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

Family Night.

Thursday evening, 6:30pm – 8:30pm is Family Night for current campers. Bring a picnic dinner, try out the big swing or canoe and enjoy a slide show of the week’s campers and activities.

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.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 4 – July 1-3, 5, 2019 – Reduced fee due to shortened week

Week 5 – July 8-12, 2019 – A Family Camp option is available for this week.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 6 – July 15-19, 2019 – A Family Camp option is available for this week.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 7 – July 22-26, 2019 – Bus transportation from Stafford area in Lake Oswego/Tualatin is available for an additional fee.  [LEARN MORE]

Week 8 – July 29 – August 2, 2019

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.

$35 Early Bird Discount if registered by May 1, 2019 (regular prices in parentheses). 

Full Cost – $311 ($346 after May 1)

Partially Subsidized – $285 ($320 after May 1)

Subsidized – $259 ($294 after May 1)

For group pricing contact Rommie Christiansen/Camp Program Director, or call (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]

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 (503) 538-2763 ext. 107.


QUEST begins at 8:45 am each day and concludes at 3:45 pm. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp and carpools are encouraged. Space is limited and campers can enroll in the optional bus transportation weeks when registering.

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]

More Information.

What to bring to QUEST Camp.

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 now open!

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