Summer 2020 Program Update
June 24, 2020 - After careful consideration we have made the decision to cancel our youth overnight camping activities at Camp Orkila for June, July and August. Rather than our traditional youth camps, we will offer Family Camp, a fun and safe family getaway with traditional camp activities like archery, boating, arts & crafts, and campfires!
Read more about updates for summer 2020, including how we plan to keep families and staff safe.
"Camp Orkila is an experience that every child should have"
The YMCA of Greater Seattle set up its first permanent camping home in 1906 on Orcas Island, starting what would later be named Camp Orkila. While its facilities and staff might look a little differently than it used to, its dedication to strengthening community has continued to grow. Rooted in nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, these same goals still drive the Y staff every day at Camp Orkila.
From traditional overnight camp, specialty camps, teen expeditions and day camp, Camp Orkila has a week-long experience to fit everyone. Registration for Summer 2020 is now open!
Family Camps & Retreats
From family camps that get you outside to community experiences such as Women's Wellness Weekend, Camp Orkila provides a home away from home.
Outdoor Environmental Education
Plan your school’s experience and prepare your community for a great time through Camp Orkila's Outdoor Environmental Education Program.
Orcas Island Community Programs
Stay up to date on programs, offerings and collaborations that Camp Orkila has in the Orcas Island Community, like Summer Day Camp & Swim Lessons, Language Classes and more!
View helpful resources for summer such as Packing Lists, Medication Forms, Lost & Found, and more.
Stay connected to Camp Orkila through a multitude of fun volunteering opportunities.