Church Group Registrations
Camp Tilikum will open for Summer Camp this year!
The State of Oregon announced May 7 the opening of summer camps with social distancing and other safety restrictions in place. Day Camp activities will still include swimming, canoeing, archery, nature hikes, camp songs, bouldering and crafts. QUEST and High Adventure Camp will take place with a modified program similar to Day Camp. There will likely be no overnight and Challenge Course activities. See camp pages for details.
We will make these safety adjustments: small groups with no large gatherings, screenings at check in time, camper groups of 10 or less with 2 Summer Staff, no volunteer counselors, implementing social distancing guidelines, limited to 80 campers on the grounds, and the same campers in each group all week.
“These thorough safety measures mean that kids are now able to come to camp where they can be outside experiencing creation, making friends, and learning about Jesus—a needed change after being at home for so long!”, says Rommie Christiansen, Summer Camp Program Director.
Why bring your kids to Camp?
From the beginning Tilikum has partnered with local churches to bring kids to Camp. Why? Because when children and youth ministers bring kids to camp they maximize the camp experience for their kids, build strong relationships, and are able to promote their relationship with God.
- 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 good work begun at camp continues.
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)
Interested in bringing your group to Summer Camp?
Email Rommie Christiansen/ Camp Program Director, or call Rommie at 503.538.2763 ext. 106.
Tilikum 2019 Camp video
Click the image above to watch the Camp Tilikum 2019 video.