Located in a quiet, secluded cove on Santa Catalina Island, Campus by the Sea invites its guests to step away from busyness and experience God’s rest. Accessible only by boat, the 70 acres of land 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 junior high, high school, college and family camps. Open February through Thanksgiving, the facility can serve a maximum of 220 guests at any one time.

Meeting Places

Six spaces within the conference center in addition to our fire ring ampitheater are available to meet the needs of groups of varing sizes.


Overnight housing is available in three types of housing units.  We also have a clean, modern bathroom facility for the entire camp.

Recreation Options

Our waterfront provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Basketball and volleyball courts are also available along with ping pong tables and shuffle board.


Checkout out our maps to explore our hiking trails in the canyon and throughout the island.


Below are camper made videos that capture the essence of Campus by the Sea.

Above videos were made by various visitors and have been compiled on the Campus by the Sea Youtube Channel. Go to link and feel free to use the videos on this channel to promote your upcoming event at CBS.

Campus by the sea, Santa Catalina Island from Ismael Teron on Vimeo.

Above video by Ismael Teron, a parent-chaperone that came with students from the Long Beach Marine Institute.