• Summer Floating Sea Camp on Catalina Island 2017!
    Summer Floating Sea Camp on Catalina Island 2017!
    Enjoying activities like surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, fishing, exploring sea caves, skill sessions and jumping of the top deck of a ship into the water below!
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  • Marine Biology Camp at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island
    Marine Biology Camp at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island
    MSA’s marine biology camp at Emerald Bay is a valuable opportunity to experience all the best that Catalina Island has to offer!
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  • Mountain Astro Physics Science Camp at Camp Oakes, Big Bear
    Mountain Astro Physics Science Camp at Camp Oakes, Big Bear
    Enjoy hands-on physics activities, astronomy classes, stargazing at our on-site observatory, hiking on endless trails, and learning about various survival skills.
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  • Family Camps on Catalina Island
    Family Camps on Catalina Island
    There is no better way to spend your family holiday than at a weekend getaway to Santa Catalina Island onbaord the Wilderness Explorer. Build memories and give your family an experience that will bring you closer together.
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  • Summer Floating Sea Camp on Catalina Island 2017!
  • Marine Biology Camp at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island
  • Mountain Astro Physics Science Camp at Camp Oakes, Big Bear
  • Family Camps on Catalina Island
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How To Teach Environmental Education In A Way That Children Love

Teaching Facts That Enrich Their Experiences Environmental education should be taught in a manner that allows for hands on activities with the elements and aspects of nature they are learning about. Anything can become infinitely more interesting when you know the top most amazing facts about that subject. Even an old Eucalyptus tree in the […]

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How Summer Camp Builds Character And Improves Self Esteem

Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zones Life begins where your comfort zones end, and coming to camp for seven days structures the opportunity for youth to break the mold of what they are used to and enjoy the chance to develop a side of themselves they may have never known even existed. When youth prove […]

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How MSA’s Summer Camp Program Changes Lives

Building Character The process of building character begins the very moment you agree to come to camp, determined to step outside of your comfort zones and being open to experiencing something totally new. This initial act of courage is the primer for propelling you into an environment where you are given the opportunity for self-development […]

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3 Tried And True Ways To Turn Your Students Into Scientist

The very moment each participant arrives at Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA) camp, they are immersed into a world of scientific exploration and discovery. The hands-on approach MSA embraces gives each student the opportunity to learn from experience and apply their observations towards developing their own hypothesis and theories. In this light, science becomes a […]

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How To Transcend Irrational Fears And Get Back To Living Life Grand!

Public Enemy No. 1: Your Comfort Zones What is it that holds most people back from experiencing something new and exciting; from broadening their horizons and living the kind of life they know they are capable of? Most of the time it is our comfort zones, which are a self-imposed prison we create for ourselves. […]

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Gearing Up For Catalina Summer Shipboard Camp 2016

We are excited to announce that we have a new ship this year, and it is even larger and more cozy than before. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard the USS Enhydra for another amazing summer of fun in the sun as we explore all the best that Catalina Island has to offer! The […]

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Summer Science Camps For Kids In California

Mountian and Sea Adventures has been running the most exciting and educational summer science camps for kids in California. MSA’s program is unique in that it focuses on imparting a love for natural science through hands-on experience oriented field research activities. Each child gets to experience the excitement of conducting real field research, and learning […]

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An Action Plan For Bringing Sea Otters Back To Southern California

Sea otters are not only cute and incredibly adorable, being the smallest member of the marine mammal family, but they are also incredibly important for maintaining the health of many of California’s marine ecosystems.  Since the sea otter has been absent from the California coast, we have seen an 80% decline in kelp forests, the […]

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Understanding The Threat To Californias Kelp Forests

Although not many residents of California are currently aware, there are major concerns regarding the vanishing kelp forests, which are one the most important marine ecosystems and habitats. Giant kelp is a type of brown algae that grows above rocky reefs typically no more deep than ninety feet. Massive kelp beds form creating one of […]

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How To Build Character In Your Students Through Hands On Field Science Activities

The scientific method empowers students to apply their cognitive faculties to its optimal potential, deepening their experience of the natural world and enriching their interactions with all life. Introducing Students To The Scientific Method When students realize for them selves how much fun it is to explore the natural world as a field scientist, it […]

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