By Jack Wiers, U.S. Army Garrison-HawaiiJune 8, 2012
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Being stationed in Hawaii gives you and family members a chance to experience outdoor recreation activities, such as hiking, snorkeling and surfing.
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation offers a variety of activities to get you out of the barracks or living quarters to experience Hawaii.
The best place to start is at DFMWR's Outdoor Recreation Center, Building 556, Schofield Barracks, to get details on upcoming Hawaiian ADventure (AD stands for active duty) activities. This program features outdoor activities that highlight Hawaii's sports and natural features. All activities depart from/return to the ODR Center, unless otherwise noted.
Call Outdoor Rec. at 808-655-0143 or visit www.himwr.com for a complete listing of activities.
Upcoming June activities include:
9 / Saturday
ADventure Hiking I -- Hike 6 a.m.-noon, June 9, at various locations around the island. Cost: $20.
10 / Sunday
ADventure Snorkeling I -- For pleasure and physical fitness, 7:30 a.m.-noon, June 10. Snorkel gear provided; location is weather dependent. Cost: $30
12 / Tuesday
Open Water Diver Certification -- A one-week course for a lifetime certification as a Professional Association of Diving Instructors, or PADI, open water scuba diver. Courses run Tuesday-Sunday; upcoming session start June 12 and 26. Advance reservations required. Cost: $229.99.
23 / Saturday
ADventure Surfing Lessons -- Boards and rash guards provided. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 23. Cost: $54.
24 / Sunday
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons -- This latest craze provides a taste of surf culture without the surf. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 24. Cost: $59.