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.

Coronavirus update for campers, guests, suppliers, staff and supporters.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.”     – 2 Timothy 1:7

Every day we hear more about how the Coronavirus is affecting our communities and Tilikum is closely monitoring current guidance from government and local health authorities. The health and safety of guests and staff is of utmost importance. As of Monday, March 23, Governor Brown issued a ‘stay-at-home’ order closing many non-essential businesses and facilities, with the result that Camp Tilikum is now closed to the public. Check back for more information in the coming days. Visit various department pages (links) below for current information about your registration or booking.

Preparations are still underway for a robust Summer Camp season, and registrations are being accepted for Day Camp, QUEST, High Adventure Camp, Family Camps, and Family Weekends. For up to date information on Summer Camp registration, visit the Summer Camps page.

If you have immediate questions or concerns, or simply wish to connect, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Tilikum staff. Click on any of the links below to immediately connect with the appropriate department:

For current information about Camp Tilikum policy and timelines, contact Dennis Littlefield/Executive Director. For current information about guest groups and scheduling, visit the Guest Services page, or email Suzanne Maki/Guest Services Director. For current information about Summer Camps and Summer Camp scheduling, visit the Summer Camps page or email Rommie Christiansen/Program Director. For current information about your Summer Camp registration, email Debbie Ford/Registrar. For current information about your booking on the Challenge Course, visit the Challenge Course page, or email Amy Watson/Challenge Course Manager. For current information about Tilikum finances or to make a donation, visit the Support page, or email DennisLittlefield/Executive Director. 

Difficulty often affords us opportunities to respond to present circumstances in ways that minister to others and glorifies God. This is a great time to open our hands and demonstrate the love of Christ to those who are in need. Tilikum is proud to be a part of our amazing community and is committed to finding ways to support each member. Look to God, and look after yourselves, your families and co-workers, friends and neighbors.

…for our kids to grow.

Faith-based Summer Day Camps for kids entering 1st – 8th grades and an overnight program for high school.

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.

Summer Camp registration is open!

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


You can make a difference in the lives of others. Support the ministry at Camp Tilikum.

Review the new Camp Tilikum 2020 brochure

If you would like a copy of the new Camp Tilikum 2020 brochure, email Dan Prow, Director of Marketing, or call Dan at (503) 538-2763, ext. 104.

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