Parents Page

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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 Flyers:

Day Camp/QUEST Schedule

A basic Day Camp daily schedule looks like this:

8:45    Arrival

9:15.   Opening time with all the campers

9:55    Transition

10:00   Activity

11:10   Transition

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

11:50    Transition

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



  • Nature hike
  • Big Swing
  • Service Project (Assembly “blessing bags” for local ministries to distribute to those in need)
  • Craft
  • Letterboxing (forest navigation)
  • Tree house (or Zip line for 5th & 6th)
  • Archery (or Parachute Games for 1 &2nd )
  • Raft (or Barn Animals & Theatre for 1st/2nd)
  • Canoeing


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 includes a transportation charge.

June 16-20    Sherwood           Countryside Community Church    bus full

June 23-27    Lake Oswego      Lake Bible Church                       bus full

July 14-18     Tigard                  St Anthony’s Catholic church      Cindy Marchese  503 639 4179

July 21-25     Beaverton            Harvest Community Church          bus full

July 21-25     Lake Oswego      Mountain Park Church                  Mary Cowan  503 635 3443