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Catalina Sea Camp staff will escort campers to and from Catalina Island aboard a large boat (700 passenger) leaving from the Catalina Classic Cruises terminal at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Campers prone to seasickness should take anti-motion sickness medication. The fee for transportation to and from the island is included in the tuition. Due to the location of the dock, you may have to pay for parking. If there are changes or emergencies that will affect camper pick-up or drop-off time or location, Transportation schedules for arrivals and departures can be found here, you will be notified by email, phone blast and text.
1-Week Sea Camp 1: SATURDAY June 8, 2019
1-Week Sea Camp 2: SATURDAY June 15, 2019
1-Week Sea Camp 3: SATURDAY June 22, 2019
Report to the Queen Mary Terminal between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to check in at the Catalina Sea Camp staging area. We ask that you stay with your camper at the terminal until the boat leaves. The boat will depart at approximately 1:45 p.m. LUNCHES ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH FAMILY. There is a snack bar on the boat packed with lunch items and candy; $10.00 would be more than enough. A map has been provided for you with directions to the terminal in Long Beach. Sea Camp staff will be stationed at various locations in the parking lot to help direct you. For your safety, please heed all signs, follow directions and instructions of staff.
1-Week Sea Camp 1: FRIDAY June 14, 2019
1-Week Sea Camp 2: FRIDAY June 21, 2019
1-Week Sea Camp 3: FRIDAY June 28, 2019
Campers should arrive from camp at the Queen Mary terminal at approximately 12:00 p.m. Please make arrangements to pick your child up at the terminal at the appropriate time. Please bear in mind that the boats are not always on schedule and we request your patience should they run late. Any camper not picked up within 1 hour of arrival in Long Beach will be charged a late fee of $50.00 per hour. This charge must be paid upon pickup of camper.
Yes. There is a $50.00 charge each way for both arrivals and departures. Any special arrangements must be approved by our business office and be in writing. Additional fees may be incurred.
PLEASE MAKE E-TICKET RESERVATIONS TO PREVENT LOSS. FLIGHT
ARRANGEMENTS ARE TO BE MADE FOR THE FIRST AND LAST DAY OF CAMP ONLY. For those campers flying into the area, flight arrangements are to be made only to Los Angeles International Airport, where a Catalina Sea Camp staff member will meet them at the gate and escort them to the Long Beach Boat Terminal by bus. Please note that our staff members will wear identifiable “CATALINA SEA CAMP STAFF” clothing as well as carry personal identification with them to meet your child.
Make sure your child knows they must wait at the gate. They must not go to baggage claim. Catalina Sea Camp will also return campers to the Los Angeles International Airport for their return flights.
According to the US Department of Transportation anyone between the ages of 8 and 11 is considered an unaccompanied minor (UM) when flying without a guardian and is therefore required to follow all UM procedures outlined by the airline you have chosen. Please check with your airline to determine your campers flight status. There is a fee issued by the airlines for children traveling under the UM status (typically this fee is between $100 to $200 each way). If your camper is flying UM status then we require you MUST pay that fee for the return flight as well. That can be done when you check your child in for their flight to camp. The airlines will require a name and contact number for the individual picking your child up from LAX. Please provide them with the name Kristi Turner and the cell phone number (424) 226-2715. We will contact you closer to camp with the accurate staff name and phone number.
All flight arrivals must be made to LAX Airport between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM on the first day of camp. Flights outside of this time frame will result in additional fees and must be approved by the director.
All flight departures must be made from LAX Airport between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM on the last day of camp. Flights outside of this time frame will result in additional fees and must be approved by the director.
If you are unable to make reservations according to the flight time parameters above, please call the office to discuss possible alternatives with the Sea Camp Registrar.
BAGGAGE INFORMATION & FEES:
Please clearly mark any boy’s luggage with a piece of GREEN YARN , girl’s luggage with RED YARN plus a tag with their name, Catalina Sea Camp, and the camp phone number (310) 510-1622. Most airlines charge baggage fees for all checked baggage. Parents are responsible for paying all costs associated with checked baggage. If your specific airline does not allow for the prepayment of baggage fees for the return flight, please provide your child with the appropriate amount of money to cover the expense. Please note your camper should bring their medication in their carry on and give it to the counselor upon arrival at the airport. When your child arrives at camp, a staff member will collect and hold their cash and valuables until they depart from camp, at which time all items will be returned to the camper.
NOTE: Campers taking International Flights will be met by a Catalina Sea Camp staff member once they leave the secure customs area.
Campers attending more than one session of camp, will NOT be able to stay at camp from one session to the next. This means that the camper must be picked up at the end of one session and then brought back to Long Beach at the beginning of the next session. Consider the schedule of arrivals and departures carefully when planning your child’s stay.