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 Summer ORCA Calendar Released!
Check out ORCA's adventure-filled summer here: May-Aug Calendar!
Join a hiking, biking, or kayaking course, or get youth involved in inclusive summer day camps and campouts. All ages and abilities are welcome. Call ORCA Juneau Office to sign-up or find-out more at 907-586-0104.
ORCA End of Season Celebration at Eaglecrest!
Saturday, April 12th 11-3pm at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, AK, ORCA will be celebrating the end of the 2014 ski and snowboard season! ORCA Skier and Snowboarders and their friends and families are invited to the festivities (including awards ceremony & slideshow) and at 11am in the Eaglecrest Lodge Great Room and then head up to Annual Slush Cup event near the base of the Ptarmigan Lift. Call Juneau ORCA Office for more info 907-586-0104. Event: $Free
ORCA Wild Women join Eaglecrest's "Women's Yes You Can"!
Saturday, March 8th 9-3pm ORCA female skier and boarders are invited to join Eaglecrest Ski Area's annual "Women's Yes You Can!" event in Juneau, AK. Women of all ages and abilities enjoy Yoga Stretching, Guest Speaker Hilary Lindh, All-female lessons and group ski, and Apres' Ski gathering at the end of the day. Great day for active Juneau women to ski together and share their moutnain experiences! Call ORCA to sign-up or volunteer 907-586-0104. 
Last ORCA Ski Volunteer Training!
Saturday, January 18th, 9am-3pm will be the last opportunity for interested volunteers to train for the ORCA Ski Program! Benefits include earning Eaglecrest lift tickets, free lessons to improve your skiing/snowboarding skills, and meeting and interacting with a diverse, fun population! We are seeking both ski and snowboard volunteers. For more information, contact the ORCA program at 586-0104 or email mahleman@sailinc.org.