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

ORCA Kayak Course & juneau Channel Islands Beach Clean-Up Trip
Juneau ORCA Program is offering a Kayak Course & 6-day trip  for all ages and ability levels in late July and August. The course will focus on kayak safety, paddling, navigation, stewardship, wilderness prepardedness, and building skills towards becoming independent paddlers. Please contact ORCA Juneau Office to attend or volunteer at one of the following paddle dates:                               
July 31 - 6-9pm  Fritz Cove Boat Launch
Aug 1 - 9-12pm Amalga Harbor
Aug 11 - 9-10am ORCA Office - Trip Packing
Aug 12-17 - Echo Cove to Fritz Cove: 5-night Kayak Trip
The kayak course will lead up to the Juneau Channel Islands Beach Clean-Up Trip on Aug 12-17th. (Note: Participants must attend at least 3 paddle dates to be eligible for the captstone Kayak Trip). Call ORCA  at 586-0104 to reserve your space now!

ORCA is Going to Mexico!

ORCA's annual big fall trip is here and we're heading to Mexico's Baja Peninsula! There is limited space so interested consumers are encouraged to contact their local ORCA office with questions or to sign up. See the attached flyer (to the right) for more information and details. A 50%, non-refundable deposit reserves a spot. ORCA will begin taking reservations August 1st. For more questions, contact Tristan at 586-4920.
Come Hike & Zip-line with ORCA in Juneau!
ORCA will be teaming up with Alaska Zipline Adventures to offer consumers an exciting thrill! Open to ages 9yrs+. Only 10 spaces available. Cost: $75. Call the ORCA Office for more info or to sign-up: 586-0104.
Sign-Up for Juneau Summer Courses, Camps and Trips!
Summer has arrived and ORCA is offering biking, hiking and kayaking courses; as well as over-night cabin and camping trips and youth day camps. Care providers and volunteers are welcome. Contact the Juneau ORCA office today...space is filling up fast! ORCA Office: 586-0104.
Annual ORCA Survey is Here!
All ORCA program participants are invited to fill out our annual spring survey! Let us know what you have done with us this past year and what you would like to see more of! Each consumer to complete a survey and return to the main ORCA office in Juneau will be entered to win $50 in credit towards their ORCA account for activities, outings and trips! Surveys must be returned by May 7th to: 3225 Hospital Drive, Suite 300 Juneau, AK 99801; fax: (907) 586-4980; email:tlombardo@sailinc.org. Download the survey here!