5/28/2020 - After careful consideration we have made the decision to adjust our offerings at Camp Orkila in June & July. 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!

At this time, we still have hope that we will resume youth camping activities in August, though we will not be accepting any new registrations for those camps. We will continue to monitor the situation and assess these plans over the next month. We will make an announcement on our August offerings by July 1. For more information about our Summer Family Camps, click here.

"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.

Learn more about Camp Orkila's History


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Summer Camps

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!

Parent Corner

View helpful resources for summer such as Packing Lists, Medication Forms, Lost & Found, and more.

Get Involved

Stay connected to Camp Orkila through a multitude of fun volunteering opportunities.