The beauty of Orcas Island is more than skin deep. This comprehensive list of nonprofits and service organizations is an indicator of the breadth of our care and concern for the quality of life on Orcas. Often governed and staffed by volunteers and operated by donation and grants, these organizations meet the varied needs of our community.

Working with local high school senior Iris Parker Pavitt, OICF compiled this directory of service organizations serving Orcas Island. The listings include contact information and mission statements to connect donors, volunteers, and those in need to the organization and services. The listings are organized in alphabetical order, and by category. To request updates or changes to this list, please contact OICF at npo-directory@oicf.us or call 376-6423.

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Education

4-H of San Juan County
Category: Education  
4-H of San Juan County
221 Weber Way, Suite LL
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-370-7662
cgauthier@wsu.edu
Contact: Cindy Gauthier, 4H Program Coordinator
Email: cgauthier@wsu.edu
URL: http://sanjuan.wsu.edu/4-H/index.html
WSU's 4-H youth development education creates supportive environments for all youth and families to reach their fullest potential.

Airhawks Flying Club
Category: Education  
Airhawks Flying Club
470 Shooting Star Lane
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-2450
Contact: Robert Waunch
To provide scholarships for young people in San Juan County who are seeking their pilot's license.

Canoe Island French Camp
Category: Education  
Canoe Island French Camp
PO Box 370
Orcas, WA 98280
360-468-2329
info@canoeisland.org
Contact: Camp Director
Email: info@canoeisland.org
URL: http://www.canoeisland.org/
French at all levels; kayaking, archery, fencing, cooking, sailing, art, theater. 2 & 3 week sessions; ages 9-16; family camps on private Canoe Island

Coffelt Farm Stewards
Category: Education  Environment  
Coffelt Farm Stewards
1071 Crow Valley Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-3410
stewards@coffeltfarm.org
Contact: Charlie
Email: stewards@coffeltfarm.org
URL: http://coffeltfarm.org/
Coffelt Farm Stewards was incorporated in the state of Washington in 2/12/2009. (UBI #602905665). CFS received IRS 501(c)3 status in October 2010.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Category: Education  Health Care  Social Services  
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
P.O. Box 1516
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-5979
dvsasorcas@rockisland.com
Contact: Anita Castle, Executive Director
Email: dvsasorcas@rockisland.com
URL: http://www.dvsassanjuans.org/
Our mission: prevention & elimination of domestic violence & sexual assault through victim services, education, community awareness, & social change.

Farm to Cafeteria Program
Category: Education  
Farm to Cafeteria Program
36 Colorado Blvd.
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-3064
gomadie@gmail.com
Contact: Madie Murray
Email: gomadie@gmail.com
URL: http://www.orcasislandf2c.org/
F2C is devoted to nourishing the minds and bodies of our K-12 public school students with the knowledge and consumption of fresh, organic local foods.

FEAST- Farm Education and Sustainability for Teens
Category: Education  Environment  
FEAST- Farm Education and Sustainability for Teens
715 School Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-1529
kschuh@orcas.k12.wa.us
Contact: Kari Schuh
Email: kschuh@orcas.k12.wa.us
URL: http://www.feastprogram.org
FEAST connects high school aged students with island farmers, construction workers, and experts to learn sustainability through experiential education

Four Winds * Westward Ho
Category: Education  Sports and Recreation  
Four Winds * Westward Ho
286 Four Winds Rd.
P.O. Box 140
Deer Harbor, WA 98243
360-376-2277
paul@fourwindscamp.org
Contact: Director
Email: paul@fourwindscamp.org
URL: http://www.fourwindscamp.org/
Four Winds*Westward Ho, est. in 1927, is a non-profit, traditional summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 15.

Friends of Moran State Park
Category: Economy/Business  Education  Environment  Sports and Recreation  
Friends of Moran State Park
P.O. Box 1961
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-3111
info@friendsofmoran.com
Contact: Michel Vekved
Email: info@friendsofmoran.com
URL: http://friendsofmoran.com/
Our mission is to support park staff as they manage the state park, enhance the visitor experience and provide educational outreach.

Friends of the San Juans
Category: Education  Environment  
Friends of the San Juans
PO Box 1344
650 Mullis St. #201
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-378-2319
info@sanjuans.org
Contact: Executive Director Stephanie Buffum Field
Email: info@sanjuans.org
URL: http://www.sanjuans.org
To protect the land, water, sea, and livability of the San Juan Islands through science, education, stewardship and advocacy.

Funhouse Commons
Category: Education  Endow Orcas Participant  OICF Fund Holder  
Funhouse Commons
30 Pea Patch Lane
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-7177
krista@thefunhouse.org
Contact: Krista Bouchey
Email: krista@thefunhouse.org
URL: http://funhousecommons.org
The Funhouse, a community center for kids of all ages, offers mentoring programs, after-school programs, educational programs, and support for teens.

