Summer Camp Parent’s Page DSC01062

Parenting is a complex role to provide for the unique needs of each child. You may have questions about how Tilikum is going to fit with your family and your children. Here are a few answers to some of the more frequently asked questions. If you still need more answers, please feel free to email our Camp Program Director, Mandy Schmidt, directly.

What To Bring:

Day Camp/QUEST Schedule

A basic Day Camp daily schedule looks like this:

8:45    Arrival

9:15.   Opening time with all the campers

10:00   Activity

11:15    LUNCH (Tilikum has created special locations all over the grounds for each camper group to eat lunch.)

12:05    Waterfront Time (Kids have a choice if they want to swim or canoe, or rest or visit the animals in the barn)

1:00      Get dressed

1:15      Trail Talk (Quiet reflective time)

1:55       Activity

3:15      Closing with all campers

3:45      Load up vans, busses and cars


Child Care Tax Credit for Day Camp and Quest


Summer Camp 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:


Instead of transporting your child to/from Tilikum each morning and afternoon, we have a few churches who provide bus transportation and likely have room for a a few more kids. Here are churches who are offering transportation. You must register with the church (NOT Tilikum) in order to reserve a place on their bus. Please call the listed contact person below to inquire with the individual churches.  The church camp fee may include a transportation charge.


Date Location Church Contact Name Phone Number
June 15-19, 2015 Sherwood Countryside Community Church Christie Kelly 503.925.0689
July 13-17, 2015 Newberg Zion Lutheran Church Natalie Rapp 503.538.1344
July 13-17, 2015 Tigard St Anthony Catholic Church Cindy Marchese 503.639.4179
July 20-24, 2015 Newberg North Valley Friends Church Kim Boyd 503.538.5340
July 20-24, 2015 Lake Oswego Mountain Park Church Carolyn Hurlbert 503.635.3443