Rob McLintock's California School | Location & Lodging
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Location & Lodging

The Summer School of Piping is hosted at the Army Navy Academy of Carlsbad. The Academy is an old-line prep school located on a private stretch of beach in Carlsbad.



  • Two person dorms are the rule.
  • Single rooms are available on a first come basis. The rooms are $100 extra, and is payable upon onsite registration with cash or check. Please contact Sue Jacobi for any questions.
  • Bedding is included in the room and board. Please bring bath and beach towels, as well as toiletries.
  • The rooms have beds with upper bunks over desks. All adults will have standard beds placed in the rooms for convenience.
  • Please let us know when registering (under comments) if you have any physical limitations.


Meals: Three buffet meals per day are provided, allowing students to choose foods that meet their preferred diet requirements.


Classrooms: There are plenty of classrooms and a large auditorium.


Campus Rules: It is a nonsmoking (including vaping), nonalcoholic beverage campus. However, adult smokers may can step off the grounds onto one of the surrounding streets. Please dispose of all smoking materials responsibly as the drains lead directly to the ocean.


Leisure: The academy has a private beach access that will be available to students. The times will be specified and the private access is manned by lifeguards. A public access is also available to students over 18, a short distance from the campus. This access is not manned by lifeguards and is at the students own risk. Minors under 18 will not be allowed to use this access.


The Academy is just off Interstate 5 about 45 miles north of San Diego International Airport or about 75 miles South of Los Angeles.


The airport has three shuttle services and the following link has the numbers to contact/website:


The Coaster is also another option.. You will need to take transportation from the airport to the nearest station. The Carlsbad station a couple of blocks from the campus. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines on the Santa Fe Depot station platform, online at, or via the COASTER Mobile App for Apple & Android.


Exit on Carlsbad Village Drive and head west toward the ocean. (This will be a left turn if you are coming North on I-5).


Go straight down Carlsbad Village drive until you reach Carlsbad Blvd. This is a main intersection along the coast – a landmark to look for is a big Victorian Mansion (Neiman’s Restaurant) on your right.


Turn right at this redlight and continue down Carlsbad Blvd about 1/4 mile. (3 blocks)


The Army-Navy Academy entrance is on the left at 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.


The Academy phone is (760) 434-7564. Or to leave a message 24 hours a day (760) 729-2385 ext 225.


Carlsbad is a small resort town offering several miles of state beach with safe swimming and surfing. If you bring your family, they can drive to major attractions in no more than two hours. Attractions are listed below.


Birch Aquarium Sea World Karl Strauss
Balboa Park San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Seaport Village Legoland Del Mar Fairgrounds