George Fox University Hosts Christian Camp's Potlatch Event Sept. 12

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Northwest Indian Tribal Tradition Lives On at Tilikum Retreat Center

George Fox University's Tilikum Center for Retreats & Outdoor Ministries, a Christian camp facility, will host its annual Potlatch celebration at a new location - the George Fox campus.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, in the university's newly remodeled Klages Dining Room. The public is invited to attend and, unlike year's past, there is no charge.

The event is a celebration established by Northwest Indian tribes. It has been adopted by Tilikum as a way to thank donors for support of its programs and to inform them of upcoming projects at Tilikum. Part of the program will include a presentation of the camp's ''Foundations for the Future'' campaign.

Dennis Littlefield, executive director of Tilikum, said the event was moved from Tilikum to George Fox to accommodate more guests. In lieu of a salmon bake, salmon hors d'oeuvres and blackberry cobbler will be served.

To learn more, call Tilikum at 503-538-2763 or visit camptilikum.org.

As a ministry of George Fox University, Tilikum exists to produce Christ-centered change in the lives of children, youth, adults, and the university community through innovative educational strategies in an outdoor setting. Tilikum is an interdenominational retreat, educational, and camping center located in the Chehalem Valley seven miles northwest of Newberg. It includes 92 acres of tree-covered hills and green pastures, with a 15-acre lake, hiking trails, and a recreation building.

Tilikum is located at 15321 N.E. North Valley Road in Newberg.

George Fox University is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, and Forbes.com ranks George Fox highest among the top Christian colleges on the West Coast. More than 3,200 students attend classes on the university's campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master's and doctoral degrees.

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