The Fawver Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Based on the information we currently have from government and local health authorities, the Fawver Center will remain closed until March 31. To discuss future reservations, email Suzanne Maki/Guest Services Director.

The Fawver Center at Camp Tilikum

fawver-center-exteriorDesigned after an Indian longhouse, the Fawver Center is a multipurpose building situated at the east end of Lake Tilikum. The Fawver Center can be rented exclusively or as a part of a grounds use group rental. It may also be available at no additional charge in combination with a Tilikum Lodge rental. Its rustic lakeside setting and expansive space appeals to outdoor education groups, harvest parties and family reunions. It also provides an indoor space for ChallengeCourse groups on a rainy day.

Summer availability is limited to evenings and/or weekends due to Tilikum sponsored programs.

Fawver Center features include

  • fawver-center-upper-deck​half-court basketball
  • 25’ climbing wall (additional fees apply)
  • indoor fire pit & supplies
  • small food prep area
  • restrooms
  • cafeteria-style table seating for 100
  • projection screen
  • BBQ space (bring your own)
  • outdoor campfire area
  • access to fishing bridge & canoe landing
  • nearby parking for large groups & bus turnaround


Facility rental fee is $200 per day with a grounds fee of $5 per person.

What guests are saying about their time at Tilikum

  • “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, November 2015

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

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "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, November 2015

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

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

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

    Faith Baptist women, November 2015

  • "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, October 2015

  • “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), October 2015

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

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

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

    Grace Baptist Women (St. Helens), October 2015

  • “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, October 2015

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

    Grace Baptist Women, October 2015


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

To reserve the Fawver Center…

Click the icon above to email Suzanne Maki/Guest Services Director.