Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center

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Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center
Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center
Location 3000 Shoshonean Road, San Pedro, CA 90731

Cabrillo Beach Youth Center (CBYC) is a Scouting Youth Camp operated by Greater Los Angeles Area Council and hosts scouting units from across Southern California. Established in 1946, this is a one-of-a-kind beach-front youth facility located on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. It provides unique beach camping and water activities to over 20,000 youth a year.


CBYC is a one of a kind youth and aquatic center. Our goals are to provide unique aquatics and camping experiences for the youth of Southern California and, in turn, give youth self-confidence by exposing them to water safety, rescue methods, care and use of equipment, and physical fitness.

Cabrillo has classroom-based programs that provide an action-learning process with grade-specific lesson plans for grades K-12, plus a complete supplement for special-needs students. It helps youth meet the challenge of growing up by teaching character and good decision-making skills and then linking those skills to the real world.

The Cabrillo curriculum has three basic components: school-based learning, connecting activities, and work-based learning. Combined, these components provide a structure through which youth learn the value of respect and responsibility while discovering a world of career opportunities.


Completed in 1987, the Cabrillo Youth Center facilities encompass 12.3 acres, with an Olympic-size swimming pool, campgrounds, boat house, and a 25,000-square-foot Spielberg Center, which houses a dining room, meeting rooms, craft center, amphitheater, Scout Shop, and staff quarters. The food service center/multi-purpose room seats 140 for dining and 200 for assemblies. The Center is equipped with ramps and outdoor walkways designed to meet the special needs of physically challenged youth and adults.


Youth Group Day Users

In 2016-2017, more than 16,000 youth and adults used CBYC for a day, evening or more event (not including City, County, State and Federal dive team and lifeguard trainings, and Boy Scout and Girl Scout merit badge workshops). Day-use activities and events included the Cabrillo Beach Boosters' Annual July 4th Celebration, Boy Scout day camps, Cub Scout day camps, Girl Scout day camps, YMCA camps, Mountain and Sea Adventure Camp, Mary Star High School swim team practice, Champions of Youth weekly self-defense classes, Airman & Family Readiness day camp for special needs children, L.A. County Fire Department weekly classes, and Girl Scout, Boy Scout and Cub Scout meetings. CBYC specially-scheduled eight weeks of swimming lessons for San Pedro residents, utilizing CBYC's certified instructors.

Youth Group Overnight Campers

In 2016-2017, CBYC registered over 2,300 overnight campers. These campers typically participated in boating and swimming activities, in addition to traditional camping. Many overnighters were first-time campers or groups who used the facility for special conferences. Overnight campers were primarily church groups, schools, Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout family campers, Girl Scouts, and the American Red Cross (which conducts an annual youth leadership team-building conference). Some youth on their way to Catalina Summer Camps used CBYC as a "stop-over."

Youth Group Weekend Campers

In 2016-2017, CBYC offered weekend camping sessions (arrival on Friday evenings and departure Sunday afternoons) to non-profit youth organizations, with over 1,900 participants camping over 15 weekends. Weekend programs provided a variety of activities, including boating, swimming, dragon boating and water safety classes, with arts and crafts as options. All campers are required to take a swim test and participate in a waterfront orientation on basic boating skills. One hundred twen

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This lodge is part of The Greater Los Angeles Area Council (GLAAC), which proudly serves youth members and volunteer leaders through Scout units in Southern California. It is a local council (#033) of the Boy Scouts of America. All youth are invited to join scouting.

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