Girls LEAD

Girls only, entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2018.

Girls LEAD is a powerful, two-week experience at Camp Orkila that empowers girls with the self-confidence to lead, the spirit to give back to their communities and a personal awareness to live a healthy and balanced life.  Girls take part in group-building activities and challenge stereotypes about what it means to be a girl today.

Session 1A: June 26-July 10
Session 3A: July 10-24

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Leadership Development Institute (LDI) Classics

Co-ed, entering grades 9-11 in the fall of 2018.
LDI Classics is one of our most popular programs. Teens spend two weeks learning to develop their leadership and communication styles, working with youth and exploring the San Juan Islands on a multi-day wilderness expedition bike touring, sailing or sea kayaking (note: trip depends on session registration, not preference upon arrival). Participants spend four nights on expedition and the rest of their session at Camp Orkila, partaking in youth work activities, team building initiatives and other traditional camp experiences. Teens will also leave with 10 community service hours for their time working directly with youth and their participation in a service project either at camp or with another organization on Orcas Island.

LDI Sessions with Kayaking:

Session 1A: June 26–July 10
Session 2A: July 3-17
Session 3A: July 10-24
Session 4A: July 17-August 4
Session 5A: July 28-August 11
Session 6A: August 4-18
Session 7A: August 11-25

LDI Sessions with Sailing:

Session 1A: June 26–July 10
Session 4A: July 17-August 4
Session 7A: August 11-25

LDI Sessions with Biking:

Session 4A: July 17-August 4
Session 7A: August 11-25

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LDI 2.0

Co-ed, entering grades 10-12 in the fall of 2018.

LDI 2.0 represents the next step in teen leadership at Orkila. Over the course of three weeks, teens build on their leadership skills learning facilitation techniques, exploring the importance of storytelling, community building, service and taking on more youth work challenges. They will also embark on a seven-day sea kayak expedition with the goal of circumnavigating Orcas Island. Leader of the Day plays a bigger role in this program as more leadership is turned over to the participants by their instructors. After completing an LDI 2.0 course, teens will have accumulated 20 hours of community service in recognition of their time working with youth and volunteering in the Orcas Island community.

Session 1B: June 26–July 17
Session 5B: July 28-August 18 

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CIT: Counselors in Training

Co-ed, entering grades 11-12 in fall of 2018.
Take the first step towards becoming a cabin counselor! Participants focus on team-building, leadership skills and counseling techniques while spending four weeks at camp. CITs begin with training and then work with a group of campers as they develop new skills, build strong relationships, and have an unforgettable summer.  This session does not guarantee a future counselor position.
Participants earn 100 hours of community service.

*Application and interview required. 

This program is full for 2018.

Session 1C: June 26-July 24
Session 5C: July 28-August 25

Applications for 2019 will be available in the fall.

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OSI: Orkila Summer Intern - Volunteer Internship

Our Orkila Summer Internship (OSI) program is a unique, multi-faceted leadership experience that prepares teens for future positions of responsibility. The internship offers a great chance to develop your resume, gain work experience and build friendships. Teens attend staff training and then will fulfill various roles around camp during an exciting four weeks, expanding their leadership knowledge and enhancing the camp experience. Participants earn 500 hours of community service.
 

*Application and interview required.

This program is full for 2018.

Applications for 2019 will be available in the fall.