Tilikum QUEST Day 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 Tilikum’s 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
  • trail talk: conversations about creation

2024 QUEST Camp summer schedule

Summer Quest Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm during the following weeks.

Week 1 – June 10 – 14 – Home School Week. At least a $60 discount.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 2 – June 17 – 21

Week 3 – June 24 – 28

Week 4 – July 1-3 – 5 – Independence Week. At least a $60 discount due to a shortened (4-day) week. No camp July 4.

Week 5 – July 8 – 12

Week 6 – July 15 – 19

Week 7 – July 22 – 26

Week 8 – July 29 – August 1 – Last Week of Camp. At least a $60 discount due to a shortened (4-day) week. No camp August 2.


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. Find our pricing structure on our registration page here.

There is at least a $60 discount 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 Crystal Headrick/Camp Registrar.

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]

Consider the Family Camp option.

Enjoy a complete week of family vacation at Camp for a maximum of $1,100!

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]


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. When registering simply select the transportation option for that week of camp.  [LEARN MORE]

Changes or cancellations

If you need to change or cancel or your camp registration for any reason, please email Crystal Headrick/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.​

Family Night

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 family, then come to the Fawver Center to sing some silly camp songs, and get a sneak peek at what’s going on behind the scenes at Tilikum this year. Then enjoy the Big Swing and ride on the canoes.

The schedule is as follows:

     3:45PM – Arrive at Tilikum and join up with your kids and eat your picnic dinner.
     4:15PM – Head to the Fawver Center
     4:30PM – Program in the Fawver Center and meet your kids staff member.
     4:50PM6:00PM – free-time activities

Medical issues

All of our staff are trained in first aid/CPR and emergency water safety. We also have an on-site Health Manager during the entire session. If your child has any kind of medical issue, he/she will visit our Health Manager and you will be notified.

Additional Information

What to bring to QUEST Camp.

Summer Camp registration is open!

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

Tilikum Bussing for 2024!

Our camps in 2024 includes an expanded transportation program.  [LEARN MORE].

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 photos click here.