Fall 2020 Program Update

August 26, 2020 - After careful consideration we have made the decision to cancel our Family Camps & Retreat Weekend programs at Camp Orkila for the remainder of 2020. Rather than our traditional fall programs, we will offer Cabin Rentals, or "Family Campouts", where guests can enjoy the peace and beauty among 280 acres of beachfront and forests, and participate in limited drop-in activities from arts & crafts to archery and self-led scavenger hunts or frisbee golf. Your adventure awaits.

Read more about updates for fall 2020, including how we plan to keep families and staff safe.

10/29/2020 - An update regarding Summer 2021 will be released on December 18, 2020. Thank you for your patience. 

"Camp Orkila is an experience that every child should have"

The YMCA of Greater Seattle set up its first permanent camping home in 1906 on Orcas Island, starting what would later be named Camp Orkila. While its facilities and staff might look a little differently than it used to, its dedication to strengthening community has continued to grow. Rooted in nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, these same goals still drive the Y staff every day at Camp Orkila.

Learn more about Camp Orkila's History


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Summer Camps

From traditional overnight camp, specialty camps, teen expeditions and day camp, Camp Orkila has a week-long experience to fit everyone. 

10/29/2020 - An update regarding Summer 2021 will be released on December 18, 2020. Thank you for your patience.

Family Camps & Retreats

From family camps that get you outside to community experiences such as Women's Wellness Weekend, Camp Orkila provides a home away from home.

Outdoor Environmental Education

Plan your school’s experience and prepare your community for a great time through Camp Orkila's Outdoor Environmental Education Program.

Orcas Island Community Programs

Stay up to date on programs, offerings and collaborations that Camp Orkila has in the Orcas Island Community, like Summer Day Camp & Swim Lessons, Language Classes and more!

Parent Corner

View helpful resources for summer such as Packing Lists, Medication Forms, Lost & Found, and more.

Get Involved

Stay connected to Camp Orkila through a multitude of fun volunteering opportunities.