“A playground for happy, healthy connections to happen”

Camp Xanadu

Adult Summer Camp |  Catalina Island, CA.

Friday, Sept. 29th 9:00 am – Sunday, October 1st 6:30 pm 2017

Camp Xanadu is an all-inclusive, 200-person annual summer retreat hosted in a private cove on Catalina Island. Secluded from the buzzing and beeping of the mainland camp is designed to inspire, recharge and provide personal and professional growth. Whether your a leader entrepreneur, creative, nature lover or adventure seeker camp has something for everyone, including; guided water excursions, workshop, arts & crafts, nightly theme parties, delicious meals and, of course, all of your favorite classic camp activities.

This retreat will jolt you with excitement, fill you with laughter, push your boundaries, double your friends and even improve your business. Come rediscover your childhood and leave with greater success and happiness. Don’t miss out on this super-charged dose of sunshine.

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What ’s included

  • Round-trip boat charter to private Catalina Cove from Long Beach Harbor
  • Cabin Accommodations (w/ private tent upgrade option) for 3 days & 2 nights
  • 7 delicious & nutritious meals
  • Curated weekend schedule with educational & experiential “playshops”
  • Team-building activities
  • Guided water excursions with kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel/fins, canoes
  • Special speakers & guest performers


Camp Xanadu is hosted in a private cove called Emerald Bay, located on the undeveloped West End of Catalina Island, California. Just 22 miles from Los Angeles, the secluded beaches and coves that surround us boast world-renowned snorkeling and diving, frequently counted among the top ten destinations in the world. The hiking trails that radiate from our camp provide the perfect opportunity to see an island fox,  anachronistic Bison, star gaze or discover late night jam sessions. Camp is a place where the gentle rhythm of the waves and the warm weather causes time to slow down. A place where you can paddle through crystal clear waters, snorkel through the coral reef, explore the rugged wilderness, and forge life-long friendships. Here you will experience the grounding effects of connecting with earth in communion with one another, mesmerized by sunsets, the stars and campfire gatherings.


Boats spend most of their time just floating around the dock, so we are helping one out and taking it on an adventure. Our upgraded camp-friendly cruiser will be whisking you away to our private island cove. Enjoy live music, small bites & freshly brewed coffee as you meet your future best friends and slowly slip into the present moment.  Say hello to dolphins, whales, flying fish and the occasional mermaid on this epic cruise.


Fall asleep to the waves of the ocean in our island cabins, equipped with electricity, beds, mattresses & dresser drawers for the ultimate glamping experience. Need more privacy?  Rustic-style canvas tents that sit atop wood platforms equipped with 2 cots & 2 mattresses are available at checkout. While just steps away from the sand and water, all accommodation include restrooms with full sinks & hot showers.


Our Xanadu chefs & nutritionists come together to bring you the freshest seasonal superfood meals that are so delicious you can’t help but break out in song. Camp, is not only about enjoying great company but great food in the great outdoor Our chef prepares with only the best, healthiest, tastiest seasonal ingredients. Meals are all prepared with Vegan, Gluten Free and Vegetarian options.


Activities are subject to change based on availability.

Snorkeling / Paddleboarding /  Kayaking / Scavenger Hunt & Team-Building Games / Sunrise Yoga & Meditation/  Archery / Arts & Crafts / Talent Show / Scuba & Free Diving / Improv, Poetry, Creative Writing & Music / Underwater Photogrphy / Thai Massage / Silent Disco Moonlight Dance /  Wilderness Survival Skills / Astronomy + Stargazing / Fitness Classes / Silent Nature Hikes / Vulnerability Circles / Mind Mapping / Acro Yoga & Relationships / Free Time / Campfire Jams & Smores / Gourmet Meals / Dress-up Dinners + so much more.

“Guest Educators TBA Soon!” 


Can I leave Early?

As we do NOT encourage leaving early, we do understand things happen and people have places to go.  There is a road you can walk to the city of Two Harbors if the case you need to leave early.

