At a glance
8 to 17 years of age
About our camp
Catalina Sea Camp, also known as CIMI, invites to enjoy ocean adventures and marine biology on Catalina Island, at Toyon Bay (2.5 miles by water from Avalon).
Founded in 1980, it offers one-week and three-week sessions for boys and girls (in the following age groups: 8-13 and 12-17). They have a discrimination free policy - Guided Discoveries programs offer the same rules for participation regardless nationality, race, color, sex or handicap.
Campers eat in the large dining hall (family-style) or in the barbeque area (buffet-style). Diverse and well-balanced meals are offered accompanied with snacks and beverages throughout the day.
All of the staff members go through a long hiring process and are well-trained to be conscious of every child’s individual needs and safety requirements. Counselors living with campers are current college students whose academic background is in working with children. Instructional staff in sailing, diving and science & adventure hold at minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science or related field.
Camp programs & activities
Catalina Sea Camp activities for campers aged 12-17 include beach parties, karaoke, outdoor movies, campfires, volleyball, basketball and multiple other games.
Teens explore arts, crafts and cooking by taking part in nature sketching and scientific illustrations, jewelry design/creation, seafood cookery, photography, etc. They are also welcome to discover the marvelous world of science and adventure by taking part in Intro to Marine Biology, Aquarium design and maintenance, Island exploration & hiking, etc.
Kids, ages 8-13, have their own programs: scuba, sailing, ocean kayaking, boat coastal exploring, stand up paddling, underwater photography, as well as snorkeling, marine biology labs and island exploration, crafts, etc.