awa’awapuhi trail

Hiking Awa’awapuhi is a blast, this adventure is for avid hikers seeking a breathtaking view and life on the edge. You decend from 4120 feet to 2500 feet in 3 miles to get to a spectacular view of Nualolo valley. Save some energy for the way back however as you climb 1620 feet back to the start. 

Awa'awapuhi

Deep Nature Connection Friday


Deep Nature Connection Friday

Take a morning to get connected to nature!



Learn and experience how to revitalize yourself through nature connection practices from earth-based cultures:

  • Sit spot and sense meditation
  • Awareness Walking
  • Using nature awareness as a mirror for personal growth
  • Playing nature awareness games

All at the amazing Lokahi Gardens in Kilauea.




Starting October 20th
8am-12 Noon

Check it Out Rate $35 for One Friday

All Fridays in a Month – Recurring Monthly $100

All materials provided.

Instructor:
Matt Kirk

Drop In and Check it Out
Recurring Monthly Rate

Need more information:

Contact KNS

Share this Workshop

Shoreline Fishing Adventure

Shoreline Fishing Adventures

Our Shoreline Fishing Adventures are a great way to get out and see some spectacular coastline and some of the fish that inhabit Kauai’s reefs and sand bars. We have different locations to suit all abilities and interests. We follow all fishing regulations, size limits and practice catch and release with certain reef fish.

Natural Movement


Natural Movement

Practice skills of invisibility taught by hunter gatherer cultures.

We will cover basic and advanced techniques:
  • The routines of invisibility
  • Basic bird language
  • How to use the movements of animals to stalk and get close to any bird or animal.

Lessons will be taught through instruction, practice, and awareness games.


Adventure for a day or a group retreat.
Kauai Deep Nature Connection and Survival Training.

Contact Us for Group Rates and Scheduling

Contact KNS

All materials are provided.
Advanced awareness skills are challenging to take on without expert instruction. Natural Movement is a wilderness survival workshop designed to give you expert instruction and hands on practice with methods used all over the world by indigenous cultures.


Need more information:

Contact KNS

Share this Workshop

Survival Shelters


Survival Shelters

Learn the basic skills of survival shelter building that could save your life!

Shelters for the tropics and cold climates. including:
  • Lean-to shelter
  • Debris hut
  • Debripis

Go home confident in your ability to create survival shelters wherever you go.


Adventure for a day or a group retreat.
Kauai Deep Nature Connection and Survival Training.

Contact Us for Group Rates and Scheduling

Contact KNS

All materials are provided.
Survival Shelter is a workshop designed to give you expert instruction and hands on practice with methods used all over the world by indigenous cultures.


Need more information:

Contact KNS

Share this Workshop

I`iwi Kauai

Bird Language


Bird Language

Understanding the language of birds is a gateway to unravelling the patterns of the forest and developing a greater sensitivity of how to walk in a sacred manner in nature, in your relationships, and the world.

In this workshop you will learn and experience:
  • Understanding the Five Voices of the Birds
  • Interpreting the Shapes of Alarm, the building block of bird language
  • Engaging the Senses in Nature
  • Key bird species for learning bird language
  • Journal keeping techniques
    and how to use these techniques to enhance your sensitivity and awareness
  • How to rejuvenate and enliven your senses

Adventure for a day or a group retreat.
Kauai Deep Nature Connection and Survival Training.

Contact Us for Group Rates and Scheduling


Contact KNS

All materials are provided.
Bird Language is a challenging task to take on without expert instruction. Bird Language is a wilderness survival workshop designed to give you expert instruction and hands on practice with methods used all over the world by indigenous cultures.


Need more information:

Contact KNS

Share this Workshop

Fire by Friction Starter

Fire by Friction Starter

Learn how to build and use your own fire by friction kit in this workshop.
Everyone goes home with two fire making kits!

Discover how to walk into the woods and make fire by rubbing sticks together using only materials found in nature!
In this class we’ll explore basic fire principles, such as how to build and use fire in a variety of situations.
Then you will learn and practice two fire-by-friction methods using the bow drill and hand drill.

Bow Drill

Hand Drill


Adventure for a day or a group retreat.
Kauai Deep Nature Connection and Survival Training.

Contact Us for Group Rates and Scheduling

Contact KNS

All materials are provided to make your own fire by friction kit.
Fire making is a mysterious and challenging task. Fire by Friction Starter is designed to give you expert instruction and hands on practice with two tried and true fire by friction methods used all over the world by indigenous cultures.





Need more information:

Contact KNS

Summer Camps 2017 – August Session


2017 Summer Deep Nature Programs
Nature Connection and Fun!

Added August Sessions

Extra August Session

Extra Session Requested for Little Animals Fun Days
Monday, August 21st - Wednesday August 23rd
Click the button and Register for more Nature Connection and Fun!

Register Here

  • Little Animals Fun Days
    Ages 4-6

    9am-2pm


    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    August 7th, 8th, 9th – $125


    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    August 14th, 15, 16th – $125


    Explore nature and animals through the eyes of the creatures we love! Animal forms are the way that our ancestors honored and explored their relationships to the world through dance, games and play! We will create natural masks and outfits and travel as a herd, a troupe and a cadre together through nature!!


    Register Online Here
  • Deep Nature Explorers
    Ages 7-10

    9am-2pm


    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    August 7th, 8th, 9th – $125


    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    August 14th, 15, 16th – $125


    Expand your senses and explore! Learn wild edibles, start a fire by friction and gather food from your environment. Build a fort, learn to play and work as a team and learn to be more self sufficient in nature.


    Register Online Here

  • Deep Nature Advanced- Challenge yourself!
    Ages 11-16

    9am-2pm


    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    August 7th, 8th, 9th – $125


    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    August 14th, 15, 16th – $125


    Learn how to find your own food, build a shelter, and start a fire by friction in many Kauai environments. Learn how to move through your landscape with little disturbance and be unseen.



    Register Online Here