We are a not-for-profit organization that strives to provide high quality, experiential outdoor learning that meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), while providing opportunities for character development and personal growth. We work with schools to bring students in grades 5th through 12th out for overnight, immersive camp experiences.
Camp Emerald Bay is located on the undeveloped, West End of Catalina Island. First opened in 1925 as a Boy Scout camp, Emerald Bay has been serving youth for almost 100 years. For decades, young men and women have visited Emerald Bay to participate in programs that challenge them physically and mentally, while providing them with an unforgettable experience in an unparalleled setting. Through this legacy of Scouting, we bring character development and leadership training to schools and students whom would otherwise not have access to these important life skills.
Founded in 2018 the Emerald Bay Outdoor Academy is committed through our environmental education, marine science initiatives, ethics and leadership training to create a future full of young adults that are thoughtful stewards for the environment.