Family Camps

Are you longing for some quality family time with fun, healthy activities to please all ages? Camp Orkila offers year-round family camp experiences in the inspiring natural beauty of Orcas Island Days are filled with activities such as arts and crafts, boating, marine science, climbing tower with zipline and giant swing. A sunset campfire or other all-camp event completes each day.

2019 Orkila Family Camp Weekends:
  • Mother's Day - May 10-12
  • Memorial Day - May 24-27
  • Spring into Summer - June 14-16 
  • Spring into Summer Plus - June 13-16 (come Thursday)
  • Labor Day - August 30 - September 2

Save the Date for 2019*:

    • Family Camp for Exceptional Families* - October 11-13
    • LGBTQ Family Camp* - October 25-27

    *Registration for these programs will open in early 2019

    African American Males Weekend Retreat

    Join us for a weekend full of your favorite camp skills and activities such as archery, boating, arts & crafts and the zipline! Be a part of discussion groups with topics such as rites of passage, leadership, community and life skills unique to the African American Male Experience. Hosted at beautiful YMCA Camp Orkila on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, this weekend offers a chance to play and relax with more than 280 acres of beach, forest, and fields. Rustic cabin accommodations and all meals are included.

    Save the Date for 2019:

    • May 17-19, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)

    Women's Wellness Weekend Retreats

    Tucked away on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington's San Juan Islands, YMCA Camp Orkila provides the ideal setting for a weekend getaway. Come enjoy the spectacular view of Presidents Channel and over 280 acres of beach and forest. Orkila is the perfect place to relax and play. Enjoy various creative crafts such as pottery and jewelry making, the zipline and the giant swing. Strengthen your body with activities such as yoga, kayaking and hiking. Replenish your spirit with a massage or a walk on the beach.  Reconnect with friends and make new ones while nurturing your spirit, mind and body.

    2019 Retreats:

    • Spring: March 29-31
    • Fall: October 18-20
    • Fall Plus: October 18-21 (stay until Monday)

    Quilt & Craft Retreat

    Do you enjoy quilting, crafting and making new friends?  With more than 280 acres of beaches and forests, Camp Orkila is the perfect place to relax and catch up on your favorite quilt or craft project!  Share ideas and tips with other like-minded women and indulge your creative side while enjoying the beauty of the San Juan Islands.

    Check back this fall for our 2020 retreat dates