You're Invited! Please Join Us at Ortoha's Next Meeting

Greetings from Camp Ortoha,

A year ago the struggling Camp Ortoha Board put out a desperate plea for help and support of our friends and Ortoha supporters. Around 25 of you attended that meeting, re-energizing our program! We would like to invite you to the second annual informational meeting to be held Sunday, October 23, 6pm at Hope Lutheran Church in Tonasket. We want to share what has been accomplished this past year, a review of the 2016 camp program, future plans and goals, camp needs, and hear from you, your suggestions and questions. Making camp happen is a big job and your presence will again energize us as we move forward, planning for 2017.

We hope to see you there on October 23.  Please see the invitation from the Director below. 

“Glorify the Lord with me;let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3 


From the Camp Director:

October 13, 2016

Greetings Parents and Friends of the Ortoha Youth Camp!

“You’re Invited…”

…to attend the next meeting of the Ortoha Youth Camp Planning Board.

Now, you may be asking yourself “Why?” so allow me to explain. To put it bluntly, we need you…we need your input…we need your involvement and of course, we need and appreciate your continued support!

So to that end, we are inviting you to our next planning meeting – Sunday, October 23rd 6:00 PM @ Hope Lutheran Church, 7th & Whitcomb, Tonasket, WA.

So, if you’re able, make plans to attend…come hear about how we got where we are; how we do what we do [planning, organizing etc. for camp]; give us your valued input regarding: lengths of camp – the day & time it ends; the order of the weeks; program ideas; and offer us your thoughts, opinions and suggestions.

We are also looking for ways to expand involvement with the planning of camp. This can take the form of Board involvement; chair or participate in the various committees [Financial, Marketing/Outreach, Food Services, Facilities]; becoming a “Friend Of Ortoha”; or being willing to become of the director’s “advisory” committee.

So, won’t you please consider attending this important meeting? We are earnestly wanting to involve the people and the use the camp and that’s…………..YOU.

If you can’t attend, but would like to either become involved OR would like to share your thoughts about some of the aforementioned items, please contact Camp Director Brian Bowes in one of the following ways:

Email –, or call 509.429.1567 or 509.826.5750

Help us to continue serving the youth that attend this vital ministry – we look forward to your involvement and support!


Ortoha Youth Camp Planning Board