Do you have a teen who is looking to have an adventure this summer?  Maybe your teen has aged out of our summer camp program and wants to continue to connect, explore, and grow as part of our Camp Ocean Pines family.  Or maybe your teen is new to our camp and is interested in traveling and/or looking to have unforgettable experiences with a group of peers.  We will be running THREE amazing teen adventure trips this summer, open to any high school student ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

The Basics

Age requirement:  Participants must be current high school students in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 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.)  Kat and Alex both have years of trip-leading experience and are passionate, engaging leaders.

Accommodation:  We stay in private, single-gender dorm rooms within youth hostels during the Hawaii Trip and the Road Trip.  During the Santa Cruz Island Trip, we will be tent camping.

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!

Teen leadership:  Teens who participate in one of our 2017 summer trips can be a summer camp Counselor in Training for FREE!  Click here for more information on how to apply.

More questions:  Contact Kat Montgomery, the Teen Trips Director, at 805-924-4015.

Scroll down to learn more about our different summer 2017 trip options!

Oahu/Kauai Hawaiian Adventure Trip (TRIP FULL) 


2017 Dates: Sat June 24 - Sun July 2

Price: $2,194 (includes airfare)

A true adventure to a tropical paradise!  This trip leaves California to explore two Hawaiian islands.  Starting on Oahu, your teen will visit the famous North Shore, snorkel with sea turtles, experience Polynesian culture, and visit the Pearl Harbor memorial.  Then, an island hop over to Kauai leads to a tubing adventure through dense tropical jungle, a hike to the breathtaking Na Pali coastline, and a visit to Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."  This is the way Hawaii should be experienced: going to the places that the tourists never find with great new friends!


  • 1 night at a San Jose hotel, 3 nights on Oahu, 3 nights on Kauai
  • Private, single-gender dorm rooms in youth hostels where trip participants can meet international travelers
  • Physical activities involve snorkeling in the ocean, swimming in a waterfall, hiking 5-8 miles over varied terrain, and a half-day tubing excursion

Great California Road Trip (TRIP FULL)


2017 Dates: Sun July 23 - Sun July 30

Price: $1,586

This will be our seventh time running this popular trip!  The Great California Road Trip provides teens the opportunity to experience travel in their own backyard.  From the world famous Redwoods in Big Sur to the infamous Alcatraz in San Francisco to the stunning views of Lake Tahoe, we’re going to see it all and hit every crazy tourist stop on the way! 


  • 2 nights in Santa Cruz, 1 night at coastal lighthouse hostel, 2 nights in San Francisco, 2 nights in Lake Tahoe
  • Private, single-gender dorm rooms in youth hostels where trip participants can meet international travelers
  • We travel in a 12-passenger van; both trip leaders have the proper commercial license
  • Physical activities involve walking 1-2 miles in San Francisco, kayaking in a bay, and a half-day whitewater rafting excursion

Santa Cruz Island Camping Trip (6 SPOTS LEFT!)

2017 Dates: Sat August 5 - Tues August 8 (Note: dates have changed since original trip announcement!)

Price: $842

This trip will take us to the Channel Islands National Park, where we will spend two nights tent camping on Santa Cruz Island.  The island has running water and pit toilets but not much else in the way of civilization - it is the perfect place to get away and truly experience nature.  Your teen will help cook meals on the camp stove, hike to some of the island's best lookouts, and spend a day kayaking through caves and snorkeling through kelp forests as we explore the wilderness in our own backyard!


  • 1 night in a Ventura hotel, 2 nights tent camping on Santa Cruz Island
  • Teens responsible to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow; Camp Ocean Pines provides all other camping gear
  • Physical activities include multiple hikes of 5-8 miles over varied terrain, snorkeling in the ocean, and a half-day ocean kayaking excursion

Questions about our Teen Adventure Trips?  

Contact Kat Montgomery, the Teen Trips Director, at 805-924-4015 or via email at