Church Group Registrations
Why bring kids to Camp?
Since 1971 Tilikum has been partnering with local churches to bring kids to Camp. When youth ministers bring kids to camp they maximize the camp experience for youth, building strong relationships within their group and help them develop in their relationships with God.
Tilikum recognizes and supports these fundamental dynamics:
- We want the primary affiliation bond to be between you and your kids.
- We want these bonds to continue after camp.
- Follow-up continues in the local church, so the powerful influence of Camp can continue in their lives.
How it works
- A well planned, organized, and staffed children’s camp.
- An amazing inter-generational bonding experience between campers and camp counselors.
- A streamlined check-in process.
- Reduced rates for groups of 10 or more. Some churches pass the rate reduction through to campers while others charge the standard rate and retain the difference to subsidize transportation costs. It’s up to you.
- A dedicated Group Coordinator – This individual will be the advocate at your church and the administrative connection to Tilikum.
- Coordinate paperwork – Group Coordinators work in conjunction with the Camp Program Director and Registrar to collect the necessary forms from their campers.
- Coordinate Counselors – Groups commit to providing from their church or group one volunteer counselor for every 7 children. These dedicated volunteer counselors provide a consistent link between a child’s spiritual journey at camp and back home in their church group. Many groups utilize parents and college students returning for the summer. Grandparents are welcome too, but be aware the terrain at Tilikum requires agile mobility.
- Coordinate transportation – Many church groups have buses or vans they can use to transport their group to Tilikum. Others don’t have permanent vehicles so they rent buses for the week.
Interested in bringing a group to Tilikum? Email Rommie Christiansen/Camp Program Director, or call Rommie at (503) 538-2763 ext. 106.
We are excited to again partner with you to bring kids to camp and connect with them in out in God’s incredible creation. Below are some of the more commonly requested items Coordinators can use to communicate with the families in their church. If you need assistance, email Rommie Christiansen/Camp Program Director, or call Rommie at (503) 538.2763 ext. 106.
Helpful information and tools for setting up Summer Camp coordination at your Church
- Tilikum Supports Local Churches
- Coordinator Handbook
- Coordinator Timeline
- Coordinator Poster
- Church Slide
- Facebook Photo
- Summer Camp flyer for your Parents (editable)
- Volunteer Counselor Recruiting Flyer (give to your candidates)
- Transportation Roster (sample)
- Medication Check-in/out (sample)
- Tilikum Grounds Map
- Tilikum Medical Form (Spanish version)