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Estrella Mountain Elementary. 8 th Grade Class Trip Catalina Island 2015 1 st Meeting – Thursday, August 14. Catalina Environmental Leadership Program CELP.

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estrella mountain elementary

Estrella Mountain Elementary

8th Grade Class Trip

Catalina Island


1st Meeting – Thursday, August 14

catalina environmental leadership program celp
Catalina Environmental Leadership ProgramCELP
  • Established in 1922, Catalina Island Camps, Inc. (CIC) is the home of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Camp and The Catalina Environmental Leadership Program for 4th to 12th grade school groups.
  • The camp facility is located at Howland’s Landing on the California side of Catalina Island, 22 miles from Los Angeles.
  • Catalina Island Camps is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and is a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC).


You can take a photo tour of the camp by visiting the web site at

when are we going
When are we going?
  • May 11, 2013 –May 13, 2014
  • We will meet at Estrella at 11:30 PM on Sunday, May 10th.
  • We will depart at 12:15 AM on Monday, May 11th for San Pedro, California.
  • We will return approximately 9:30 PM on Wednesday, May 13th.
  • Thursday is a scheduled school day for EVERYONE.
possible classes
Possible Classes
  • This is a curriculum based trip.
  • The 8th graders final unit of study in science class is Life Sciences where we will focus on marine life to teach the standards.
  • Students will participate in classes at camp like snorkeling, sea kayaking, a night hike, an eco hike with tide pools, gardening and composting and conservation activities/education.
estimated cost
Estimated Cost*
  • Camp Tuition - $240/child
  • Ferry Transportation - $70/child
  • CharterCoach Transportation - $100*/child
  • Breakfast Monday in San Pedro - $5/child
  • Dinner Wednesday in Blythe - $5/child
  • Total - $420*/child
  • *Final cost TBD by Oct. 3
space is limited
Space is Limited
  • 80 Student Spots Available
  • Space is limited due to the size of the ferry to get across and because of the amount of room at the camp.
payment plan
Payment Plan
  • We require an $100 non-refundable deposit by FRIDAY 5 SEPT to hold a position for your child on the trip.
  • LATE and LAST day to make deposit/1st OCT. ($125)
  • Full payments will not be accepted today due to the price change potential.
  • You may make 4 payments:
    • FRI 5 SEPT ($100 non-refundable)
    • FRI 24 OCT ($100)
    • TUES 25 NOV ($100)
    • FRI 23 JAN ($120??) – subject to change slightly
more info
More info…
  • All Money Orders/Cashier’s Checks/Checks should be made out to Estrella Mountain Elementary School. Please note Catalina and your child’s name in the memo section
  • PLEASE NO CASH. A receipt will be written and given to your student when depostited.

More Info…

  • FINAL PRICE WILL BE DETERMINED ON OCT 3rd – After all fundraising and total student # has been determined. At that time, full payments will be accepted an a discount of will be offered.
  • Any student who is not passing 8th grade, or who has had any sort of suspension for more than 2.5 days per semester will not be allowed to join us on our trip.
  • PTO Assistance (Scholarship)
  • Car Wash – Aug 23
  • Spaghetti Dinner Night (to be determined)
  • Tax Credit (e.i., my Mom donates $200)
  • IB T-Shirts
car wash
  • 9:00am – Noon
  • Saturday – August 23rd
  • Students must work a 2 hour shift
  • 8:30-10:30 or
  • 10:30-12:30
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Car Wash
  • Students will be selling Car Wash Coupons
  • They will have buyers write their name and contact info and students will take the money. Money will be brought to me and traded for coupons. Coupons will be students responsibility to distribute to their buyers.
car wash2
Car Wash
  • $5 per coupon. Patrons will bring coupon at time of car wash to redeem. No refunds on coupons. It will be considered a donation.
  • All money raised by student will go to the student IF AND ONLY IF they work the car wash.
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  • What if?
    • My student cannot attend the car wash
      • All money raised by them will go to the greater good to lower the overall price for all.
      • This is not their only opportunity to raise money.
    • My student doesn’t sell coupons, but attends the car wash.
      • Any money earned that day from “drop-ins” will be shared by all student workers that day.
if your student doesn t go
If Your Student Doesn’t Go
  • They are still required to attend school, and are responsible for a science project to take place of the points the rest of the class will be earning on the trip.
  • Alternative Activities (2-3 Days):
    • Science Project Work Time in Library (4 hours per day)
    • Possible Lunch at McDonald’s
    • Possible Swimming at StarPointe
your turn

Your Turn



thank you for coming

Thank You for Coming

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