October 11-13, 2013
Family Weekend Purpose
Family Weekend has been a traditional CI event since 2002. Sponsored by the Division
of Student Affairs, Family Weekend aims to enhance students’ educational experience,
reconnect families, and further develop a relationship based on shared values with
all members of the CI family. Family Weekend is designed to support the University mission and values and the goals of the Division of Student Affairs.
“In choosing Cal State Channel Islands, you have selected one of the most innovative and family-oriented institutions in the nation. CI will provide you with a stimulating curricular and co-curricular learning experience, which is accented by our commitment to always keep you, the student, at the center of our University mission.” ~Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Student Affairs
Family Weekend Aims
Provide families with events that highlight students’ talents and abilities while promoting life-long learning and ongoing personal development
Continue to assist students with the on-going transition into the CI and academic life
Develop a purposeful and engaging relationship with parents
Family Weekend is designed to: reinforce the University mission, reflect the core values of the University, and achieve the purpose and goals of the Division of Student Affairs.
Check In [top]
Check-in begins on Friday, October 11 starting at 4:00 p.m. Destination check-in will also be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 12.
CI Adopt-a-Student [top]
If your student has a friend or roommate, invite him/her to join your family for the weekend. Be sure to include the student’s name when you register (CI Adopt-a-Student).
CI Adopt-a-Family [top]
Make a family's dream come true! Sponsor a family in need to enable them to attend Family Weekend. Contact Kirsten Moss-Frye, associate director of Access, Orientation and Transition Programs at (805) 437-3156 for more information.
Registration Fees [top]
The cost to attend Family Weekend 2013 is as follows:
Weekend Rate (Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday) -- Cost includes all meals and activities for Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday. No individual event or day rates are offered.
$30 for CI students
$45 for guests age 12 and under
$60 for guests age 13 and above
Hotel Information [top]
For a complete list of hotels in the Camarillo area, please visit www.travelforecaster.com, which will list availability and rates.
Local Information [top]
Attractions and restaurants (coming soon!)
Schedule of Events [top]
Participate in the CI Jeopardy game Friday night! We will provide you with CI fun facts to review and prepare for this friendly competitive game. The family with the most correct answers wins bragging rights and CI prizes! This is one quiz families can indeed have “open notes!”
CI Parent Pride
Wear your CI swag on Saturday and participate in the fun as we award the “Best Dressed of CI” during the Talent Show Saturday night!
The criteria for the awards selection include:
- The quantity of CI gear in the family
- The number of family members that participate
- The creativity of display (think outside the box!)
- Family presentation and CI style!
Planting Service Project to Restore CI Habitat at Long Grade Creek
Contribute to the next 10 years of CI and beyond during this unique service project.
Family Community Project: This year, we are partnering up with faculty on a community project where we will assist with restoring the natural habitat at Long Grade Creek on the CI campus. On Saturday morning, your family has the opportunity to plant new life on the grounds of Long Grade Creek near the new University Drive entrance road. RSVP during your online registration. For more information about this on-going project, please visit: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/nov/19/csuci-students-help-restore-habitat-after-bridge/.
Experience the CI Waterfront at the Channel Islands Harbor Saturday and Sunday
Sign up for Waterfront activities of sailing and kayaking (first come, first served) when you register for Family Weekend. A map to the Channel Islands Harbor will be provided at check-in.
Be sure to stop by the Farmers’ Market located near the Waterfront from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday!
Sailing and Kayaking Options
Everyone is encouraged to participate and have fun at the Waterfront. To ensure safety, participants must be properly fitted with a U.S. Coast Guard lifejacket and must weigh a minimum of 50 lbs., with a chest no larger than 56 inches. Participants must be of sound health, with no specific ailments, injuries or disabilities that would affect their ability to have a safe experience.
Kayaking: Half-hour scheduled open-use kayaking sessions are first-come, first-served. Sign up when you register for Family Weekend. Inquire at check-in to find out if additional spaces are available.
Family Sailing: Bond with your family for a half-hour on a Catalina 16.5' sailboat and experience CI sailing with our wonderful Waterfront staff and Sailing Club. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served. Sign up when you register for Family Weekend.
Please note: If participants have needs that require special consideration, please contact the coordinator of Lifetime Leisure Programs at least 14 days in advance of participating at the Waterfront.
Our Commitment to Access [top]
CSU Channel Islands is committed to providing equal access to curricular and co-curricular activities. If you have specific needs pertaining to Family Weekend, please contact Kirsten Moss-Frye, associate director of Access, Orientation and Transition Programs at (805) 437-3156 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, individuals who would like to request translation assistance should contact Kirsten Moss-Frye.
Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact Disability Resource Programs at (805) 437-3331 or email email@example.com as soon as possible, but no later than one week prior to Family Weekend, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Se Habla Español? [top]
For questions or additional information in Spanish, please contact Venus Tamayo, Coordinator for Student Support Services, at (805) 437-3568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Para más información, por favor de comunicarse con Venus Tamayo, Coordinadora de Student Support Services, al (805) 437-3568 o email@example.com.
For questions or additional information, please contact New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at (805) 437-3160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.