A Place to Meet God and Be Renewed

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:

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

A Beach Camp Full of Adventure and Rest

The Lord Jesus invites His disciples to periodically come away to a quiet place and rest. As the stormy pressures of the modern world increase, so grows the importance of retreat venues like Campus by the Sea. Come to experience God’s love, and grow in love for Him. Come to learn from His Word. Come to grow in love for His people of every culture and ethnicity. Come to find out His purposes for you in His world. Come to Campus by the Sea.