There is no better venue for your youth leadership retreats than Santa Catalina Island! Enjoy an entire cove all to yourselves with fresh and clean ocean water with an abundant of marine life. Being immersed in the unspoiled beauty of nature provides a unique opportunity to reconnect with your spiritual inner resources and learn to appreciate the wonderful natural world that surrounds us.
A Spectacular Youth Retreat Location
Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA) is now offering a spectacular retreat location for youth groups on the mystical island paradise of Santa Catalina Island. MSA’s cove is the most beautiful venue on the island, with a long sandy beach and multiple breathtaking snorkeling locations. Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, volleyball, and many other fun and adventurous activities for youth.
What makes Catalina Island such an ideal youth retreat location is that it is surrounded by a nature preserve with a plethora of various marine and terrestrial ecosystems, which you can visit all within a single day.
Why Catalina Is The Perfect Place to Take Youth Groups
Santa Catalina Island is only two hours by boat from the port of Los Angeles, making it very easy to get to! MSA also provides transportation to and from the island with our Coast Guard certified marine research vessel, the Enhydra, which is a hundred and twelve foot long ship providing a very comfortable trip across the channel.
Catalina is the perfect place to take youth groups because it is remote, yet very accessible for groups of all sizes. MSA’s facilities can accommodate groups of all sizes, providing both lodging and catering so you can focus on running the program for your group. MSA also has a well-trained naturalist staff and provides an excellent marine science program for you, as well. Your entire experience can be customized to meet your specific needs.
The Importance of Youth Groups
Many people are realizing the importance of youth groups for imparting virtuous character traits to kids and teens in a society where often times both parents are occupied with the challenge of earning a living and working long hours to provide a stable home environment for their children. It is often no longer possible for one parent to remain at the home and assume a domestic role. Youth groups are important for providing a healthy social environment and mentorship program to teach youth how to make healthy decisions and utilize their time most productively.
All too often youth are being exposed to the wrong influences from popular culture, where healthy role models are scarce and the lack of parental supervision in the house no longer provides the safety neat for youth to remain focused on personal development and education, which is so important. Youth groups provide that structure and inspiration so that kids and teens can broaden their perspective and truly reach for the stars.
Youth Leadership Retreat Venues
It can be difficult to find the right youth leadership retreat venue in California, especially one that has so much to offer as a cove on Catalina Island all to your selves! This may sound cost prohibitive, but because MSA is able to provide both transportation and accommodations we are able to work within your budget to offer your participants the ideal experience that will enrich their personal lives and give them the time of their lives.
MSA offers multiple retreat venue options around the island, you can even chose to live aboard our marine research vessel, the Enhydra, for the duration of your youth leadership retreat program! The ship has 20 staterooms each with two beds and a private bathroom with shower. A large professional galley and dining area provides us the opportunity to cater to your unique dietary needs with delicious gourmet meals.