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By Tania Chatila | September 23, 2006
GLENDALE — All hopes for the Glendale YMCA striking a lease agreement with the Catalina Island Conservancy for Camp Fox have been squashed, officials said. Conservancy officials told YMCA officials earlier this week that they would not be continuing talks, despite a donor having stepped forward for the YMCA and offering to pay the $1.2 million in repairs for a failed septic system at the campsite, said Larry Miller, a member on the Glendale YMCA's board of directors. "There is nothing new here," Miller said.
BUSINESS
By Tania Chatila | October 7, 2006
GLENDALE -- Guided Discoveries, a nonprofit outdoor educational organization, will take over the Camp Fox campsite as interim manager as of Jan. 1 when the Glendale YMCA's lease of the campgrounds expires, officials announced on Friday. Guided Discoveries, under the direction of Executive Director Ross Turner, will manage the campsite on Buttonshell Beach temporarily until property owner Catalina Island Conservancy works out a lease with a new site manager, said Leslie Baer, an executive staff member of the conservancy.
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By By Tania Chatila | October 12, 2005
YMCA could possibly end 80 years of tradition giving up Camp Fox property. GLENDALE -- When its lease is up next year, Glendale YMCA may not renew its hold on the Camp Fox property on Catalina Island, possibly ending 80 years of tradition. The Glendale YMCA has leased the three-acre camp grounds on Buttonshell Beach from the Catalina Island Conservancy since 1924 to hold four weeks of camp, and two weekend family camps each year, subleasing the land the rest of the year, YMCA Director of Operations Craig Serro said.
NEWS
September 29, 2006
The future of Camp Fox on Catalina Island will be the topic of a public forum to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. Thousands of local youngsters have attended Camp Fox over the past years. Now the YMCA will discuss the future of the camp as well as plans for other camping programs they are currently looking at, new camps they plan to introduce during 2007 and new camp structures. There will be time for the public to ask questions during the forum.
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By Anthony Kim | December 23, 2006
GLENDALE — The Catalina Island Conservancy proposed a deal on Thursday for the Glendale YMCA to comfortably exit its lease on Camp Fox, conservancy officials said. But even though the Y would be off the hook for $1.8 million under the terms of the proposed agreement, YMCA officials are refusing to pay $200,000 to seal the agreement as the end of the Glendale Y's 83-year lease quickly approaches. "We have a difference of opinions," said John Thomas, the Glendale YMCA's chief executive officer.
NEWS
January 6, 2007
Monday marked the end of an era for generations of Glendale children. The Glendale YMCA rang in 2007 without something it has had for the last 83 years: a lease on Camp Fox on Catalina Island. It's sad that the Catalina Island Conservancy — which owns Camp Fox — and the Glendale YMCA couldn't work out a deal to keep the Glendale YMCA running the camp. But it is time to put that energy into other ventures. A rich tradition of running the campsite on the island's three-acre Button Shell Beach ended as of Monday when the nonprofit Guided Discoveries took control of the site as interim manager.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | November 14, 2006
GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA may be losing its hold on Camp Fox at the end of the year, but area campers will still get priority use of the campsite for summer programs, officials said. "We've made sure the interim manager running [the camp] for the next year, that he is reserving weeks the Ys have had in the past — giving them first right of refusal for that period of time," said Mel Dinkel, chief financial officer of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which owns the campsite on Button Shell Beach.
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By Vince Lovato | September 2, 2006
GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA's deadline to sign an agreement with the Catalina Island Conservancy to save Camp Fox came and went Thursday with no signatures. But the YMCA was granted a slight reprieve. YMCA officials had until Thursday to accept the terms of a letter of intent issued by the Catalina Island Conservancy, which owns the property. But on Friday, YMCA Chief Executive Officer John Thomas asked for and received an extension until Wednesday, conservancy Chief Financial Officer Mel Dinkel said.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | June 30, 2006
GLENDALE ? Members of the Glendale YMCA are praying for a miracle. The Glendale YMCA needs to raise $2 million before November to replace a septic system at Camp Fox on Catalina Island, or they will lose the site they have leased out for campers for 83 years. The camp ? established by a Glendale YMCA volunteer in the 1920s ? has served hundreds of thousands of summer campers over the last 83 years, campaign volunteer Kenny Lund said. He attended the camp, as did his two children and his 16 nieces and nephews.
