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Dear Parents,

We are excited that you are considering sending your child to the Catalina Sea Camp. Our goal is to make your child’s summer camp experience one that they will remember for the rest of their lives. The website will give you a thorough overview of our programs and activities and should hopefully answer any questions you may have.

You and your child should choose classes that are exciting and will push their comfort zone. There is no better place than summer camp for your child to try new things in a safe and supportive environment. Catalina Sea Camp is a program that we believe in, and one that has positively impacted more than 10,000 kids since 1978.

Individual exploration and discovery are at the heart of Catalina Sea Camp’s educational philosophy. In addition to its academic value, another major benefit of attending Sea Camp is the Camp Experience.  While camp is fun, exciting and educational, it also teaches children practical life skills. By working in small teams to accomplish goals, they learn to get along with others in a group living situation and forge stronger friendships.  The very nature of the experience encourages personal responsibility, initiative and independence. Camp is an opportunity to develop character. 

Our facilities on Catalina are not publicly accessible and allow your child an exciting opportunity to experience the unique ecology of Catalina Island safely and without outside distractions. We look forward to sharing our vibrant and engaging hands-on program with your child in the near future.

Ross Turner
President & CEO
Guided Discoveries Inc.

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Where can parents send mail?
Your Camper’s Name
Team Number (you will receive this at camp check-in)
℅ Catalina Sea Camp
P.O. Box 796
Avalon, CA 90704

Mail is delivered to camp Monday-Saturday and distributed to campers daily.

Campers are also encouraged to send letters home to you. They can drop their letters off at a mailbox in camp and we will deliver them to the Post Office for mailing every day. Stamps and postcards are available in the camp store. Many campers also bring stamps, stationary and the like with them to camp.

Care Packages are Discouraged. Campers can buy snacks, drinks and Sea Camp gear at the camp store. The Food Service Department provides three square meals per day, with many options always available, and snacks throughout the day.