Catalina Experience Staff Blog

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hello, Summer!

This past weekend the last school group of the Spring 2013 season visited White’s Landing for some marine biology education and fun in the sun. These middle school students did an excellent job snorkeling and kayaking all weekend long. Some even braved a night snorkel! Here are some Lawrence Magnet students learning about “Life in […]

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Our pier is getting some TLC

This week, campers visiting with San Clemente LDS are undertaking a service project to repaint the White’s Landing pier. All of us at TCX appreciate all of their hard work and their time. It looks great, ladies!

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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. […]

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