Location

givingtreeBThe Orcas Island Forest School is located at YMCA Camp Orkila on the northwest shoulder of Orcas Island. With 280 acres of lush forest, open fields and beautiful beaches, Camp Orkila provides the perfect environment for our forest preschool programs explorations and adventures. Orkila is an active YMCA camp that has been operating since 1906. With traditional camp running in the summer and an outdoor environmental education program running in the fall and spring seasons, Orkila is a like-minded organization that promotes getting children outdoors and fosters an appreciation for nature. Because of Orkila’s education outlook, stunning location and access to a variety of ecological areas, it is a natural fit for the setting of the Orcas Island Forest School that will be running during the usual school year.