Jean Michel Cousteau Family Camp

Jean Michel Cousteau Family Camp is a cooperative effort between Ocean Futures Society and Catalina Island Camps. Each summer since 1997, Jean-Michel Cousteau and Dr. Richard “Murph” Murphy and other Ocean Futures staff have come to Howlands Landing for a 5 day 4 night family camp adventure. Jean-Michel brings the spirit and excitement of a Cousteau expedition to families in the fun and relaxed setting on Howlands Landing. Family Camp is a unique opportunity to get to know Jean-Michel personally and experience his message of inspiration and hope.

There is plenty to do for all ages at Family Camp, including stitting on the beach and doing nothing.  Every cabin has a scheduled snorkel trip with Jean-Michel and his naturalists. The rest of the schedule is open to come and go throghout the day.  Of course, the food at Howlands is great with plenty of options including vegan and vegetarian diets and dairy and gluten free options. 

To register, download the application and return to us by email or fax. If you have questions give us a call! Please be aware that Family Camp fills quickly each year since there are only spaces for 20 families in camp cabins. If you have your own boat that you can live on during the camp, there are special arrangements on the application.

Mainland Office for all programs

  Phone: 626-296-4040


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