Tilikum QUEST Camps

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

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]

2019 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 – Bus transportation from Tualatin and Tigard are available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 4 – June 29 – July 2, 2020 – Independence Week. Reduced fee due to a shortened (4-day) week. Bus transportation from Tualatin and Beaverton are available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 5 – July 6-10, 2020 – Bus transportation is available from Beaverton and Tigard for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]
A Family Camp option is available for this week.

Week 6 – July 13-17, 2020 – Bus transportation from Tualatin and Beaverton is available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]
A Family Camp option is available for this week.

Week 7 – July 20-24, 2020 – Bus transportation from Beaverton and Tigard is available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 8 – July 27- 31, 2020 – Bus transportation from Tualatin and Tigard is available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

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]

*plus options for Bus Transportation and Before and After Care.

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 Debbie Ford, 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 Debbie Ford/Camp Registrar, or call Debbie at (503) 538-2763, ext. 107.

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. Bus transportation is available this summer during the following camp weeks for an additional fee ($60 for the entire week, or $48 for Week 4 – Independence Day week). When registering simply select the transportation option for that week of camp.  [LEARN MORE]

Extended Care (early drop-off and late pick-up)

Tilikum offers extended hours care for Day Camp and QUEST campers only. Early drop off begins at 7:30AM, and late pickup ends at 5:00PM. Pre-registered rates are $15 per day for Before Care, and $15 per day for After Care. The drop-in rate is $30 per session. Parents/guardians whose campers are picked up later than 5:00PM will be charged an additional $1 per minute. Parents/guardians will be billed for extended care the week after Camp.

Parents/guardians can reserve extended hours care when filling out the camper’s Medical History Form online at least one week before camp. After this time window has passed, any changes to extended care reservations must be made by emailing Debbie Ford/Camp Registrar, or call Debbie at (503) 538-2763, ext. 107.

Family Night

Registered for QUEST 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

Consider the Family Camp option

Enjoy a complete week of family vacation at Camp for a maximum of $900!

No driving!—perfect for out-of-town families of QUEST Camp youth. Families are housed and fed at Tilikum Lodge. Go hiking, shopping, or spend time sharing/talking at the Lodge.  [LEARN MORE]

Additional Information

What to bring to QUEST Camp.

Summer Camp registration is open!

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

Expanded 2020 bus program

Summer Camp 2020 includes an expanded transportation program.  [LEARN MORE].

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