Welcome to Camp Tilikum!

Camp Tilikum is a place where people can go to experience creation, build community, find refuge, encounter God, and see lives transformed.

Urgent message regarding changes to Tilikum’s 2022 Summer Camp program.

Due to delays in the timeline to complete repairs on the lake as well as an exceptionally challenging Summer Staff hiring season, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel Tilikum’s Day Camp program this year. Instead, we will be running an expanded QUEST Day Camp program for students entering grades 5 – 8.

If you have a camper going into 5th or 6th grade who is registered for Day Camp and would like to move up to QUEST, you may do so at no extra cost. Email Crystal Headrick/Camp Registrar to make this change to your registration or, if you are registered through a church group, contact your group coordinator.

If you have a camper going into 1st – 4th grade who is currently registered for Day Camp, or a 5th – 6th grader currently registered for Day Camp who does not want to move up to Quest Camp, you may receive a full refund. Email Crystal Headrick/Camp Registrar and she will begin processing your refund over the next few weeks. We will work to get your registration fees back to you as quickly as possible and greatly appreciate your patience as we work through these requests one at a time.

For more information about QUEST Camp, [CLICK HERE].

Tilikum is asking for community support for the 2022 summer program and to be able to make repairs on the Lake.

Tilikum’s 13 acre lake is the centerpiece for Summer Camp and Retreat Center activities each year and includes swimming and canoeing as well as supplying water for drinking and irrigation. Tilikum staff have been working since September 2021 on the problem, and have decided to cancel the Day Camp program for 800 registered local children. This is indeed the most challenging time in Camp Tilikum’s 51-year history.

So far, about $100,000 has been spent on the project, and to date, about $70,000 has been raised. To finish the project, costs are projected to be an additional $330,000 including $180,000 for direct costs to repair, and $150,000 for indirect costs for purchasing water and loss of income from the cancellation of Day Camp.

If you would like to support the ministry at Tilikum you can contribute via GoFundMe to this project. [CLICK HERE]

See the Newberg Graphic’s June 21, 2022 coverage. [CLICK HERE]

…for our kids to grow.

Faith-based Summer Day Camps for kids entering 1st – 8th grades.

What people are saying about Camp Tilikum.

Every year more than 7,500 people visit Tilikum to find rest and renewal among the 93 acres of rolling hills, dense forest and pristine lake.

  • “We had an amazing time! The food was delicious. The ropes course was challenging and bonding. The lake was gorgeous. Everyone on staff we encountered was so friendly and helpful. Thank you.”

    Guest Leader, Open Meadow Alternative School

  • “This was such as helpful weekend for me! The work that we’ve done here this weekend will stick with me for a long time.  The staff and facilities were great! You were all very good at serving in the background and meeting our needs and giving us this precious space in which we could do the work we came to do. Thank you!”

    Guest, George Fox University Men’s Retreat, Newberg, Oregon

  • “We love the facility and have come for quite a few years now as a 1st-3rd grade field trip. Staff was early to greet us and prepared to help!  It provides a great opportunity for group bonding at the beginning of the school year.”

    Teacher, Archer Glen Elementary School, Sherwood, Oregon

  • “Wonderful retreat! The staff were so helpful and courteous, clean facilities and I met the Lord and felt His peace at this beautiful place.  It was a blessed time.”

    Guest, Faith Baptist Church, Lincoln City, Oregon

  • "I ordered the vegan meals and it was AMAZING!"

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "Would love to come here every year for our retreat. The staff is so helpful and courteous."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "Met the Lord and felt His presence at this beautiful place."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "The food was amazing! And there was plenty."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "It was over the top! I was so thankful for the flavorful meals."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "This has been the best retreat facility I have been to."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "I’ve come here since 1996. This year was wonderful. As always :)"

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • “Couldn’t be better. I’m spoiled rotten.”

    NW Quilters, October 2015

  • “Everything [was] better than a 5* hotel.”

    NW Quilters, October 2015

  • “Very happy that with my special diet. I was able to eat almost everything that was served. The substitutions were fabulous.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “Thank you so much for making our stay so special. Your hospitality, kindness, a gracious attitude were so welcoming.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “It’s really is the best place I have been to for a retreat.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “Everything was so fresh & appealing. Definitely something for every taste & need. Plates were so attractive-loved the touches from the herb garden! Service was above & beyond gracious!”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “So comfy. Love all the little spots to enjoy conversation. Rooms were great.”

    Grace Baptist Women, October 2015

  • “The staff is great, cooks are awesome.”

    Grace Baptist Women, October 2015

The Tilikum Summer Camp scholarship fund

Every kid to camp.

We believe every child should have the opportunity to go to camp whatever their socio-economic situation. Consider giving to the Tilikum Camp Scholarship Fund and make a difference in the life of a child this summer.

Registration is open for QUEST Camp and Family Weekends.

Click on the icon above to register. Camp weeks can fill up quickly, so register early to get the week you want!
Save at least $40 when you register before May 1.


50 years of service!

Experiencing creation, building community, providing refuge, encountering God, and seeing lives transformed. Click the 50th icon above to find out more.


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Camp Tilikum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.