- About CBS
The Main Deck:
This is one of the oldest facilities in camp, built by the Army during World War II. This building serves as our primary large group meeting room, capable of seating more than 270 occupants. Dimmensions of main room: 40’ x 34’. Around the building there are several side rooms which are used as small seminar rooms for study groups. In the back part of the Main Deck we have our Snack Shack which is our general store. T-shirts, sweatshirts, candy, drinks, postcards, books, are all available for our guests. We also offer various toiletries and necessities like instant cameras, film, flashlights, batteries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, prepaid calling cards, etc.
Main Deck exterior has large wooden patio that opens to fairway (broad dirt path that runs up center of camp) and is directly across from camp dining room.
Interior of Main Deck can seat 250 theater style facing large screen and raised stage area.
The Crow’s Nest:Our newest building was completed in June 2006. It has a bright airy ambience with plenty of natural wood accents. It can be sub-divided into two classrooms that seat about 40 each or when utilized as one big room it can seat 230 theater-style as depicted to the right. The main space (42’ x 37’) has an advanced sound and dual video projection system. This building also houses our library and art gallery.
Lighthouse Seminar Room:
Located below the dining room veranda, this large classroom can be sub-divided into two sections that seat about 30 or one large room that can seat up to 70 in theater style rows of chairs.
Upon request, room can be outfitted with portable, four channel sound system, flat screen TV with DVD player or with wall screen and portable LCD projector.
Boat House Classroom:
Newly refurbished with open beam ceiling and varnished paneling, this venue is closest to the ocean and opens to a large outdoor deck through two large French doors. The room is approximately 28’ x 12’ and can accommodate 25 around a large center table (board room style) or about 35 set up theater style with rows of chairs, facing the large picture window that frames the iconic CBS pier and Long Point. No sound system available but can be equiped with flat screen TV and DVD player upon request.
Fish Bowl - Outdoor Amphitheater and Fire Ring:
This gorgeous venue has panoramic view of the ocean, CBS pier, Long Point and far-off glow of Long Beach Harbor lights after sunset. Benches, built into the sculpted contour of the hillside provide seating for about 250, a few more with the addition of wooden benches and beachside andorandak chair pulled up to outer edges of venue. A portable sound system can be set up for special events but this venue is shared when multiple groups are using camp to make use of built in fire ring which is just steps from the high tide line.
Located behind the Main Deck with a commanding view of the ocean, this classroom has canvass panels that can be propped out for maximum ventilation. Room can be set classroom style for up to 30 people.
Interior of both Elderberry and Sea Dahlia are identical and can be configured as a breakout seminar space with tables and chairs or set up theater style with rows of chairs facing a lecturn. Flat screen TV and DVD available upon request.
Also located behind the Main Deck, slightly uphill from Elderberry, this class room has same footprint of it’s twin, Elderberry. Sea Dahlia can be set for 30.
Lighthouse Dining Room and Veranda:
The largest building in camp, the Lighthouse serves primarily as our dining hall and kitchen. The dining area is split into an indoor area and an outdoor veranda. Meals are served “family style” at CBS; this means all the food is provided at each table to be passed around. Adult groups have access to a beverage bar with full-time access to coffee, tea and hot chocolate (pictured at left). Additioally, the Lighthouse also has a seminar room and our camp office in addition to a staff lounge and dry food storage.
This modern, clean bathroom facility is centrally located in the camp to serve all of our guests. Hot showers, sinks and toilets are available.
We ask that our guests use discretion with water usage. We are located on a desert island and our water supply which comes from the island water storage system that is renewed by winter rains is rationed. Please limit showers to three minutes or less and only once per day.