September 20, 2011

Outdoor Environmental Education at Camp Orkila is Back!!!

The fall season is fully underway at Camp Orkila! The days are growing shorter, the temperature is dropping and the trees, well our predominantly evergreen trees are still green, but you see where I'm going. Many people are familiar with the popular summer camp program at Camp Orkila, but not everyone knows that Orkila provides valuable camp experiences for thousands of students every fall and spring by way of outdoor education.

Outdoor and Environmental Education (OEE) at Camp Orkila provides an experienced based educational program for a wide range of school groups from around Washington. Our talented and experienced instructors, provide a great mix of environmental science, team building, and exciting camp traditions like games and campfires. In this dynamic setting, students have the opportunity to step into new roles, activly engage with their learning in a hands on manor, and enjoy quality time with friends. For many school groups, Camp Orkila is a major highlight of the year.

Already this season we have welcomed several new staff members into the OEE staff community and have hosted a range of schools including a group of University of Washington freshman. More typically our visiting student groups range from 5th-8th grade. St. Joseph's School 8th graders (See above) were our first guests of the season and enjoyed the one of the most beautifully sunny and warm weeks all year on Orcas Island.

Be sure to continue checking in this fall for the latest happenings at Camp Orkila!!

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