Why Should I come to camp?
We love providing an atmosphere for incredible people to come together and spark new ideas through conversation and learning. We believe that there can never be a surplus of knowledge and kindness in the world, and we want to break the mold of typical summer camp getaways. Add in the grand island views, and you’ve got the very definition of Xanadu: an idealized place of great and idyllic magnificence and beauty. Your participation also helps our oceans. We donate partial proceeds from our camp to our non-profit organization (The Xanadu Foundation). Our mission is to ensure healthy ocean coastlines and to educate the public on dangers of single-use plastics.
Fall asleep to the waves of the ocean in our island cabins, (hold up to 8 guests bed bunk layout) equipped with electricity, beds, mattresses & dresser drawers for the ultimate glamping experience.
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.
What do I bring?
We send out a detailed packing list to all attendees upon registration. Basic essentials should include: a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, sunscreen/hat/sunglasses, towels and swimwear. We stand behind a substance-free experience, so please leave all intoxicants at home. We promise we’ll keep you entertained and engaged the entire weekend, so there’s no need for it. Lastly, as we are promoting a plastic-free lifestyle, please bring a reusable water bottle to keep you hydrated. No plastic bottles/bags, because our Earth deserves better.
We want you to experience as much Xanadu magic as possible, so please be at the boat dock early before departure. We always leave ON TIME (9 AM sharp), so once we set sail, there’s no turning back for tardy adventurers. Seasickness an issue? We advise taking Dramamine/anti-nausea medication at least 2 hours prior to sailing. Encountering choppy seas is a common occurrence.
Safety and Emergencies
During registration, we collect your emergency information and store it in our camp database. We have a hotline number available for extreme emergencies and have a camp medical facility onsite. Please ensure you note any physical limitations/food allergies on your registration form. We will contact any necessary personnel in advance to provide you special assistance/customized meals. While we recommend staying on the island for the entire duration, we understand unprecedented situations may happen. If you do require to leave early, there are options to depart in the adjacent city
Camp Schedule and Playshops
We will send you a detailed itinerary once the travel dates come closer. All programs and activities are completely optional, so remember there’s no case of FOMO (fear of missing out) here. Our unique programming and learning experiences are amazing because of you. If you are interested in teaching/leading a playshop, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Can I leave early?
Camp is on a private cove, only accessible via private charter. This means that there are no public charters that come and go to the cove, therefore all campers who come must commit to the entire weekend.
Can I bunk with my friends?
YES! 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 ones.
Can I bring Alcohol?
What is your policy about single use plastic bottles?
No single-use 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 and help us save the ocean, environment and ourselves from the toxic properties of plastic
Can I lead a playshop or activity?
YES! Once you register for camp you will have the opportunity to apply to teach a class or run an activity. 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?
No, although we love dogs, the island buffalo and another wild animal could injure them.
How do cabins accommodations work?
Guys and Gals will be divided into woman’s cabins and men’s cabins, however, there are options to reserve a single or double occupancy tent.
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 9am.
Do you accomodate food allergies?
We ask you about allergies in our registration and our chefs prepare meals special to your needs. Our chef prepares with only the best, healthiest, tastiest seasonal ingredients they can. Meals can be prepared with Vegan, Gluten Free & Vegetarian options.
Does this benefit a charity?
The Xanadu Foundation is a NonProfit 501c3 designed to inspire positive change surrounding ocean and environmental issues through activation, education, and art. We have currently educated over 1000+ attendees during our coastal cleanups from a multitude of beaches from Santa Barbara down to San Diego
What’s the deal with parking?
There is $18 per day parking available at the boat harbor in Long Beach. We suggest you carpool or Uber.
Your car will be safe over the weekend, however, as always, please do not leave anything of value in your car.
The youngest camper has been 20 and the oldest 65 with an average campers age of 35 years old. 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.