Catalina Island Camps is located 26 miles from mainland Southern California on Catalina Island. Situated on the ocean our campers have the unique opportunity to live and play in a pristine marine environment.
Snorkel through sunlit kelp beds. Sail on ocean breezes. Paddle along the rocky coastline with sea lions, pelicans and eagles. Hike into the island wilderness only 26 miles from one of the largest cities in America. All this can happen at Catalina Island Camps! There is no end to the fun, friends and activities. Join us this summer for your next adventure!
“It was awesome! The camaraderie, the night dives, the food, the dance, wake boarding, even composting! He keeps saying I want to go back now.”
Campers live in cabins of up to 10 campers with 2 or 3 counselors. The cabin is where new and old friends come together to create memories. Bathrooms and hot showers are adjacent to Boys Camp and Girls Camp. We eat meals together in the outdoor dining area. Campers tell us that the food is great!
“My daughter had a great time. She hopes to go back next year and has talked about wanting to be a counselor.”
Our counselors are carefully selected, trained and supervised to be exceptional role models for your camper. The camp staff brings energy, fun and friendship to every camper, every day.
“The counselors are skilled at finding kids comfort zones, then encouraging them beyond self-imposed limits to build confidence and teach life skills. I saw this first hand on parents' day. Patience by the counselors was AMAZING.”
Experienced leaders supervise counselors. The Leadership Team has years of experience and receives additional training to coach staff and lead program. Camp Directors, Tom and Maria Horner have directed camps for over 20 years.
“I am just so grateful that I can send my kids and know that they are in such good hands.”
Safety is the top priority at camp. We are accredited by the American Camp Association. Counselors are first aid and CPR trained. Waterfront instructors are American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguards. Every camp session is supported by a professional medical staff of camp nurses and a doctor to treat injuries and illnesses and dispense medication. Our nurses are available at the boat terminal to meet parents.
“It was the first time he attended the camp and he had wonderful time. He got more independent, responsible and self-confident.”
Want to know more about Catalina Island Camps? Call Maria or Tom to see how your child might benefit from the Catalina Island Camps experience.
Activities and Features
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Climb and Rappel Ropes Course Hiking
Health and Nutrition Vegetarian
Individual Sports General Individual Sports Archery Riflery
Team Sports Basketball Soccer Volleyball
Water Sports General Water Sports Recreational Swimming Water Skiing Kayaking Snorkeling Sailing