjoying the sunshine.
Off to breakfast – short five minute walk to the ‘Plantation House’ – banana pancakes on the veranda – yum!
Back to the cottage for clean up and to pack for today’s filed trip, Kilauea Volcano.
Gather at the vans, pile in – here we go!
Arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A geologist talks about Hawaiian volcanoes and how they are monitored, including overviews of Kilauea Volcano's ongoing eruptions.
After eating lunch in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we are walking through Thurston Lava Tube, learning how important lava tubes are to a Hawaiian-type volcano. Amazing to walk through one!
Hiking the Ka’u Desert Trail. What a weird place. Saw footprints more than 200 years old preserved in ash.
Back at camp. This is rec hour. One of the counselors is really good at photography and today she’s taking a group of us out on a photography walk.
Kitchen Duty today, so I’m at the Plantation House early.
Showing a film about Kilauea eruptions between 1955 and 1960. Those old guys took some chances!
Surprise trip up to Kilauea volcano. Standing at the lookout watching the glow coming from Halema’uma’u Crater. Awesome! And the night sky is incredible.
Please note: destinations and dates for field trips are provided here as examples and do not necessarily reflect an actual day at camp.