30 Jun · Tom Horner · No Comments

10 Essential Items to Pack for Summer Camp by the Ocean

What do you need to pack for summer camp by the ocean? Here’s our go to list!   Lots and lots of sunscreen. The best type of sunscreen to buy is the type your child will use, and can use independently. Spray on, long lasting sunscreen are a parent/kid favorite. Look for non-sticky, sand and …

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2 Jun · Tom Horner · No Comments

5 Reasons Kids Will Thank You for Summer Camp on Catalina Island

You have made the big decision to send your kids to overnight Summer Camp on Catalina Island this summer. Congratulations! Choosing the right kids summer camp can seem like an overwhelming task! There’s such a variety of camp types out there. There’s no one “perfect” camp for every single kid but Catalina Island Camps give …

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2 Jun · Tom Horner · No Comments

10 Amazing Ways Kids Benefit from Summer Camp by the Ocean

The opportunity to attend summer camp is awesome, but not all summer camps are created equal. Summer camp by the ocean have an edge! Kids can naturally learn so much from attending a camp in an ocean environment, and grow in ways that simply cannot be experienced in a land locked camp. Here are some …

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2 Jun · Tom Horner · No Comments

Surprise! Overnight Summer Camp is Good for Parents Too!

Dozens of papers have been written about the benefits of overnight summer camp for kids. You’re probably looking forward to your kids acquiring important life & leadership skills like problem solving, out of the box creativity and teamwork. Maybe you are looking forward to them having a little screen-time detox too. It can be difficult …

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21 Aug · Tom Horner · No Comments

Parenting Expert Debi Gilboa trains CIC Staff!

(this note was written shortly after staff training when the first campers were at camp) Hi CIC Families! My name is Debi Gilboa, and I met the entire amazing staff of CIC during their Camp Staff Training in June. Tom and Maria invited me to their beautiful island retreat to talk about how kids and …

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21 Mar · Tom Horner · No Comments

From Camp to IKOS!

Mina is a Park City High School Senior. She was a CIC camper for nine years, including two-weeks as a Camper in Leadership Training in 2012. In 2013 she was a Counselor in Training. She is returning in 2014 as a Counselor in Training II. Today, she shares with us a story we find fascinating and …

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11 Mar · Tom Horner · No Comments

Learn about CIC At Meet and Greets

Come learn about Catalina Island Camps from Tom and Maria Horner and the CIC staff on March 11 or March 27 at 7 pm at the CIC offices 707 W. Woodbury Rd Unit F Altadena CA 91001. We’ll show camp videos, talk about the benefits of camp and answer questions. Parents are welcome to bring …

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7 Mar · Tom Horner · No Comments

#CampChat March 6 CONNECT Transcript

Our #CampChat on Twitter last night was full of great insights about how kids CONNECT at camp. Travis Allison of CamperHacker.tv  was our guest expert and he brought along with him many of the camp directors from the Facebook group CampPros. Here’s the full transcript of the night. Here are some highlights from Travis. Join us next …

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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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