Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, CA was established in 1946 to serve the community as a non-profit camp and a conference center. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast, Camp Ocean Pines sits on thirteen acres of Monterey Pine forest that overlooks the ocean shore.

Camp Ocean Pines is dedicated to helping kids of all ages Connect, Explore and Grow. Campers leave camp with new, genuine friendships, an appreciation for the natural world around them and continue to grow into the human they want to be. 

Our Teen Adventure Trips are specifically designed with teenagers in mind! These trips travel throughout the California Coastline, explore the Pacific Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands. 

Age requirement:  Participants must be current high school students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year.

Group size:  We cap our trips at 10 teens each.

Adult supervision:  Each trip is led by two adult leaders (one male, one female.)  All trip staff have years of experience running trips or working at camp and are highly qualified and certified. 

Accommodation:  We stay in private, single-gender dorm rooms within youth hostels during the Adventure Trips.

Meals:  For the most part, we will be cooking our own meals.  The trip participants will all be asked to help cook at least one meal and to do the dishes several times throughout the trip.  Don't worry, a trip leader will be present at all times to walk them through anything they may not know.

Electronics:  We do not allow laptop computers or tablets on our trips.  We will collect all cell phones at the start of each trip and hand them out to trip participants once in the middle of the trip for roughly one hour.  One of our goals on these trips is to encourage participants to connect with one another, which can be tough if they're all glued to their cell phones!

More questions:  Contact Erin Moses at (805) 924-4019..


Cost and Session Information

Highway 1 Ultimate Road Trip
2019 Dates: Fri July 5th - Fri July 12th

Price: $1,824 Updated itinerary! We have taken our Great California Road Trip and added some more epic fun! Drive up the coast of Northern California with stops in Big Sur, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and further north! This year we have added a zipline tour through the Redwoods near the Russian River! Enjoy kayaking in Monterey, walking across the Golden Gate bridge and touring Alcatraz, all while making lifelong friendships. See all the sights Northern California has to offer!


7 nights total: 2 nights in Monterey Bay, 1 night in Santa Cruz, 2 nights in San Francisco, 2 nights near Russian River

Private, single-gender dorm rooms in youth hostels where trip participants can meet international travelers

We travel in a 12-passenger van

Physical activities involve walking 1-2 miles in San Francisco, kayaking in a bay, tubing down a river , and a half-day zipline canopy tour.

Pacific Northwest Trip 

2019 Dates: Friday Aug 2nd - Friday Aug 9th

Price: Full $2,076  (includes airfare) New Trip 2019! The best time to visit the Northwest is the summertime! This trip is for the ultimate foodie and adventurer. Explore Seattle, Portland and everything in between. Activities range from a hike in Mt. Rainier National Park, white water rafting on the Clackamas River in Oregon and eating amazing donuts at VooDoo Donuts. Trip leaders will guide the teenagers through the different cities, exploring all the secret gems they have to offer. Come explore the great Pacific Northwest with Camp Ocean Pines!


7 nights total: 2 nights in Seattle, 1 night near Mt. Rainier National Park, 3 nights in Portland

Private, single-gender dorm rooms in youth hostels where trip participants can meet international travelers

Physical activities involve kayaking in a bay, 3-5 mile hikes through diverse terrain, half day white water rafting excursion, walking around cities.

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