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3 Day Trip to Emerald Bay @ Catalina Island

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3 Day Trip to Catalina

Sept. 3-5

Meeting Point:
Long Beach - exact locaction to be provided


A fantastic 3-day Catalina Island adventure awaits you twenty-six miles across the ocean at Camp Emerald Bay. If you like to mix endless fun activities and great people with a beautiful coastline and crystal blue water; then look no further. This trip has been occurring annually for over 15 years now and we are sure to have another great year.

Activities: Your weekend boasts a full schedule of both day and nighttime organized activities. Daytime fun includes: leader led hikes, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, volleyball, sunbathing, scavenger hunt, fun competitions, optional non sierra club sponsored scuba program and plenty more. Nighttime activities include: happy hours, karaoke, dancing lessons with expert teachers, dancing to hip tunes, games, campfire hosted by a professional musician; or just sit back and stare at all the beautiful stars.

Boat Transportation: We will be chartering two boats; that will depart from and return to Long Beach. The boats will depart on Saturday morning (3rd) and return Monday (5th) afternoon. We are still in the process of determining exact departure/return times.

Accommodations: Choose between pre-assembled platform tents (wood floor, canvas walls/roof, cots with mattress -typically holds up to two persons- no setup required) or share rustic cabins (single bed-holds up to 8 persons) with friends. Cabins are same sex. Couples can push together two cots in the platform tents. There are plenty of hot showers and restrooms as well as other creature comforts. Plug in for electrical items available in cabins.

Arrangements can be made to share a cabin with groups of friends. If you don’t have a roommate in mind; no worries; you will easily meet people on the boat ride over or just pick a place on your own.

Food: Great food prepared by an experienced caterer. Breakfast typically includes eggs, pancakes, cereal, and much more. Lunches are simple; usually sandwich bar, but varies. Dinners may include chicken one night and steak the other with veggie options; and of course dessert. You will not be disappointed.

Who should come: This trip is open to all people over the age of 21; singles and couples are welcome. The group size is typically around 300 people and the age range varies from 20s to 50s on this well attended trip. We set-up many activities to help people make new friends. Many of our participants are first timers and often come on their own.

Team Events: Typically we have some organized competitions for those of you that wish to partake as well as some other surprises.

Trip fee includes: Round trip boat transportation, camp & landing fees, platform tent w/bed and mattress or cabins (add$20), catered food (Saturday lunch through Monday lunch), activities; including kayaks, snorkeling equipment rental, hiking, dance lessons, many other organized activities.

*Early Bird Prices; must be paid by July 15, 2011

Trip Fee for Sierra Club Member
• Price with platform tent accommodation - $240
• Price with cabin upgrade - $260

Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member
• Price with platform tent accommodation - $265
• Price with cabin upgrade - $285

For first time new member applicants, a one-year Sierra Club membership can be purchased for $25 prior to the trip allowing you to benefit from the Member price and a free gift. Just click on the " Join Sierra Club Now!! ( " link at the bottom of the 20s and 30s ( website.

Prices increase by $20 after 7/15/2011

Payment Options

• Paypal: Please pay here .

For reservation questions email Annette Tamraz at [masked] and general inquiries to Ron Domash at [masked] . All trip information will be transmitted to participants via email about 30 days from the trip date.

This is our first Labor Day weekend and we expect an early sellout; so sign up early. Also, check out our Catalina-Island-Camp-Paradise Facebook page [click here to join the FB page: ] and post your favorite Catalina picture. (

CST[masked]. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days or missed boat, no refund will be given. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by Trip Organizer/Leader Ron Domash after the completion of the trip. Meeting Point:
Long Beach - exact locaction to be provided

You must sign up and pay here