Since 2009, we have been helping people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth on the big island of Hawaii explore nature and experience freedom.

 

Our Mission

Deep & Beyond creates opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth to explore nature, participate in adventure activities, and experience freedom. 


OUR VISION

We believe disabled and disadvantaged children and adults should have equal opportunity to explore nature and engage in outdoor activities. 

We envision that through our programs, individuals will be transformed and empowered as they embrace freedom: emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.

We aspire to challenge youth to care for the environment and make transformational choices, which will lead to a greater quality of life and a healthier community.

We aim to build a stronger, inclusive community by creating a sense of belonging, breaking down social barriers, sharing love and building friendships.


OUR STORY

Deep and Beyond was founded in 2009 by Annamari Dietrichson, who is originally from South Africa and arrived on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2007. Today, under the leadership of Paul and Doreen Chinen, Deep and Beyond continues to grow its ohana by providing adventure opportunities to hundreds of people with disabilities in multiple communities throughout the Big Island of Hawaii.