Tilikum High Adventure Camps

Overnight Summer Camp program for youth entering 9th – 12th grades.

Learn the ropes and ask tough questions

Tilikum’s Adventure Camp Program is all about learning new life skills while creating and strengthening lifelong friendships. Campers learn effective relationship and problem solving skills through good communication on Tilikum’s low- and high-element challenge course. Led by trained facilitators, campers learn about their strengths and how to use them within a group setting. Tilikum’s college age staff love to listen and gently direct campers to find their place in God’s story. At Adventure Camp, campers have time each day to ponder what God is saying to them. High Adventure campers have extended time in God’s creation, and nightly campfire worship sessions.

High Adventure Camp activities can include:

  • time out in God’s creation
  • making new friends
  • learning to work as a team
  • developing leadership skills
  • swimming and canoeing
  • archery
  • scripture and worship

2019 High Adventure Camp schedule

Week 8 – July 29 – August 1, 2019

Cost for High Adventure Camp

Realizing that families have differing abilities to pay, Tilikum offers a three-tier pricing structure. Tiered pricing is intended to help families recognize the full cost of Camp and then select the level most suitable for their family circumstances. By choosing to pay the full cost of camp, Tilikum is able to offer financial assistance to families that need it.

Full Cost – $456  ($414 when registering before May 1)

Partially Subsidized – $418 ($380 when registering before May 1)

Subsidized – $380  ($345 when registering before May 1)

     Schedule to register next year before May 1 and receive a $35 early bird discount.

For group pricing discounts contact Rommie Christiansen/Camp Program Director, or call Rommie at (503) 538-2763 ext. 106.

Child Care Tax Credit – Did you know that you can use your Child Care Tax Credit for Day Camp?

Camp Scholarships – Camp Scholarships are available for those who qualify.  [LEARN MORE]

Cancellations/Changes – There is a $35 administration fee to change camp weeks. Cancellation requests received at least three weeks prior to the first day of camp will be refunded in full, less a $35 administration fee. Cancellation requests received less than three weeks prior to camp, but more than one week, will receive a 50% refund. One week before camp or during camp, we only offer refunds for illnesses or accidents with a physician’s note. During your week of camp, we pro-rate the refund based on the length of attendance, less a $35 administration fee. Simply email Debbie Ford/Camp Registrar, or call Debbie at (503) 538-2763 ext. 107.


Adventure Camp begins at 8:45AM Monday morning and concludes at 3:45PM on Thursday afternoon. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp and carpools are encouraged.

Family Night

Registered for Adventure Camp? Pack your own picnic dinner and join us on the Thursday night of Camp for a look inside your camper’s week! Enjoy sitting around the picnic table with your child’s counselor, sing some silly camp songs, and get a sneak peek at what’s going on behind the scenes at Tilikum this year. Ride the Big Swing and Giant Canoes and check out the Camp Store.

The schedule is as follows:

     3:45PM – Arrive at Tilikum and join up with your kids
     4:00PM – 4:15PM – Head to the Fawver Center for picnic dinner alongside the Summer Staff
     4:30PM – Program in the Fawver Center
     4:50PM6:30PM – Camp free-time activities

More information

What to Bring to High Adventure Camp.

Summer Camp photos

For Summer Camp 2019 photos click here.

Summer Camp registration is currently closed.

Mark your calendar. Registration for Summer Camp 2020 begins January 15.
Save $35 when you register before May 1.

What parents are saying about Tilikum’s High Adventure Camp program.

“He came home so excited…challenged himself on the ropes course.”  – High Adventure Camp Parent