21 Feb · Tom Horner · No Comments

Your Child’s First Teacher

Parent’s are a child’s first teacher. Camp is also full of positive teachers for children. The counselors who live with them. The instructors at sailing, snorkeling, arts and crafts and every activity in camp. At CIC there are leadership staff who lead all of camp at meals, evening programs and special events. Maria and I …

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17 Feb · Tom Horner · No Comments

E(xcellent) Mail

We saw this blog over at bunk1buzz.com E(xcellent) Mail and thought it would be a great story to share with CIC camp parents. While it is great to send a handwritten letter, the mail takes 3-4 extra dadays to reach campers. We use bunk1.com one way email so you can send email to your camper. …

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15 Feb · Tom Horner · No Comments

Summer Camp Makes Kids Resilient

New research on summer camps shows that camps are a powerful way to teach children resilency. “Summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies.” The article is compelling and we hope you enjoy Summer Camp Makes Kids Resilient. Tom and Maria

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11 Feb · Tom Horner · No Comments

Camp and 21st Century Skills: Oxymoron or Ideal?

As parents, we often wonder if the skills we learned as children and young adults are the same skills our son needs to learn as he starts high school. The world is a different place today than it was 30 years ago. Technology and information have exploded. One thing we know as camp directors is …

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9 Feb · Tom Horner · No Comments

The Case For Camp

Summer camp contributes to the development of young people. The American Camp Association believes camp experiences are more important today than ever. “A quality camp experience provides our children and youth with the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living.” That sounds like a summer at Catalina Island Camps …

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7 Feb · Tom Horner · No Comments

The Search for Summer Camp is On!

American Camp Association CEO, Peg Smith recently wrote in USA Today The Search for Summer Camp Is On. At Catalina Island Camps we are in full swing registering campers. Summer may seem a long way off, but the time to research summer camp is now!

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Mainland Office for all programs

  Phone: 626-296-4040

  Fax: 626-794-1401

  Catalina Island Camps
707 W Woodbury Rd Unit F Altadena CA 91001


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