About the Tilikum Summer Camp Scholarship Fund

Every kid to Camp.

100% of your donation goes directly to the scholarship fund to send kids to Camp. Your donation is appreciated and benefits kids who would not otherwise be able to attend Camp. Below are suggested amounts:

  • $286 pays for one Day Camper (1st – 6th grade)
  • $311 pays for one QUEST Camper (6th – 8th grades)

Tilikum can accept donations via PayPal, credit card, electronic funds transfer (ETF) from your bank or a written check.

Camp Tilikum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation so your contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you for helping under-resourced families get to Camp.


For more information about the Tilikum Summer Camp Scholarship Fund email Dennis Littlefield/Executive Director or call Dennis at (503) 538-2763, x103.


Yes, I’d like to help send a kid to Summer Camp.

Making a difference in the lives of families you don’t even know.

I wanted to share this with all of you because we don’t always hear the stories of how camp scholarships affect real families. This one particularly warmed my heart and made my day.

Last year a family accidentally registered for camp while looking at prices. Later they asked me to delete their registration because they found they couldn’t afford camp. I gave her the option of applying for a scholarship, which she did. Turns out her husband was recovering from major surgery for stage three esophageal cancer, undergoing chemotherapy, and had not worked for 5 months. We were able to extend a scholarship for their son and asked that the family only pay $50.

We then discovered the family lives close to the Beaverton bus pick up/drop off site that was operating the following week. We made it work so her son could get bus transportation without an additional fee.

I heard from her today (this year). Her husband’s scan was clear at his three-month appointment. She thanked us for ministering to her family and said it meant a lot to them. She then registered her son for camp and wanted to know how to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund to help another child get to camp. She sent me another email saying she had completed the donation.

Debbie Ford
2019 Camp Registrar