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Creating spaces for friends to gather.

Camp Tilikum is an ideal location for churches, schools, colleges, non-profits, and community organizations seeking a venue for retreats, conferences, planning sessions, recreation, team-building, and camps. Located less than an hour from Portland or Salem, Oregon, Camp Tilikum is nestled among the hazelnut orchards and hillside vineyards of the Willamette Valley. It is comprised of 93 acres of green meadows, quiet lake waters, and wooded hiking trails. The spacious 14,000 square foot Tilikum Lodge (with 17 bedrooms) accommodates both weekend and midweek guest groups from 15 to 50 guests with clean, comfortable rooms and nutritious home-style meals. Meeting rooms and common areas are large enough to spread out for small gatherings. Additionally, up to 200 guests can be hosted on the grounds, and Tilikum’s Food Service offers catering for any group up to 100 guests and accommodates most medical diet needs.

Groups who come to Tilikum

  • church retreats for women, men, youth, board meetings, missionary trainings and pastoral staff
  • family reunions
  • universities that include athletics, resident halls, graduation programs
  • private, alternative and public schools for overnight camp-outs or retreats, staff development, school board member retreat, leadership training, team-building for athletic groups, school field trips and outdoor school day activities
  • quilting associations
  • Chamber of Commerce leadership classes, board member retreats

What guests are saying about their time at Tilikum

  • We wanted to extend a big THANK YOU to you the Camp Tilikum team. We enjoyed the grounds and found tranquility and peace. We appreciated the rooms and found comfort and camaraderie with our roomies. We were grateful for the delicious food, diet accommodations, and friendly staff who served us. Many of us found the connection to others and to self that we needed to continue to go out and serve our families and communities. Thank you Camp Tilikum!

    Cedar's Women Retreat

  • “We had an amazing time! The food was delicious. The ropes course was challenging and bonding. The lake was gorgeous. Everyone on staff we encountered was so friendly and helpful. Thank you.”

    Guest Leader, Open Meadow Alternative School

  • “This was such as helpful weekend for me! The work that we’ve done here this weekend will stick with me for a long time.  The staff and facilities were great! You were all very good at serving in the background and meeting our needs and giving us this precious space in which we could do the work we came to do. Thank you!”

    Guest, George Fox University Men’s Retreat, Newberg, Oregon

  • “We love the facility and have come for quite a few years now as a 1st-3rd grade field trip. Staff was early to greet us and prepared to help!  It provides a great opportunity for group bonding at the beginning of the school year.”

    Teacher, Archer Glen Elementary School, Sherwood, Oregon

  • “Wonderful retreat! The staff were so helpful and courteous, clean facilities and I met the Lord and felt His peace at this beautiful place.  It was a blessed time.”

    Guest, Faith Baptist Church, Lincoln City, Oregon

  • "I ordered the vegan meals and it was AMAZING!"

    Faith Baptist women

  • "Would love to come here every year for our retreat. The staff is so helpful and courteous."

    Faith Baptist women

  • "Met the Lord and felt His presence at this beautiful place."

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "The food was amazing! And there was plenty."

    Faith Baptist women

  • "It was over the top! I was so thankful for the flavorful meals."

    Faith Baptist women

  • "This has been the best retreat facility I have been to."

    Faith Baptist women

  • "I’ve come here since 1996. This year was wonderful. As always : )"

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • “Couldn’t be better. I’m spoiled rotten.”

    NW Quilters, October 2015

  • “Everything [was] better than a 5* hotel.”

    NW Quilters

  • “Very happy that with my special diet. I was able to eat almost everything that was served. The substitutions were fabulous.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens)

  • “Thank you so much for making our stay so special. Your hospitality, kindness, a gracious attitude were so welcoming.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens)

  • “It’s really is the best place I have been to for a retreat.”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens)

  • “Everything was so fresh & appealing. Definitely something for every taste & need. Plates were so attractive-loved the touches from the herb garden! Service was above & beyond gracious!”

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “So comfy. Love all the little spots to enjoy conversation. Rooms were great.”

    Grace Baptist Women

  • “The staff is great, cooks are awesome.”

    Grace Baptist Women


For rate information, to schedule a tour, or to book your next event at Tilikum, email Suzanne Maki/Guest Services Director.

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