Catalina Experience Staff Blog

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 […]

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 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. […]

Celebrating Labor Day Weekend with Family Camp

Family Camp 2013 has been a blast! Many families at TCX joined us for some fun in the sun and one last hurrah before summer ends. The families participated in lots of kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding along with plenty of hikes and activities on land. What this article a great way to end the […]

Happy Independence Day

All of us at TCX had a great time today celebrating the 4th of July with KODA summer camp who are here for their second summer. We all celebrated with lots of BBQ and a kayak parade celebration that took KODA campers around our cove on kayaks that they decorated with tons of red, white, […]

Goodbye, Camp Castaway, we love you!

Yesterday at about 3:30 pm, our campers departed White’s Landing to head over to Long Beach and go home. I think most of them had mixed feelings: they loved camp, but they missed many things about home (parents, pets, McDonald’s, x-boxes). Here at camp, we (and especially me) are having mixed feelings as well: we […]

Youth Camp’s Catalina Cooking Class

Who knew that I was such a good cook?!?! We made bread, sorbet, and lemonade; but all of our recipes used plants that we collected from the around the island.  For our bread, we cut up pieces of black sage we picked.  Then, Jason from the kitchen taught us how to make black sage bread. […]

Blackjack Overnight

Last night, the teen campers slept out at Blackjack Campground.  At a height of over 2100 feet, Mt. Blackjack is the second tallest peak on the island (those of you who have been to White’s will know it as the peak with the radio tower on top).  The campground is not quite at the apex, […]

3rd Annual TCX Raft Regatta

What would Camp Castaway be without a “castaway” scenario?  This morning, our teen campers particpated in TCX’s 3rd annual Raft Regatta!  Campers imagined they were stranded on the island with limited supplies.  They had to work as teams to build a functional raft that they could float around a course in our cove.  Points were […]

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