Indralaya/Orcas Island Foundation
Category: Education  
Indralaya/Orcas Island Foundation
360 Indralaya Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-4526
Contact: Minor Lile and Leonie Van Gelder Lile
URL: http://www.indralaya.com
A dynamic community committed to theosophical living and study, honoring nature, altruism, tolerance, simplicity, love, and the pursuit of truth.

Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education
Category: Arts and Culture  Education  Environment  
Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education
PO Box 969
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-5773
sharmuse@gmail.com
Contact: Sharon Abreu
Email: sharmuse@gmail.com
URL: http://www.irthlingz.org
Our mission: to wake people up to their natural environment, to inspire proactive care of our world, and to protect nature from environmental threats.

Keepers of the Patos Light
Category: Education  Environment  Sports and Recreation  
Keepers of the Patos Light
PO Box 518
Lopez Island, WA 98261
patoslightkeepers@hotmail.com
Contact: Linda Hudson and Carla Chalker
Email: patoslightkeepers@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.patoslightkeepers.org
Keepers of the Patos Light is committed to preserving the historical, environmental, and educational values of the Patos Lighthouse and Patos Island.

KWIAHT Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
Category: Education  Environment  
KWIAHT Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
PO Box 415
Lopez, WA 98261
kwiaht@gmail.com
Contact: Russel Barsh
Email: kwiaht@gmail.com
URL: http://www.kwiaht.org
Since 2006 KWIAHT has offered local, participatory scientific research for sound stewardship of the San Juan Archipelago. Also See: indianisland.info

Lahari
Category: Education  Health Care  Housing  
Lahari
P.O. Box 1252
Eastsound, WA 98245
888-685-1475
Contact: Sally Coffin
URL: http://www.laharionorcas.org
Lahari provides a network of assisted living alternatives for aging and infirm populations of Orcas and provides education and training of caregivers.

Leadership San Juan Islands
Category: Civic  Education  
Leadership San Juan Islands
P.O. Box 713
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-317-8220
info@lsji.org
Email: info@lsji.org
URL: http://www.lsji.org
LSJI facilitates the improvement of participants' professional leadership skills and motivates them to increase their activity in our community.

Moran State Park and Camp Moran Retreat Center
Category: Education  Environment  Sports and Recreation  
Moran State Park and Camp Moran Retreat Center
3572 Olga Road
Olga, WA 98279
360-376-2326
moran@parks.wa.gov
Email: moran@parks.wa.gov
URL: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Moran
Moran has over 38 miles of hiking trails; some sections open to bicycles and equestrian use. Check at the park for current trail maps and status.

Music Advocacy Group (MAG)
Category: Arts and Culture  Education  OICF Fund Holder  
Music Advocacy Group (MAG)
P.O. Box 1171
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-4658
catherine@rockisland.com
Contact: Catherine Pederson
Email: catherine@rockisland.com
Since 1997 MAG has been an active advocate for school music and music education as an integral component of the learning process.

Orcas Anthroposophical Trust
Category: Education  Social Services  
Orcas Anthroposophical Trust
P.O. Box 1451
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-4494
Contact: Rita Worth
URL: http://www.oatrust.com
Using the financial, social, and spiritual resources available, Orcas Anthroposophical Trust supports Waldorf education in the Pacific NW.

Orcas Center
Category: Arts and Culture  Education  Endow Orcas Participant  OICF Fund Holder  
Orcas Center
917 Mt. Baker Road
PO Box 567
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-2281
kara@orcascenter.org
Contact: Kara O'Toole, Executive/Artistic Director
Email: kara@orcascenter.org
URL: http://www.orcascenter.org
On stage and on screen, Orcas Center presents and produces dance, music, theater, and visual arts by local and visiting artists. We offer diverse lear

Orcas Christian School
Category: Education  Faith-based  
Orcas Christian School
P.O. Box 669
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-6683
drew@orcasonline.com
Email: drew@orcasonline.com
URL: http://www.oics.org
OCS's mission is to change the world of individual students by providing excellent academics, opportunities to serve others, and a friendship with God

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Category: Arts and Culture  Education  Endow Orcas Participant  OICF Fund Holder  
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 646
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-6636
info@oicmf.org
Contact: Executive Director
Email: info@oicmf.org
URL: http://www.oicmf.org
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival brings world-class musicians to its Summer Festival, seasonal concerts, and music education programs for all ages.

Orcas Island Community Church
Category: Early Childhood Development  Education  Faith-based  Social Services  
Orcas Island Community Church
176 Madrona Street
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-6422
oicc@orcaschurch.org
Contact: Dick Staub
Email: oicc@orcaschurch.org
URL: http://www.orcaschurch.org/wp/
Serving Orcas Islanders for over 129 years, our mission is to pursue God in the company of friends for the benefit of the world.

Orcas Island Education Foundation
Category: Education  Endow Orcas Participant  OICF Fund Holder  
Orcas Island Education Foundation
P.O. Box 782
Eastsound, WA 98245
Contact: Janet Brownell
URL: http://www.oief.org
OIEF is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 whose sole purpose is to secure and distribute contributions to benefit Orcas public schools.

