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Campus by the Sea

  • Avalon, CA
  • Camp Type: Adult
  • Age of Campers: All ages
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1951
  • Accreditations: 1

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Southern California’s Christian Camp, Retreat and Training Center with the most unique setting — a stretch of private beach on Santa Catalina Island. Served by passenger ferries out of San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Dana Point Harbors, the camp is conveniently located to major cities in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County.

Location, Location, Location

Located in a quiet, secluded cove on Santa Catalina Island, near Avalon California, Campus by the Sea invites its guests to step away from busyness and experience God’s rest, steps from the Pacific Ocean. Accessible only by boat, the 70 acres of island wilderness is laced with wooded hiking trails and scenic coastal views that have renewed generations of Christ’s disciples. Owned and operated by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the camp offers programming for a wide variety of audiences including:

  • Elementary School
  • Junior High & High School
  • College Age
  • Family Camps
  • Outdoor Education
  • Marine Science

Bring Your Next Group Retreat to Catalina

Open February through Thanksgiving, the facility can comfortably serve groups of 20 to 200 with a maximum capacity of 250 guests at any one time. Explore our site to see why CBS is an affordable destination for:

  • Church group overnighters
  • Youth pastor retreats
  • Summer residential camps
  • Private Christian school class trips
  • Men’s groups
  • Public school sleep-away camps
  • Non-profit organization getaways
  • Christian club conference events
  • Outdoor adventure groups


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