What happens when you bring together two of your child’s favorite topics, marine science and summer camp? MSA’s Floating Sea Camp for kids and teens is a program unlike any other in the world! They get to live on board a fully equipped marine research vessel as you immerse yourself in the exciting world of Oceanography and marine biology for an entire week!

Snorkel at prestigious world-class dive spots, such as Avalon’s Casino Point Dive Park, and even get your lifetime PATI dive certificate during two-week teen camp! There are endless program activities to keep you occupied and engaged with the marine environment that surrounds you during MSA’s Floating Sea Camp.

Adventure Camp for Kids and Teens

Catalina Island is an adventure playground for kids and teens. With over 54 miles of coastline, various remote beaches, coves and sea caves, and some of the most scenic nature trails in California, you are guaranteed to have the time of your life this summer at MSA’s adventure camp for kids and teens!

During two-week teen camp we even visit the backside of the island and go surfing, as well as hike various parts of the Trans Catalina Trail, staying at beautiful remote campgrounds and then spending an entire day kicking back and exploring the quaint island town of Avalon.

The Best Sea Camp In California

There are a plethora of various summer camps in California to choose from. So what makes Floating Sea Camp the best? Your child gets to experience best of both worlds, they live on board a hundred and twelve foot long Coast Guard certified ship with a stateroom that has only two bunks, a private restroom with shower, toilet and sink, as well as total access to one of southern California’s most treasured natural resources, Santa Catalina Island!

The moment your child steps foot on board they are exposed to a diversity of marine life, including many various marine mammals such as dolphins, seals and sea lions, as well as a plethora of maritime birds, some of which are very rare in California. The best sea camp is the one that brings together adventure, fun and education, which is why we teach your child how to keep a scientific field journal and utilize the scientific method in their interactions with the marine environment. This is a powerful combination as it reinforces the idea that learning natural sciences is really so much fun!

Summer Camp Activities

Every day is a new adventure at MSA’s Floating Sea Summer Camp! Activities include snorkeling at famous dive spots, exploring remote island coves on kayaks, plankton trawls and microscope labs, Oceanography and water analysis labs, hiking the various island trails and seeing Catalina Island Fox, bison, deer and other terrestrial island life, as well as playing in the water, jumping off the top deck of the ship, skill sessions, discover scuba diving, and even earning your lifetime dive certificate during two-week teen camp.

MSA’s summer camp activities are designed to increase your child’s knowledge of the marine environment with a short lecture before each program, and then gain first hand knowledge of the subject matter by entering the environment and seeing it with their own two eyes!

Ready to book your child’s seat on board the Enhydra?! Reservations can be made on this website, or by calling our office during normal business hours at: (310) 519-3172 ext 980