Father and Son Weekend

June 17-19, 2022

Fathers and sons (entering 1st grade and up) come out for a fantastic weekend of activities at Tilikum. Highlights include waterfront activities including swimming and canoeing on the lake, team-building on the Challenge Course, Bible teaching and musical and spiritual worship, and lots more. Best of all, dads will have an incredible opportunity to impact their sons and build lifelong memories together.

Father and Son Weekend dates

          Dates: June 17-19, 2022
       Arrival: Check-in begins at 4:30PM Friday
Departure: 11:00AM Sunday


dan-banhamSpeaker – Dan Banham

Dan and his wife Beth helped to plant City’s Edge Community Church in 1996, and have been pastoring there for about 25 years. They have been married nearly 30 years and have one son in his mid 20s. Dan participates in a Chicago Tribute Band, likes to take long (50+mile) bicycle rides and is passionate about giving people opportunities to use and develop their gifts in ministry and music.





ChuckSabin-72-rgbWorship Leader – Chuck Sabin

Chuck Sabin is a pastor, writer and musician. He lives to enjoy, encourage and inspire others in their life connection with Jesus Christ. Chuck just celebrated 39 years of marriage with his beautiful wife Deb, and is the father of five enchanting sons. Chuck is currently the Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Newberg, Oregon and on the Leadership Team for The Newberg Ministerial Association.




Sample schedule

  4:30PM – Registration Opens, swimming and canoeing
  6:30PM – Dinner
  7:30PM – Session 1 – Welcome Orientation
  8:30PM – Free Time and Snacks

  6:45AM – 7:45AM – Canoeing and swimming
  8:00AM – Breakfast
  8:45PM – Family photos, Tilikum presentation, Session 2
10:15AM – Crafts, Climbing Wall, hiking
12:30PM – Lunch
  1:00PM – Free Time Activities may include Big Swing, Little Zipline, Big Zipline, rafting, canoeing and swimming
  6:00PM – Dinner
  7:00PM – Session 3
  8:00PM – Campfire with Smores and worship

  7:15AM – 8:15AM Swimming and canoeing
  8:30AM – Breakfast
  9:30AM – Session 4
10:30AM – 11:00AM Depart



Stay at Tilikum Lodge in a comfortable country, retreat center setting. You and your child(ren) will have your own guest sleeping room with three single beds and a private bathroom.

The commuter option

Commute to Tilikum for all Family Weekends except for the Single Mom and Family Weekend. Join in the fun with your family and return home to sleep in your own bed at night. Rates include 5 meals, all sessions and recreation activities for the weekend.

Food service

Expect delicious home-style meals when you visit Tilikum.​

Medical diets

Food Service can accommodate your medical diet request if you let them know at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled event at Tilikum. A link to the medical diet form will be sent to you once you complete your online registration. 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.

Cost for Family Weekends

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Tilikum has instituted a three-tier fee program. Tiered pricing is intended to help families recognize the full cost of Camp and then select the level that is most suitable for their family circumstances. By choosing to pay the full cost, Tilikum is able to offer financial assistance to families that need it. Please select the appropriate tier at the time of registration.

Full Cost

     Adult: $192     Commuter Adult: $144
     Child: $144      Commuter Child: $108


     Adult: $176     Commuter Adult: $132
     Child: $132      Commuter Child: $99


     Adult: $160     Commuter Adult: $120
     Child: $120      Commuter Child: $90

Scholarships are available for those who qualify.  [VIEW/DOWNLOAD]

Changes or Cancellations – If you need to change or cancel or your camp registration for any reason, notify 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. Simply email Crystal Headrick/Camp Registrar.

What to bring

  • swimsuit
  • closed-toe shoes
  • sandals
  • Bible
  • notepad
  • casual clothes
  • jacket
  • camera (and charger)
  • mosquito spray

Registration for Father and Son Weekend is closed.

Mark your calendar. Registration for the next Summer Camp season begins January 15.