CAMPER COMMUNICATION: WHERE DO I MAIL A LETTER TO MY CAMPER?

Address all mail to

Camper’s Name
Team number (will be given at check in)

c/o CIMI @ Toyon Bay
PO Box 796
Avalon, CA 90704

Telephone calls to or from your camper are not allowed due to their busy schedules. If you have some concerns about your child, our camp staff is available to help you. In case of an emergency, you may contact the camp. Our camp office is open between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. at (310) 510-1622. Calls after 9:30 p.m. may be answered by an answering machine. The camp office is closed on weekends.

Camper communication is done within your camper account. Please log in to your account and then click on the email link. The system will guide you through the process of purchasing “CampStamps” to send emails to your camper as often as you’d like throughout the session. We will provide you with 5 “CampStamps” per camper per parent per week, which will be added to your account right before camp begins. More information can be learned by reading the detailed instructions under Email How to Link.

It is password protected, and we will email you the password just before your camp session starts. Pictures will be uploaded each night. It is free to view the pictures, and prints can be purchased as well. We will do our best to make sure each camper has a picture in the gallery, but this is not guaranteed.

Yes, but only on Visitor’s Day. Visitor’s Day is always held on the last Sunday of each 3-week session. Parents and guests must register through your camper’s CampMinder Account. Please login to your camper account HERE then click on “Additional Options.” There is a $30 per person charge to attend, and once that charge has been paid for each person, you are then registered. The per person charge is required to help defray the cost of shoreboat transportation and lunch provided. We usually expect about 300 guests on Visitor’s Day. Because of these large numbers, we must limit each camper to three guests. Due to safety concerns, Sea Camp is not open to visitors at any other time.

Visitor’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for you to visit your camper, meet our incredible counselors and instructors, and to see the Sea Camp program and campus. The day will include a luncheon, and all guests will have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak, sport climb and visit our marine science labs in the afternoon.

Please Note: You must arrange your own travel to and from Avalon.

You should make your reservation early (we recommend at least two weeks prior to Visitor’s Day). Plan to arrive in Avalon no later than 11 a.m. to catch the shoreboats to camp. Shoreboats will begin departing the Avalon Boat Dock (called “the Mole”) as soon as people arrive via Catalina Express and depart for camp every 20 minutes. Please arrive at the Mole no later than 11 a.m. to ensure that all guests get to camp as soon as possible. Shoreboats will leave Toyon Bay for the return trip to Avalon starting at approximately 3 p.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. The shoreboat ride takes about 20 minutes, so please allow plenty of time to catch your return transportation to the mainland.

For Boat Transportation to Avalon call: Catalina Express at 310.510.1212.

Care Packages are not allowed and will be returned to you unopened. The Food Service Staff does a great job of changing the menu often and providing the campers with a wide variety of meals during the session. The food is high quality, and there is always plenty of it. Please do not send additional food and/or snacks with, or to, your camper as these attract insects and rodents in the dormitories.

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