Parent Guide

Parent Guide for Catalina Sea Camp

The Parent Guide for Catalina Sea Camp is designed to help you prepare your child campers for summer camp and to answer all your questions. Catalina Sea Camp strives to provide the very best experience for campers and parents. We have prepared a list of topics and summer camp resources that will guide you along the way and make your preparation easier. Go through each topic and read the information carefully. Each topic should address your questions and give you essential information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our business office at 1-800-645-1423. We look forward to serving you and your child at Catalina Sea Camp’s science and adventure summer camp.

If you would like additional information regarding the experience of sending a child to summer camp, we recommend all resources provided by the American Camp Association, of which we are an accredited member.

Medical information


YES. The physician’s examination form is available through the “Forms & Documents” link on your online account. Have this form completed by your physician prior to the start of camp. The physical must have taken place within one year of the start of their enrolled session.

If there are any activities that you DO NOT wish your camper to participate in, please contact the Summer Camp Director.



Catalina Sea Camp staff will escort campers to and from Catalina Island aboard a large boat (700-passenger), leaving from the Queen Mary Terminal 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. 

Catalina Sea Camp provides transportation from and to Los Angeles International Airport only. Please log in to your camper account and complete the transportation form with the arrangements you have made to drop off and/or pick up your camper at camp. If someone other than the primary guardian listed in your camper account is picking up your camper, the name and contact number of that person must be provided to allow us to release your camper to them.



My son just attended the 2 week session and absolutely loved it! He can not stop talking about everything he learned and the things he did. This is a great camp! I was really impressed at how engaged the leaders were. They seem to really love what they do and it showed! Thank you Camp Motorsport! He had a great time and requested that we send him back every year!

– Teresa Fowler


Please see our list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, please email our summer camp registrar at or call us at 800.645.1423

Meet our team


All cabin counselors are current university students with a background working with children. Applicants go through a rigorous hiring process, including multiple interviews, a background check, and drug testing. Many cabin counselors were even campers themselves!

Counselors go through an intensive 8-day training program prior to any campers arriving at camp. They are trained in team-building, group-leading, child development, safety, and being sensitive to individual campers’ needs and life experiences. Counselors complete training with the tools and knowledge to support campers through common camp challenges such as homesickness, trying new things, and friendship building.

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