Mother and Son Weekend

Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2019

Mothers and sons (entering 1st grade and up) come out for a fun-filled day at Tilikum. Highlights include, worship, team-building activities, fishing, and a lot more! Best of all, sons will have a whole day of undivided attention from mom, building memories that will last a lifetime. Tilikum emphasizes times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether fishing with your son 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.

Mother and Son Camp dates

          Date: July 19-21, 2019
       Arrival: Check-in begins at 4:30PM Friday
Departure: 11:00AM Sunday


paul-nancy-almquistSpeaker – Nancy Almquist

Raising three sons has been one of the greatest adventures of my life. My husband Paul and I made it a priority to get our boys out into the beauty of nature when they were young. We camped, fished, hiked and took time to enjoy what God has created. They are all grown up now, two of them are married, but all of them still appreciate time spent in the great outdoors. I have the privilege of working with many wonderful women in my Mary Kay business, teaching children at our church and taking walks and sharing stories with good friends. I challenge myself to focus on joy even in the midst of hardship and God shows me regularly another thing I can put in my “Joy Jar.” We will have a great time at our weekend together in July!  

dt-musical-notesWorship Leader






Sample schedule

  4:30PM – Registration opens, swim/canoe/fishing available
  6:30PM – Dinner
  7:30PM – Session 1 with Welcome Orientation
  8:30PM – Free time and snacks, shoreline fishing

  6:45AM – 7:45AM Fishing and canoes
  8:00AM – Breakfast
  8:45AM – Family Photos, Tilikum Presentation, Session 2, moms only (youth are with summer staff on an outdoor activity)
10:15AM – Craft, Climbing Wall, Guided Fishing available
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 S’mores

  7:15AM – 8:15AM Fishing and canoes
  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.

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 Son 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 open!