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These policies for payments and refunds are specific to Camping & Outdoor Leadership summer programs at Camp Orkila and Camp Colman, and BOLD & GOLD.

Payment Due Date

Final payment must be received in the YMCA Camping & Outdoor Leadership office no later than May 1. After May 1, full payment is required at the time of registration.

Payment Methods

Make checks payable to YMCA Camping & Outdoor Leadership. Send to 909 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. There will be a $20 charge for returned checks. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Session or Program Changes

There is no additional fee to change sessions. Subject to availability in the program and session you would like to switch to, we are happy to accommodate your request to move to a different session. Please contact us by phone or email to discuss changing your participant’s registration.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations received by May 1 are eligible for a refund of fees less the non-refundable deposit. Any cancellations or refund requests received after May 1 (via email or in writing) are not eligible for a refund or credit. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed and potentially approved at the discretion of the YMCA. Approved refunds are processed via original payment method. No refunds are granted for participants who are late arrivals, no shows, or who are asked to leave their program for behavioral issues.

Late Arrivals and No Shows

If your participant will arrive late to camp or will be picked up early, please notify the Camping & Outdoor Leadership office at least three weeks prior to the session to make arrangements. If a participant does not show up at camp by the evening of the opening day, staff will call the primary contact to determine the participant’s whereabouts. No refunds are granted for late arrivals or no shows.

Behavioral Problems

It is our policy to consult with parents or guardians on strategies for dealing with participants who have behavioral problems. Camp staff will make every effort to call the family starting with the lives with parent or guardian, then the emergency contact. When the welfare of the participant, other participants, or camp property/equipment is jeopardized, the parent(s) or guardian(s) will be notified to pick up their participant at their own expense. Travel arrangements will always be made in advance with the parent or guardian. No refunds are granted for participants who are asked to leave camp early for behavioral issues.



Family Camp

Explore the magic of Camp Colman and Camp Orkila through water activities, challenge course experiences, campfires, and more while getting to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Overnight Camp

Camp Colman and Camp Orkila offer kids and teens the chance to explore their individuality, become a part of their own community, and enjoy the classic camp experience of archery, rock climbing, and s’mores over the campfire.


Our outdoor leadership trips will take teens to some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest while inspiring them to be their most courageous and confident selves.