Catalina Island Camping

2010 EEP Catalina Island Trip Information
September 9th-12th, 2010

Greetings from the Parents of EEP (PEEP)! We are excited to help once again to organize the annual camping trip to Catalina. This trip has been a wonderful tradition of welcoming new freshmen, bonding, and generally good times for our hard-working students! As always, Rich, EEP Staff members, and a group of responsible Senior adult counselors and parent chaperones will supervise the trip and each are ready and willing to help the campers have lots of fun while keeping an eye on their collective safety.  

Fees must be sent directly to the PEEP c/o the Early Entrance Foundation (16311 Ventura Blvd., Suite #1298, Encino, CA 91436) no later than Friday, August 15th. A portion of the $200 goes toward a campgound-mandated security charge designed for youth groups who naturally take more wear and tear on the grounds and the ground personnel, as well as campground fees, Catalina Express fees, taxi fees, one group dinner, etc. Please note that the signed permission slip (pdf) should still be brought to the EEP Office by the last day of Summer Quarter.

This trip has always been fun and, best of all, it allows Mom and Dad some EEPster-free time! If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Nora in the EEP Office at 323-343-2287. Below is lots of information about the trip -- itinerary and contact numbers, miscellaneous information, as well as a variety of interesting links such as the Catalina Island Visitors Bureau website. And here are links for the permission slip (pdf) and packing list. Let me know (Ned Fenton, 323-906-0300) if there is something else you need. Thanks!

Have a great summer and we hope to see all the EEPsters on the Island!

Sincerely, PEEP


Contact Numbers and Information

More Facts and Information Regarding the Camping Trip From Rich

Catalina Island Camping

Above: 2008 EEPsters with Rich at Catalina. For more 2008 pictures, see the Sep 2008 Peep newsletter.

Interesting Online Links to Websites, Pictures and Maps

Just 22 miles across the sea, it's another world - with its Mediterranean charm and myriad of fun activities. There's a reason Catalina Island has been said to have "the perfect climate," with warm, sunny days (the average temperature is 75 degrees) and cool evening breezes. The sun shines an average of 267 days a year, and the average rainfall is 14 inches per year.

Catalina activities: camping (of course! - See camp website below), s'mores around the campfire, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, sports (EEPsters plan touch football and other games), and mostly just hanging out with friends. Other activities available (at a price) are miniature golf, snorkeling, scuba-diving, bike-riding, golfcart-riding, parasailing, fishing, rafting, kayaking, jetskiing, golf. Special boat and land tours are available: glass-bottom boat, nautilus, snorkeling trip, scuba trip, bus tours, walking tours, wild dolphin excursion, seal rock boat tour and whale watching. And in 2010 there is a new option for the adventurous: the first zip-line in SoCal, costing about $90/person in 2010 -- see website and video at right.



  PEEP website | Foundation website | CSULA EEP website