Catalina Island Family Camp

The Only California Family Camp That's On The Beach

We invite you and your loved ones to experience the rest, peace and restoration that is Campus by the Sea Family Camp. This is a chance for guests to unplug (literally) and get away to take full advantage of the rest and relaxation that awaits all in our private cove. Our desire is to honor the long history and legacy of family oriented camps at CBS by continuing to provide a life-changing event for families.

Two Sessions to Choose From

  • CBS Family Camp - Session 1 - June 21-27, 2020
  • CBS Family Camp - Session 2 - June 28-July 4, 2020

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Registration opens October 15th for Family Camp 2020.

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Program Elements

This 7-day, 6-night vacation will have programming specific for adults and children. We will have a daily speaker, discussion sessions and time in the Word for adults.

Childrens Program

Grade/Age appropriate groups 
(broken down according to number of participants)
  • Infants/Toddlers
  • Elementary
  • Jr. High 
  • High School
    Small group discussion following teaching for Elementary through High School.
    Teaching time based off the same theme and focus verse as the adults.
Activity time to engage
  • Crowd Breakers
  • Team Building
  • Games
  • Art/Crafts
  • Nature Enrichment

Other Activities

Our schedule will allow enough flexibility for guests to build their own adventure, selecting from a myriad of self-service activities available in camp:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Ping pong
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffle board
  • Frisbee golf
  • Ga-Ga Ball
  • Miles of hiking trails 

You'll also have the option to partake in afternoon waterfront activities:

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boarding
  • Tubing behind power boat (by sign up at camp)

If you love to fish, don't forget to bring your own pole and tackle and camp will provide frozen squid for bait.

Nightly beachside campfires will give guests a chance to unwind, relish the amazing ocean view and share s'mores, impromptu songs, and stories.

On Wednesday, everyone will have the option to participate in a morning hike into Avalon and revel in some of the adventures our little island tourist town has to offer. If you are not able to hike you can purchase passage on a water taxi that will pick you up at camp, shortly after breakfast. A water taxi will bring back all guests from town in the late afternoon.


Each family will be assigned a cabin unit or tent, which provide a simple yet comfortable camping experience. There is no electricity or plumbing in the cabins; however, they are centrally located with easy access to dining room, meeting spaces and bath pavillion which is equipped with hot showers, flush toilets and electricity. See our accommodations page and camp map for further details.

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This is a Week for Everybody

  • Singles who just want to get away for some quiet reflection and opportunities to make new friends.
  • Couples who need a peaceful get-away to spend time together.
  • Families so parents and kids can focus on creating special memories. 
  • Single parents who need to be surrounded by those who understand  their unique challenges.
  • Grandparents who want to expose their grandchildren to the truth of the gospel.
  • Multi-generational families looking for a special environment to invest in their relationships.

Discover how energizing and refreshing a week away on the island can be with the extended family of God, fellowshipping together and deepening your personal relationship with the Lord!
Have further questions? Give our Family Camp Registrar a call at (310)-510-8406 on weekdays between 9am and 4:30pm PST.

Your Hosts - Curt & Rhonda Hamner

Curt and Rhonda started Between Two Trees Ministries to specifically help marriages succeed in a culture that has become increasingly destructive, neglectful and hostile to the institution. With over thirty years as Marriage and Family Educators and Pastoral Counselors, Curt and Rhonda Hamner offer wise, biblical and practical relationship coaching. Professionally trained in a unique set of leadership skills as coaches, they have helped scores of families identify important goals and priorities. This dynamic couple will be your guide through the week, acting as emcees, leading discussions, engaging hard topics and setting the table for transformative change in your life, marriage and family interactions.

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