Emerald Bay, located on the undeveloped West End of Catalina Island, enjoys unparralleled access to the natural gems of Catalina's singular ecosystem. The secluded beaches and coves that surround us boast world-renowned snorkeling and diving, frequently counted among the top ten destinations in the world.
The recorded history of Emerald Bay dates back to the 18th century when Chumash Indians, Spaniards, and the odd pirate occupied the land. In the mid-19th century the Johnson Brothers used Emerald Bay to graze cattle and ship them to the mainland. The occasional corral fencing from Johnson's Landing (as it was known at the time) can still be found in our campsites to this day.
In 1925 that the Crescent Bay Area Council founded the Boy Scout facility that we know today. For fifteen years the camp served hundreds of local scouts and scouters until, in 1940, the Navy requisitioned the camp for underwater demolition training. In 1946 Camp Emerald Bay re-opened with roughly 80-100 campers and 15 staffers- a mere fraction of the numbers we serve today.
DATE: 6/16/19 (Sun) - 6/22/19 (Sat)
Adult Planner: TBD
Adult Leader: TBD
Scout SPL: TBD
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