This Summer Camp's A Beach

Looking for more than the wooded setting of your typical Summer camp? Catalina Island Camps offer a surf and turf experience like none other

Published : Friday, May 17, 2013 | 3:30 PM

Summer camps are fun. Surrounded by nature, meeting new friends, exploring the wilderness, and doing all sorts of fun activities make for a pretty awesome experience.
But Catalina Island Camps take it one step further, offering all that regular Summer camps offer but on an island paradise.

Catalina Island is a rocky island located just off the California coast in the Gulf of Santa Catalina where campers can experience true freedom and independence while practicing social skills and partaking in various fun activities.

Some of the activities include snorkeling, kayaking, target sports, climbing, gardening and composting, outdoor cooking, arts & crafts, and sailing to name a few.

Parents concerned with the safety of their kids need not worry, for Catalina Island Camps has medical personnel watching campers closely, and has a camp health center that is staffed by two registered nurses with a visiting physician.

Safety of the campers is of utmost importance and all staff are trained in first-aid and CPR, with many being American Red Cross lifeguards.

The camp’s philosophy and mission is to develop each child into a better person, a better student and eventually, a better adult. This is achieved by developing lifelong skills through fun and unique outdoor experiences, all in a community that cultivates respect for self, others and the environment.

In short, making kids well-rounded individuals without the pressure of growing up too fast. Campers and counselors describe the camp with a cornucopia of adjectives. Fun, cool, exhilarating, exciting, amazing, unique, challenging, adventurous, friendly, caring, and unforgettable.

Though these reflect what the camp is all about, words can never describe what Catalina Island Camps is all about. It’s an experience where “you have to be there” to understand.

The mainland office for Catalina Island Camps is located at 707 W. Woodbury Rd., Unit F, Altadena or you can call (626) 296-4040 for more information.

Alternatively, you can also visit to learn more and to register online.

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