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
2023 Summer Day Camp schedule
Summer Day Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm during the following weeks.
Week 1 – June 12 – 16 – Home School Week. At least a $60 discount. [LEARN MORE]
Week 2 – June 19 – 23
Week 3 – June 26 – 30
Week 4 – July 3, 5- 8 – Independence Week. At least a $60 discount due to a shortened (4-day) week. No camp July 4.
Week 5 – July 10 – 14
Week 6 – July 17 – 21
Week 7 – July 24 – 28
Week 8 – July 31 – August 4
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 – $343 (a savings of at least $40 when you register by May 1)
Partially Subsidized – $315 (a savings of at least $40 when you register by May 1)
Fully Subsidized – $286 (a savings of at least $40 when you register by May 1)
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 Dennis Littlefield/Acting Camp Program Director, or call Dennis at (503) 538-2763, ext. 103.
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]
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.
Registered for Day Camp or QUEST? Pack your own picnic dinner and join us on the Thursday night of Camp for a look inside your camper’s week!
Thursday afternoon schedule is as follows:
3:45PM – Arrive at Tilikum and eat your family picnic somewhere on the grounds.
4:15PM – Head to the Fawver Center
4:30PM – Program begins in the Fawver Center
5:00PM – 6:00PM – Camp “free choice” activities (canoes, Big Swing and barn animals)
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.
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(s) you want!
Save at least $40 when you register before May 1.
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