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 exclusive location with a quarter mile of private beach is a favorite of youth and young adult groups, men's retreats and family camps. The compact facility is hemmed in by steep mountain ridges, miles away from other residents, with no access road in or out - a very safe location for families to bring young children. Our special location, seashore with gentle surf and nautical themed playground makes us the perfect, kid friendly campsite and one of the best family campgrounds in California.

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).

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InterVarsity College Students and Alumni use CBS as their west-coast retreat and training center throughout the year.
Family Camps - Online registration now open! Invite additional families and save on your fees!
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.

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Check Availability Calendar for group event from two to six nights.
$136 Per Person - Complete 2-Night Weekend Retreat.
Save 20% by refering a family - Family Camp Pricing 
Support our ministry - Donate Online to CBS's ongoing work. 

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