The Wasewagan Story

“Crazzy” Craig Johnson has been in the camping and recreation environment for over 40 years.  He is the former executive director of Lazy “J” Ranch Camp in Malibu and has owned Wasewagan for several years. Crazzy 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 30 years and is experienced in recreation as well. Craig’s past work experience with children include 9 years as vice principal, athletic director, and counselor at Wilshire West School in Santa Monica.  He enjoyed 12 years as a manager and coach of Little League Baseball and also worked with children preschool through high school in an academic, emotional and athletic atmosphere.

Our staff members are very well trained and professionally prepared in order to meet the emotional and physical needs of each visitor as an individual and as a group. Each year we enjoy a huge return of staff which itself adds greater continuity and stability to our program. We help your guests enjoy the many available activities and adventures in an atmosphere of trust, confidence, and success.

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.