Father and Son Weekend

June 16-18, 2023

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 16-18, 2023
       Arrival: Check-in begins at 4:30PM Friday
Departure: 11:00AM Sunday


jim-le-shana-and-grandsonsSpeaker – Jim Le Shana

Jim currently serves as the General Superintendent for the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends churches in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. He is also a board member of Camp Tilikum. Jim and his wife Jeannine have 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 3 grandsons.  They have lived in California, Oregon, and Kansas where he has been involved for 30 years in various ministries as a pastor, professor, and now general superintendent.  Jim enjoys spending time with his family and is passionate about creatively sharing Christ with our world.


EdFegles-72-rgbWorship Leader – Ed Fegles

15+ years leadership roles with Friends Church Youth
Life long focus on music and worship leading
Multi-instrumentalist: ukelele, guitar, mandolin, banjo,
Member in two performing old time/gospel/bluegrass bands playing banjo,
Member of West Chehalem Friends Church near Newberg,
Loves to sing inspirational encouraging songs with people of all ages,
Husband and father, lives in Beaverton OR.


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.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify.  [LEARN MORE]

Changes or cancellations

If you need to change or cancel or your camp registration for any reason, 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.

What to bring

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

Registration for Father and Son Weekend is now closed.

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