Tilikum Day Camps

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

 

Experience creation, establish friendships, unplug from technology, 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, 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 talks” present 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
  • tree house or small zip line
  • forest navigation
  • rafting and canoeing
  • barn animals & theater
  • archery or parachute games

2019 Summer Day Camp schedule

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

Week 1 – June 10- 14, 2019 – Home School Week.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 2 – June 17-21, 2019

Week 3 – June 24-28, 2019 – Bus transportation from Beaverton is available for an additional fee. Pick-up and drop-off is at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 SW Walker Road in Beaverton.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 4 – July 1-3, 5, 2019 – Reduced fee due to shortened (4-day) week.
Bus transportation in Sherwood and Newberg is available for an additional fee. Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 5 – July 8-12, 2019  A Family Camp option is available for this week.
Bus transportation is available in the Tigard area for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 SW Walnut Place, Portland, OR 97223.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 6 – July 15-19, 2019 – A Family Camp option is available for this week.
Bus transportation in Sherwood is available for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at St. Francis Catholic Church, 11651 S.W. Oregon Street in Sherwood.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 7 – July 22-26, 2019
Bus transportation in the Stafford area (Lake Oswego/Tualatin) is available for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 8 – July 29- August 2, 2019
Bus transportation in Sherwood and Newberg is available for an additional fee. Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [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 – $329* ($287 when registering before May 1)
     $269 for Week 1 – Home School week (when registering before June 1), and Week 4 – Independence Day week

Partially Subsidized – $301* ($263 when registering before May 1)
     $246 for Week 1 – Home School week (when registering before June 1), and Week 4 – Independence Day week

Subsidized – $274* ($239 when registering before May 1)
     $224 for Week 1 – Home School week (when registering before June 1), and Week 4 – Independence Day week

     $60 discount when you register for Home School Camp Week 1 – June 10- 14, 2019 [LEARN MORE]
     Schedule to register next year before May 1 and receive an additional $35 early bird discount.
     *plus options for 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]

Cancellations/Changes – There is a $35 administration fee to change camp weeks. Cancellation requests received at least three weeks prior to the first day of camp will be refunded in full, less a $35 administration fee. Cancellation requests received less than three weeks prior to camp, but more than one week, will receive a 50% refund. One week before camp or during camp, we only offer refunds for illnesses or accidents with a physician’s note. During your week of camp, we pro-rate the refund based on the length of attendance, less a $35 administration fee. 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.

Week 3 – June 24-28, 2019 – Pick-up and drop-off is at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 SW Walker Road in Beaverton.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 4 – July 1-3, 5, 2019 – Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 5 – July 8-12, 2019 – Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 SW Walnut Place, Portland, OR 97223.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 6 – July 15-19, 2019 – Bus pick-up and drop-off is at St. Francis Catholic Church, 11651 S.W. Oregon Street in Sherwood.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 7 – July 22-26, 2019  – Bus pick-up and drop-off is available in the Stafford area (Lake Oswego/Tualatin) from Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 8 – July 29- August 2, 2019 – Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [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 $800!

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 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

Summer Camp registration is open!

Click on the icon above to register.
Take advantage of a $35 Early Bird Discount when you register before May 1.