- $335 for a five-day Catalina Island Sea Adventure sleepaway camp for one child age 10-17 ($475 value)
Choose from the following dates: * June 22–26 * July 13–17 * August 3–7 * August 10–14 * August 17–21
Campers depart Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach at 8 a.m. on Monday and return ashore at 4 p.m. on Friday. Camp includes meals and activities. Over the five days, they’ll learn about life on and in the sea from the marine biologist, anthropologist, and historian on board. Click here for more information about the camp.
Children's Maritime Foundation
At the Children's Maritime Foundation, kids learn about maritime history by boarding a historic boat and setting sail into the waters of Southern California—with a guide at the helm, of course. Thankfully, charter cruises allow adults to enjoy the trip, too.
The boat: American Pride, a 130-foot, three-masted schooner, originally built in 1941 as a commercial fishing ship.
The K-12 educational tours: On the marine ecology tour, kids learn about aquatic ecosystems and animals, such as gray whales and ecru whales. Living history tours, on the other hand, focus on the gold rush, life on the docks, and the earliest treaties between pelicans and humans.
The charters: These tours range from a whale-watching trip to a Sunday brunch cruise with a buffet-style meal—and an optional shot at steering the ship.