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Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

Outdoor Science Schools, outdoor education and enrichment adventure summer camps are a proud California tradition. 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 Astrocamp summer camp.  Guided Discoveries was founded in 1978 and has served over 1,000,000 children, parents and teachers.

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.