ORCA/Recreation Services

ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) is the adaptive sports and recreation program of SAIL. Our purpose is to promote inclusive recreation and adaptive outdoor pursuits for Southeast Alaskan’s who experience disabilities. We maintain three offices–one in Juneau, one in Ketchikan and one in Sitka. Services include community access and inclusion opportunities, an adaptive ski and snowboard school, youth and transition recreation services, adaptive outdoor pursuits, adaptive equipment for loan, classes and courses, and multi-day domestic and international trips.


News and Updates

Volunteer Info Night
Thursday Dec. 4, 4pm at Coppa - Come find out more about volunteering as an adaptive ski, snowboard or Nordic instructor or buddy with the ORCA Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Volunteers are required to attend one full day training, and receieve a comolimentary day lift ticket for every 1.5 days of service. Find out more under the ORCA Volunteers tab on the SAIL homepage. Contact ORCA Office to get involved: (907)-586-0104.
Aqua Fitness Course
Last chance to join the Aqua Fitness Course on Monday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 20! The course will offer an opportunity to join community aqua aerobics & balance classes every Monday and Thursday throughout November. Cost: $25/session. Scholarships available. Contact ORCA Office to Sign-up: (907)-586-0104.
Juneau ORCA Rock Climbing Course - October
Juneau ORCA Program will begin the fall Open Rock Climbing Course on Monday, Oct. 13th from 6-8pm. The course will offer classes every Monday and Thursday evenings in October from 6-8pm at the Rock Dump (on Thane Rd.). Cost: $25/session or $85/course (including month pass). Contact ORCA Office to Sign-up: (907)-586-0104.
Save some PFD for ORCA Fall 2015 Trip to New Zealand!
Experience a disability? Join ORCA Adaptive Recreation Program for the trip of a lifetime in New Zealand in November 2015!  Road-trip through snow-capped peaks, white sand beaches, and green sheep pastures around the adventure capital of the world. Fully ADA accessible.   Included: Adaptive recreation activities (kayaking, zip-lining, hiking, site-seeing,etc), accessible transportation, meals & lodging. Cost: Approx. $2200. Airfare not included. Limited Space Available. Dream Big & SAVE now!
Contact ORCA Office to Sign-up: (907)-586-0104.

Juneau ORCA Inclusive Yoga Retreat - Oct 3-4, 2014

Juneau ORCA Program will be offering an inclusive Yoga Retreat on Oct. 3-4 at the Jubilee Cabin at the St. Therese Shrine. The Retreat will begin Friday Oct. 3 at 5pm and will end Sat. Oct 4 at 11am. Open to beginners & experienced individuals with and without disabilities. Fully ADA accessible. Limited Space Available! Included: Two yoga classes, dinner, breakfast & overnight accomodation. Cost:$50. Accessible transportation available upon request. Contact ORCA Office to Sign-up: (907)-586-0104.