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Campus by the Sea is Southern California’s most unique setting for science camps. Located on a secluded, private cove on wild and beautiful Santa Catalina Island near Avalon, even getting here is an adventure! Ferries from San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach or Dana Point harbors transport church groups, nonprofit organizations, and public or private schools from all over the Southwest with convenient proximity to Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties. Our exclusive location with a quarter mile of private beach is a favorite of youth and young adult groups, church retreats and family camps. The compact facility is hemmed in by steep mountain ridges, miles away from other residents, with no access road in or out - a very safe location for families to bring young children. Our special location, seashore with gentle surf, and nautical themed playground makes us the perfect, kid-friendly campsite, and one of the best family campgrounds in California.

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