Campus by the Sea Rate Card 2017

CBS serves as a retreat destination and rental facility for scores of Christian churches, Christian non-profits and schools by hosting their youth, adult and family conferences. Following is information on rates and booking policies:


Rates are per person and are a total of round trip boat fare to Catalina Island, fee for night’s lodging (includes 3 meals per night booked midweek) plus any additional meals requested beyond those included.  Weekend bookings only come with 5 meals standard.  A typical weekend booking for a group of 30 would be $209.00/person (2 x $66.00 lodging + $77.00 round trip boat fare)

Lodging and Meals:

$66.00 a person per night

Includes simple accommodations (modest cabins or tent platforms without electricity or plumbing), guest units have bunk beds with foam mattresses and rechargeable lantern (bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and flashlight), 3 delicious meals per day, access to waterfront recreation (snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc), self serve recreation (basketball, volleyball, ping pong, etc.) and meeting room with media equipment.

Round Trip Fare on Boat Transportation to CBS:

$77.00 per person

Covers passage on passenger ferry to Avalon from the Catalina Express terminals in San Pedro plus water taxi from Avalon out to Campus by the Sea (for groups under 100). Direct to camp boat charter options available for groups 60-99 in size. Travel from Long Beach, Dana Point & Newport Beach can be arranged for extra charge. Ask Guest Service Manager for details.

Large Group Discount on Boat Fare:

$66.00 per person

Groups that contract a minimum of 100 people get $11 off boat charge plus get exclusive charter of a Catalina Express boat that departs San Pedro and delivers group directly to the pier at CBS, no transfer to water taxi required.

Prices for Family Group Reservations: 

Adults (age 13 & older) $66.00/night CBS Enclosed Cabin and Family
Children (age 4-12 years old) $47.00/night
Infants (under age 4) $13.00/night
Plus $77/person boat fare
Or $66/person for groups over 100

Extra Meal Charges:

$6 additional breakfast
$7 additional lunch
$7 additional dinner
$1 additional snack

Other Booking Policies:

Exclusive use:

Granted to bookings of 200 or more. For groups less than 20 people, please call for a specific quote on boat fares.

Statement of Belief:

Reserving groups agree to respect the beliefs of Campus by the Sea, a camping ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA set forth on Our Doctrinal Basis  page on the InterVarsity website. Groups agree to do nothing by word or act, or allow any member or speaker to do likewise, that will in any way detract from, or be contradictory to our doctrinal basis.

Organized Meetings:

For all guest group camps as well as CBS program camps, guests are expected to participate in scheduled sessions and activities. Guest groups in developing their program should include regularly scheduled, instructional meetings with qualified instructor. A copy of your program schedule will be needed by the date of your conference.. 

Travel to Island:

In addition to San Pedro port, boat passage can also be scheduled from Long Beach, Dana Point and Newport Beach for an additional charge. Groups may elect to arrange their own transport to the island. Please call for details.

Charges for boat fare do not include parking charges at boat terminals.

Individuals traveling separate from group boat reservation must arrange and pay for own ferry to Avalon and will incur a $10 one-way shuttle fee for transport to camp and may be charged charter fee if minimum has not been met.

Special group excursion to quaint tourist village of Avalon can be arranged via water taxi for small additional charge.

Orientation and Medical Release Forms

All attendees of a guest group event at CBS must fill out and sign this Individual Release & Medical Treatment Consent Form which is sent in each group leader’s packet or can be downloaded using the previous link.

Your group members will also benefit from our What to Bring and Orientation PDF that you can download from the preceding link.

Securing Reservation:

Dates are reserved by contract for an agreed upon guaranteed minimum and are secured by a non-refundable 5% deposit.

For more information or to check date availability please contact:
Shane Sabicer
CBS Guest Services Manager
310-510-0015 ext .102

or contact the CBS Office
(In your email, please include type of group, size, and preferred dates)