Mother and Son Families Day

Saturday, July 17, 2021


 Speaker – Beth and Dan Banham

After spending her first 8 years in Ethiopia with missionary parents, Beth moved home to Oregon where she fell in love with flush toilets, hot baths, and Coca-Cola. Eventually she also fell in love with Dan. Because they both loved Jesus and his people, they became half of the team that founded City’s Edge Community Church back in 1997. Grant, who was trying to master crawling and eating cheerios, didn’t know what he was signing up for. But he grew to love Jesus and his people too, and became one of those rare kids who wasn’t quite sure he wanted to go on vacation because it meant missing church.

Today both Grant and City’s Edge are 23 years old and all three Banhams continue to love and serve the church in various capacities. Beth has in recent years begun speaking at a variety of conferences and retreats, and has a blog at Grant spent several summers serving at Twin Rocks as camp counselor and summer staff, and currently works for Hillsboro Park & Recreation. This will be Beth and Grant’s first opportunity to speak together.

Worship Leader – TBA

Worship Leader bio and information coming soon.

Sample schedule

We are excited for Mother and Son Families Day this year. Due to COVID-19 guidelines the format is adjusted to provide a safe experience for your family and Tilikum staff.

8:30AM – Check in/health screening (continental style breakfast
9:30AM – Morning session/Orientation
10:45AM – Follow-up activity with family groups
12:00PM – Family photos / Lunch
1:00PM – Activity rotation schedule (swimming, canoes, archery and games, etc.)
4:30PM – Afternoon worship and speaker session
5:30PM – Dinner
6:30PM – Campfire (with smores)
7:30PM – Departure

If you have immediate questions, email Suzanne Maki/Registrar.


Lodging for 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mother and Son Weekend will have family members lodge at home.

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.

Food service

Expect delicious homestyle meals when you visit Tilikum.​

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: $114
     Child: $90


     Adult: $105
     Child: $83


     Adult: $95
     Child: $75

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, please notify Suzanne Maki/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 Suzanne Maki/Camp Registrar, or call Suzanne at (503) 538-2763, ext 101.

What to bring

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

Registration for Mother and Son Weekend Day is closed.

Mark your calendar. Registration for the Summer Camp 2022 season begins January 15th.