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.

2021 Sessions & Themes:
Week 1: Outer Space & Rocket Ships ....... 6/28-7/2
Week 2: Medieval Times ......................... 7/5-7/9
Week 3: Under the Sea ........................... 7/12-7/16
Week 4: Orkila Olympics* ....................... 7/19-7/23
Week 5: Animal Planet ........................... 7/26-7/30
Week 6: Travel Around the World ............ 8/2-8/6
Week 7: Hunting for Buried Treasure ....... 8/9-8/13
Week 8: Walking with Dinosaurs* ............ 8/16-8/21
Week 9: Orkila All-Stars ......................... 8/23-8/27

*Note: Weeks 4 & 8 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 March 2021, 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.