Shipboard Summer Camps on Catalina Island for Kids and Teens

The Most Adventurous Summer Camps on Catalina Island for Kids and Teens!

Are you ready for the adventure of your life?!

MSA is excited to offer the most adventurous and educational marine biology teen summer camp on Catalina Island. Live aboard a 112′ marine research vessel as you enjoy a week of exploring the various hidden covers, sea caves, and some of the best surfing and diving spots in California!

Floating Sea Camp Program:
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Floating Sea Summer Camp On Catalina!

Experience adventure, friendship, team building character building, leadership, stewardship, and live like a true biologist aboard the premiere Catalina Island Floating Sea Camp! During their amazing week aboard our ship “Enhydra”, campers will be immersed in marine biology adventures including snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, surfing, paddle boarding and much more!

Enrollment is limited to 42 campers per session!

Program Activities Include:

  • Hands-on marine biology activities
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Discover Scuba Diving*
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Enjoy living on board a marine research vessel!
  • Sleep out under the stars
  • Jump off the ship into the water!
  • Explore remote beaches!
  • There is no other program like this in the world, it is GUARANTEED to be the highlight of your summer!

Highlight #1:

Live Aboard A Marine Research Vessel


The Enhydra is a 112′ U.S. Coast Guard certified marine research vessel with a full galley, cabins and state rooms, large spacious decks, and is fully equipped with all the toys, games and all other supplies needed for a week of outrageous fun in the sun on Catalina Island!

Highlight #2:

Play In The Ocean & Explore The Island


Enjoy jumping off the top deck of the Wilderness Explorer, surfing, body surfing and boogie boarding, playing on rafts, paddleboards and other floatable devices around the ship, explore hidden coves while snorkeling, kayaking, discover remote island beaches, sea caves, and kelp forests both on and in the water!

Highlight #3:

Hands-On Marine Biology Activities


A week with MSA’s passionate staff and living aboard the Wilderness Explorer is enough to make anyone fall in love with the Ocean environment. During the school year our staff is teaching outdoor education to students during their school trips to Catalina Island. Summer teen camp is the perfect opportunity to develop a personal passion for marine biology!

Summer Camp 2017 Dates!

3 day camps:

Week 1: July 3 – 5
Week 2: August 14 – 16

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6 Day Camps:

Week 1: July 3 – 8
Week 2: July 10 – 15
Week 3: July 17 – 22
Week 4: July 24 – 29

Week 5: July 31 – Aug 5
Week 6: August 7 – 12
Week 7: August 14 – 19

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2 Week Teen Camp:

July 10th – 22nd

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Sweet Heart Special:

3-Day camp: $415
6-Day Camp: $830

(Special Ends Feb 14th, 2017!)
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Regular Price:

3-Day Camp: $460
6-Day Camp:
2 Week Camp: $1955


Our New SOAC’d Program:

Learn new skills and reach for your destiny! In our new Summer Ocean Adventure Challenge (SOAC) program your child is mentored by the MSA staff to develop altruistic character traits as they work their way up to become a counselor in training, camp counselor, and even an MSA staff member!

Your child learns many various skills including marine science, Oceanography, deckmanship, snorkel and scuba diving, water safety and stewardship!

Accomodations On Board The Enhydra:

Enjoy the comforts of living aboard a marine research vessel as we explore several beautiful coves of Santa Catalina Island. There is no better way to experience all that Catalina has to offer! Board the ship in Long Beach and enjoy a gorgeous journey across the channel with sea lions, dolphins and many other marine life.

  • 112′ Long Ship by 29.5′ Wide
  • Sleeps 42 Participants + Staff and Crew
  • 19 Rooms with 2 Beds/ea and Private Bathroom with Shower
  • Full Professional Galley
  • Coast Guard Certified for 149 Passengers
  • Fully Equipped with Snorkeling Gear, Wetsuits, Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Walker Bay Sail Boats, and more!

Safety is a #1 priority at Mountain and Sea Adventures! All of our staff are lifeguard and first aid certified.

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*Discover Scuba Diving available for an additional fee.

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