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

High Adventure Camp Summer schedule

High Adventure Overnight Camps run two weeks, Monday-Thursday, during the summer season. Check back in December for the 2021 schedule.

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.

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

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

Changes or Cancellations – If you need to change or cancel or your camp registration for any reason, please notify Suzanne Maki/Camp Registrar, as soon as possible. If you cancel more than three weeks from your camp start date, you will receive a full refund minus a $40 transaction fee. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made between 8 and 21 days prior to the first day of camp. Cancellations made 7 days or less prior to the first day of camp will not be refunded. Exceptions can be made for illness or accident with a note from the camper’s physician. Tilikum prorates the amount of refund based on the number of days the camper attended, minus a $40 transaction fee. There is a $40 transaction fee for switching from one week of camp to another. Simply email Suzanne Maki/Camp Registrar, or call Suzanne at (503) 538-2763, ext 101.


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.

Registration for High Adventure Camp is now closed.

Mark your calendar. Registration for Summer Camp 2021 begins January 15.
Save $40 when you register before May 1.

Summer Camp photos

For Summer Camp 2020 (and 2019) photos click here.

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