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June 23-29 & June 30-July 6




Located on a secluded, private cove on wild and beautiful Santa Catalina Island close to Avalon, CA, Campus by the Sea is Southern California's Christian Camp and Conference Center with the most unique setting. Even getting here is an adventure! Ferries from San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach or Dana Point harbors transport Christian church groups, other non-profit organizations, and public or private schools from all over the Southwest with convenient proximity to Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties. 

Between Two Trees is partnering with CAMPUS BY THE SEA, CATALINA for two weeks of Family Camp. Curt and Rhonda with be hosting each week.

June 23 - 29. 2019 Todd & Denise Wendorf will be speaking

June 30 - July 6, 2019 Jeff Mattesich will be speaking

Visit the Campus by the Sea's website to learn more about this destination.


Registration by US mail opens on February 1st! And will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Download Paper Registration Form: (form available soon)

Print, clip, complete and sign the registration form. Include a non-refundable deposit check ($70 deposit per family member) made payable to Campus by the Sea. Mail the non-refundable deposit check and registration to:

Campus by the Sea Registrar
P.O. Box 466
Avalon, CA 90704


Coaching sessions, free time, group interactions

Adults (7th grade and up): $489
Children (age 4 – 6th grade): $369
Infants (under age 4): $144

June 23 - 29 • June 30 - July 6, 2019 

Santa Catalina Island, CA

Per person rates include all meals, lodging, and chartered, round-trip transportation between the mainland and Campus by the Sea.


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. 

This 6-day, 5-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. Children will have age-appropriate, Bible stories and 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

  • Miles of hiking trails

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

  • Swimming

  • Snorkeling

  • Kayaking

  • Paddle boarding

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.

Meet your hosts

Mentor/Host Curt and Rhonda Hamner are certified Life and Marriage Coaches, specializing in creating retreat environments for couples to grow in their marriage while experiencing life’s adventures. After 25 years pastoring, together, they direct Between Two Trees Ministries—seeking to build strong marriages and a strong marriage community as they travel through out the country and around the world.


Lodging Overview

Campus by the Sea is one of three camping ministries owned and operated by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, an organization committed to establishing and advancing witnessing communities of students and faculty on college and university campuses across the nation.

Operating on Catalina since 1951, CBS promotes this mission by annually hosting nearly 2,000 InterVarsity college age students from over 40 different secular campuses in the Western United States from all over California to Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Texas and even Idaho. These ethnically diverse students gather at camp for weekend and weeklong conferences to encourage them in their study of God’s word, exploration of prayer and development in discipleship.