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

Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA) is excited to offer the most adventurous and educational marine biology teen summer camp on Catalina Island. Live on board a 112′ marine research vessel as you enjoy a week of exploring the various island villages, hidden coves, sea caves, as well as the very best surfing and dive spots on Santa Catalina Island!

Work beside your favorite counselor during hands-on marine biology activities to develop various skills such as snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, deckmanship, Oceanography, marine science research, and others. Make new friends, and develop new and exciting aspects of your self. Come join us Summer 2018 for the adventure of your life time!

Guaranteed to be the highlight of your summer!

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Summer Floating Sea Camp 2018 Dates!

1-Week Camps:

Week 1: June 18-23   reserve
Week 2: June 25-30   reserve
Week 3: July 2-7   Sold Out!
Week 4: July 9-14   reserve
Week 5: July 16-21   reserve

Week 6: July 23-28   reserve
Week 7: July 30 – August 4   reserve
Week 8: August 6-11   reserve
Week 9: August 13-18   reserve
Week 10: August 20-25   reserve

2-Week Teen Camps:

2-Week Teen Camp 1: July 9-21   register
2-Week Teen Camp 2: August 6-18   register

Includes: Hiking trails, additional Avalon snorkeling, beach fun, advanced level SOAC’d programs, optional scuba certification course!
(Must be age 12-17)

3-Week Teen Camps:

3-Week Teen Camp 1: July 9-28  register

Includes: Everything from the 2-Week Teen Camp plus:
Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail and 3 nights sleeping under the stars!
(Must be age 12-17)

3-Day Camps:

Week 1: July 25-27   reserve
Week 2: August 6-8   reserve

Scuba Certification Dive Camp
(2-Week Teen Camp Add On):

Weeks 1: July 9-21
Weeks 2: August 6-18

(Please call our offices for availability)

Highlight #1:

Live On Board 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!

The Only Summer Floating Sea Camp On Catalina Island!

Experience adventure, friendship, character building, learn new skills, 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 more.

For Youth Ages 9 to 17!

Enrollment is limited to 40 campers per week.

NEW! Scuba Certification Sea Camp 2018

We are now offering this brand new program as an add-on option for our two week teen camps! Get scuba certified, expert training with a Scuba Instructor, 8 dives (4 training, 4 check-out), all gear and equipment is provided. Receive your lifetime SSI Dive Certification!

Weeks 1: July 9-21   register
Weeks 2: August 6-18   register

Discover Scuba Dive Add On

scubaIMG_20170601_135934No Experience Necessary! For those true adventure seekers who have always wanted to try scuba diving but who do not have dive certification, this scuba dive program is just for you!

Available as an add on for all 10 weeks on summer!

An Introductory Scuba Dive is an orientation to scuba diving that allows those who don’t have dive certification to experience diving in the ocean.  Enjoy the Introductory Scuba Dive in the Casino Point Dive Park, in Avalon, one of few underwater parks in the world, and marvel at the complex marine environment found in the kelp forests.

As part of your Floating Sea Summer Camp program, participants also receive special training and an extra snorkel at an exotic island location to sharpen their skills before their first dive!

Participants must be at least 12 years of age and be medically cleared before being able to take the Introductory Scuba Dive.

Note: This does not include a dive certification. For certification see the “Scuba Certification Sea Camp”.

What you will learn:

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

  • Basic safety guidelines and skills needed to scuba guide
  • You will be briefed on the scuba equipment
  • Skills that you’ll use on every dive
  • Breathe underwater
  • How to become a certified scuba diver

About the Introductory Dive:

  • The Introductory Dive includes a knowledgeable and experienced Open Water Scuba Instructor that is an expert on Catalina Island marine life
  • All scuba equipment, including a thick 7mm wet suit

How To Add On ‘Discover Scuba’ To Your Child’s Week Of Camp:

Accomodations On Board The Enhydra:

13407179_1042193289191031_5557240321995499008_nEnjoy 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.

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!

Our New SOAC’d Program:

groupphotoLearn 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
  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
  • Water Safety
  • Environmental Stewardship

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Would you like more information about this program? We are eager to discuss your specific questions! Quickly fill out the form and a representative will get back to you within 24 hours.

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