Mother & Daughter Weekend

Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tilikum offers programs that emphasize times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether fishing on the lake, exploring the grounds during a nature hike, or racing up the Climbing Wall together, the setting, the people, and the presence of God create an ideal opportunity to experience life side by side.

Mothers and daughters (entering 1st grade and up) are invited to retreat together in a relaxing, country setting. Highlights include three fun-filled days of laughter, fun activities and great Bible teaching, all in a spectacular setting surrounded by God’s beautiful creation. Best of all, the memories made during this very special weekend will last forever!

The weekend price includes lodging for two nights, five meals and all program activities.


Date: May 12-14, 2017

Arrival Time: Check-in begins at 4:30pm
Departure Time: 11:00am Sunday


Speaker: Cara Copeland

Cara and her family make their home in Newberg, Oregon.  She is the mother of 3 teenage children, Jack, Henry & Lily. She has found parenting strength in recognizing her gifts, owning her failures and figuring out how to live each day one at a time.  She has served as a high school Spanish teacher, University administrator, adjunct Sociology faculty, teen parent mentor and is currently leading an early childhood program in her community.  Cara and her husband Andy have found parenting all their children, including one with special needs, to be both rewarding and challenging – every day!  When she has the opportunity to choose her own leisure activity, Cara can be found having coffee with friends, running, reading or watching football or movies!

Worship Leader: TBA


Lodging: You’ll stay in the Lodge at Camp Tilikum (previously the Retreat Center) in a comfortable country, retreat center setting. You and your child(ren) will have your own guest sleeping room with three single beds and a private bathroom. Please bring your own bedding, towels and toiletries.  

Special Diets:  We can accommodate options for those with medical dietary needs when given prior notification. Please click the following link for the Tilikum Medical Diet Form. This form should be completed by the individual themselves and needs to be returned two-weeks prior to your weekend to

Things to Bring: swim suit, closed-toe shoes, sandals, Bible, notepad, casual clothes, jacket, camera (charger), flashlight, and mosquito spray.

Sample Schedule


4:30 pm Registration Opens, Canoeing available
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Session 1
8:30 pm Free Time (hot tub, late night walk around lake, movie) and Snacks

8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Session 2, moms only (youth are with summer staff in age appropriate activities)
10:15 am  Craft, Big Zipline, Fishing at Beaver bridge area
12:00 pm Family Photos & Tilikum Presentation
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Free Time Activities will include Archery (new this year), canoeing, guided fishing, Big Swing, Climbing Wall
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session 3
8:30 pm Campfire with Smores and worship and fishing


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


Registration for all family weekends will begin in mid-February.


Mother & Daughter Weekend Cost

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Tilikum has instituted a three-tier fee program beginning this year. 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: $156

Child: $115


Adult: $143

Child: $105


Adult: $130

Child: $95