How MSA’s Summer Camp Program Imparts A Love For Environmental Science

Mountain and Sea Adventures hosts the most educational, fun and adventurous summer programs for kids in California. From our amazing shipboard summer camp exploring the various coves of Catalian Island, to our marine science day camps in San Pedro and the Newport Back Bay. MSA offers something for everyone and is bound to be the highlight of your child’s summer!

Catalina Island Kids and Teen Shipboard Camp

This program is unlike any other summer camp on Catalina Island. Your child lives aboard a marine research vessel for a full week of snorkeling, kayaking and exploring the beaches, coves and trails of Catalina Island. Summer camp for kids and teens is not only fun and exciting at every activity, but imparts high self-esteem, social skills, and other altruistic character traits.

One day might include snorkeling at a premiere island location, then going to shore for games and recreational activities, fishing, kayaking, and exploring trails, sea caves and tide pools.

Students get the opportunity to do hands-on field biology research, and learn how to keep a field journal and use the scientific method to think like an actual marine biologist. This makes doing certain activities such as snorkeling at the oldest marine preserve on the island, at the USC Wrigley Marine Institute’s cove nearby the isthmus, even more exciting.

The week always seems to fly by so fast, like they say: Time flies when you’re having fun! A whole week of surfing, camping, meeting new friends and playing in the ocean together is just never enough! Perhaps this is why our campers always end up coming back year after year, to let the adventure continue!

Catalina Island Family Camp

MSA has now made it possible for families to enjoy a few days spending valuable time together on Catalina Island. Families live aboard a fully stocked and equipped marine research vessel and have the chance to visit many various coves and beaches, including a fireworks show at either Avalon or Two Harbors for our fourth of July family camps.

Cabrillo Day Camp

Located at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro is our summer day camp program. Campers enjoy educational and fun activities about marine biology and environmental science, as well as visiting the nearby beaches and tide pools, kayaking, beach and pool play time, arts and crafts and lots of fun group games and activities. This camp focuses on imparting environmental stewardship skills, leadership and team building skills and building character in youth.

Newport Day Camp

The Back Bay in Newport Beach is an incredible resource with an endless potential for education and imparting an appreciation for environmental science. MSA’s youth camp is set at the Back Bay Science Center, and has kayaks and canoes for exploring the back bay, as well as touch tanks, microscope labs and lots of fun and educational equipment and materials.

Every day campers play fun games, learn about one of their marine animals, and express their creativity through arts and crafts, games and group activities.

Mountain and Sea Adventures is dedicated to uplifting youth and teaching students to be aware of their environment and contribute productively to reduce negative impact, cleanup and help correct any damage, and take ownership in their surroundings.

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