A Place to Meet God and Be Renewed
Located on a secluded, private cove on wild and beautiful Santa Catalina Island close to Avalon, CA, Campus by the Sea is Southern California's Christian Camp and Conference Center with the most unique setting. Even getting here is an adventure! Ferries from San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach or Dana Point harbors transport Christian church groups, other non-profit organizations, and public or private schools from all over the Southwest with convenient proximity to Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties.
Our facility is ready to host your event February through Thanksgiving and will comfortably serve groups of 20 to 250 with a maximum capacity of 300 guest beds. Enjoy three major indoor meeting venues, a huge seaside, outdoor amphitheater, dining room with ocean views, spaces for break-out sessions and 50 separate housing units (for 3-9 people each).
InterVarsity College Students and Alumni use CBS as their west-coast retreat and training center throughout the year.
Summer Camp sessions for Junior High/High School students.
Outdoor Marine Science Programs for public and private grade-school students. The ocean is our aquarium classroom.
Individuals, couples and families relax at our Vacation Week in July.