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Manhattan Beach 10K

Catch up with your camp friends and join the GAC Runners at the Manhattan Beach 10K on Saturday, October 6!  All runners need to register directly by visiting the Manhattan Beach 10K website. There is no race day registration, so be sure to register online!

Run it, walk it, or just come hang out with us at our booth near the finish area (Manhattan Beach Pier). We’ll be at our booth from 7 am – 10 am with snacks for all GAC Runners. Be at our booth for a team picture at 9:00 am — all staff, campers, parents, and alumni welcome!

We hope to see you in Manhattan Beach!

Register for the race!

Early Registration*: July 11-September 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PDT: $35 Adult, $30 Under 15 Years Old

Regular Registration: September 25-October 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PDT: $40 Adult. $35 Under 15 Years Old


Village Runner
1840 Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Once you’ve registered, let us know you’re coming and request GAC Runners shirts for your whole family by clicking on the link on the GAC Runners page!


Online Parent Evaluations Due

If you have not completed your 2018 Parent Evaluation, please log in to complete the form online. It is located in the “Forms & Documents” section. Every family who completes the online evaluation by September 10, 2018, will be entered into a drawing for a FREE WEEK OF CAMP for next summer. 


Mini Camp Three & Five Year Campers & Staff

Congratulations to our Mini Campers & Staff who joined us for their “banner” and “blanket” years!

Three Year Campers

Five Years for Flynn & Aqua


Mini Camp Video Highlights & Slideshow


A Magical Week

We’ve had the pleasure of having Dan “Magic Man” Chan and his wife, Kat “Twist” Chan, who specializes in balloons, here at camp this week. While their children Grace and James have enjoyed being Mini Campers, Magic Man and Twist have been sharing their magic and helping all around camp. 

Campers enjoyed mini magic shows throughout the week at Morning Assembly, Bingo Nights, and Big Campfire. “Magic Man” taught juggling and the diablo at free times, walked around to campfires to do up close magic (“I like stopping by the campfires and getting every one to freak out!”), and spent Wednesday at Shaver Island with the campers there. In addition to the magic, the Chans have helped out at sailing, in the kitchen, and in the camp store. They are truly versatile and a fun addition to the camp community!

Son James dazzled at Big Campfire juggling five balls! James also juggles fire, but (thoughtfully) stuck with bean bags here at GAC.

Daughter Grace got in on the magic with a number trick!

Dan is a professional magician who learned magic from conventions, DVDs, and books. Back in 1997, before he became a magician, Dan was a counselor here at GAC who worked at archery and the sailing dock. His camp name then, prior to his magic years, was “Dolphin.”

When asked why he keeps coming back to GAC, Dan replied, “It’s like a second family, and I can’t stay away from the waterfront.”

Dan appreciates the mentors he had in his life and wants to pass that legacy on to the next generation. Two of Dan’s mentors include Richie, from the YMCA Big Bear, who taught Dan to love boating and sailing, and Monica, his Waterfront Safety Instructor at UC Riverside.

Dan wants to be a mentor to others and help them learn to love new things – like sailing, juggling, and magic! Says Dan, “Teaching skills and getting kids to be self reliant are what I want to teach kids.”


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