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

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.
Juneau ORCA Internship Announced

Juneau ORCA's winter internship program is open and accepting applicants! Great benefits for just a few hours/week. Download the info/application packet here.
ORCA Mexico Trip is Now Full
ORCA's November trip to Mexico is now full! However, if you are still interested in attending, you can be placed on the trip waitlist by contacting Tristan in the Juneau office: 586-4920, ext 407.
Juneau ORCA releases Fall Calendar!
Download this fall's calendar for the Juneau ORCA program here. Back to school activities are starting up again, we have a plethora of classes and courses to keep you busy this rainy fall, and we're gearing up for ski season.... all this plus our big trip to Mexico! For more information, visit our Facebook page or call 586-0104.
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!