Slide40Friends of Tilikum

Tilikum’s purpose is to “Create Space” for: Experiencing Creation, Building Community, Providing Refuge, Encountering God and Changing Lives.

The term “Tilikum” comes from the Chinook trade language and means “my friend or my people”. We are so thankful for God’s provision and the thousands of families who have been “friends” of Tilikum’s ministry since 1971. Camper and guest fees only provide about 80% of the necessary support. Last year 209 families donated more than $160,000 for the annual budget and for capital improvement projects. If you are interested in more details about Tilikum’s Development Program, please review the Tilikum Donor Bill of Rights and Financial Report 2015. For current events and project updates visit our Facebook page and/or contact Dennis Littlefield, Executive Director or Leanna Smith, Development Director at 503-538-2763.Day Camp Kids

Please let us know if you’d like your gift to be designated to a specific project or “where needed most”. Consider making a donation in the following ways: 

  • EFT (Tilikum_Electronic_Funds_Transfer) Form
  • Check payable to Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
  • Credit Card donation by calling our office (503-538-2763)
  • Credit Card donation online


Tilikum is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity and a part of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Churches. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Tilikum has control over the use of donated funds. Our policy is that all gifts designated for a specific project be applied to that project. Occasionally we receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied and we check with the donor for a new project designation. Tilikum is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association and accredited by American Camp Association and ECFA.