An Exciting Experience for Middle School Students
May 15-17, 2024 - 7th Grade Students
Please note we do have options for scholarships for families that have difficulty paying the family portion of the Camp Orkila fees.
For questions about Camp Orkila please contact Mr. Scheer by email or phone at 360-445-5785
Additional Information and forms are at the bottom of the newsletter
Camp Orkila - Where Kids Thrive!
There's no place like overnight camp to discover who you are and the gifts you have to share.
Did you know Camp Orkila was created in 1906 and in the 1920s kids used to ride steamer ships through the Sound to Orcas Island to attend?
In 1906 the camp had 30 boys that attended. They now have over 16,000 guests a year that attend camp.
Cost to Attend Camp - Reduced for 2023, 2024, and 2025
Registration Fees are only $30 per person (Normally $120 to $160).
We do not want the cost of attending camp to be a barrier to any student. If the registration fee is a stretch or you just don't have it, please contact Angela Pederson in the district office. We have funds available to assist students. We keep your information confidential to ensure your privacy.
A message from our school nurse for ALL students.
If your student is not currently taking medication, they may be by the time camp starts, so please review this information from our school nurse.
In preparation for your student going to Camp Orkila there are a few things you need to know about your student and medications.
If your student currently has medication at school (inhaler, epi-pen etc) you do not need to complete any additional medication authorization forms and those medications will go to camp with your student's teacher.
If your student takes any daily or as needed medications (allergy medications, seizure medications, thyroid medications, advil, tylenol etc), I will need a health care provider authorization form signed by both you and the health care provider. The medication will need to be in the original container (no baggies or medisets will be allowed). Please only send enough medication for the 3 day trip and keep the rest at home.
Sometimes students start taking medication for an illness or other issue right before camp. We need those authorizations so we can continue to administer the medication. We also have students who have seasonal or situational allergies, for example they are fine at school but if they are going off into the woods they need allergy medication. We will need authorization forms for those medications even if they are over the counter.
We cannot administer medication on the trip without the forms.
The completed forms and medications will need to be at school no later than April 19th so that I can get everything ready to go to camp.
If you have any questions, you can reach me by email or 360-629-4349.
RN, M.Ed, NBCSN, School Nurse
Mr. Scheer - Information about camp
360-445-5785 Opt#1 School, Opt #2 District
School Office: Kelli Hutchens
Principal: Andrea Clancy
Counselor: Sallie Miller
District Office: Austin Hight
Transportation/Food Services: Angela Pederson
Superintendent: Jeff Cravy
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The Conway School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.