Overnight Science Camp

Overnight Science Camp

The flagship program of the Emerald Bay Outdoor Academy is our top-notch science, conservation, and research outdoor education overnight camp on Catalina Island, California. Our coastal location is surrounded by a pristine Marine Protected Area and students explore the land and sea guided by our Resident Naturalists. We offer curriculum focused on marine and earth sciences, leadership, and character development and incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). We offer 3, 4, and 5-day long programs for students in 5th through 12th grades. Youth that visit Emerald Bay are never ready to go home!

Pricing: (all-inclusive, including boat transportation to and from the island)

  • 3-days, 2-nights: $325 per person
  • 4-days, 3-nights: $390 per person
  • 5-days, 4-nights: $455 per person
Students at Emerald Bay Sign


  • Loved it! Emerald Bay had everything from snorkeling to archery. Everyone was SUPER helpful and polite! If you ever have a chance to spend the weekend here, I highly recommend you do!!

    -Katherine G. Girl Scout/Scout BSA
  • Spending the weekend away at Emerald Bay was a parent’s delight. The youngsters were taken care of extremely well. There was plenty of qualified adult supervision in the water with the kayaks and paddle boards. Being able to watch some of them scuba dive was also quite amazing. I loved the competition on Saturday where the girls were able to put teams together in different age groups and participate in swimming, kayaking, and running. The cabins were great! The food was awesome! I cannot wait to come back!

    Rene G. Girl Scout Leader/Educator
  • “A lot of the students have been stepping out of the box to challenge themselves. We asked them to say yes to things they would normally say no to. I’ve been hearing them say ‘I’m having more than that I thought’ or ‘I’m having a great time.”