Father and Son Retreat, June 12-14 and June 26-28, 2015


Fathers and Sons (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.

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 12 – Sunday, June 14 or Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28, 2015

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

Departure Time: 11:00 am on Sunday


Price: Fathers $130 and Sons $95

Speaker: Steve Fawver, Pastor of Spiritual Health and Care, Newberg Friends Church

Worship Leader: Chuck Sabin, Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Newberg.

Lodging: you’ll stay in our Retreat Center where you and your child(ren) 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.

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 upon registering for this event to our camp registrar or fax to (503) 538-7536.  Payment is collected for this at check-in.

Email: registrar[at]camptilikum[dot]org (email is modified to protect us from spamming)

Sample Schedule registrationbutton2015


4:30 pm Arrival, Check-in, canoes, fishing and exploring the grounds
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Session 1
9:00 pm Snacks and Free Time

6:00 am Canoes and fishing
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Tilikum Presenation
9:00 am Session 2
10:30 am Father/Son Activity
11:00 am Canoes, Fishing, Climbing Wall
12:15 pm Family Photos
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Free Time Activities: Big Zipline, Big Swing, Little Zipline, Archery
3:30 pm Waterfront Activities: Big Canoes (new for 2015!), fishing, swimming, Aqua Jump
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session 3
8:30 pm Campfire and snacks

6:00 am Canoes and fishing
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Session 4
11:00 am Relaxed Departure