“AstroCamp has an incredible way of creating environments that are empowering for all. For our students, teachers, staff, and even executives, there are always opportunities for growth and experiences that profoundly affect and change our lives,” says Andy Balendy, Director, AstroCamp.
Andy began working at Guided Discoveries in 1998 as a Marine Science Instructor at Fourth of July Cove on Catalina Island. Since then he has held numerous positions within the organization including, Head Aquarist, Assistant Program Director, Director of Educational Outreach, SeaCamp Expeditions Diving Director in Belize, and served as the Program Director of all three CIMI programs.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Ecology and minor in Marine Science from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, Andy has a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology.