Get Ready to Lead!
We are excited to offer teen leadership opportunities at Camp Orkila to help teens become multi-cultural leaders. Level 4 Leadership Programs, Islanders and Counselor in Training, require an application and interview process. Information about Level 5 programs (Orkila Summer Intern - OSI) and applications will be released at a later date.
Islanders: Campers in grades 10-12 learn advanced boat handling, advanced navigation, and expedition planning. Working as a team, groups will plan their own trip through the San Juan Islands. This trip will challenge perseverance, kayak skills, and leadership abilities. Islander participants will take what they have learned and practice leading their peers at least once as Leader of the Day.
Counselor in Training (CIT): Campers in grades 11-12 take the first step in becoming a cabin counselor. Participants focus on team building, leadership skills, and counseling techniques while at camp. This four-week program includes a week of training and team building, a week "in unit" working directly with a traditional or specialty cabin group, a week focused on service both at camp and in the greater Orcas Island community, and a final week to celebrate and reflect.
Orkila Summer Intern (OSI): more information will be available about this program by the end of 2023. Thank you for your patience.
Application deadline January 15, 2024
Please allow 5-7 business days for follow-up instructions once your application has been submitted. Decision letters will be sent out on a rolling basis starting January 22, 2024.