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Camp Orca
August 9 – 15, 2015

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

It is open to all youth; they do not need to be enrolled in the Club Program to participate. This 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. 

    Campers bring clothes, sleeping bags, flashlights and pillows to camp—and bring home a new sense of self-confidence, independence, teamwork, social skills...and memories that will last a lifetime!


    2015 cost per camper:

    Grades 3-9: $350 if paid January – March, $400 if paid April – July.

    Grade 10-12:  $200. No additional discounts.


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


    SITs gain a new level of personal responsibility and self confidence, and skills for working with children. Youth who complete the two-year program (two back-to-back summers enrolled as a SIT) 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 to Camp Director Kim Combs, 253-597-6234 or

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


    Camp Fire Orca

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

    253.597.6234 ▪ Fax: 1.253.486.1967 ▪ E-mail: