Tilikum Day Camps

Summer Day Camp programs for kids entering 1st – 6th grades.

 

Experience creation, make friends, learn new things, connect with God

Your child will spend more than 35 hours in God’s great outdoors under the careful guidance of specially trained college-age counseling staff. Together they will explore Tilikum’s 93 acres, making new friends, participating in waterfront activities, nature studies, and barn animals, learning Christ-centered truths and having a whole lot of fun. Silly songs, games, and new shared experiences draw kids together. A week at Camp Tilikum removes your child from the ever present draw of technical devices. Face-to-face encounters with staff and new friends give your child ample opportunities to develop good social skills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and archery build life-skills they can reference as they develop. Daily “Trail Talk” presents biblical truths in story format. Kids are encouraged to ponder the stories to hear what God is saying to them personally. Day Camp staff look for ways to build community within each camper group.

 

Day Camp activities can include

  • nature hikes
  • songs and skits
  • swimming, rafting, and canoeing
  • Tree House or Small Zip line
  • forest navigation
  • barn animals & theater
  • archery or parachute games
  • Trail Talk curriculum [LEARN MORE]

2019 Summer Day Camp schedule

Summer Day Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:45 am – 3:45 pm during the following weeks.

Week 1 – June 8-12, 2020 – Home School Week.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 2 – June 15-19, 2020

Week 3 – June 22-26, 2020 – Bus transportation from Tualatin and Tigard are available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 4 – June 29 – July 2, 2020 – Independence Week. Reduced fee due to a shortened (4-day) week. Bus transportation from Tualatin and Beaverton are available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 5 – July 6-10, 2020 – Bus transportation is available from Beaverton and Tigard for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]
A Family Camp option is available for this week.

Week 6 – July 13-17, 2020 – Bus transportation from Tualatin and Beaverton is available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]
A Family Camp option is available for this week.

Week 7 – July 20-24, 2020 – Bus transportation from Beaverton and Tigard is available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 8 – July 27- 31, 2020 – Bus transportation from Tualatin and Tigard is available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Cost for Day Camp

Realizing that families have differing abilities to pay, Tilikum offers a three-tier pricing structure. Tiered pricing is intended to help families recognize the full cost of Camp and then select the level most suitable for their family circumstances. By choosing to pay the full cost of camp, Tilikum is able to offer financial assistance to families that need it.

Full Cost – $299* (a savings of $40 when you register by May 1)
There is a $60 discount ($239) when you register for Week 1 Home School Camp Week, or Week 4 Independence Week
(a four-day camp week). [LEARN MORE]

Partially Subsidized – $274* (a savings of $40 when you register by May 1)
There is a $60 discount ($214) when you register for Week 1 Home School Camp Week, or Week 4 Independence Week (a four-day camp week). [LEARN MORE]

Fully Subsidized – $249* (a savings of $40 when you register by May 1)
There is a $60 discount ($189) when you register for Week 1 Home School Camp Week, or Week 4 Independence Week (a four-day camp week). [LEARN MORE]

*plus options for Bus Transportation and Before and After Care.

For information on group pricing email Rommie Christiansen/Camp Program Director, or call Rommie at (503) 538-2763 ext. 106.

Child Care Tax Credit – Did you know that you can use your Child Care Tax Credit for Day Camp?

Camp Scholarships – Camp Scholarships are available for those who qualify.  [LEARN MORE]

Changes or Cancellations – If you need to change or cancel or your camp registration for any reason, please notify Debbie Ford, Camp Registrar, as soon as possible. If you cancel more than three weeks from your camp start date, you will receive a full refund minus a $40 transaction fee. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made between 8 and 21 days prior to the first day of camp. Cancellations made 7 days or less prior to the first day of camp will not be refunded. Exceptions can be made for illness or accident with a note from the camper’s physician. Tilikum prorates the amount of refund based on the number of days the camper attended, minus a $40 transaction fee. There is a $40 transaction fee for switching from one week of camp to another. Simply email Debbie Ford/Camp Registrar, or call Debbie at (503) 538-2763, ext. 107.

Transportation

Day Camp begins at 8:45AM each day and concludes at 3:45PM. When not coming with your church, parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp, and carpools are encouraged. Bus transportation is available this summer during the following camp weeks for an additional fee ($60 for the entire week, or $48 for Week 4 – Independence Day week). When registering simply select the transportation option for that week of camp.  [LEARN MORE]

Extended Care (early drop-off and late pick-up)

Tilikum offers extended hours care for Day Camp and QUEST campers only. Early drop off begins at 7:30AM, and late pickup ends at 5:00PM. Pre-registered rates are $15/day for Before Care, and $15 per day for After Care. Parents/guardians whose campers are picked up later than 5:00PM will be charged an additional $1 per minute. Parents/guardians will be billed for extended care the week after Camp.

Parents/guardians can reserve extended hours care when filling out the camper’s Medical History Form online at least one week before camp. After this time window has passed, any changes to extended care reservations must be made by emailing Debbie Ford/Camp Registrar, or call Debbie at (503) 538-2763, ext 107.

Family Night

Registered for Day Camp? Pack your own picnic dinner and join us on the Thursday night of Camp for a look inside your camper’s week! Enjoy sitting around the picnic table with your child’s counselor, sing some silly camp songs, and get a sneak peek at what’s going on behind the scenes at Tilikum this year. Ride the Big Swing and Giant Canoes and check out the Camp Store.

The schedule is as follows:

     3:45PM – Arrive at Tilikum and join up with your kids
     4:00PM – 4:15PM – Head to the Fawver Center for picnic dinner alongside the Summer Staff
     4:30PM – Program in the Fawver Center
     4:50PM6:30PM – Camp free-time activities

Consider the Family Camp option

Enjoy a complete week of family vacation at Camp for a maximum of $900!

No driving!—perfect for out-of-town families of Day Camp kids. Families are housed and fed at Tilikum Lodge. Go hiking, shopping, or spend time sharing/talking at the Lodge.  [LEARN MORE]

Additional information

What to bring to Day Camp.

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 by May 1.

Expanded 2020 bus program

Summer Camp 2020 includes an expanded transportation program.  [LEARN MORE].

Summer Camp photos

For Summer Camp 2019 photos click here.

What parents are saying about Tilikum’s Summer Day Camp program

“I love this camp—what an incredible way to blend nature, God, fun, and the most amazing experience ever!! It is Ian’s 3rd year and he loves it!! Thank you all.”  – Day Camp Parent