Consider the Family Camp Option for Summer Day Camp and QUEST

A $900 immediate family maximum cost! The Family Camp option applies two weeks this year! July 5-10, and July 12-17, 2020, and runs Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Tilikum offers this overnight option for families in the Day Camp or QUEST Adventure Camp programs. Perfect for out-of-the-area families who wish to spend time with their campers.

How it works

Family Camp begins on Sunday afternoon and concludes Friday afternoon.

Days: Children entering grades 1-8 will attend Day Camp or QUEST Camp from 8:45AM – 3:45PM Monday-Friday. Parents are invited to be a volunteer counselor or take some quiet time for themselves.

Evenings: Evenings will be very lightly scheduled. For example, your family might enjoy a quiet canoe ride on the lake or an evening campfire by the lake shore. This will allow for rest and family time to get ready for the next day.

Family Camp schedule

Family Camp happens two weeks in the summer

Check back in December for details for the 2021 season!


Lodging: Families will be housed and served meals in The Lodge. Each family will have their own room(s) and bathroom.

Food: Breakfast and dinners will be served family-style in Tilikum’s Dining Room. Sack lunches will be distributed each morning for parents and campers.

Medical diets: Tilikum Food Service can accommodate your medical diet request if you let them know two weeks in advance of your scheduled event at Tilikum. There is an additional charge of $1 per meal per person due to the increased cost of food. You can make arrangements to pay when you arrive and check in.

Changes or cancellations

If you need to change or cancel or your camp registration for any reason, please notify Debbie Ford, 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. Simply email Suzanne Maki/Camp Registrar, or call Suzanne at (503) 538-2763, ext 101.

Family Camp registration is now closed

Mark your calendar. Registration for Family Camp 2021 begins January 15th.

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.