Mother and Daughter Weekend

Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tilikum offers programs that emphasize times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether fishing on the lake, 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 Camp dates

         Date: May 10-12, 2019
      Arrival: Check-in begins at 4:30PM Friday
Departure: 11:00AM Sunday


julie-andersonSpeaker – Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson is a graduate of George Fox University.  She has written Bible study material for a local publisher and is currently working on a long-term writing project.  Julie, her husband Carl, and their two teenage daughters live in Newberg, Oregon. The family attends Newberg Friends Church where Julie serves as an elder and a Sunday School teacher.  She is a former Camp Tilikum summer staff member and currently works part-time as a Camp Tilikum Guest Host.

debbie-dingmanWorship Leader – Debbie Dingman

Debbie has enjoyed camp cooking ministry for 23 years, eight of them here at Tilikum.  She and her husband Ron have remodeled an 1896 Victorian farmhouse in Newberg and raised their son and daughter there.  They treasure their 3 grandsons – a 8, 4 and 2 year old.  She is passionate about music and how God uses it to speak to us and call us into worship.  A love for Irish music developed a desire to learn the concertina and penny whistle although piano, drums, and percussion are her first instruments.  She also loves the beach, quilting, landscape design, and any excuse to have tea or go out to a restaurant.


Sample schedule

  4:30PM – Registration Opens, Canoeing available
  6:30PM – Dinner
  7:30PM – Session 1
  8:30PM – Free Time (hot tub, 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, Fishing at Beaver bridge area
12:00PM – Family Photos & Tilikum Presentation
12:30PM – Lunch
  1:00PM – Free Time Activities will include Canoeing and 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.

Special diets

We can accommodate options for those with medical dietary needs when given prior notification. Tilikum charges an additional $1 per meal per person for “medical diet” requests. Tilikum prepares family-style meals rather than ‘individual short orders’ based on “food preferences”. We will make you an individual meal with the specifications listed below to the best of our abilities.  We are not a dedicated facility and will process all types of foods in the same kitchen. Please click the following link for the Tilikum Medical Diet Form. This form should be completed by the individual themselves and needs to be returned by email two-weeks prior to your Family Weekend to Debbie Ford/Camp Registrar.

Mother and Daughter Weekend cost

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 the weekends and then select the level that is most suitable for their family circumstances. By choosing to pay the full cost of the program,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: $174
  • Child: $132
Partially Subsidized
  • Adult: $160
  • Child: $121
  • Adult:  $145
  • Child: $110

What to bring

  • swimsuit
  • closed-toe shoes
  • sandals
  • Bible
  • notepad
  • casual clothes
  • jacket
  • camera (and charger)
  • flashlight
  • your own bedding, towels, and toiletries
  • mosquito spray

Registration for Family Weekends is now open!