Tilikum Day Camps

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

Experience creation, make friends, learn new things, and 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: conversations about creation

2024 Summer Day Camp schedule

Summer Day Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm during the following weeks.

Week 1 – June 10 – 14 – Home School Week. At least a $60 discount.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 2 – June 17 – 21

Week 3 – June 24 – 28

Week 4 – July 1-3 – 5 – Independence Week. At least a $60 discount due to a shortened (4-day) week. No camp July 4.

Week 5 – July 8 – 12

Week 6 – July 15 – 19

Week 7 – July 22 – 26

Week 8 – July 29 – August 1 – Last Week of Camp. At least a $60 discount due to a shortened (4-day) week. No camp August 2.

 

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.

There is at least a $60 discount when you register for Week 1 Home School Camp Week, or Week 4 Independence Week (a four-day camp week). [LEARN MORE]

For information on group pricing email Crystal Headrick/Camp Registrar.

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]

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 for seven of the camp weeks for an additional fee. When registering simply select the transportation option for that week of camp.  [LEARN MORE]

Consider the Family Camp option.

Enjoy a complete week of family vacation at Camp for a maximum of $1,100!

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]

Changes and cancellations

If you need to change or cancel or your camp registration for any reason, please email Crystal Headrick/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.

Family Night

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 family, then come to the Fawver Center to sing some silly camp songs, and get a sneak peek at what’s going on behind the scenes at Tilikum this year. Then enjoy the Big Swing and ride on the canoes.

The schedule is as follows:

     3:45PM – Arrive at Tilikum and join up with your kids and eat your picnic dinner.
     4:15PM – Head to the Fawver Center
     4:30PM – Program in the Fawver Center and meet your kids staff member.
     4:50PM6:00PM – free-time activities

Medical issues

All of our staff are trained in first aid/CPR and emergency water safety. We also have an on-site Health Manager during the entire session. If your child has any kind of medical issue, he/she will visit our Health Manager and you will be notified.

Additional information

What to bring to Day Camp.

Summer Camp registration is open!

Click on the icon above to register. Day Camps can fill up quickly, so register early to get the week(s) you want!
Save at least $40 when you register before May 1.

Camp Bussing for 2024!

Our 2024 camps now have an optional bus transportation program.  [LEARN MORE].

Did you know your child can come to Camp more than one week?

Activities and curriculum won’t change significantly from week to week, but if your child loves Tilikum they could come to Camp up to three times this summer.

Summer Camp photos

For Summer Camp photos click here.

Here’s 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