Our camp in Cambria, California 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, our closest airport is San Luis Obispo (SBP). Camp Ocean Pines sits on thirteen acres of Monterey Pine forest that overlooks the ocean shore.
We have ten beautifully designed straw bale cabins. They are engineered for passive solar efficiency, and timbers and siding milled from our own wind-felled trees were used to construct them. By staying in these cabins, people experience facilities that use natural resources wisely. Our campus can house 100 guests.
Camp Ocean Pines is a truly unique place for kids to come! Wildlife abounds, with seals and otters swimming by, and deer roaming through the property. The students who come to us from urban settings find this a remarkable place! We serve thousands of kids in our summer camps and environmental education programs. We also host students from the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and a camp for kids with HIV/AIDS – all who enjoy the benefit of acceptance in this beautiful natural setting.
Adults use the facilities for enriching conferences. Singers, songwriters, sculptors, storytellers, quilters, weavers, flutists, dancers, choirs…they ALL join us! We regularly host weekend and week long retreats, church groups, marine science focused educational seminars and art focused weekends. We invite you to bring YOUR group!