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

Family Night

Thursday evening, 6:30pm – 8:30pm is Family Night for current campers. Bring a picnic dinner, try out the big swing or canoe and enjoy a slide show of the week’s campers and activities.

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. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at (to be announced).

Week 4 – July 1-3, 5, 2019 – Reduced fee due to shortened week.
Bus transportation in Newberg is available for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street.

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 (to be announced).

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.

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.

Week 8 – July 29- August 2, 2019
Bus transportation from Newberg is available for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street.

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.

$35 Early Bird Discount if registered by May 1, 2019 (regular prices in parentheses). 

Full Cost – $287 ($322 after May 1)

Partially Subsidized – $263 ($298 after May 1)

Subsidized – $239 ($274 after May 1)

For group pricing contact Rommie Christiansen/Camp Program Director, or call (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 (503) 538-2763 ext. 107.

Transportation

Day Camp begins at 8:45 am each day and concludes at 3:45 pm. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp—carpools are encouraged. During the week of July 6-10, a Tilikum sponsored bus option is available from Rolling Hills Community Church. Space is limited and campers must enroll in the “Bus Option” week of July 6-10 when registering.

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]

More Information

What to bring to Day Camp.

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.