As participants explore the inspiring Big Island of Hawai'i, and interact with compelling story tellers, they are guided to discover and craft their own stories.  Utilizing team building activities, and writing techniques, students will reflect deeply on the places they explore and the people they meet, while also investigating and sharing their own narratives from home--those experiences that have led them to where they are as scholars, family members, friends, teammates, aspiring college students, and human beings. Within a community of inquisitive and adventurous students, participants will learn to craft their observations, experiences, and ambitions into compelling and unique personal essays.