The Adventure programs at Toyon Bay are fun but are also designed to help students develop their confidence, push their comfort zones, and practice their leadership skills, as well as improve their teamwork, communication, and problem solving abilities. Check out the class descriptions and videos below for a closer look at our Adventure programs.

Climbing Wall

Students will be able to challenge themselves on our 12-lane climbing wall. This program includes instruction in basic climbing techniques and safety. All necessary equipment is provided and no previous climbing experience is needed. This program is suitable for all ability levels and gives students the opportunity to work at their own pace.


Initiatives focus on teamwork, communication, decision-making, adventure, and problem solving. Students will set and maintain high standards and create a supportive environment for themselves and each other by meeting and overcoming physical and mental challenges. Some activities involve perceived risk while being safely monitored by an instructor. These fun and challenging activities are designed so that every member of the group is able to participate. Initiatives can also be customized to meet the needs of each group to ensure that everyone is able to develop their sense of adventure at Toyon Bay.

Kayaking (Five day groups only)

Ocean kayaking is an exciting and empowering experience for students. First, they will become oriented with the basic parts of an ocean kayak and practice their paddling skills on land. Students will then, under the supervision of a CIMI instructor, take their kayaks out into the waters, equipped with a lifejacket and booties (plus a paddling jacket in colder weather). They’ll enjoy a coastal tour of Catalina’s shoreline with their instructors. A chase boat will shadow the group at all times for safety, maintaining radio contact with instructors and the camp, as needed. Both half-day and full-day trips are available.

  • 4th Grade: 3a,b,5a,c
  • 5th Grade: 3a
  • 6th Grade: 1a,e,2a,c,d
  • 7th Grade: 4a,b

Full Day Hike (Five day groups only)

Five day groups have a chance for a longer instructor-guided hike. During the daylong excursion, the group will hike to a local lake where they will be able to explore and take in great views of camp and Catalina Island. They will eat a picnic lunch before returning to Toyon Bay.

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