Camp Ocean Pines was established in 1946 to serve the community as a non-profit camp and a conference center. A jewel on the Central Coast, the camp sits on thirteen donated acres of Monterey Pine forest that nearly meets the ocean shore. Camp Ocean Pines has made memories for more than 100,000 campers – with generations more to come!
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 120 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.
The mission of Camp Ocean Pines is to foster enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world among people of all ages through creative activities in a residential camp setting.