Father & Son Weekend

Friday, June 15 to Sunday June 17, 2018

Fathers and sons (entering 1st grade and up) come out for a fantastic fishing weekend at Tilikum. Highlights include a weekend fishing tournament, musical and spiritual worship, swimming and canoeing on the lake, experiencing team-building on the Challenge Course and lots more!  Best of all, dads will have an incredible opportunity to impact their sons and build lifelong memories together.

Videos & photos from past weekends:

Big Canoe Video from Father & Son Retreat Weekend 1 – 2015

Photos and Video from Father & Son Weekend 1 – 2015

Photos and Video from Father & Son Weekend 2 – 2015


Date: Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17, 2018

Arrival Time: Check-in begins at 4:30 pm

Departure Time: 11:00 am on Sunday


Worship Leader: TBA

Speaker: TBA


Lodging: You’ll stay in the Lodge at Camp Tilikum (previously the Retreat Center) where you and your son(s) will have your own guest sleeping room with private bathroom. Please bring your own bedding, towels and toiletries.

Things to Bring: Bible & notebook, casual clothes, closed-toe shoes, swim suit and accessories, camera and charger, cell phone charger, hiking shoes, fishing gear, mosquito spray.

Special Diets:  We are able to accommodate most medical dietary needs when given prior notification. Tilikum charges an additional $1 per meal per person for “Medical Diet” requests due to additional preparation and higher cost of food. Tilikum prepares family-style meals rather than ‘individual short orders’ based on ‘food preferences’. We will make you an individual meal with the specifications listed below to the best of our abilities.  We are not a dedicated facility and will process all types of foods in the same kitchen. Please return this Tilikum Medical Diet Form upon registering for this event to the Camp Registrar or fax to 866-536-2852.  Payment is collected at check-in.

Sample Schedule


4:30 pm Registration Opens, Sling Shot Alley, Swim/Canoe/Fishing available
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Session 1 with Welcom Orientation
8:30 pm Free Time and Snacks, shoreline fishing

6:00 – 7:45 am Fishing and Canoes

8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Family Photos, Tilikum Presentation, Session 2, moms only (youth are with summer staff on an outdoor activity)
10:15 am  Craft, Big Zipline, Guided Fishing available
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Free Time Activities may include Geronimo, Big Swing, Little Zipline, Rafting, Archery, Canoeing, Swimming
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session 3
8:00 pm Campfire with Smores and worship and fishing


6:00 – 7:45 am Fishing and Canoes

8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Session 4
10:30-11:00 am Depart

Father & Son Weekend Cost

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Tilikum has instituted a three-tier fee program. Tiered pricing is intended to help families recognize the full cost of the weekends and then select the level that is most suitable for your family circumstances. By choosing to pay the full cost of the program,Tilikum is able to give more financial assistance to families that need it. Please select the appropriate tier at the time of registration.

Full Cost

  • Adult: $168
  • Child: $126


  • Adult: $154
  • Child: $116


  • Adult:  $140
  • Child: $105


Registration for all family weekends will begin mid-February.