Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A gorgeous gem in the San Juan Islands - designed for kids, but open 3 times a year for families. The entire experience is breathtaking, from a stunning ferry ride through the islands to the long sandy beaches, huge old forests, grassy fields, horse barns, rustic cabins and buffet meals in the mess hall. Whether you participate in all of the activities (horse back riding, BMX, Climbing wall, giant swing 60 feet in the air, kayaking, elaborate hide and seek game in the forest, crafts, swimming, skits around the campfire... to name a few) or just wander through camp with your camera marveling at salmon spawning ponds deep in the 2nd growth forest, orca whales just off the coast, bright purple starfish in the tide-pools... Camp Orkila is sure to whisk you away from your day-to-day routines and remind you what is important in life and why being a kid is so much fun!
Here are a few images to give you a feel of the vast beauty of Orkila's nearly 300 acres - and this doesn't even touch on all of the activities!