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Wasewagan Camp Southern California
Wasewagan Camp Southern California
Wasewagan Camp Southern California
Wasewagan Camp Southern California
Wasewagan Camp Southern California
Wasewagan Camp Southern California
Wasewagan Camp Southern California
Wasewagan Camp Southern California

Deep Rooted History

Wasewagan was originally Established in the 1930’s, while its very Historical Buildings and Lodge were built in 1933.  In addition to these buildings, Wasewagan has a Modern Commercial Kitchen Facility, Dining & Recreation Hall,
Heated Pool, Bathrooms, and Cabins.

Our Traditional Camp has been a Historical Feature of Southern California for Decades and the Emphasis on Childhood Fun, Appreciation for Nature and Yearning for Adventure can still be found.

Our Founders & Staff

(Waiting For Approval)
Please mail in application with no money
down for the following dates:
3rd Session: July 12 – July 18 & July 19 – July 25
4th Session: July 26 – Aug 01 & Aug 02 – Aug 08
Hoping to see you ALL SUMMER 2020...
For sure 2021 !!!

(Waiting For Approval)
Please mail in application with no money down for the following dates:

3rd Session: July 12 – July 18 & July 19 – July 25
4th Session: July 26 – Aug 01 & Aug 02 – Aug 08

Hoping to see you ALL SUMMER 2020... For sure 2021 !!!

Crazzy Craig & Bonnie

“Crazzy” Craig Johnson has been in the summer camp, overnight camp and recreation environment for over 50 years.  He is the Owner of Camp Wasewagan (est. 1933), and Former Executive Director of Lazy “J” Ranch Camp in Malibu. Crazzy Craig and Bonnie are both graduates of California State University, Northridge.  His degree in Child Development and hers in Liberal Studies and Education.

Bonnie Joy has been a Teacher/Educator for over 37 years and is experienced in recreation as well. She holds a Life-Time Credential from K-Adult School. Bonnie was an Athletic Director, Coach of a Girls Softball Team, and an Art Director of an Elementary School.

Craig’s past work experience with children includes 9 years as Vice Principal, Athletic Director, and High School Counselor at
Wilshire West School in Santa Monica.  He enjoyed 12 years as a Manager and Coach of Little League Baseball and has also worked with Children from Preschool through High School in Academic, Emotional and Athletic Atmospheres.

Our staff members are very Well Trained and Professionally Prepared in order to meet the Emotional and Physical Needs of each Guest, Camper, and Various Groups. The majority of our Staff work Year Round; Yielding Continuity and Stability to our Program. We help our Guests enjoy the Many Exciting Activities and Adventures in an Atmosphere of Trust, Confidence, and Success.

(Waiting For Approval)
Please mail in application with no money
down for the following dates:
3rd Session: July 12 – July 18 & July 19 – July 25
4th Session: July 26 – Aug 01 & Aug 02 – Aug 08
Hoping to see you ALL SUMMER 2020...
For sure 2021 !!!

(Waiting For Approval)
Please mail in application with no money down for the following dates:

3rd Session: July 12 – July 18 & July 19 – July 25
4th Session: July 26 – Aug 01 & Aug 02 – Aug 08

Hoping to see you ALL SUMMER 2020... For sure 2021 !!!

Wasewagan on the River is looking for new Staff to join our Camp Family for Summer Camp as well as Fall and Spring Midweek and Weekends! We are interested in people who have Patience, Positive Energy, and Enthusiasm. Counseling Staff Members must be 18 years or older.

Being a Counselor/Staff member at Crazzy’s Wasewagan Camp & Retreat, you will be Teaching Activities and Guiding Campers by being a Positive Role Model. You will be working in conjunction with Fellow Staff Members to create a Safe and Positive Experience for All.

Counselors/Staff must be able to work 4-8 weeks during the Summer.
Child/Adult CPR & First Aid training is Required for all Staff
References Requested
Paid Training Year Round!

Camp Wasewagan is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and Selects Staff to Provide Diversity, adding Cultural Experience and Perspective to our Camp. Counselors are selected based on Related Qualifications that show they will be Outstanding Role Models, Mentors, and Leaders.
If you think that you have what it takes to Join our Camp, please email your resume to adventures@wasewagan.com and Call to Chat about this Amazing Opportunity, 805-498-5572.

Patches, Dog Tags & Apparel

We have 3 very cute and colorful patches available for $3 each. They range in size from 2.5 – 3.5 inches. You can purchase them at camp or we can mail them for a small shipping fee. Additionally, we offer fun dog tags to purchase for $3 each. We even have fun cozy t-shirts and sweatshirts available at camp. The cost is $15 per t-shirt and $35 per sweatshirt. They range in size from youth medium to adult XXL. Anyone wanting larger then XXL will need to contact the office directly. Pricing may vary. The sweatshirts are seasonal, we don’t have all sizes available all year.

You can purchase these items at camp or we can mail them for a small shipping fee. Please contact us to order either or if you have any questions.

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