Tom & Maria Horner
Tom and Maria Horner became Executive Directors of Catalina Island Camps in February of 1995 and owners in 2013. Together, they manage the camp program, staff, facilities, and administration. CIC is family operated; our values include treating our guests and staff as members of the CIC family and sustaining Catalina Island as our home for generations to come.
The Horners come from a lifetime of summer camp. Maria worked for the Girl Scout Council of Orange County through college as a counselor and later as the Director of Camp Joe Scherman. Tom was a camper, counselor and Director at Tom Sawyer Camps in Pasadena from 1967 to 1993.
Tom and Maria are actively involved in the American Camp Association, and as volunteers, have held numerous positions in both the local area and National organization.
The next generation of the Horner family includes Tom and Maria’s son, Nick. Born in July 1996, Nick has spent every summer on the Island with his parents. He was a camper for nine summers and a CIT for two, before joining the summer staff in 2015. Nick graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2019.