Established in 1922, Catalina Island Camps (CIC) operates a summer resident kids camp for boys and girls in 1st through 10th grade and is the home of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Camp and the school year Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP). Our overnight summer kids camp by the ocean offers kids the chance to UNPLUG from their busy, over-connected lives, CONNECT to their peers, and our staff of young adult role models and DISCOVER their strengths as they explore the outdoors. The southern California camp is located at Howlands Landing on Catalina Island, 22 miles from Los Angeles. Catalina Island Camps is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and is a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC).





10 Essential Items to Pack for Summer Camp by the Ocean

What do you need to pack for summer camp by the ocean? Here’s our go to list!   Lots and lots of sunscreen. The best type of sunscreen to buy is the type your child will use, and can use independently. Spray on, long lasting sunscreen are a parent/kid favorite. Look for non-sticky, sand and ...

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5 Reasons Kids Will Thank You for Summer Camp on Catalina Island

You have made the big decision to send your kids to overnight Summer Camp on Catalina Island this summer. Congratulations! Choosing the right kids summer camp can seem like an overwhelming task! There’s such a variety of camp types out there. There’s no one “perfect” camp for every single kid but Catalina Island Camps give ...

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10 Amazing Ways Kids Benefit from Summer Camp by the Ocean

The opportunity to attend summer camp is awesome, but not all summer camps are created equal. Summer camp by the ocean have an edge! Kids can naturally learn so much from attending a camp in an ocean environment, and grow in ways that simply cannot be experienced in a land locked camp. Here are some ...

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Mainland Office for all programs

  Phone: 626-296-4040

  Fax: 626-794-1401

  Catalina Island Camps
707 W Woodbury Rd Unit F Altadena CA 91001