Family Camp at Annual Sessions
Annual Sessions is an important event each year within Northwest Yearly Meeting. It is our hope that every local church will be able to actively participate in this event as a way to build community among our family of churches, foster spiritual growth, and connect with other Friends throughout the area and beyond. That is why we are excited to offer a new way to enhance the experience of a family attending Annual Sessions in partnership with Camp Tilikum! Families will have the opportunity to stay in the Lodge at Camp Tilikum, school-age kids will be able to attend a week at camp, and after Annual Sessions conclude on Tuesday evening, while kids are continuing to attend Camp Tilikum Day Camp or QUEST Camp the parents are invited to take some quiet time for themselves on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
How it works
Sunday afternoon thru Friday afternoon – Family Camp runs.
Sunday Night – Kick-Off banquet at George Fox University
Monday and Tuesday – Children head off to Day Camp or QUEST Camp and parents and high schoolers attend Annual Session and Youth Connect at George Fox University.
Wednesday thru Friday – Children entering grades 1-8 will attend Day Camp or QUEST Camp Monday thru Friday from 8:45AM – 3:45PM. Parents and high schoolers are invited to take some quiet time for themselves.
There will be evening activities planned for families that could include a quiet canoe ride or an evening campfire on Lake Tilikum.
Families will be housed and served meals in The Lodge. Each family will have their own room(s) and bathroom.
Breakfast will be served in Tilikum’s Dining Room all week.
Sack lunches will be assembled by families each morning for campers all week (parents have the option to pack a sack lunch or eat on campus on Monday and Tuesday).
Dinner Sunday-Tuesday families will eat on campus. Wednesday and Thursday dinner will be served family style at Camp Tilikum.
Feel free to bring snacks your family always eats. Tilikum will also provide a substantial snack each day after camp as well as an evening snack.
Tilikum Food Service can accommodate your medical diet request if you let them know two weeks in advance of your scheduled event at Tilikum. There is an additional charge of $1 per meal per person due to the increased cost of food. You can make arrangements to pay when you arrive and check in.
A $900 maximum cost for your immediate family!
Price Breakdown for the week: this includes 5 nights of housing, 16 meals, Annual Session costs, and camper registration.
Adults – $250
Children (0-2) – free
Child (2 yo-entering kindergarten) – $50
Child (1st-5th grade attending Day Camp) – $110 + $208 camper registration
Child (6th-8th grade attending QUEST Camp) – $110 + $250 camper registration
High School Student – $250
Total cost for your immediate family will not exceed – $900
Space is limited, so register early. Registration opens February 15.
Before you register online, you must email Elizabeth Licon/NWYM Office Manager to receive the package discount and receive your rebate once you have completed your registration.
Family Camp registration begins March 15.
Mark your calendar. Tilikum Family Camps can fill up quickly.