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.


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 $125 and Sons $89

Speaker: TBA

Worship Leader: Chuck Sabin is pastor at Zion Lutheran Church of Newberg. Spent over 20 years as Youth Director extraordinaire’ in Minneapolis, MN. area. Seminary career at Luther Seminary of St. Paul, MN.  Husband, Dad, Son, guitar picker, horseshoe pitcher, and BBQ king. Chuck has a passion for family, faith, and fun. Favorite saying, “Love to live and live to love!”  

Activities may include: worship time, fishing, canoeing, Aqua Jump & Swing and water slide during swim time, relax in the hot tub, big swing, climbing wall, campfires, Challenge Course, hiking and exploring the grounds and free time to learn more about each other.

Things to Bring: bedding, towels for bath and waterfront activities, 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@camptilikum.org or fax to (503) 538-7536.  Payment is collected for this at check-in.

Sample Schedule


4:30 pm Arrival, Check-in, canoes, fishing and exploring the 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

10:30 am Father/Son Activity

11:00 am Canoes, Fishing, Climbing Wall

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Free Time Activities: Challenge Course (TBA), Big Swing, Little Zipline, Archery

3:30 pm Waterfront Activities: canoes, 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

9:00 am Brunch

10:00 am Session 4

11:00 am Relaxed Departure