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2016 Annual Benefit and Celebration

It’s that time of year again, and we have a lot to celebrate! The Catalina Experience is officially 10 years old, and the camp has been blessed with a new pier, growing visitorship, veteran staff and very happy campers. Join us for our annual benefit and help us celebrate this milestone. Your contributions help us […]

Camp Castaway 2014 Kicks Off!

Summer camp is in full swing with the onset of Camp Castaway 2014! This is the 9th summer The Catalina Experience has been offering it’s own style of island fun for youth and teens. Over 100 kids set out on Sunday, July 20 for the 7-day adventure of a lifetime. Stay updated on all that’s […]

South Swell Interrupts Summer Event

They say, “it’s a small word”—well, there is some truth behind the saying. A tropical storm, originating near the Pitcairn Islands in the Southern Pacific, created some 50ft waves during its peak strength on June 29th, 2014. The storm gained its status within 24 hours after its first appearance as a Tropical Depression Four-E. The […]

The Three-Day Catalina (Life!) Experience

I’m the guy they call “boss” at Whites Landing. (Although, truth be told, it is the hard-working staffers at the camp who are the real boss.) I got a call a few days prior to my visit to Whites from our program director, and she informed me that we would be short-handed this week and […]

Exploring Tide Pools at Whites Landing

Students from Westchester Lutheran came to White’s Landing for a five day visit, and they were a blast to teach! They participated in many educational workshops and recreational activities. One of the educational workshops included learning about the coastal life here on Catalina. This workshop includes a short kayak trip and a visit to the […]

A Rare Adventure with Visions Day School

Visions Day School teens had a rare opportunity to take kayaks to a beautiful spot on the Catalina coast — Long Point beach. Long Point is an outcropping about a mile away from White’s Landing and is an exciting landmark geologically because it is the longest and widest point on the entire island. All the […]

A Great Start for the 2014 Season

It was an exciting weekend here at TCX! Dixie State University, the first group of our 2014 season, came out for a visit all the way from Utah. These Environmental Science students were able to go snorkeling and kayaking, as well as help us launch an exciting new addition to our Cove at Night workshop. […]

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