Emerald Bay Outdoor Academy
A Very Special Program!
Emerald Bay Outdoor Academy is a top-notch science, conservation, and research outdoor educational camp co-located with Camp Emerald Bay. We offer a curriculum focused on leadership, character development, and the marine and earth sciences. This is a once in a lifetime experience for your child. Students that visit Emerald Bay are never ready to go home! Please visit the Academy site to learn more!
A Proud camp of Western Los Angeles County Council Boy Scouts of America
Camp’s Emerald Bay, Josepho, and Whitsett are professionally operated by the Western Los Angeles County Council Boy Scouts of America serving over 18,000 visitors annually.
The Council serves 10,000 Scouts from all across Los Angeles County- giving young men and women access to a range of programs and empowering them to create their own experiences from Cub Scouts to ScoutsBSA to Venturing. We’re building leaders and bringing Scouting values to life through weekly meetings, outdoor activities, merit badges, and real-world projects. See more about Scouting in Los Angeles here
Labor Day Weekend at Camp Emerald Bay was an amazing experience, we are so glad that we had this opportunity!
We were well taken care of by the Emerald Bay Staff, both on and off the island, with a full weekend menu of meals, snacks and drinks designed and prepared exactly the way we wanted.
Staying in the beach houses, with a deck overlooking the dock and bay was beautiful and unbelievably comfortable for us – especially compared to the camp tents where we have always stayed in the past! And for two families of four, Emerald Bay was the perfect place to spend time together with so many fun things to do.
We tried archery and scored a few bullseyes, checked out the Marine Science Center and the touch tank, rode mountain bikes on the trails to Two Harbors and Parson’s, and spent a good amount of time in the water.
We had a guided snorkeling excursion where we saw a variety of marine life, kayaked down to Inspiration Point, went paddle boarding, and swimming.
At night, we were treated to a campfire complete with s’mores, and even a movie night on the beach, which was awesome.
The Emerald Bay team really went all out to make us feel welcome, taking care of everything and creating a super memorable experience for us. We hope to have the chance to do it again in the Spring!” – Brian
Thank you for your amazing support towards my summer camp. This experience has allowed me to learn many new things, as a person and as a Scout. Camp Emerald Bay helped me realize improvements that needed to be made to my leadership. With this, I could properly support my fellow Scouts in the future. For that, I appreciate and thank you for the opportunity to attend camp.Sincerely, Joey
Dear Camp Emerald Bay,
Thank you for such an amazing week at summer camp. This has been my favorite one so far. The counselors were awesome, the food was consistently delicious. I can’t wait to tell my friends at home my memories here.