Summer Challenge

Get a taste of what Surfing The Nations does as well as the incredible island of Oahu, Hawaii in this 24-day summer program! Summer Challengers will have the opportunity to serve people in various communities around Oahu while on a non-stop mission to explore many of the adventures the island has to offer. The reward of saying “yes” to the challenge is adventure, a sense of purpose, and a completely new outlook on life. Make this summer one to remember by joining STN for a radical Summer Challenge!

* SESSION 1 (June) 2017 *

This session will run as usual.


* SESSION 2 (July) 2017 *

Please note that the July session (Session 2) for 2017 will look a little different! We are excited to announce that Surfing The Nations as a whole will be going to Indonesia during this month to celebrate STN’s 20-year anniversary and our 20-year commitment to Indonesia! Summer Challenge will also be traveling to Indonesia for part of their program – below are the details:

  • Dates (subject to change)
    • Start: July 1, 2017
    • End: July 29
    • Indo Outreach: July 10 – 23, 2017
  • Costs (subject to change)
    • Application fee: $50
    • Flights to Indo: approx $1,600
    • Program costs (includes Indonesia and Hawaii portions): $2,320
    • TOTAL: $3,970


  • Introduction teachings to character development
  • Surfing
  • Skateboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Beach Camping
  • Jungle Hikes
  • Open Mic/Poetry Jams
  • Community Development Projects
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Serving local families


Get to know people from all walks of life as you live in dormitory-style housing with individuals from across the world. It’s all about community life as you share fun and challenging experiences, meals and community life together.

Challengers in the past