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Catalina Island Camps develops life-long skills through fun and unique outdoor experiences in a community that cultivates respect for self, others and the environment. At CIC​, our programs are built around our mission and the unique marine and land environments of Howlands Landing.

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CIC Programs

Summer Camp

We are a one and two-week co-ed sleepaway camp for children and teens 1st through 10th grade.

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Our Location

​Howlands Landing is located at the west end of Santa Catalina Island, 22 miles west of Los Angeles, California.

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Meet Our Team

​We’re proud to be family operated since 1995 by Tom and Maria Horner, which allows us to create a strong community here on the island.

Tom and Maria Horner, owners of Catalina Island Camps
Tom & Maria Horner Executive Directors
Sarah Blunt Summer Program Director
Zach Cianci Summer Program Director
Mara Lague, Administrative Director
Mara Lague Administrative Director
Kevin Killgore, Summer Program director
Kevin Killgore Summer Program Director
Amelia Nadilo, CELP Director
Amelia Nadilo CELP Director

News & Blog

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The Benefits Of Coloring

Coloring is fun, and it turns out it’s actually beneficial to your health Coloring is not just for...

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Why Catalina is the Perfect Location for Snorkeling

Catalina has been a sought after destination for families and individuals for years, and for good reason Filled with...

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Howlands at Home

Camp is a special place built by special people, camp people Our staff embodies what it means to be camp people In this...

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Exciting Summer Camp Activities for Kids of All Ages

Whether it’s your child’s first time at summer camp or they’ve been attending for many years, there’s something...

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Important Tips To Prepare Your Child For Sleepaway Camp

After you’ve found a summer camp that’s right for your child, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare them...

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Great Questions For Dinner Table Conversations

What did you do in school today Do you get blank stares or one-word answers when you ask your kids this question Here’s...

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Summer Camp Makes Kids Capable and Independent

Sleepaway camp provides kids with opportunities to take on responsibilities and learn new skills on their own,...

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How To Find The Best Camp For Your Child

You’ve decided to send your child to a sleepaway camp this summer  How do you find the best camp for your camper...

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3 Reasons Kids Thank You for Summer Camp

The opportunity to attend summer camp is awesome, but not all summer camps are created equal Summer camp by the ocean have...

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Taking the First Step

Participating in a sleepaway camp can provide your child with cognitive thinking skills and can boost their confidence in...

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Take a Tour of Catalina Island Camps: A Summer Camp in California

Take a Tour of Catalina Island Camps Summer Camp in California   It can be hard to picture your kid away from...

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Do You Speak Overnight Summer Camp?

Your kids are off to California overnight summer camp at Catalina Island Camps Their world, and their vocabulary is about...

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10 Essential Items 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...

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5 Reasons Kids Thank You for Summer Camp on Catalina Island

You made the big decision to send your kids to Summer Camp on Catalina Island Congratulations! Choosing the right kids...

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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...

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Surprise! Overnight Summer Camp is Good for Parents Too!

Dozens of papers have  written about the benefits of overnight summer camp for kids You’re probably looking forward to...

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I Heart Camp Day

It's finally here, Happy I ❤️Camp Day!  What is I Heart Camp Day  As "Camp People", we are extremely passionate and...

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The Power of Summer Camp

Did you know that camp has more of an impact on children than just as a fun escape for the summer Here’s a short video on...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Your Child’s First Sleep Away Camp?

I found this article online and thought many parents would be interested in the thoughts this parent shared about sending a...

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Summer Camp Makes Kids Resilient

New research on summer camps shows that camps are a powerful way to teach children resiliency "Summer camps are places...

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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...

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