Leadership at Camp

Catalina CREW

We strongly believe in the power of girls and young women. That’s why we strive to give our campers leadership opportunities at every age!

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Shape the future of leadership at camp!

Campers entering grade 9 can take part in Catalina CREW: Confident Resourceful Empowered Women. These campers participate in an intentionally designed leadership class focused on identifying individual leadership styles and practicing communication skills. Campers gain hands-on leadership experience by planning and facilitating an all-camp program. Catalina CREW campers can opt to return in their 10th grade year as a counselor-in-training.

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We provide a space for our oldest campers to participate in leadership and team-building activities designed to guide them in navigating their inner and outer worlds with kindness, grace, and responsibility. Our goal is for campers to identify their own leadership strengths and style while building inner resources to grow from conflict and failure. We include mindfulness and self-compassion exercises, conflict resolution practice, and more through experiential education. Building community and a sense of belonging, we redefine leadership for the modern girl in an environment where speaking up doesn’t have to be scary, mistakes are celebrated in every way, and young women know their worth from the inside out.

CREW class

Our Catalina CREW program is available during Sessions 2 and 3. These campers are automatically enrolled in our CREW class as one of their class choices. This summer leadership program offers campers ample opportunity to build leadership skills and provides an excellent addition to future college applications.

Catalina CREW daily schedule
Time Activity
 7:30–7:45 a.m.  Wake Up (varies by age)
 8:15–8:45 a.m.  Breakfast
 8:50–9:15 a.m.  Morning Rally
 9:15–10:30 a.m.  Class 1
 10:30–10:45 a.m.  Morning Snack
 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  Class 2
 12:10–12:45 p.m.  Lunch
 12:55–1:55 p.m.  Free Time
 1:55–2:05 p.m.  Transition Time
 2:10–3:00 p.m.  Class 3
 3:00–3:30 p.m.  Help with
 Afternoon Snack
 3:35–4:25 p.m.  Class 4
 4:30–6:00 p.m.  CREW Class
 6:15–6:50 p.m.  Dinner
 7:00–8:00 p.m.  Evening Activity
 8:00–10:30 p.m.  CREW Program

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