Mother & Daughter Retreat

Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 2015DSC00318


Tilikum’s Illahee Retreat Center offers retreat 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 (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!

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


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


Date: May 8-10, 2015

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

Departure Time: 11:00am Sunday


Price: Moms – $125, kids – $89

Speaker: Elizabeth Sherwood lives with her family in Newberg Oregon. She is the Administrative Pastor at Newberg Friends Church where her family attends. Her husband teaches at George Fox and her teenage daughters love cross-country, being creative and playing with their puppy. One of Elizabeth’s favorite things to do is go on a run with her family at Champoeg.

Worship Leader: Carrie Friedrich has been a saint saved by grace for 32 years now, a wife of 22 years to Jeremy, a mom to 19 year old Lana, and 17 year old Austin. Music ministry has been a part of her life for over the last 30 years. Music is her favorite way (besides camping ministry) to serve the Lord. She currently is serving at West Chehalem Friends Church. The Newell Pioneer Village is where she works as part time as an Assistant Director. She is also employed as a substitute teacher for several schools in the area. Being involved in her children’s lives is important so you will find her at sporting events and outdoor activities with the family. Her life verse is, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

Activities: worship & spiritual time, canoes, relax in the hot tub, Big Swing, Climbing Wall, craft projects, campfire, exploring the barn and animals, hiking, and Free Time Fun!

Things to Bring: Bedding, towels for showers and hot tub, bathroom toiletries, swim suit, closed-toe shoes, sandals, Bible, notepad, casual clothes, jacket, camera, flashlight, and mosquito spray.  $30 Check/Cash if you’re participating in the homemade Soapmaking on Saturday afternoon (see schedule below)

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 or fax to (503) 538-7536.  Payment is collected for this at check-in.

Sample Schedule


4:30 pm Registration Opens

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Session 1

8:30 pm Free Time and Snacks


8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Session 2

10:15 am  Mother & Daughter activity

12:00 pm Family Photos & Tilikum Presentation

12:30 pm Lunch (themed; TBA)

1:00 pm Free Time Activities will include waterfront, some Challenge Course experiences for all ages

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Session 3

8:30 pm Free Time & Snacks


8:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am Session 4

10:30-11:00 am Depart