Tilikum QUEST Camps

Summer Day Camp programs for youth entering 6th – 8th grades.

QUEST Camp 2020 is on!

On May 7 the State of Oregon announced the opening of summer camps with social distancing and other safety restrictions in place. Camper groups will consist of 10 or less with 2 Summer Staff, no volunteer counselors, implementing social distancing guidelines, limited to 70 campers on the grounds, and the same campers in each group all week. QUEST activities will still include swimming, canoeing, archery, nature hikes, camp songs, bouldering and crafts. There will be no Challenge Course activities.

“Even with these limitations, children and youth will be able to be outside in God’s creation, making friends and learning about Jesus…way more fun than sitting at home!,” says Rommie Christiansen, Summer Camp Program Director

Learn the Ropes and Ask Tough Questions

Tilikum QUEST Camps are specifically geared to the needs of middle school students. High energy yet thoughtful group building activities are led by specially trained college aged staff and develop social skills, friendships, and character qualities in an atmosphere of fun. In the supportive environment of their small group, campers can choose to face personal obstacles on our High Challenge Course, swim and canoe in Lake Tilikum and learn about God’s deep love for them. After a day of fresh forest air & hard play, your middle school-age student will return to the comforts of home to sleep in their own bed and be ready for the next adventure filled day.


QUEST Camp activities can include:

  • making new friends
  • developing confidence on the ropes course
  • learning to work as a team
  • nature hikes
  • swimming and canoeing
  • archery
  • Scripture and worship
  • Trail Talk curriculum [LEARN MORE]

2020 QUEST Camps summer schedule

Tilikum QUEST Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:45 am – 3:45 pm during the following weeks:

Week 1 – June 8-12, 2020 – Home School Week.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 2 – June 15-19, 2020

Week 3 – June 22-26, 2020 –

Week 4 – June 29 – July 2, 2020 – Independence Week. 50% reduced fee due to a shortened (4-day) week. 

Week 5 – July 6-10, 2020

Week 6 – July 13-17, 2020 –

Week 7 – July 20-24, 2020 –

Week 8 – July 27- 31, 2020 –

Cost for QUEST 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 – $329* (a savings of $40 when you register by June 1)
There is a $75 discount ($239) if you register for Week 1 Home School Camp Week, or Week 4 Independence Week (a four-day camp week).  [LEARN MORE]

Partially Subsidized – $301* (a savings of $40 when you register by June 1)
There is a $75 discount ($219) if you register for Week 1 Home School Camp Week, or Week 4 Independence Week (a four-day camp week).  [LEARN MORE]

Fully Subsidized – $274* (a savings of $40 when you register by June 1)
There is a $75 discount ($199) if you register for Week 1 Home School Camp Week, or Week 4 Independence Week (a four-day camp week).  [LEARN MORE]

For information on group pricing email 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]

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.

Transportation

QUEST Camp begins at 8:45AM each day and concludes at 3:45PM. When not coming with your church, parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp, and carpools are encouraged. 

Extended Care (late pick-up)

Parents/guardians whose campers are picked up later than 5:00PM will be charged an additional $1 per minute and billed for extended care the week after Camp.

For more information email Suzanne Maki/Camp Registrar, or call Suzanne at (503) 538-2763, ext 101.

Family Night

There will be no Family Night activities for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Additional Information

What to bring to QUEST Camp.

Summer Camp registration is open!

Click on the icon above to register. QUEST Camp weeks can fill up quickly, so register early to get the week(s) you want!
Save $40 when you register before June 1.

Did you know your child can come to Camp more than one week?

Activities and curriculum won’t change significantly from week to week, but if your child loves Tilikum they could come to Camp up to three times this summer.

Summer Camp photos

For Summer Camp 2019 photos click here.

What parents are saying about Tilikum’s QUEST Camp program

“I saw my child face uncertainty and overcome challenges; increasing her self-esteem and confidence!”  – QUEST Camp Parent