Athletic Engagment in Samoa
Teach Physical Education & Health in Samoa
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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?1 of 1
Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.1 of 1
Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.1 of 1
A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?1 of 1
Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!1 of 1
Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.1 of 1
Welcome to island life! Upon arrival, you’ll get acquainted with your guide and fellow travelers for the next two weeks. Enjoy dinner with the locals and fellow travelers before settling into your new home.
Today we’ll visit local schools! Today we’ll get to know teachers & students, as they share their stories.
We’ll enjoy a tour of the island, accompanied by a lesson of Samoan history. Hear the stories of Mulinu’u, the sacred burial ground for Samoan Chiefs. Visit the museum home of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island. We’ll end our day at the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, where you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel in a large pool fed by the sea and discover the colorful marine life.
Today we’ll connect with our childlike selves and spend the morning on the playground! Connect with the local children as we run, hop, skip, and have fun.
After school, we’ll head to Tuamasaga for an afternoon hike. Winding through the dense rainforest, we’ll make our way to the top of the volcano Lake Lanoto’o will be revealed! Cool off in the fresh waters of this crater lake. We’ll refuel with a picnic dinner and watch the magnificent sunset before returning to Apia.
When you head to school the next morning, don’t forget to bring your basketballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs! Today we’ll practice the basic skills for each of these sports. The local students catch on quick and might just beat you at your own game!
After school, we’ll head to Aganoa Black Sand Beach. The black sand is fine volcanic sand, the water is crystal clear and inviting. Enjoy an amazing afternoon soaking up the sunshine. You can get used to this type of living!
Today you are the first one on the playground – eager to hang out with the children. Is teaching your new passion? As they arrive one by one, you take time with each of them and show them how to throw a frisbee. Pretty soon, frisbees will be flying through the air and you will need to duck – a lot!
After school today, explore the Papaseea Sliding Rocks – mother nature’s waterslides. Don’t forget your camera!
How is it already the end of your first week? By now you have gotten to know the local students and can assess their athletic strengths & abilities. Today we’ll hone in on some of these new skills. Organize teams and prepare for next weeks big games!
Your weekend adventure awaits! Hop on the bus with your fellow travelers and your expert guide; excited to experience the island of Savaii!
Your accommodations for the weekend are a traditional Samoan bungalow. Tonight, relax by the pool and rest after a long week of activity.
Today is full of adventure!
You’ll enjoy Swimming with the Turtles, a local village project where you can swim with the gentle animals in a non harmful way.
Letui peapea lava cave, Aopo Cave and Falealupo Village are true hidden gems. Off the grid type of exploration experiences.
The Saleaula Lava Fields were formed when Mt. Matavanu erupted and buried 5 villages. As you walk along, you can see partially buried churches and lava mounds.
After breakfast, pack out and begin your guided journey to the Taga blowholes, a natural feature where jet streams of water shoot into the air through lava tubes. Marvel at the unique Lava Sea Arches.
As your day progresses, enjoy a cool swim at the stunning Afu Aau waterfalls. These enchanting falls drop from the rainforest into crystal ponds; perfectly refreshing for a weary traveler.
Lunch is hands on – a cooking lesson using a Umu, a Samoan Earth Oven. After lunch enjoy kayaking, swimming or hiking in this spectacular scenic island.
Today we head back to school! Have you ever felt so excited to go back to school? Today we practice skill drills for team sports.
Tonight, Attend Fia Fia, a dinner which highlights ailao, pre-battle fire knife dancing. It involves twirling a large knife with burning flames at both ends around to the beat of traditional drums. Join in and learn a few dancing moves!
Today is a big day at school! Teams are announced and the afterschool game schedule is set up.
This afternoon we’ll go to Lotofaga and Sua Trench. If the tides are right, you can swim through an underwater tunnel. There’s a popular picnic spot with one of the most beautiful views of the island.
The local students are so excited about their new skills! Today we’ll practice teambuilding skills and a little friendly competition as we play our intermural games.
Our afternoon adventure takes us to O le Pupu Pue National Park for a spectacular hike of the volcanic sea cliffs. The sea spray and amazing waves add to the raw, natural beauty formed centuries ago.
The games are drawing to a close. Now is the time to practice gracefully winning and losing, while celebrating the accomplishments of every student at every level.
Today we’ll speed boat across the lagoon and board the ferry to the nearby island of Manono. You will have a lesson on how to climb a coconut tree and how coconut cream is naturally made. You will get a chance to give climbing a coconut tree a try!
Today is our last day at the school! After spending two weeks with the school children, it’s hard to depart. We’ll enjoy games and a beach barbeque to celebrate the newfound friendships.
“We must go on, because we can’t turn back.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
Susu maia Samoa!
Apia is the capital of Samoa, located on the north coast of the island of Upolu. It’s the perfect home base for interesting Samoan adventures and aiding the local schools. As childhood obesity is on the rise, schools in Apia can greatly benefit from organized athletics. Come along on a once in a lifetime opportunity to share your love of sports and the joys of athletics!
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