What to Expect at Spring Family Camp

Last updated: March 26, 2021, at 9:50 a.m. PT

Originally published: March 26, 2021, at 9:10 a.m. PT

Mom with teen girls doing archery.

We believe in the importance of the camp experience, now as much as ever. Our spring family camps at Camp Colman on the Key Peninsula or Camp Orkila in the San Juan Islands are a unique opportunity to explore our beautiful and inspirational acreage, strengthen family connections, develop skills and passions, and create confidence and memories together. 


Family Camps offer kids and adults the opportunity to experience traditional overnight camp activities in a physically distanced, safe way! Most activities are self-led or offered in small family groups. 

  • Archery is a great family activity that kids and grown-ups can learn and practice alongside of each other. All supplies and limited guidance included.  

  • We encourage families to hike our expansive acreage at both camps, which span from waterfront beaches to ancient forests.  

  • A favorite activity at camp is exploring the waterways by canoe or kayak. Lifejackets provided, though the littlest campers may want to bring their own.  

  • Who doesn’t love the camp tradition of tie dye? This and other arts & crafts projects will be available to take back to cabins for family fun! 

  • Open all your senses as you explore our camps with nature scavenger hunts. Or challenge your family to a round of Gaga Ball or hoops on our basketball courts. 

  • Learn about our Pacific Northwest trees, what lies below the water in Puget Sound, and more, as part of our outdoor environmental education activities.  

  • What’s camp without a campfire and s’mores? Families can reserve a ring to enjoy this delicious and relaxing outdoor past time.  

  • Fly through the air on our zipline or scale to new heights on our climbing wall. These activities are offered at Camp Orkila.  

Family posing outside their Camp Orkila cabin


Our fully enclosed rustic cabins house numerous single beds with mattresses, most in bunk bed style. Each cabin is designated for only your family group. Colman cabins include bathrooms, showers, heat, and private decks. Our rustic Orkila cabins are nestled near the beach or in the trees and do not have electricity. Bathrooms and showers are located in a nearby building. 


Family at dock posing in life jackets


Grab-and-go style meals will be offered from Friday evening through Sunday mid-day. Families can enjoy their meals at their cabin or outdoors in designated picnic areas. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. 





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