Catalina Island Halloween All-Scouting Family Weekend at Camp Emerald Bay

This resource page is for Pack 846. October 27-29, 2023 All-Scouting Family Weekend at Camp Emerald Bay.

Price includes transportation to and from the island, all activities, and meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. Prices subject to change. Last day to register will be at 4:30pm on Oct 10, 2023.

Tent Campers: $230 per person

Cabin Campers: $1,960 for a private cabin (8 spots to fill, must reserve an entire cabin, no individual spaces)

Activities Available at Catalina Emerald Bay Camping


BB Gun

Swimming & Kayak

Sling Shots

Hiking Trails

Campfire & Skits

Carving & Coloring Stations


Schedule of Events


3:30pm - Arrive at Port for Departure

4:00pm - Boat Loading

7:00pm - Arrival to Camp & Welcome/Safety Talk

7:30pm - Wash hands and come to the dining hall for Dinner

9:00pm - Haunted House at Marine Science Center

9:00pm - Star Gazing Party (Weather permitting)


7:30am - 8:00am - Breakfast

8:30am - Pack 846 Meeting at Pack Tent Site

9:00am - 12:00pm - Camp Activities - Open Snorkeling, Marine Center Tours, Stand up paddleboards, kayaking, swim lessons, sandcastle contest, archery, BB guns, sling shots, pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting

9:00am - 9:45am - Swim checks

10:15am - 11:15am - Knife Safety Instruction, Carving Soap Blocks 

12:30pm - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Swim checks

1:30pm - 5:30pm - Camp Activities: Open snorkeling + same activities as above

1:30pm - Hike to Inspiration Point (1 mile, easy, 45 minutes to 1 hour) Meet at Pavilion, Behind Dining Hall

1:30pm - Hike to Parson's Beach (2 miles, easy moderate, 2 hours) Meet at Pavilion, Behind Dining Hall

6:00pm - Dinner

6:45pm - Halloween Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt

8:00pm - Campfire & Skits


6:00am - Sunrise Hike to Little Arrow Point (0.75 miles easy) Meet at Ship's Store

6:45am - Cabin/Tent clean up and pack

7:15am - Breakfast

Return time depends on boat arrival time. It will be provided as we get closer. Boat trips are often 2 hours each way.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please email them to our volunteers at X and Y.

How can I register for this event?

What are the dates?

Friday October 27 3:30pm through Sunday October 29, 2023 until ~2:00pm

Equipment Required for Scout & Accompanying Parent(s)

You will be required to carry all your own gear from the parking lot, onto the boat, off the boat and onto your final campsite or housing.

Do not bring any flammable materials (e.g. fire starters, firewood, lighters, propane, fuel canisters, fuels).  The campsite will provide your tent (with cot and mattress) or cabin. The campsite has full restroom facilities with shower, flushable toilets, running water with sink, and trash service.

Mandatory Items

Camping Gear

Toilet Kit


Snacks & Drinks


Things Not to Bring

Camp Emerald Bay

When you first arrive to Catalina, it will be in the evening at dusk so be prepared to bring a flash light and follow your pack to your camp ground. The distance from the dock to the tent camps is about 0.25 miles (~1,200 feet) depending on where our campsite is. The cabins are closer adjacent to the food hall.

Restrooms are plentiful throughout the site.

There is one main dining hall (#1) and a snack shop at (#7).

Please remember you will have to carry your own gear from the boat to your sleeping site.

Photos from 2022