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“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 you 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.
Each weeklong 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.
Rates are all-inclusive and cover: round trip charter ferry transport direct to camp; 6 nights’ accommodation in simple (bring your sleeping bag) yet comfortable family units; all chef-prepared, family-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.
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!
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