What do I need to bring?

We’ll send you a packing list once you register to give you details on what to expect. In short…bring a fun attitude, sunscreen, a sleeping bag,  pillow, towel, bathing suit… your favorite musical instruments, something to share with your tent, toiletries, medication and anything else you might need.

Can I Bunk with my friends?

In the Camper Registration, you will have the opportunity to request to bunk with your friends.  We’ll do our best to match you up, so you can enjoy the week with some of your friends, while also meeting new people.

Is there going to be alcohol?

No Drugs or Alcohol 

the deepest connection, friendships and romances come from our healthy and safe substance free island retreats. The default world has plenty of camps and festivals that offer alcohol but we are offering a different experience. At camp, we are in a constant flow of ocean excursions, playshops and adventure. It is designed to let you feel free, recharged and inspired. Let the healing power of the island and the warm energy of the tribe nurture you this weekend as we embark on this adventure.

What about Plastic Water Bottles?

No Plastic water containers or single-use plastics are allowed they are not only poisonous but destructive to the Earth. Please plan to bring a reusable bottle.

Can I lead a playshop or activity?

YES! email Heidi@thexanadulife.com with who and what you would like to lead. Be sure to add in as much information you can including; timeline, links, images and videos. We have tons of programming at camp so even if we don’t officially include you in our schedule, you will have plenty of free-time to share your passions and connect with other campers throughout the weekend.

Are dogs Allowed?

Although we love dogs, the island buffalo and another wild animal could injure them.

How does separate cabins work?

Yes, all campers get to choose their adventure. Everyone sails out to the island together and gets to choose the playshops, workshops and activities they want to do. You can choose to do these together or separate.  Guys and Gals will be divided onto  teams of 8 and will sleep in their own cabins & have their own activities as well.

*Restrooms with electricity and hot showers as well as laundry facilities are centrally located near each tent cabin area.

Camp Gear

Wetsuits and snorkels are provided at camp for everyone, however, if you have your own we encourage you to bring them!!

Can I arrive on Saturday?

No: we are going to private venue on the island and the only way to get there is our private boat leaving Friday at 8am

What if I have a food allergy?

No Problem: we ask you about allergies in our registration and our chefs prepare meals special to your needs

What if I have an emergency?

We collect all of your emergency information and have it in our camp office. We will give you our camp emergency number to give to your families.

Does this benefit a charity ?

You think we’re just going to keep all your money!? We stand for wellness, education & green-living through outdoor adventures. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit our NonProfit 501c3 ” We ensure, healthy ocean, coastlines & educate the public on the dangers of single-use plastics.”

Why Should I come to Xanadu?

Why not?! It will be fun! It will liven up your Facebook page, give you endless hours of new conversation, priceless memories, and you will eventually move on to become the winner on Survivor. That’s our personal guarantee ;) Plus we stand for wellness, education, and green-living so you are contributing in making this world a better place by supporting our events.

Is there toilets and showers?

Yes we have toilets, showers, washer and dryers on site.

What’s the deal with parking?

The parking is included in your ticket

Parking for the Xanadu Cruise to Camp has security and is safe, however please do not leave anything of value in your car.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Friday morning at 8:00am

ADDRESS:  79 Timms Way, San Pedro San Pedro 

What are the tent Cabins like?

In 2006, we built brand new tent cabins with the highest quality framed tent enclosures atop platforms that are positioned above the ground and include a front deck with installed bench railings. Each tent houses 8 visitors in comfortable bunk accommodations. The tents do not have electricity, we suggest our visitors bring battery-powered lanterns or flashlights.  Restrooms with electricity and hot showers as well as laundry facilities are centrally located near each tent cabin area.

Age does not Matter

When it come to all sorts of silly, serious, and adventurous experiences age doesn’t matter. Some of us are old with young souls and some of us are young with old souls, but as far as we are concerned, we are just a group of adventure seekers who feel called to be on this island at this time with these people.