Catalina Island Marine Institute Field Trip Info., Itinerary, and Application (7th and 8th Graders)

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Catalina Island Itinerary

Cocopah Middle School

Dates of Trip Wednesday, May 1-Friday, May 3, 2019

Current Chaperones:

  1. Steve Salcito (Administrator)
  2. Mary Pasco (Trip Coordinator)
  3. Toni Rantala
  4. Marcia DeMuro
  5. Cheri Stegall
  6. Matt Dougall

Daily Program and Activities:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Meet at Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4 (Southwest Ticketing) at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to organize groups and check in students. Parents will drop off students at the airport with their designated chaperone.
  • Leave Phoenix at 5:15 a.m.
  • Arrive at LAX 6:45 a.m.
  • Gather luggage and board charter buses to travel to Long Beach Harbor
  • Board Ferry 8:30 a.m.
  • The ferry ride will take about two and one-half hours long. Students will eat their sack lunch/snacks that they have brought from home.
  • Arrive at Catalina Island around 11:00 a.m. where luggage will be loaded on truck
  • Introduction of CIMI staff to students
  • Hike one and one quarter miles to Cherry Cove CIMI camp.
  • Counselors will go over rules with students
  • Students will then retrieve luggage, unpack and get ready for the Afternoon program
  • Afternoon Program will begin at 1:00 p.m.
  • In the Afternoon program students will participate in one of the following activities: snorkeling, kayaking, oceanography labs and lessons along with fish/ invertebrate lessons, squid dissections and an astronomy hke or night snorkel during the evening. The students will rotate in groups through each of these activities during their 3-day stay at CIMI.
  • On completion of the Afternoon program the students will go back to their tent sites to get ready for dinner.
  • Dinner will be at 6 p.m.
  • The evening program begins at 7p.m.
  • After the evening program students will return to their tent sites
  • 9:00 p.m. in tents
  • 9:30 p.m. lights out.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • 6:45 a.m. Rise and Shine
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Tent Clean-up
  • 9:00 a.m. morning Program
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Recreation Time
  • 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Program
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Evening Program
  • 9:00 p.m. In Tents
  • 9:30 p.m. Lights Out

Note: In the Morning, Afternoon, and Evening programs students will participate in one of the following activities: snorkeling, kayaking, oceanography labs and lessons along with fish/ invertebrate lessons, squid dissections and an astronomy hike or night snorkel during the evening. The students will rotate in groups through each of these activities during their 3-day stay at CIMI.

Friday, May 3, 2019

  • 6:45 a.m. Rise and Shine
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Tent Clean-up
  • 9:00 a.m. morning Program

Note: In the Morning, Afternoon, and Evening programs students will participate in one of the following activities: snorkeling, kayaking, oceanography labs and lessons along with fish/ invertebrate lessons, squid dissections and an astronomy hike or night snorkel during the evening. The students will rotate in groups through each of these activities during their 3-day stay at CIMI.

  • 11:30 a.m. Final Tent Clean-up, Packing, and loading luggage on the truck.
  • 12:30 p.m. Departure and hike one and one quarter miles to Ferry dock.
  • 1:00 p.m. Board Ferry for return to Long Beach Harbor. Students will eat a sack lunch on the ferry provided by CIMI.
  • 3:00 p.m. Arrive at Long Beach Harbor, board buses and return to LAX terminal.
  • 4:30 p.m. Arrive at LAX, organize students and check into flights-eat dinner at LAX
  • Depart LAX at 6:15 p.m.
  • Arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor on 7:40 p.m.
  • Rest over the weekend
  • See you back at school on Monday!
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