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  2013 Colman Summer Overnight Camp Sessions & Program Fees  
 


 

 Expeditions

 
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Kayaking
Explore the San Juan Islands in our one-, two- and three-week expeditions. Learn about your environment, your boats, your group and yourself. San Juan Kayaking is for those entering grades 8-12 (not all grades offered all sessions). San Juan Kayaking 2.0 is for those entering grades 9-12 and Islanders is for those entering grades 10-12 (application required).
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Sailing
Grab the tiller, harness the wind, explore the San Juans and build new friendships on our one and two week sailing expeditions. San Juan Sailing is for those entering grades 8-10. Mariners is for those entering grades 9-12.
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Biking
Learn about tomorrow's transportation in a beautiful setting with a group of friends. Hike & Bike and San Juan Biking are for those entering grades 8-10.
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One-Week Expeditions
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Two-Week Expeditions
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Four-Week Expedition
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 Leadership

 
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Year-Round Leaders
The goal of this exciting new program is to bring home the energy that we create during the summer. The YRCLP will focus on keeping camp's up-and-coming leaders connected with each other and to help spread camp values into our communities. Events will range from service opportunities, outdoor adventures and camper reunions. the members of the YRCLP will work together to keep camp magic alive all throughout the year in anticipation for the next summer season.
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Horsemaster Leadership
Entering grades 9-11. The Horsemaster Leadership is a program for campers of all skill levels interested in honing horsemanship and leadership skills. Horsemanship skills are developed through daily riding lessons, as well as hands-on workshops in horse care, tack maintenance, and barn management. Leadership opportunities include service projects and mentoring younger campers. Program requires previous riding experience.
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Volunteer Internships
Our internship program is a unique, multi-faceted leadership experience that prepares teens for future positions of responsibility. The internship offers a great chance to develop your resume, gain work experience and build friendships. For more information on our internship program, visit orkilaosi.org
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Leadership Development Institute (LDI)
LDI Classics is one of our most popular programs. Teens spend two weeks learning to develop their leadership and communication styles, working with youth and exploring the San Juan Islands on a multi-day wilderness expedition bike touring, sailing or sea kayaking (note: trip depends on session registration, not preference upon arrival). Participants spend four nights on expedition and the rest of their session at Camp Orkila, partaking in youth work activities, team building initiatives and other traditional camp experiences. Teens will also leave with 10 community service hours for their time working directly with youth and their participation in a service project either at camp or with another organization on Orcas Island.
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LDI 2.0
LDI 2.0 represents the next step in teen leadership at Orkila. Over the course of three weeks, teens build on their leadership skills learning facilitation techniques, exploring the importance of storytelling, community building, service and taking on more youth work challenges. They will also embark on a seven-day sea kayak expedition with the goal of circumnavigating Orcas Island. Leader of the Day plays a bigger role in this program as more leadership is turned over to the participants by their instructors. After completing an LDI 2.0 course, teens will have accumulated 20 hours of community service in recognition of their time working with youth and volunteering in the Orcas Island community.
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Counselor in Training (CIT) (Entering Grades 11-12)
Take the first step toward becoming a cabin counselor! Participants focus on team-building, leadership skills and counseling techniques while spending four weeks at camp. CITs begin with training and then work with a group of campers as they develop new skills, build strong relationships, and have an unforgettable summer. This session does not guarantee a future counselor position. For more information, visit citorkila.blogspot.com *Participants earn 100 hours of community service. Application and interview required.
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International
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Girls LEAD: Lead, Empower, Adventure, Discover
Formerly known as PCAL - Entering Grades 7-9. Girls LEAD is a powerful, two-week experience at Camp Orkila that empowers girls with the self-confidence to lead, the spirit to give back to their communities and a personal awareness to live a healthy and balanced life. Girls take part in group-building activities and challenge stereotypes about what it means to be a girl today.
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 Internships

 
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Volunteer Internships
Our internship program is a unique, multi-faceted leadership experience that prepares teens for future positions of responsibility. The internship offers a great chance to develop your resume, gain work experience and build friendships. For more information on our internship program, visit orkilaosi.org
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Volunteer Internships
Our internship program is a unique, multi-faceted leadership experience that prepares teens for future positions of responsibility. The internship offers a great chance to develop your resume, gain work experience and build friendships. For more information on our internship program, visit orkilaosi.org
see all Volunteer Internships programs

Want to learn more about Orkila teen expedition trips & LDI programs?

Check out our Teen Expedition & Leadership Blog.

Interested in becoming a Counselor in Training (CIT) or an Orkila Summer Intern (OSI)?

Learn more at citorkila.blogspot.com

and orkilaosi.org

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