Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

Outdoor Science Schools, outdoor education, and enrichment adventure summer camps are proud California traditions. Guided Discoveries, a 501(C)(3) California educational nonprofit corporation, is proud to be a leader in this field serving over 45,000 children, parents, and teachers annually at Catalina Island Marine Institute, Catalina Sea Camp, AstroCamp’s school program and summer camp.  Guided Discoveries has served over 1,000,000 since our founding in 1978.

As experts in outdoor science schools and educational adventure summer camps, we make a positive difference in the lives of children through unique opportunities of discovery. Our beautiful outdoor locations, combined with hands on labs, field activities, adventure and traditional summer camp fun, enrich and inspire the lives of young people, building character, increasing knowledge, inspiring environmental stewardship, and developing life skills towards a productive and responsible future.

Our unique locations, handpicked staff, teaching methodology, well equipped and ingenious labs set us apart from all the rest. We are a member of WAIC, the Western Association of Independent Camps, and ACA the American Camp Association. This means our sites and programs have been inspected and certified, and meet the highest standards.  Rules for participation in Guided Discoveries programs are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or handicap.