The Magic of Namanu

Uniquely Oregon


Camp Namanu (“Nuh-MAH-Noo”) is one of the largest, longest lasting youth camps in the region, operating continuously since 1924 on the banks of the Sandy River. Camp Namanu is the signature summer program of Camp Fire Columbia, a nonprofit youth development organization serving 3,000 youth annually in programs year-round, in-school, after-school and all summer long.

Voted Willamette Week’s Best Summer Camp  – Camp Namanu is a signature Oregon experience.  Find out why!

We offer diverse programs to fit every family’s needs.

  • Resident Camp is a traditional sleepaway experience at our 552-acre camp near Sandy, OR.
  • Namanu Ranch gives young equestrians the chance to take care of their very own horse for one full week.


We’ve used the Camp Namanu challenge course for several years and couldn’t ask for a more perfect location. Several of our students don’t frequently experience the outdoors and Namanu provides a beautiful wilderness setting, just outside the city, rain or shine. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and truly in the hospitality business.

- Chelsea Hendrikx

Portland Program and Outreach Manager 
Northwest Outward Bound School



Open House

Bring the whole family out to Camp Namanu and Camp Namanu Ranch on Saturday, June 23rd from 2:00 pm to ...

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June 2018 Service Weekend

After the long and busy rental season, Camp Namanu is ready to take its original form, Summer Camp! June 1st-3rd ...

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Summer 2018 Volunteer Training #1

Come Volunteer at Camp Namanu Summer 2018 View Event Camp Namanu has a rich history of volunteers offering their talents ...

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Family Camp

Fun for the Whole Family, Coming this May to Camp Namanu! Registration for this year’s Family Camp is closed. Please ...

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