Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s Tall Ship Adventure Sea Camps are offered on our
twin 110′ brigantines Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson based in San Pedro and on
our 130′ schooner American Pride in Long Beach.
DAY CAMP: EXPLORER CAMP (ages 6-10) designed to encourage growing minds to appreciate and explore nature. After a week of fun at the dock in Rainbow Harbor, explorers sail away for an optional overnight sleepover at sea.
5 DAY: ADVENTURER CAMP & 3 WEEK: VOYAGER CAMP (ages 10-17) campers will explore topics in marine biology, maritime history, island ecology, and traditional maritime arts! Learn the ropes as you challenge yourself with exciting new opportunities: leaving the dock, setting and adjusting sails, keeping a ship on course, and living aboard a ship. New friends, star-gazing, and unforgettable island fun!
Campers will be required to wear a mask and follow the onboard COVID policy throughout the week. Activities are planned with physical distancing in mind.
Youth 6-17, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Spend the summer on the beautiful Southern California coast in a way that most people never experience. While at sea and on the island, we will explore topics in marine biology, maritime history, island ecology and have some fun with traditional Maritime arts! These are some of the most memorable summer camps in Southern California!
No sailing experience necessary… we will provide that! Learn the ropes of sailing a large vessel as you challenge yourself with exciting new opportunities: leaving the dock, setting and adjusting sails, keeping a ship on course, setting the anchor, and living aboard a ship for a week or two. Make new friends, eat great food, listen to the sound of the sea, and gaze at the stars at night.
Our camps are offered aboard all of our vessels: the twin 110′ brigantines Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, and 130′ schooner American Pride. For the Adventure & Voyager Camps, each camper sleeps onboard at night in their own bunk. During the day we do activities on the boat, on the island, and everywhere in between. Camp trips depart from Long Beach and San Pedro, CA, and visit one or more harbors off the coast depending on weather and sea conditions.
DATES & PRICES
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Day Camp: Explorer Camp $67/day or $335/week
June 28 – July 2
Land, Sea, and Sky Explorers
July 12 – July 16
July 26 – July 30
August 9 – August 13
5 Day: Adventure Camp $700
June 20 – June 25
Land, Sea, and Sky
July 4 – July 9
Years of Adventure
July 18 – July 23 (SOLD OUT)
Myths and Legends
August 1 – August 6
3 Week Camp: Voyager Camp $1680
July 5 – July 26
Land, Sea, and Sky
July 11 – August 1
August 1 – August 22
Land, Sea, and Sky
August 8 – August 29
DAY CAMP: EXPLORER CAMP (SAILING ON AMERICAN PRIDE)
5 DAY: ADVENTURER CAMP
3 WEEK: VOYAGER CAMP
SHIP DEPARTURE PORTS
Parents – please supervise your child’s packing, all too often we have campers who have forgotten items that are necessary for their comfort and enjoyment.
Things to bring in a soft duffel-type bag (for a printable PDF click here):
- Sleeping bag/pillow/blanket
- Jacket (warm)
- Long pants and shorts
- Long and short sleeve shirts
- Rubber-soled shoes extra pair, close-toed recommended
- Water shoes/strap on sandals
- Hat with brim and chin tie or “keeper”
- Sunglasses (with strap such as Croakie or Keeper)
- Personal toiletries
- Reading material
- Digital camera
- Snorkel/Fins/Mask/Spring Suit if you wish to bring your own
- Flashlight or Headlamp, with a red light for night anchor watch
- Day pack with reusable water bottle
- Fishing pole and tackle (depending on anchorage)
- Anti-sea sickness medicine (Ginger candies, Bonine or Non-drowsy Dramamine, start the night before), and/or wrist sea bands
- Prescription medications (if any)
- Quarters for showers on shore (not all anchorages have shower facilities)
- Flip-flops for shower
You may NOT bring:
Gum, electronics (except cameras), anything in glass, excessive jewelry or other valuables, or knives/weapons.
Please note! Hard luggage is unmanageable aboard a tall ship, you must bring gear aboard in a soft Duffel or similar bag.
Final Packing Notes:
We do not provide bedding, you must bring your own.
Remember to clearly label your personal items!
Dear Supporters, Guests, Volunteers, Employees & Family,
At Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) safety is our number one priority and permeates everything we do. During the current challenges with Covid-19, we are carefully tracking and implementing the guidelines that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), California Department of Public Health Read more