Hollyhock Presenters

Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

Kai Harvey

Kai Harvey grew up on Cortes Island and has always had a deep love and appreciation for the sea and the natural world. Kai loves guiding because it gives her the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge for marine biology, geology, and history. Nature immersion can offer healing experiences, and Kai aims to facilitate a space for people to connect with the environments around them. Kai incorporates her degree in political ecology into her kayak adventures through narratives that focus on social, political, and ecological issues that intersect in outdoor spaces. 

Kai and her partner own and operate the local kayak adventure company, Cortes Kayaks.

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Events with Kai Harvey

cortes-kayaks 1 Ebb & Flow: Kayak & Yoga Immersion (June)
June 2 - 7, 2023

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the natural world and the ebb and flow of the Salish Sea.  Hollyhock, located on the southern coastline of Cortes Island (on the unceded land of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), and ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) Nations) is an ideal basecamp and launch…

Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey (June)
June 25 - 30, 2023

Join Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as…

Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey (July)
June 30 - July 5, 2023

Join Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as…

cortes-kayaks-3 Ebb & Flow: Kayak & Yoga Immersion (August)
August 25 - 30, 2023

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the natural world and the ebb and flow of the Salish Sea.  Hollyhock, located on the southern coastline of Cortes Island (on the unceded land of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), and ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) Nations) is an ideal basecamp and launch…