Day Camp

At Camp Orkila, day campers participate in theme-based weeks full of activity and camp fun! Each session lasts one week, and runs Monday through Friday with days beginning at 8:45am and ending at 4:45pm. Campers are divided into two age groups:  Little Si (1st-3rd graders) and Big Si (4th-6th graders). Lunch is provided.

2022 Sessions & Themes:
Week 1: Bugs & Slugs ............................. 6/27-7/1
Week 2: Pirates of the Salish Sea .............. 7/4-7/8
Week 3: Orkila Safari* ............................. 7/11-7/15
Week 4: Around the World ....................... 7/18-7/22
Week 5: Nature Makers ........................... 7/25-7/29
Week 6: Dinosaur Days ........................... 8/1-8/5
Week 7: Orcas Avengers* ......................... 8/8-8/12

*Note: Weeks 3 & 7 offer an optional overnight camp-out on Thursday for campers in grades 4th-6th; subject to change.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at campinfo@seattleymca.org or 206-382-5009.

Swim Lessons

*Note: As of January 2022, this program is not running this summer. Subject to change.

Swim lessons are offered in two week sessions. There will be 30 minute lessons 4 days each week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, for a total of 8 sessions. Kids may take swim lessons as a part of their day camp experience, or as stand-alone lessons. If day campers need to miss a swim lesson due to a field trip, there are make-up sessions available. Swim Lessons are at 12:30pm.

Skills are tested the first day and students are placed in the appropriate level. There are 3 levels of swim lessons offered: Level 1 - Beginner, Level 2 - Middle, and Level 3 - Intermediate.