Things To Do

Banyan Tree Cafe

The Banyan Tree Cafe is the on-campus coffee shop that serves hot, iced and blended drinks as well as snacks and pastries.

It’s a great place to hang out with friends, study, or play a game. A favorite with staff and students alike, all newcomers to campus are sure to love the BTC.

Swimming Pool

The Kahoolawe Pool is a fun place for students and staff alike to hang out, have some fun, or get some much-needed rest and relaxation.


The pool is open during the day to people of all ages. Children under 12 require adult supervision. No lifeguard on duty.

Corporate Gatherings

There are several times during the week that the campus comes together to praise, learn, and grow at the main venue space, the Ohana Court.

The campus body starts the week off by worshipping together from 8:00 to 9:00 on Monday morning. At 7:00 that evening there is a  Ministry Night, a further time to worship and come before the Lord.

Every Thursday is the Ohana Gathering from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is a time to share in what God is doing on the campus, to hear a teaching, and to praise. 

Prayer Room

The prayer room is open 24/7 to provide a space for students to worship, journal, and have time with God.

There are also corporate prayer and worship sets for students to join at their leisure.

Ohana Court

The proverbial heart of our campus, ‘Ohana Court is home to most of our community gatherings.

When not in use for campus events, it is also used for basketball, skate night, volleyball, and the occasional dance class.

Soccer Field + Volleyball Court

Both located next to the cafeteria, the soccer field and sand volleyball court are open for use whenever, by anyone on campus.

They’re both great places to come and blow off some steam after a long day of lectures.

The Campus Gym

The Campus Gym is open at set times and offers a variety of weights and exercise machines.

There is also a running trail that circles around campus for those who prefer to take in the sights while they exercise.


Another option for those looking to get some exercise is to join one of the numerous CrossFit classes that run throughout the week.

These daily workouts are put together and led by trainers from Respect The Corners, one of the many ministries operating on campus.

Ni’ihau Library

There is an onsite library open on weekdays where students can check out books or use the quiet space to study.

In addition to this, students also have access to the digital library where they can check out books online.


There are many beautiful beaches to explore on the island, some a lot closer than others.  

  • A few popular ones nearby are:
    • The Pier
    • Magic Sands
    • Queen’s Bath


  • A little further away are:
    • Kua Bay
    • Hapuna Beach
    • Mauna Kea
    • Waikiki
    • Waimea
    • Black Sand Beach


Hawaii is a beautiful island and has many stunning places to hike. However, they are not all available for everybody to access. Please be aware of the no-trespassing signs.

Sacred grounds are marked by a sign that says “Kapu”, and you can not, therefore, go there. However, there are legal hikes and areas to enjoy at your leisure. 

Hawaii is a beautiful place and there are many stunning hikes around for students to enjoy, such as:

  • Polulu Valley
  • Volcano National Park
  • Green Sand beach
  • Akaka Falls

So Much More

In addition to these activities, the Big Island has so much more to offer. Many students enjoy spending their weekends snorkeling, fishing, or swimming with dolphins.

For those who prefer not to get their feet wet, camping is a popular choice. There are also many restaurants and coffee shops to try for students in search of their next favorite.

In short, the island offers endless things to do for students’ weekend excursions or pastimes.

These are just a few examples, but students should feel free to ask around and explore!