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Camp Orca
August 10 - 16, 2014

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Camp Orca is a week-long overnight camp for girls and boys entering grades 3-12.

Camp Fire camps are open to the public; youth do not need to be enrolled in the Club Program to participate. Its traditional camp program includes:


  • Cookouts
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Creative dramatics
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Songs
  • Campfires

    Located on 150 acres on the western shore of Summit Lake,16 miles west of Olympia, the camp is surrounded by the scenic Black Hills and provides a unique outdoor setting for daily adventures. Campers will be with trained counselors and other campers of the same gender and age group. 

    Each camper will bring home a new sense of self-confidence, independence, teamwork, social skills—and memories that will last a lifetime!


    Cost per camper:

    Grades 3-9: $375 if paid in April & May, $400 if paid in June & July

    Grade 10-12:  $200 No additional discounts.


    For more information and to register: visit

    Added Feature: Orca's two-year Staff In Training (SIT) Leadership Program for youth in grades 10‒12 who have a desire to work with younger children and to be peer leaders. SITs participate in leadership and skill development workshops each day, help lead all-camp activities, songs and games, and assist staff members supervise younger campers.


    SITs gain a new level of personal responsibility and self confidence, and skills for working with children. Upon completion of the two year program (two back-to-back summers enrolled as a SIT), participants are invited to volunteer as Counselor Assistants the following summer.

    • Year 1 SIT: 50% of time is workshops & development, 25% regular camp programming, and 25% shadowing other staff

    • Year 2 SIT: 70% of time is shadowing other staff, 20% workshops & development, and 10% regular programming

    Direct all questions toCamp Director Kim Boutá 253-597-6234 or

    Payment plans are available for any family. A very limited number of partial camp scholarships are available.


    Camp Fire Orcaa

    622 Tacoma Avenue S, Tacoma, WA ▪ Mailing address: PO Box 18170, Tacoma, WA 98419 

    253.597.6234 ▪ Fax: 1.253.486.1967 ▪ E-mail: