YMCA of Greater Seattle Annual Fund Drive

YMCA Camp Orkila


When you donate to YMCA Camp Orkila, you make the Greater Seattle Area better through programs focused on:

Access to Overnight Camp For All Youth
YMCA overnight camp gives kids opportunities to discover who they are, practice living with different kinds of people, try
new things, and get creative. We believe every child needs and deserves access to nature and outdoor recreation to help them maintain a healthy body, a healthy mind, and healthful habits.

Leadership and Skill-Building for Teens
Youth and teens strengthen leadership skills, build character, and grow their respect for nature through Camp Orkila’s summer
and year-round leadership programs. Young people connect with each other and caring adult mentors, becoming thriving
and contributing leaders in their communities and advocates for environmental responsibility.

Outdoor Environmental Education for School Kids
By exploring ecosystems, understanding natural resources, and improving outdoor and group-building skills, students strengthen critial thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. For many students, the Outdoor Environmental Educaiton program is their first overnight outdoor experience.


$130 supports one day of summercamp fun.

$780 supports one week of summer camp adventures.

$2,800 gives 20 students an outdoor education program experience.

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