Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Tilikum at Yearly Meeting

Children going to Tilikum during the week of NWYM Annual Sessions MUST have a parent or gaurdian attending Yearly Meeting.

Each year during our Yearly Meeting Sessions, our grade-school children (entering grades 1-6 for the 2015-2016 school year—ages six and up) are invited to participate in Tilikum’s day camp program. (Visit their website to learn more about the camp: Tilikum website)

Camp dates: July 25-29, 2016


Parents should check in their children no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and no later than 8:20 a.m. each morning. Check-in will occur in the Bauman Auditorium parking lot at George Fox University. Please bring everything on the packing list found at the bottom of this page to ensure that your child has a safe, successful, and enjoyable time at Tilikum!

Tilikum has put together another spectacular summer program for your kids! Enjoy five days of outdoor adventure and Christian camping supervised by carefully trained staff.

After Tilikum

Kids will return to George Fox University at approximately 4:15 p.m. If you show up earlier, do not expect your children to have arrived! Tilikum’s ending time is slightly inconsistent due to the various skits and activities occurring on any given day. We appreciate your flexibility. Kids will be taken to the Wheeler Sports Center at George Fox University. You may pick your child up anytime between 4:15 and 5:00 p.m. Please do not take your child home until you have properly checked them out.

Tilikum Packing List

  • Sack lunch and snack
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sturdy shoes (NOT sandals)!!
  • Any medication your child may need throughout the week (check in with meds at registration).
  • Sunscreen

It is helpful to bring all personal items (clearly marked) in a small backpack. All lost and found items are kept at Tilikum for 30 days and are then given to a local charity organization. Please keep child’s pack light as they carry it with them throughout the day.

NWYM Tilikum Coordinator

If you have questions about Tilikum, please contact our coordinator, Janelle Garman

Cost: $180

The first two children are $180. Any child (within the same family) beyond that receives a $40 discount, making the total $140.


Please fill out the Northwest Yearly Meeting 2016 Medical Form for each child attending Tilikum. Medical Form and payments should be mailed to:

Angela Kantz
200 N Meridian Street
Newberg, Oregon 97132

Registration deadline: June 26
No registrations or payments will be accepted after July 10. Please note that registration filled up completely by July 1 this past year, so registering early secures your child a spot. The cost of registration goes up to $186 after June 26.

No registrations will be accepted after July 10.

If your child has special needs, please help us meet them by letting us know in advance. Contact Janelle Garman so we can partner with you.

Parents, if you would like to be involved in the Kids Yearly Meeting program as a Tilikum helper, please contact Janelle Garman to let her