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Overnight Service Trips Have returned to cabin stays and shared meals

Single day greenhouse events are on!  

Covid-related restrictions on service trips have been relaxed.   While it is still important to practice good hygene, sanitation and Covid-spread mitigation practices,  limits on cabin use and occupancy have been lifted.  Service trips to cabins can now allow full occupancy and shared meals.  This means 10 inside at Paliku,  12 at Kapalaoa, 4 at Holua Rangers cabin (with additional tenting participants) and 12 at Holua cabin.   Some covid-related practices will change depending upon the counties Covid spread rating.   As of 6/19/2022 Maui is at a high level of community spread.  In this mode, service trip participants will be required to attest to be immunized or tested as Covid free and should wear masks inside NPS buildings. 

For overnight tent camping trips,   You must carry in your own  sleeping bag, and clothes as well as you food for breakfast and lunch and your share of the dinner groceries.   

These will be long, physically challenging days requiring hiking and climbing at high altitudes both on and off trail.    Your reward is an opportunity to enjoy your Park in areas you may have never visited and leaving it better off than before your service.  

You must register and be approved by the trip leader to join.    For more information and to sign-up,  contact the trip leader described in the schedule below or   or   

(Matt Wordeman photos)

Monthly One-Day Nursery Service Events 

The Friends of Haleakala National Park are offering a new one-day service activity at the park’s plant nursery in the Haleakala summit district on the first Tuesday of each month. 

Volunteers will help park horticulturist with jobs involving caring for the rare, endemic plants being propagated, such as transplanting, weeding, cleaning and preparing seeds for storage or planting, and some pot washing.  The park recycles pots which have to be carefully cleaned to prevent the spread of plant diseases. There may sometimes be some out planting, but most of the service work is done inside, and participants can drive up to the location of the work.

To sign up or to learn more,  please contact Mary SantaMaria at 572-1584.  Reservations are required due to group size limitations. 

Participants should bring water, lunch and snacks, and their own gloves if desired. The park will provide other tools. Wear sturdy shoes, and in case of out planting work, bring a hat and sunscreen.


2022 Dates Location Organizer
Jan. 21-23 Holua Ranger shelter and tentsite TBD
Feb 19-21 Holua Ranger shelter and tentsite TBD
Mar. 22-24 Kapalaoa cabin TBD
Apr 15-17 Kipahulu cabin and tentsite TBD
May 28-31 (updated)  Paliku Ranger cabin Elizabeth
June 10-12 Holua Ranger shelter and tentsite Tano / Elizabeth
July 2-5 Paliku Ranger cabin Elizabeth / TBD
Aug 19-21 Holua Ranger shelter and tentsite Tano
Sep 3-6 Paliku Ranger cabin Matt
Oct 7-9 Holua Ranger shelter and tentsite TBD
Nov 11-13 Kipahulu cabin and tentsite Laura
Dec 13-15 Kapalaoa cabin Elizabeth

Kipahulu trips are car camping.  
Holua trips are limited occupancy and/or tent camping. 
Kapalaoa trips are difficult back-packing trips. 
Paliku trips are strenuous back-packing trips 

Please consider your experience, ability and physical condition when choosing a trip. 


Before signing up for a service trip, please create an account (from link in the left column), then log into the account to learn more about the trips and certify your readiness for a service trip. After that, call or email the listed leader for more information and to make reservations to join a trip. 

Leader Contact Information

  • Andy:
  • Elizabeth
  • Joani:   (808)856-9572
  • Liz: 
  • Matt:    (808)876-1673
  • Michael
  • Mike:
  • Tano:

For all overnight trips in the Crater, participants need to bring first day's water, sun and rain protection, work gloves, comfortable boots or close-toed walking shoes, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent,  extra socks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners,  personal supplies, a flashlight and warm clothing. 

Note: the information in the links below applies to cabin service trips which are currently on hold.   Contact Andy or Matt to learn more about the requirements for the 2022 tent camping trips. 
Description of Work
Service Trip Packing List
Service Trip Itinerary


Friends of Haleakala National Park
P.O. Box 322 ~ Makawao, HI 96768
(808) 876-1673