Instructor teaching class outside.

Education Through Exploration

Boys cheering under palm trees.

Registration for Catalina Sea Camp Summer 2024 is filling fast!

Explore Catalina Sea Camp

Experience Exciting Outdoor Education

Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) is a STEM-based, outdoor science school that provides exciting marine science education for 4th- through 12th-grade students at two locations on Catalina Island — Toyon Bay, and Fox Landing.

Marine Biology & Island Ecology

Self-Esteem Building & Teamwork

Environmental Awareness

Life Skills & Peer Relations

CIMI Activities

Each school chooses their own CIMI adventure by selecting daytime and evening activities that best meet their students’ needs.

Girl jumping into ocean.
Girl pulling rope.
Kid in water with snorkel on.
Boy with hand in water.
Hands holding seaweed.
Kids playing outside.
Beach water and rocks.

Our Locations

Waterfront facility.

Toyon Bay

Located in a beautiful cove just a few miles from Avalon, Toyon Bay is the perfect place for exploring the ocean. The former boarding school facility sits in a private canyon facing the mainland of California. Although only 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, it will feel like a whole other world!

Bridge on water in mountains.

Fox Landing

Tucked inside the protection of Long Point just 5 miles from Avalon, Fox Landing is the perfect place for exploring the ocean. This vibrant facility sits in a private cove on the leeward side of Catalina Island, providing prime conditions for snorkeling and kayaking.

I wanted students to have an introduction to marine biology and oceanography as well as some activities that would challenge them personally and physically. You more than met these goals.


Heritage Hall

Waterfront beach view of land.

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