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

2023 QUEST Camp summer schedule

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

Week 1 – June 12 – 16 – Home School Week. At least a $60 discount.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 2 – June 19 – 23

Week 3 – June 26 – 30

Week 4 – July 3, 5- 8 – Independence Week. At least a $60 discount due to a shortened (4-day) week. No camp July 4.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 5 – July 10 – 14

Week 6 – July 17 – 21

Week 7 – July 24 – 28

Week 8 – July 31 – August 4

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 – $373 (a savings of $40 when you register by May 1)

Partially Subsidized – $342 (a savings of $40 when you register by May 1)

Fully Subsidized – $311 (a savings of $40 when you register by May 1)

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 Dennis Littlefield/Acting Camp Program Director, or call Dennis at (503) 538-2763 ext. 103.

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]

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

Registered for Day Camp or QUEST? Pack your own picnic dinner and join us on the Thursday night of Camp for a look inside your camper’s week!

Thursday afternoon schedule is as follows:

     3:45PM – Arrive at Tilikum and eat your family picnic somewhere on the grounds.
     4:15PM – Head to the Fawver Center
     4:30PM – Program begins in the Fawver Center
     5:00PM6:00PM – Camp “free choice” activities (canoes, Big Swing and barn animals)

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 Camp weeks can fill up quickly, so register early to get the week(s) you want!
Save at least $40 when you register before May 1.

Summer Camp photos

For Summer Camp photos click here.

Here’s 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