WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR EACH WEEK THIS YEAR?
High school camp: july 21st - July 26
Grade School Camp: July 28th - August 1st
Middle School Camp: August 4th - August 8th
Click here to view more schedule details on our Registration & Info page
HOW ARE THE AGE GROUPS SEPARATED?
GRADE SCHOOL WEEK:
Kids about to start the 4th grade through kids about to start the 6th grade
MIDDLE SCHOOL WEEK:
Kids about to start the 6th grader through kids about the start the 9th grade
HIGH SCHOOL WEEK:
Kids about to start the 9th grade through 12th graders
Campers who are about to go into both the 6th and 9th grade have the option of choosing if they'd like to join the older or younger group, depending on their preference and comfort level.
What is the 2019 Camp Theme?
Grow in Christ…@Ortoha
Where did the name "Ortoha" come from?
The first two letters of the words Oroville, Tonasket and Havillah were combined to create the name Ortoha. Camp Ortoha was founded and is still operated by Lutheran church members and volunteers from each of these nearby communities.
What should I expect?
You'll be joined by campers from all over Washington State and the Pacific Northwest for a week of fun, learning and recreation. We have a daily program of activities that includes three full meals a day, recreation, study time, rest time, arts & crafts and free time. The building facilities themselves are basic, so campers have the chance to enjoy the great outdoors and spend the majority of their time outside. Plan on seeing lots of God's creation, including squirrels, owls and loons.
What should I bring?
pen or pencil and a notebook
warm sweater or jacket
flip-flops for showering
personal hygiene items
swimsuit and towel
warm sleeping bag & pillow
WHat should I leave at home?
knives or weapons
electronic devices that might disrupt the camp routine, such as ipods or electronic games
There is no cell phone reception at camp, and since more smart phones present so many other distractions, we encourage you to leave them at home
*Campers will have access to a small camp store for purchasing candy and pop once per day. We set up a prepaid camp store card and the money not used is refunded on Friday at check out time, not before noon. If your camper leaves before the official check out time any money remaining in the store will go into the Arts & Crafts fund.
What is the food like?
The menu varies from year to year, but we strive to make sure the meals are both hearty and healthy. We are very sensitive to the allergies and diet requirements some people may have, so we work with our campers and their parents to make sure that food substitutions are available when needed.
Where do we sleep?
Campers sleep in cabins that hold between 10-13 bunk beds. Each cabin will have assigned counselors who provide supervision.
What if I don't know anyone?
Camp Ortoha has been forging lifelong friendships for decades! You don't have to know anyone to attend; you will make friends right away. Our program encourages teamwork and interaction, and our leaders are training to promote inclusion and a welcoming environment. We hope you'll join us!
What if I still have questions?
Don't hesitate to contact us directly! We would be happy to field any other questions you might have. Please visit the Contact & Directions page to get our phone numbers, email address and mailing address.