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Tilikum Mission Statement
Tilikum exists as a ministry of George Fox University to produce Christ-centered change in the lives of children, youth, adults, and the university community through innovative educational strategies in an outdoor setting.
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15321 N.E. North Valley Road
Newberg, OR 97132
We'd love to hear from you!
Tilikum's challenge course is a collection of ropes, cables, wooden beams, tires, and logs assembled to present activities for the purpose of individual and group growth and discovery.
The structures (normally referred to as "elements") made from these materials are placed anywhere from ground level to 123 feet up in the trees. Our course is located in an impressive stand of 100-year-old Douglas fir trees. Our indoor facility -- styled after a Northwest Indian longhouse -- also allows us to run year-round programs. Our course was originally built by Project Adventure Inc. and has been maintained by Synergo, a leader in the field of challenge course facilitation,construction, training, and inspection.
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
-- Sir Edmund Hillary
Your group will learn by doing, and through the process of experience, discover your potential for growth in the areas of:
Your experience may include games, initiatives, low elements that focus on group trust and teamwork, or high elements designed to challenge individuals, teams or groups within a controlled risk environment.
Participants on the high elements are required to wear harnesses and helmets and are connected to a pulley system. All challenge course activities are designed and presented with a great consideration for your psychological, emotional, and physical safety.
Our challenge course is an excellent learning tool for many groups. We customize your program to fit the goals and desired outcomes of your group, enabling you to get the most out of your experience.
Tilikum works under a "choose your challenge" philosophy. In all of our activities:
You may choose your level of involvement and commitment.
You are encouraged to accept challenges beyond your normal comfort zone.
You are not coerced or forced to participate at a level beyond your choosing.
You will experience a setting of care and respect for the dignity of each individual and his or her choices.
Each facilitator is carefully trained for leadership and safety on the challenge course to provide your group the highest quality experiential adventure program.
This experience could be yours...
Groups who benefit from our course:
Corporate Management Teams
Teachers and Administrators
Support Service Teams
Staff Development Teams
Small Business Teams
To schedule a tour of Tilikum or to reserve time on our course, contact:
We'd love to hear from you!
We are now partnering with Team Synergo in operating our challenge course. Find out more about this organization by visiting Team Synergo.