Mother and Daughter Weekend

May 12-14, 2023

Tilikum offers programs that emphasize times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether exploring the grounds during a nature hike, or racing up the Climbing Wall together, the setting, the people, and the presence of God create an ideal opportunity to experience life side by side. Mothers and daughters (entering 1st grade and up) are invited to retreat together in a relaxing, country setting. Highlights include three fun-filled days of laughter, fun activities and great Bible teaching, all in a spectacular setting surrounded by God’s beautiful creation. Best of all, the memories made during this very special weekend will last forever! The weekend price includes lodging for two nights, five meals and all program activities.

Mother and Daughter Weekend dates

           Dates: May 12-14
       Arrival: Check-in begins at 4:30PM Friday
Departure: 11:00AM Sunday


Speaker – Joy Lujan

Joy Lujan is the pastor at Whitney Friends Church in Boise. She’s a wife, moma to six children, ranging from 33 to 16 years old, and Nana to three wonderful grandchildren (12, 3 and 1 year).

Joy brings to our weekend together her experiences as a mom to three bonus kids, an adopted son, and two biological sons. She is excited to share some things Jesus has carried her through the past twenty years—some wonderful times and some pull her hair out and wail times. She will likely laugh and cry with us; sometimes at the same time.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (2016) in Business Management and Bible, and a Master of Fine Arts degree (2017) in Quaker Studies from Barclay College. She is a recorded minister with Northwest Yearly Meeting.

eva-flores-estrada-musicianWorship Leader – Eva Flores Estrada

I grew up in Oregon and have dedicated much of my life to worship ministry from the age of 8. I am currently part of a Salem-based worship band called Cherry City Worship as well as serving at my home church. I find such joy in serving and being able to use the gifts God has given me to bless others and worship Him. I work at a faith-based non-profit in Canby as a bookkeeper and am also serving as Moderator for the Council of Hispanic Anabaptists, Churches of the Northwest in my Conference. I’m thankful for any opportunity to serve and look forward to seeing the Lord move!

Sample schedule

  4:30PM – Registration Opens, Canoeing available
  6:30PM – Dinner
  7:30PM – Session 1
  8:30PM – Free Time (late night walk around lake, movie) and snacks

  8:30AM – Breakfast
  9:15AM – Session 2, moms only (youth are with summer staff in age appropriate activities)
10:15AM – Craft, Climbing Wall, Hiking
12:00PM – Family Photos & Tilikum Presentation
12:30PM – Lunch
  1:00PM – Free Time Activities will include canoeing, swimming, and the Big Swing
  6:00PM – Dinner 7:00 pm Session 3
  8:30PM – Campfire with S’mores

  8:30AM – Breakfast
  9:30AM – Session 4
10:30AM – 11:00AM Departure



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.  [VIEW/DOWNLOAD]

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

  • closed-toe shoes
  • sandals
  • Bible
  • notepad
  • casual clothes
  • jacket
  • camera (and charger or batteries)
  • flashlight
  • sunscreen

Registration for Mother and Daughter Weekend is now closed.

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