Frequently Asked Questions
Program, dates, costs, and deadlines
1. What are the program dates?
We host a program in the Spring and one in the Summer. Generally the program runs from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday the program will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dates for this session can be found on the Seeds 4 Tomorrow home page here.
2. Where is the program located?
The program is being conducted at the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center just off H-1 and Kunia Road in Kunia. The address is: 94-340 Kunia Road, Waipahu, HI 96797.
3. What are the registration deadlines?
The registration deadline is two weeks before the program start date Early application is encouraged as space is limited.
4. How much does the program cost, and when is payment due?
Tuition is $75.00, and the payment is due with the application. Tuition includes the cost of instructional materials, and a variety of activity fees. Payment should be made out to HARC, or the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center. Full tuition scholarships are available.
Admission and registration questions
1. Am I eligible for the program?
The program is open to all high school students entering 5th-8th grade.
2. How do I register?
We are accepting applications by mail or email. Applications should be mailed to:
Hawaii Agriculture Research Center
Seeds4Tomorrow Summer Adventure Camp
P. O. Box 100
Kunia, HI 96759
3. What needs to be included in order for my registration to be complete?
A completed application will include: a completed and signed application. Applications are downloaded on our registration page.
4. Whom should students contact if they have questions about courses?
Please email the Seeds4Tomorrow coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 808.621.1361.
5. Does a student need to earn a specific GPA to apply?
There currently are no restrictions for a specific GPA in order to apply.
6. Are discounts available for siblings or students enrolling from the same school?
Students from the same family, or school, may receive a 10% discount if applications accompany each other.
7. What if I need to withdraw?
Parents must notify HARC by phone or in writing to request a withdrawal from the program.
8. How will I receive confirmation?
Confirmation and other correspondence will be emailed to the address provided on the registration form.
1. What kind of adult supervision does Seeds4Tomorrow provide?
The Hawaii Agriculture Research Center has approximately 35 year-round staff, and Seeds4Tomorrow employs another 10 coaches for 1:5 student ratios, in addition to 20 Teachers and Subject Matter Experts. While the duties of each position vary, the safety and well-being of students is a responsibility that is shared by all employees.
2. Can my child have a cell phone, laptop computer or iPod at Seeds4Tomorrow?
Seeds4Tomorrow is a busy and intense program of a quality that is best experienced without the distraction of cell phones; cell phones are allowed, however we recommend students keep the phones turned off, using them only during breaks. Students who choose to have phones at camp will be able to use them on a limited basis at designated times and in designated locations that will be explained after arrival. In the event of an emergency at home, parents can reach students through the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center switchboard at 808.621.1350.
3. Are photos being taken?
Photographs and/or digital photos and video are taken on campus and on field trips. Some of these photos will be subsequently used by HARC in publications, promotional materials and electronic media. By enrolling in the HARC Seeds4Tomorrow Adventure Camp, parents/students/teachers give permission for their likenesses to be used by HARC in this manner.
4. What is the class schedule?
The program will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are expected to remain on campus from the time they arrive, until the program is dismissed for the day. Once dismissed, students are allowed to remain on campus until 4 p.m. Loitering on campus is not permitted and HARC is not responsible for unattended students after 4 p.m.
5. What about lunch?
Daily lunch and snack are provided. Students will also receive a water bottle for personal use on the first day of the program. They are encouraged to bring this daily!
6. What is the dress code?
All students are required to wear covered shoes. No sandals or slippers are permitted. Hats and sunscreen are highly encouraged.
Appropriate attire for boys and girls: includes t-shirts, collared shirts, and pants. Unacceptable attire includes: oversized clothing, tank tops, crop tops, tops that look like undershirts, shirts advertising cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, shirts with obscene language or pictures, tight or short shorts, swimwear, or any bare-midriff. We will be active and outside, so please wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
7. What if I will be absent or tardy? Due to the intense instruction during the program, HARC expects all students to be regular and punctual in attendance. Parents or guardians must call 808.621.1361 by 7:30 a.m. to report a student’s absence. If an absence is anticipated, parents should notify HARC by phone or in writing at least 24 hours in advance. Students are expected to report to the program on time. Tardy students must report to the HARC registration office in order to enter the program.
8. What is expected of good student conduct?
All students are expected to behave appropriately in and out of the classrooms, and to treat coaches, teachers, classmates and the property with respect. HARC reserves the right to remove a student from the program if, in the determination of the staff, a student’s continued enrollment would create a significant risk to the health and safety of others. A fundamental goal of the program is to foster a community environment based upon mutual respect. Therefore, any form of discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, and/or sexual orientation, constitutes unacceptable behavior.