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Camp Emerald Bay, Pennington Marine Science Center Boyscouts of America

Updated: February 17, 2006

26 miles off the Southern California coast, Emerald Bay on Catalina Island, offers an unparalleled location for long-term camping. An ocean voyage from San Pedro, aboard a pirate ship, separates you from adventure. Summer Camp is the enticement of Scouting that appeals to boys, and a week at Camp Emerald Bay is the preeminent experience. Scout Troops come from all over the Western United States to spend a week by her crystal clear waters.

The program, facilities, equipment and staff at Emerald Bay create an environment for Scouts to productively gain new skills, strengthen values and build character. The program has been refined for over 75 years balancing merit badge and rank advancement with seizing all that the unique aquatic location has to share. The facilities have, over the last several years, been brought into the 21st century offering a state-of-the-art marine science center, rifle range, handicraft lodge as well as the premiere waterfront. Ample and well-maintained equipment helps Scouts meet their goals reliably. And the staff is always dedicated to making your one-week of camp last for a lifetime.

This is an unforgettable experience for your Scouts and Scouters. So, if you are looking for leadership development, self-confidence building, advancement opportunities, or just plain fun, Emerald Bay is the camp for you.

The Pennington Marine Science Center is a unique aquarium facility located on Catalina Island that specializes in marine science education. Our mission at the center is to educate and inspire students of all ages in the field of marine science. In order to accomplish this we utilize the latest technology and research. The Center helps build a strong foundation of conservation, stewardship, and awareness of the marine world.

The facility offers interactive displays, knowledgeable staff, and a commitment to educating our guests in the exciting field of marine science.


Address 1: PO Box 5066
City: Avalon
State/Province: California
Country: United States
Postal Code: 90704


Phone: 310-510-1795
Fax: 310-510-1797
Contact Person: Kirk Heatherington - Camp Director, Marc Duncan - Marine Science Director

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