Orcas Island Historical Society & Museum
Category: Arts and Culture  Education  OICF Fund Holder  
Orcas Island Historical Society & Museum
P.O. Box 134
181 Northbeach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-4849
info@orcasmuseum.org
Contact: Patti Basart
Email: info@orcasmuseum.org
URL: http://orcasmuseum.org
The mission of the OIHM is to increase the awareness and appreciation of the history of our island home.

Orcas Island Public Library
Category: Arts and Culture  Civic  Education  OICF Fund Holder  
Orcas Island Public Library
500 Rose Street
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-4985
pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org
Contact: Phil Heikkinen, Director
Email: pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org
URL: http://www.orcaslibrary.org
Internet and wifi, online resources, ebooks and audiobooks, classes and programs, large library collection. Library Fair on 2nd Saturday every August.

Orcas Island School District
Category: Education  OICF Fund Holder  
Orcas Island School District
557 School Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-2284
bkline@orcas.k12.wa.us
Contact: Barbara Kline, Superintendant
Email: bkline@orcas.k12.wa.us
URL: http://www.orcasislandschools.org
OISD works collaboratively to enable all children to become creative, lifelong learners, critical thinkers and contributing members of society.

Orcas Open Arts
Category: Arts and Culture  Education  
Orcas Open Arts
P. O. Box 1843
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-7577
penny@thinkingpeace.com
Contact: Penny Sharp Sky
Email: penny@thinkingpeace.com
Orcas Open Arts sponsors artists' residencies in the schools, and other arts education activities in our community.

Orcas Recycling Services (The Exchange)
Category: Arts and Culture  Economy/Business  Education  Environment  
Orcas Recycling Services (The Exchange)
3398 Orcas Road | PO Box 91
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-4089
exchange.ors@gmail.com
Contact: Pete Moe
Email: exchange.ors@gmail.com
URL: http://exchangeonorcas.org/
Since 1983, we have accepted and made available reusable items and materials to reduce waste, encourage creativity and support the local economy.

Primary Intervention Program (PIP)
Category: Early Childhood Development  Education  Social Services  
Primary Intervention Program (PIP)
Orcas Elementary School
611 School Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-1593
msabine@orcas.k12.wa.us
Contact: Margie Sabine
Email: msabine@orcas.k12.wa.us
URL: http://www.orcasprevention.org/OIPP_Site/Home.html
PIP is a school-based introduction of skills to promote academic & social success. PIP is designed to help kids develop resiliency and achieve success

PTSA
Category: Education  
PTSA
PO Box 6
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-2284
Contact: PTSA President
PTSA provide resources, academic and recreational opportunities, support and advocacy for the parents, teachers, and students of the Orcas School Dist

Readiness to Learn
Category: Education  Social Services  
Readiness to Learn
557 School Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
mdoyle@orcas.k12.wa.us
Contact: Margie Doyle
Email: mdoyle@orcas.k12.wa.us
RTL is a public school state/county-funded program. It serves students and families by providing for the health, social and basic needs for children.

Salmonberry School and Learning Center
Category: Early Childhood Development  Education  
Salmonberry School and Learning Center
PO Box 1197
867 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-6310
info@salmonberryschool.org
Contact: Director
Email: info@salmonberryschool.org
URL: http://salmonberryschool.org
Salmonberry is an independent school for preschool through grade six offering holistic learning in an academic and experience rich environment.

San Juan Islands Conservation District
Category: Economy/Business  Education  Environment  
San Juan Islands Conservation District
350 Court Street #10 (mailing)
540 Guard Street #150 (office)
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-378-6621
d.kinsey@sanjuanislandscd.org
Contact: D. N. Kinsey, ASLA, APA
Email: d.kinsey@sanjuanislandscd.org
URL: www.sanjuanislandscd.org
Conserving the natural resources of San Juan County since 1947 by providing conservation planning, education, and technical assistance free of charge.

Wooden Boat Society
Category: Arts and Culture  Education  
Wooden Boat Society
PO Box 251
Deer Harbor, WA 98243
360-376-5881
info@woodenboatsocietyofthesanjuans.org
Contact: Mike Douglas and Mark Smaalders
Email: info@woodenboatsocietyofthesanjuans.org
URL: http://www.deerharborwoodenboats.org
The mission of the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans is to perpetuate the artistry, craftsmanship, and knowledge of maritime traditions.

YMCA Camp Orkila
Category: Education  Environment  Sports and Recreation  
YMCA Camp Orkila
P.O. Box 1149
Eastsound, WA 98245
360-376-2678
dstankevich@seattleymca.org
Contact: Dimitri Stankevich
Email: dstankevich@seattleymca.org
URL: http://www.camporkila.org
Overnight and Day camps. Leadership programs for teens. Family Camps, Conference & Retreat facilities. Outdoor Environmental Education for Schools.

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