"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. 

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.