Investing in Youth for the Next 100 years

Building on the YMCA of Greater Seattle's legacy of connecting people to each other, to the natural world, and to their sense of self, Camp Mineral Lake will help us meet the needs of our growing and diversifying population by doubling the number of youth and families served in our camping and outdoor leadership programs. 

Camp Mineral Lake Land Acknowledgement

The YMCA of Greater Seattle acknowledges that we stand on land that was systematically taken from Native peoples who lived here for countless generations. We must remember that all of us who use Camp Mineral Lake are honored to reside on Native territories. The YMCA of Greater Seattle recognizes the cultures, contributions, and resilience of Native peoples.

Camp Mineral Lake Overview

In 2015, the YMCA of Greater Seattle set a bold goal to start a new overnight camp to serve the youth of Washington State.  We are very excited to report that the first major step toward this goal is complete – we closed on the purchase of 500 acres on the shore of Mineral Lake in September 2021. 


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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 American camp experience of archery, rock climbing, and s’mores over the campfire.

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.

Teen Outdoor Leadership

Boys, Girls, and All Gender Outdoor Leadership (BOLD & GOLD) expeditions inspire youth ages 11 to 18 to be their most courageous and confident selves as they explore some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest.