About Camp Tilikum

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

Every year more than 3,500 people come to get away from their every-day, familiar spaces and come to Camp Tilikum—a place where deep connections with God, nature and others are more attainable.


Camp Tilikum creates space for people of all walks to encounter God.

Creating space for kids to connect with God.

Tilikum provides a safe, serene Summer Camp environment for kids ages six to eighteen to be mentored by young adults who teach them about their Creator in an outdoor setting.

Creating space for friends to gather.

The Lodge at Camp Tilikum provides wholesome meals, comfortable rooms, a cracking fire, and space for gatherings and private conversations any time of year.

Creating space for families to connect.

Tilikum’s family weekends allow parents to have fun and spend focused time with their children, while grandparents tell treasured stores of faith and formation to their grandchildren.

Creating space for building your team.

The Challenge Course at Camp Tilikum is a resource for groups of all ages to build trust and camaraderie for greater effectiveness.

Creating space for you to encounter God.

Tilikum has two personal prayer retreat spaces that can be used for individuals who need to unplug, refocus, or simply experience a healthy dose of silence for a day or weekend.

Why types of groups does Tilikum host?

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Camp Tilikum regularly hosts faith-based groups as well as public institutions like schools, secular non-profits, and many corporations. Serving a broad range of groups and individuals, Tilikum asks only that they conduct their meetings and retreats without opposing Tilikum’s basic principles.

Digging deeper


Tilikum is accredited by the most stringent organizations and standards in the industry.  [LEARN MORE]

The history of Camp Tilikum

Camp Tilikum started when one man gave his farm to God in 1971.  [LEARN MORE]

Meet the Administrative Staff

Meet some of the smiling faces you’ll see at Camp Tilikum.  [MEET THE STAFF]

Meet the Board

Meet some of the community members who provide leadership for Camp Tilikum. [MEET THE BOARD]


For more information about Camp Tilikum, contact Suzanne Maki/Guest Services Director, or call (503) 538-2763 ext. 101.

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


For more information about Camp Tilikum, contact Suzanne Maki/Guest Services Director, or call (503) 538-2763 ext. 101.