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Slater’s European Adventure

Slater McArdle is a Sailing Instructor at CIC. He’s from Oceanside, California. He writes about his recent European adventures. In April of 2010 my aunt was a contender in a national book writing competition called the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. She made me a promise at the time that if she won, she would take ...

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Sustainable Living Bike Tour

The Sustainable Living Bike Tour gives volunteer educators the opportunity to visit students in their home communities and continue the education process where they left off at Howland’s Landing. Many of these educators work the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP), Catalina Island Camp’s Fall and Spring environmental education program. The message of sustainability and practices ...

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Danny and Becky ride 100 miles for MS

Danny Sudman is a full time employee at Catalina Island Camps. He is the Outback Director for summer camp and an Catalina Environmental Leadership Program Assistant Director during the school year. Danny writes about his experience in October riding in the Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour 2011. On the morning of October 22nd, 2011 ...

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Catalina Fox Thrives after a Battle with Extinction

Anyone who has visited Catalina Island in the past few years knows that the number of Catalina Fox has grown substantially just by seeing the scat around camp every morning. Many of us will even see a Fox exploring around camp after dark. This link is to an article in the Los Angeles Times about ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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  Phone: 626-296-4040

  Fax: 626-794-1401

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707 W Woodbury Rd Unit F Altadena CA 91001


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