Home School Camps

June 13-17, 2016

Tilikum’s first week of the summer is dedicated primarily to home-schooling families. During the week of June 13-17, 2016, Portland/Newberg area homeschoolers can choose between the following programs:

day camp

Day Camp (grades 1-6):

Led by Tilikum’s college-age summer staff, small groups of 8-12 campers of similar age, experience the joys of God’s beautiful outdoors together. Canoeing, archery, swimming and nature hikes are some of the activities your homeschooler may enjoy. If registered by May 2, 2016, cost is $159 (After May 2, 2016 cost is $194). For campers entering grades 1st-6th or corresponding ages. Find out more.


Quest Adventure Camp (grades 6-8):

QUEST campers spend their days in small groups challenging themselves on Tilikum’s challenge course. Led by our Adventure Program staff, QUEST campers may climb our Giant’s Ladder, or take a Leap of Faith. If registered by May 2, 2016 cost is $174. (After May 2, 2016, cost is $209.) For campers entering grades 6th-8th or corresponding ages. Find out more.


High School Options (grades 9-12):

  • Volunteer During Home-School Week: Please consider joining us during home-school week as a Volunteer Counselor.
  • Come to Camp: Come to High Adventure Camp during the week of June 27-30, 2016/August 1-4, 2016 or the Oaks Leadership Camp on June 20-24, 2016. Find out more.
  • Work for Tilikum: Join our Shade high school staff who will spend four weeks this summer working alongside our college age summer staff. Find out more.


For more information about camp activities, scholarships, staff, and safety, check out our summer camp page.


  • Individual Registration: Use our online registration system or call 503-538-2763.
  • Group Registration (10+): Groups of 10 or more campers from home-school co-ops or churches can register together for streamlined check-in and special pricing. Email our program director, at mandy@camptilikum.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received at least one week prior to the first day of camp will be refunded in full, less a $35 administration fee. One week before camp or during camp, we only offer refunds for illnesses or accidents with a physician’s note. During your week of camp, we pro-rate the refund based on the length of attendance, less a $35 administration fee.  It is helpful for our office to receive these notices in writing. Please email: registrar@camptilikum.org.