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January 6, 2007
Monday marked the end of an era for generations of Glendale children. The Glendale YMCA rang in 2007 without something it has had for the last 83 years: a lease on Camp Fox on Catalina Island. It's sad that the Catalina Island Conservancy — which owns Camp Fox — and the Glendale YMCA couldn't work out a deal to keep the Glendale YMCA running the camp. But it is time to put that energy into other ventures. A rich tradition of running the campsite on the island's three-acre Button Shell Beach ended as of Monday when the nonprofit Guided Discoveries took control of the site as interim manager.
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By Anthony Kim | December 23, 2006
GLENDALE — The Catalina Island Conservancy proposed a deal on Thursday for the Glendale YMCA to comfortably exit its lease on Camp Fox, conservancy officials said. But even though the Y would be off the hook for $1.8 million under the terms of the proposed agreement, YMCA officials are refusing to pay $200,000 to seal the agreement as the end of the Glendale Y's 83-year lease quickly approaches. "We have a difference of opinions," said John Thomas, the Glendale YMCA's chief executive officer.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | November 14, 2006
GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA may be losing its hold on Camp Fox at the end of the year, but area campers will still get priority use of the campsite for summer programs, officials said. "We've made sure the interim manager running [the camp] for the next year, that he is reserving weeks the Ys have had in the past — giving them first right of refusal for that period of time," said Mel Dinkel, chief financial officer of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which owns the campsite on Button Shell Beach.
BUSINESS
By Tania Chatila | October 7, 2006
GLENDALE -- Guided Discoveries, a nonprofit outdoor educational organization, will take over the Camp Fox campsite as interim manager as of Jan. 1 when the Glendale YMCA's lease of the campgrounds expires, officials announced on Friday. Guided Discoveries, under the direction of Executive Director Ross Turner, will manage the campsite on Buttonshell Beach temporarily until property owner Catalina Island Conservancy works out a lease with a new site manager, said Leslie Baer, an executive staff member of the conservancy.
NEWS
September 29, 2006
The future of Camp Fox on Catalina Island will be the topic of a public forum to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. Thousands of local youngsters have attended Camp Fox over the past years. Now the YMCA will discuss the future of the camp as well as plans for other camping programs they are currently looking at, new camps they plan to introduce during 2007 and new camp structures. There will be time for the public to ask questions during the forum.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | September 23, 2006
GLENDALE — All hopes for the Glendale YMCA striking a lease agreement with the Catalina Island Conservancy for Camp Fox have been squashed, officials said. Conservancy officials told YMCA officials earlier this week that they would not be continuing talks, despite a donor having stepped forward for the YMCA and offering to pay the $1.2 million in repairs for a failed septic system at the campsite, said Larry Miller, a member on the Glendale YMCA's board of directors. "There is nothing new here," Miller said.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | September 2, 2006
GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA's deadline to sign an agreement with the Catalina Island Conservancy to save Camp Fox came and went Thursday with no signatures. But the YMCA was granted a slight reprieve. YMCA officials had until Thursday to accept the terms of a letter of intent issued by the Catalina Island Conservancy, which owns the property. But on Friday, YMCA Chief Executive Officer John Thomas asked for and received an extension until Wednesday, conservancy Chief Financial Officer Mel Dinkel said.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | July 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? Camp Fox supporters can start raising the $2 million needed to fix the infrastructure and save the Glendale YMCA's lease of the campsite on Catalina Island now that the YMCA and the Catalina Island Conservancy have reached an agreement. The agreement solves an impasse the two were in over work that needed to be done to the campsite. The conservancy, which owns and leases out Catalina Island land, told the Glendale YMCA it needed to upgrade the septic system and provide a long-term plan to manage the camp before it would consider renewing the lease, Save Camp Fox campaign co-chair Kenny Lund said.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | June 30, 2006
GLENDALE ? Members of the Glendale YMCA are praying for a miracle. The Glendale YMCA needs to raise $2 million before November to replace a septic system at Camp Fox on Catalina Island, or they will lose the site they have leased out for campers for 83 years. The camp ? established by a Glendale YMCA volunteer in the 1920s ? has served hundreds of thousands of summer campers over the last 83 years, campaign volunteer Kenny Lund said. He attended the camp, as did his two children and his 16 nieces and nephews.
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