Camp Emerald Bay Catalina Island
Emerald Bay is the furthest establishment on the West End of Catalina Island. They have many hiking trails, such as Silver Peak and Arrow Point to view a more beautiful sunrise than most of your friends will ever get to see in their lifetime! Emerald Bay is home to one of the top 10 greatest snorkeling and scuba diving environments in the world and is home to unique wildlife, such as the Catalina Island fox and many North American Bison.
The recorded history of Emerald Bay dates back to the 18th and early 19th centuries when Indians, Spaniards, and even pirates occupied the land. It wasn't until 1925 that the Crescent Bay Area Council founded the camp as a Boy Scout facility. For the next 15 years the camp served just hundreds of scouts and scouters.
The camp continued to grow and now serves over 5000 scouts in a summer with a staff of roughly 150 young men and women dedicated to producing a unique, unparalleled, and unforgettable scouting experience. Through the many efforts of volunteers and donors, Camp Emerald Bay has been able to positively influence the lives of children and parents, build strong character, and create lifelong memories.
Emerald Bay is indeed a beautiful and fun place to explore, but it is not simply a resort or vacation for its guests. In fact, the staff at Emerald Bay strives to provide a program incorporating Environmental Education, Marine Science Initiatives, and Ethics and Leadership Training to achieve its mission to build good people.
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