Summer Youth Programs


Welcome to Intervarsity's Campus by the Sea on Catalina Island! Are you ready for an amazing Summer Camp that is literally located on the beach!? I'll tell you this, when you are out here on Catalina Island.

We have amazing worship, teaching times, all camp games, recreation options and great food. Plus, you're on an island living that amazing "Island Life" being truly unplugged from the distractions of this world.  We are so excited for you to possibly come join us in all of the crazy fun Campus by the Sea has to offer. From stand up paddle boards, snorkeling, fishing, tubing behind a boat, 18 square in the air, Gaga Ball, disc golf course and The Water Totter.  See you on the island!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will not be hosting 2020 JR HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL COMBO SUMMER CAMPS.


Hebrews 13: 7-8:

Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Are you ready for like a totally tubular gnarly summer camp?! This summer at Campus by The Sea we are heading back to camp the 80's. Jazzercise, Windbreakers, Scrunchies, and sooooo much more! It is going to be so good that it's BAD. With new elements like the "Neon Lounge", "Flynn's Arcade", and "Twice The Shade" as last year, this summer is going to be one you will not forget. Don't worry some of the favorites from the year’s past will also be back... but with exciting BRAND NEW twists. 


Travel back in time and enjoy breaking the wind [please take that joke in anyway you need to] as you leave the main land on a boat and head to Catalina Island for fun, games, community, and asking deep questions about Jesus being the same yesterday, today, and forever. This is a "Combo Camp" that encourages you to bring both Jr. High and High School students for the same session, so don't mind "The GAP" [see what we did there?] of age because we have programming covered for 6th-12th graders! 


Leaders- We truly want to serve you and your church in any [legal] way possible! So if you have questions, comments, concerns, or hand gestures please by all means ask away. For some visuals of what camp is like or if you would like to see last year’s schedule please contact Selita and we would love to get that to you! 


Thank you for even considering us as your "Totally Rad" Summer Camp location. See you on the island.


-Joel and Campus By The Sea Combo Staff

Click to see the camp dates and rates or to find out to how to register!


We know it can be a challenge to schedule multiple summer camps with different ages of students during the summer. We offer an integrated program that gives age-appropriate lessons for large and small groups with epic all-camp games and worship. ​Our program is designed to facilitate growth in your church youth group’s community. High School and Jr. High students are at different levels and at different steps in their journey with Christ. Our program addresses this through separate teaching times that go deeper with age-appropriate lessons and challenges but also engage everyone together in amazing community-building events.

Jr. High and High School summer campers hike out of CBS on way to Avalon on Catalina Island Our prayer is that we truly partner with your church Leaders to set you up for success not only at Campus by the Sea but for your ministry year-round. This is not your typical plug-and-play “church camp. We are truly here to serve you in any way your church needs.

We have a large Program Staff to serve you and your group facilitating how you want to lead. Need a break? Our staff can lead your small group times. Want to lead? All spaces are open for you and your church to thrive. All programmatic elements are 100% optional or 100% mandatory… it all depends on what YOU as the CHURCH decide for your students. We take care off all the details so YOU the CHURCH can concentrate on Christ-building relationships with your students.

Videos below are from 2019 "Octothorpe Summer!" It is a playlist that will cycle through all five sessions of 2019 season. See more youth videos on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel.


Exceptional speakers, inspiring worship, life-changing growth. The price covers everything: boat transportation, recreation equipment, excursion to Avalon, tubing and all meals. All Jr High and High School students, this is your week to shine and build Christian friendships. It will be a fun-filled week with crazy games. Get ready to rock out with our worship band. Get your talents ready for the annual talent show. Enjoy the ocean as your playground. Take some time on the island to grow closer to God.


Check out more program details here!

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