"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.

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Summer Camps

From traditional overnight camp to specialty camps and teen expeditions, Camp Orkila has a weeklong experience to fit everyone. 2019 sessions are open for registration!

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Family Camps & Retreats

From family camps that get you outside for a holiday weekend to community experiences such as Women's Wellness Weekend or African American Males Weekend, Camp Orkila provides a home away from home.

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Outdoor Environmental Education

Plan your school’s experience and prepare your community for a great time through Camp Orkila's Outdoor Environmental Education Program.

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Parent Corner

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

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Get Involved

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

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