Mother and Son Adventure Day

Sunday, August 24, 2014


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 with your son 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 sons (ages 5+) come out for a fun-filled day at Tilikum. Highlights include, worship, team-building activities, fishing, and a lot more! Best of all, sons will have a whole day of undivided attention from mom, building memories that will last a lifetime.


Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Arrival Time: Check-in begins at 9:00-9:30 am

Departure Time: 5:00 pm


Price: Moms – $25, kids – $15

Speaker: Sandra Fish

Sandra is a middle school teacher at C. S. Lewis Academy in Newberg as well as a professor in the education department at George Fox University.  She and her husband, Kevin have a college age daughter and son and a high school age son.  Sandra is an outdoor enthusiast and participates in lots of activities.  Her heart for Christian camping has allowed her the opportunity to be involved in many positions at camps.  She is a gifted teacher and communicator.

Worship Leader: Miriam Staples, is a preschool teacher at Zion Preschool in Newberg, Oregon. She’s been a past Tilikum summer on-site director, and currently helps lead music at the Newberg Friends Church. Miriam and her husband Don have 3 sons and one daughter.

Activities: worship & spiritual time, canoes, Aqua Jump & Swing during swim time, Big Swing, Climbing Wall, Challenge Course activity, craft projects, exploring the barn and animals, hiking, and Free Time Fun!

Things to Bring: Swim Suit, Swim accessories, closed-toe shoes, Bible, notepad, jacket, hat, camera, sunscreen.

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


9:00 am Arrival, Check in and explore the grounds

9:20 am Welcome Orientation at Schoolhouse and Worship

10:00 am Climbing Wall, Tree House, Scavenger Hunt (new!), fishing

11:30 am Archery, Barn and pasture exploring with Tilikum Staff member

11:45 – 12:15 pm Archery, Boating and Fishing

12:30 pm Lunch at a surprise location (on the grounds)

1:30 – 3:30 pm Big Swing, Little Zipline

3:00 – 5:00 pm Canoes, Swimming (Aqua Jump & Swing) and snacks

5:00 pm Depart