Author Archives: Tom Horner

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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#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. … Continue reading

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Catalina Island Camps hosts #CampChat on Twitter during March

#CampChat is a one hour weekly Twitter gathering of parents, camps and youth development experts to discuss summer camp. #CampChat topics address the benefits of camp and practical preparations for camp. This year’s topics are; “The Benefit of Camp”, “Unplugging … Continue reading

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UNPLUG, CONNECT, DISCOVER

I’ve been thinking about my first years as a camper. I first went to camp when I was seven. I was a handful. My energy was boundless. My attention span was fleeting. At home, my parents always found me by … Continue reading

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What campers tell each other about the camp experience

Sunday night, we invited our older campers to stay after closing campfire to share about their CIC experiences. It’s impressive when a teenager will stand in front of their peers and talk about the feelings they experienced during camp. They … Continue reading

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Play or Internship?

Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, ponders on the value of play and a counselor’s role. Is it play or is it an internship? I think it’s both. What do you think? http://www.acacamps.org/blog/word-peg/it-play-or-internship Tom

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Summer Camp: Can it make kids more responsible?

Summer Camp: Can it make kids more responsible? Summer Camp Jobs for teens and college students are a great way to develop 21st century skills. I’d argue that camp jobs train young people in a way that brings about incredible … Continue reading

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Catalina Island Conservancy visits CIC

 Conservancy visits CIC Visit the Catalina Island Conservancy Newsletter for an article about their visit to Howlands Landing during Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Camp in August.

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Upcoming CIC Twitter Chats

Catalina Island Camps and Momfluential are hosting 3 twitter events over the next few weeks. Here’s the post from her blog . Are you sending your kids to camp this summer? Are you considering camp for you kids? Hop on … Continue reading

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