Simply put:
Our goal is to ensure that bouldering (rock climbing) is accessible and inclusive for everyone, including the underprivileged, to experience the physical and mental benefits of indoor rock climbing.

Adventure Centers Hawaii is dedicated to empowering young individuals by breaking down economic barriers and fostering inclusivity in the world of indoor bouldering (rock climbing). Our mission is to provide accessible avenues for those with limited means, creating a vibrant and supportive community where everyone can experience the physical and mental benefits of climbing. By partnering with organizations like Big Island Climbing, we aim to inspire, educate, and uplift the next generation through the joy and challenges of bouldering, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Empower Hilo’s Youth Through Bouldering: Join Us in Making a Difference! Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

What happens to your funds?
In our mission to make bouldering an accessible and inclusive activity for all, we are dedicated to channeling the funds we receive towards initiatives that will have a meaningful impact on our community. One key aspect of our strategy is to promote our bouldering program extensively within local schools and communities. By doing so, we aim to not only raise awareness about the benefits of bouldering but also to create a welcoming environment that encourages participation from individuals of all backgrounds. Additionally, we are committed to breaking down financial barriers by offering scholarships for climbing, ensuring that those who may face economic challenges can still engage in our bouldering classes and activities without the burden of membership costs. Through these initiatives, we aspire to empower and inspire every child in Hilo, to discover the joys and benefits of bouldering, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Click on Your Favorite Way to Donate:

Cheapest and fastest way:
To use ZELLE, please email us to get the phone number associated with the account

VENMO = @adventurectrshi

Use PayPal

Use GoFundMe

Use Your PayPal Giving Fund

TO SEND A CHECK, please email us to ask for our snail mail address

Buy something from eBay sellers who donate to us

FREE CLIMBING – Press Release 6.24


Transparency is important to us.

Our annual 990 filing can be found here

Tax ID# is 93-2188061

Contact info:   adventurecentershi @ gmail dot com

What is Bouldering?
Bouldering offers a wide range of physical, mental, and social benefits. Here are some of the key advantages of bouldering:

  1. Physical Fitness: Bouldering is an excellent full-body workout. It builds strength, particularly in the arms, back, and core muscles. It also enhances flexibility, balance, and coordination.
  2. Cardiovascular Health: While it’s not an intense cardio workout, bouldering can elevate your heart rate and provide a moderate cardiovascular exercise, which contributes to overall heart health.
  3. Mental Strength: Bouldering challenges your problem-solving skills. You need to strategize and plan your movements to complete a route successfully. It also boosts your mental resilience as you work through difficult and frustrating climbs.
  4. Stress Reduction: Climbing can be a therapeutic activity, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Focusing on the climb and being in the moment can have a calming effect on the mind.
  5. Community and Social Interaction: Bouldering often takes place in climbing gyms, where you can meet and connect with other climbers. It fosters a sense of community and provides opportunities to make new friends.
  6. Self-Confidence: Overcoming challenging boulder problems can significantly boost self-confidence and self-esteem. It’s a tangible way to measure progress and achievements.
  7. Fun and Enjoyment: Many people find bouldering to be an enjoyable and fun activity. The sense of accomplishment when you complete a challenging route can be incredibly rewarding.
  8. Accessibility: Bouldering doesn’t require extensive gear or technical skills. It’s relatively easy to get started, making it accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
  9. Body Awareness: Bouldering requires a heightened sense of body awareness. You learn to control your movements precisely, which can translate into better posture and body awareness in everyday life.
  10. Creative Expression: Bouldering routes often have various ways to solve them. This allows for creativity in your climbing style, and you can adapt your approach to suit your strengths and preferences.

Our mission to make bouldering accessible to all youth and young adults in Hilo, Hawaii. These benefits highlight the positive impact it can have on the physical and mental well-being of young individuals, regardless of their background or means.

Up to this point, our program has made significant strides in making bouldering accessible to underserved youth in Hilo, Hawaii. Thanks to the generous grant we secured, we were able to provide essential resources to kickstart this initiative. Specifically, we used the grant to fund memberships, supply quality climbing shoes, and offer professional lessons to three deserving young individuals.

These initial steps have already demonstrated the transformative power of bouldering. The recipients of our program have not only gained valuable skills in this exciting sport but have also experienced a boost in confidence and self-esteem. We are thrilled to report that our efforts are making a positive impact on the lives of these youth.

Our vision extends beyond these initial achievements. We aim to expand this opportunity to a wider audience, ensuring that every school child in Hilo has the chance to discover and embrace bouldering, regardless of their background or financial means. We remain committed to this mission and are actively seeking further support to turn this vision into a reality.

We appreciate your generous support of our organization. Please be aware that while we are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax laws and regulations can vary based on individual circumstances. The information provided here is intended to offer general guidance regarding the potential tax benefits of your donation. However, we recommend that you consult with a qualified tax advisor or tax professional for personalized advice regarding the deductibility of your contribution and its impact on your specific tax situation. Our organization does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice, and any information provided here should not be considered as such. Thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate your commitment to our mission.


@adventure.centers.hawaii       #adventurectrs