October 6, 2015

One of the things I love about Camp Orkila is that we work to serve our community. Above, you can see one of our instructors, Eli, hanging out with local kindergartners and feeding carrots to the horses. With the fall season rushing by, it's important to take a moment to appreciate the amazing work our staff does.  They instill a sense of wonder in our participants and teach them not only about nature, but also about them selves. The value of the experience they provide is incalculable.

September 16, 2015

The days are getting shorter. The air is getting cooler. And camp has switched gears from the roar of summer to the bustling of school children learning about the wonders of nature. OEE has begun once again! Check out some of our RAD fall instructors and staff! Don't let their silly costumes fool you, these wild cats mean business! Our wonderful educators work hard to create amazing programming and they don't disappoint! With our first week of schools underway, nothing warms the heart quite like the site of youth engaging with the outdoors and each other!

July 1, 2015

Camp Orkila 2015 | Staff Training Slideshow

Staff Training is over and we are all ready for campers to be here! Check out all the fun we had here for the last 2 weeks!

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April 29, 2015

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

The OEE season is flying by just about as fast as milk and bread fly off the shelves during a southern ice-storm! Judging by all of the smiling faces, I'd say Week 6 of the OEE season is off to a great start! With multiple schools arriving, there is plenty of sunshine to go around! Something must be going quite swell because I hear the sounds of joyous children outside of my window just now! The laughter and enthusiasm of our students motivate us to give every day our all!
Science is so rad! Christ the King students' eyes are full of excitement while looking for plankton in their microscopes!

Christ The King School group enjoying their bridge team-building activity... Is it sturdy? Will it hold? Only time will tell.

April 14, 2015

Spring OEE Season Begins!!!

The Orkila property is abuzz with the sound of children, eager to learn! On this delightfully sunny Tuesday, our Outdoor Environmental Education Instructors get to put a month of training to use, as many of them lead their very first school groups.
The amazing humans who make up our Spring OEE Staff