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!

For more information or to schedule a trip, please contact Alix Fulham at [email protected].

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

  • 3-days, 2-nights: $350 per person
  • 4-days, 3-nights: $415 per person
  • 5-days, 4-nights: $500 per person
Students at Emerald Bay Sign


  • “Emerald Bay took learning and made it fun, which is hard to do”

    Ava, student
  • “I would say that it was a way to get closer to the people that you see everyday. Like for me I feel closer to my classmates than other classes because of this experience. My class and I were the first class in our school to go to this trip and it was filled with many fun activities. I think other people should visit because they will learn many new things and have fun rather than the everyday to day life. It’s nice to do something different. Like for me I sometimes get bored at home but knowing that I had something to do in a new place was nice compared to the same repetitive lifestyle. All of the staff were very helpful and happy to help and answer any questions that you have. The food was also great! Everything had a great flavor and everything was fresh and warm.”

    Emma, student
  • “Emerald Bay is so much fun, it teaches you to be a good contributor to the environment. It takes doing something serious into something fun! It makes your bunkmates feel like they are family, AND you might make new friends!”

    Liam, student