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 & 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

2019 QUEST Camps summer schedule

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

Week 1 – June 10- 14, 2019 – Home School Week.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 2 – June 17-21, 2019

Week 3 – June 24-28, 2019 – Bus transportation from Beaverton is available for an additional fee. Pick-up and drop-off is at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 SW Walker Road in Beaverton.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 4 – July 1-3, 5, 2019 – Reduced fee due to shortened (4-day) week.
Bus transportation in Sherwood and Newberg is available for an additional fee. Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 5 – July 8-12, 2019  A Family Camp option is available for this week.
Bus transportation is available in the Tigard area for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 SW Walnut Place, Portland, OR 97223.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 6 – July 15-19, 2019 – A Family Camp option is available for this week.
Bus transportation in Sherwood is available for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at St. Francis Catholic Church, 11651 S.W. Oregon Street in Sherwood.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 7 – July 22-26, 2019
Bus transportation in the Stafford area (Lake Oswego/Tualatin) is available for an additional fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 8 – July 29- August 2, 2019
Bus transportation in Sherwood and Newberg is available for an additional fee. Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [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 – $353* ($311 when registering before May 1)
     $293 for Week 1 – Home School week (when registering before June 1), and Week 4 – Independence Day week

Partially Subsidized – $323* ($285 when registering before May 1)
     $268 for Week 1 – Home School week (when registering before June 1), and Week 4 – Independence Day week

Subsidized – $294* ($259 when registering before May 1)
     $244 for Week 1 – Home School week (when registering before June 1), and Week 4 – Independence Day week

     $60 discount when you register for Home School Camp Week 1 – June 10- 14, 2019[LEARN MORE]
     Schedule to register next year before May 1 and receive an additional $35 early bird discount.
     *plus options for Transportation and Before and After Care.

For group pricing 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 QUEST 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.

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.

Week 3 – June 24-28, 2019 – Pick-up and drop-off is at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 SW Walker Road in Beaverton.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 4 – July 1-3, 5, 2019 – Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 5 – July 8-12, 2019 – Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 SW Walnut Place, Portland, OR 97223.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 6 – July 15-19, 2019 – Bus pick-up and drop-off is at St. Francis Catholic Church, 11651 S.W. Oregon Street in Sherwood.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 7 – July 22-26, 2019  – Bus pick-up and drop-off is available in the Stafford area (Lake Oswego/Tualatin) from Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 8 – July 29- August 2, 2019 – Sherwood/Newberg bus pick-up and drop-off is at Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street in Sherwood, and Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street in Newberg.  [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/day for Before Care, and $15 per day for After Care. 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 $800!

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 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

Summer Camp registration is open!

Click on the icon above to register.
Take advantage of a $35 Early Bird Discount when you register before May 1.