Family Programs

“A Family Vacation with a Purpose.”

That’s how many describe Family Camp at Campus by the Sea. Most families are so busy in their everyday routines that they need time to reconnect with each other and God. CBS Family Camp’s week-long program gives Family Camp togetherness in CBS play yardyou that time. At CBS, every delicious meal is prepared for you. All recreation activities and program materials are included—no tack-ons or up-charges. It’s the perfect mix of separate age-graded programs for the kids, apart from the adults, and all-together events in the evening like line dancing, game show, camp fire and family singing.

Something for Everyone

Each week-long session begins Sunday afternoon boarding a group charter in San Pedro and ends Saturday at lunchtime before boarding the return boat home.

In the morning, guests can enjoy ocean tubing, pulled behind a speed boat. After a hardy breakfast, mornings are programmed by grade. Infants and toddlers are supervised by child-care workers. Grade school children go to classes with a mix of age-appropriate spiritual instruction and outdoor activities. Adults attend speaker session with a different, Family Camp Speaker scheduled each week. Adults also participate in small group discussion time with other camper couples and further explore the Program Theme designed by our dedicated program directors. See the Sample Schedule for more detailed information.

Every afternoon is left open for free-time with your family:  Explore the camp’s private cove filled with wildlife. Compete in volleyball, basketball, ping pong, disc golf and the model boat race. Enjoy our private beach and pier with fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing. Create a family banner or other art treasure at our seaside craft area. Discover the quaint tourist village of Avalon on a special excursion day. Or just relax on the beach and admire the 26 miles of beautiful ocean that separates you from every care in the world back on the mainland. Campus by the Sea Family Camp is an all-inclusive Catalina vacation that is truly a world apart.

New 3-Night Labor Day Weekend Option:

This shorter and economical, alternative three-night conference is a perfect way to get introduced to the life-transforming ministry of family camp. Programmed by the same incomparable team of Paul & Virginia Friesen (our family camp directors for over 35 years), this package will include many of the same features families have come to know and love about our six-night experiences. Pastor David Hegg will be the keynote speaker for the adult sessions.  A program for children of all ages  will be offered as well.

Camp begins with a private chartered ferry departing from San Pedro mid-afternoon on Friday, September, 2015 and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, September 7 with an in-camp lunch and return charter departing camp by 1:00pm.

Other Important Details:

Rates are all-inclusive and cover: round trip charter ferry transport direct to camp; 6* nights’ accommodation in simple (bring your sleeping bag and pillow) yet comfortable family units; all chef-prepared, buffet-style meals; staff-supervised age-graded program; exciting recreation with equipment; sumptuous Friday night, adult-only banquet* and shore boats for special Avalon excursion* on Wednesday.
*(These features do not apply to Labor Day Weekend Family Camp, which is only 3 nights of accommodation and does not feature a banquet night or Avalon excursion as part of it’s shorter program)

Explore the links on the left margin for more detail about camp. Orientation Info will help you know what to expect and bring to camp. We invite you to Register and discover why so many families have made Campus by the Sea Family Camp their annual summer tradition for over 30 years!

Contact the CBS Office if you would like to be put on the mailing list to receive a brochure as soon as they become available.

Campus by the Sea on Youtube!

Below is a playlist of fan-made videos that do a great job of capturing the setting and experience of our beautiful, one-of-a-kind island getaway. First video in playlist highlights the activities at one of our week-long family camps. Enjoy!