DSC03360Father and Daughter Retreat

Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tilikum’s Retreat Center offers retreat programs that emphasize times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether fishing with your daughter 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.

Fathers and Daughters (ages 5+) come out for a fun-filled, weekend at Tilikum. Highlights include, great Bible teaching, team-building activities, fishing, hot tubbing, campfires, and a lot more! Best of all, daughters will have a whole weekend of undivided attention from dad, building memories that will last a lifetime!

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

Photos 2014


Single Room with three single beds and private bathroom accommodations in a comfortable country, retreat center setting.


Date: Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

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

Departure Time: 1:00 pm Sunday


Price: Dads – $125, Daughters – $89

Speaker: Steve Sherwood, is a professor at George Fox University teaching Bible and Christian Ministry. He is the husband of Elizabeth Sherwood, who serves on the pastoral staff of Newberg Friends Church. They have two middle school daughters. Prior to coming to Fox in 2004, he worked with Young Life and coached High School track and cross country for 18 years in Boston and Iowa. He has written a book, Embraced: Prodigals at the Cross and co-authored a textbook, The Bible: Community and Context.

Worship Leader: Jamie Johnson, serves George Fox University and the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends churches as an Associate University Pastor and Director of the Friends Leadership Program. He lives in Newberg and is married to Erin and the father of Caid (9), Ethan (7), and Esther (5).

Activities: worship & spiritual time, canoes, Aqua Jump & Swing with waterslide during swim time, Hot tubing, Big Swing, Climbing Wall, craft projects, campfire with Smores, exploring the barn and animals, hiking, and Free Time Fun!

Things to Bring: Bedding, towels for showers and waterfront activities, bathroom toiletries, swim suit, closed-toe shoes, sandals, Bible, notepad, casual clothes, jacket, camera, flashlight and mosquito spray.

Tilikum Medical Diet Form:  We are able to accommodate most medical dietary needs when given prior notification. Tilikum charges an additional $1 per meal 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 take great care to avoid cross-contaminating food groups, but are not a dedicated facility and will process all types of foods in the same kitchen. Guests are encouraged to bring supplemental snacks or foods, when faced with a restrictive diet. All guests assume personal responsibility for their dietary needs and communication of those needs. We encourage you to clarify with us at the time of service, if there are ingredients that are unsafe for you. Our staff will attempt to modify food preparation when we are able to do so.

Please return this Tilikum Medical Diet Form no later than one week prior to your arrival.

Sample Schedule


4:30 pm Arrival, Check-in, boating and explore grounds

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Family photos, Session 1

9:00 pm Snacks and Free Time


6:00 am Canoes and fishing

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Session 2 (Dads only with specific programming for the children grades 1-4th; 6th and up)

10:00 am Father & Daughter activity

11:00 am Canoes, Fishing, Climbing Wall

12:30 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Free Time Activities will include Vertical Play Pen, Big Swing, Little Zipline, Waterfront canoes/fishing, swimming and the Aqua Jump, Archery

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Session 3

8:30 pm Campfire at the NEW! Lakeside Patio


6:00 am Canoes and fishing

9:00 am Brunch

10:00 am Session 4

11:30 am Relaxed Departure