Student Life Center (SLC)

Outdoor edVenture

The Outdoor edVenture program was established in 2008 to provide a wide range of outdoor activities and programs at a variety of skill levels for the UH Hilo community. Participants have the opportunity to explore the Big Island by participating in diverse adventure trips. Ultimately, participants will gain an appreciation and concern for the natural environment, meet new people, and have a great time!

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Upcoming Outdoor EdVenture Activities

Outdoor edventure spring 2023 schedule

This Weekends EdVenture!

Volcano Hike & Caldera Tour

Sign-up today to join us this Sunday, January at 3:00p!

On this afternoon hike you will get the chance to explore The Volcanoes National Park!

We will be visiting Thurston Lava Tube, Devistation Trail, The Sulfur Banks, Steam vents and ending the day with a night viewing of Kīlauea Caldera!

This trip leaves campus at 3:00p and is not expected back until around 7:30p

Because The Volcanoes National Park has an entrance fee, we will be charging each participant $5 cash at the time of check-in.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Outdoor@hawaii.edu

UH Hilo students enjoy the outdoors

SCUBA underwaterSCUBA divers underwater

Two students stand next to a sailboat in HiloSailing in Hilo Bay

A group of students kayaking in Hilo bayKayaking adventure

A group of students standing on MaunakeaMaunakea summit trip

several UH Hilo students on a boat trip in KonaOut on the Water

During this time of Quarantine and Online classes Campus Recreation at UH Hilo is here for you! We want to be part of helping you through this crazy time!

We have the following programs to help you on your journey to being the best you!

  • The virtual fitness classes like Yoga, Zumba and more.
  • Learn about social distancing activities with our outdoor Zoom info sessions such as which beaches are open, basics of backcountry trails at volcano!
  • Thinking about training for a big race or getting in better shape, we have a online classes in health/wellness and where you can train around the island!
  • Come in and rent a bike, kayak or paddleboard for social distant Activities

Check out our Boating Programs

Check-out Campus Recreation's Boating Programming

Photos of Previous Trips are all posted on Facebook

Our photos are posted in the Facebook albums.

Equipment Rental Program


To sign-up for outdoor trips you must come to the outdoor office inside the Student Life Center the week of trip. You must bring your student or SLC ID to sign up for the trips.

Hours for the outdoor office are

  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • If there is a holiday on Monday, we will be closed and open Tuesday at 8:00am
  • Requests for accommodations must be made at least 10 business days in advance.

Basic Outdoor EdVenture Trip Information