Craig Dietz Turner

Craig-Turner

Director of Research and Development

"Outdoor science education and summer camps occupy a special and much needed place in our society today.  Camps give young people the opportunity to explore and experience the natural world…while developing personal skills that will serve them well later in life.  I believe there is no better way for young people to learn about the world and about themselves than in a supportive and safe camp environment."

Craig's involvement with Guided Discoveries began as a child while attending Catalina Sea Camp, Astrocamp and the Tole Mour.  As a young adult, he taught sailing and automotive racing at locations including Catalina, Belize, Costa Rica and the Virginia International Raceway and saw the effect that dynamic programs could have on kids of all ages.

He began working at Guided Discoveries in 2003, serving as an instructor of Sea Camp Expeditions Belize and Costa Rica, and as an instructor and then director of Toyon Bay Yacht Club at Catalina Sea Camp.

Craig is the Director of Research and Development at Guided Discoveries, where he oversees the development of concepts, displays and the research of emerging fields.  The "toys" Craig and his crew develop help make the Guided Discoveries Experience truly unique in outdoor science education.

Craig holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of La Verne.

Contact Craig at craig@gdi.org or 909. 625.6194