The Magic of Namanu

Uniquely Oregon

DISCOVER CAMP NAMANU

Camp Namanu (Nuh-MAH-Noo) is the perfect place to spend a summer. Open to campers entering grades 1-12, Camp Namanu offers three 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. Day Camp in the City is a local option for Portland families, providing a summer camp experience closer to home for grades K-12. Join us for our Family Events or Adult Retreats!

DAY CAMP

At Namanu Day Camp, we know it’s important to keep children’s minds sharp over the summer so they can continue to thrive upon their return to school. Our Day Camp’s day-to-day activities engage youth in hands-on learning while keeping all the fun and silliness you’ve come to expect from our traditional summer camp. Each week has its own unique theme (like zoology, cooking science, or architecture).

RESIDENT CAMP and RANCH

Camp Namanu works to provide an inclusive and youth-led experience for all its campers. By living and working together in a community, campers gain skills to care for the world around them. Activities that get youth outside of their comfort zones inspire them to become confident and engaged leaders. Our Namanu Ranch is a horse lover’s paradise. Our riding instructors assign campers to individual horses and teach horsecraft skills and safety practices.

FAMILIES and ADULT RETREATS

Are you longing for some quality family time with fun, healthy activities to please all ages? How about a Retreat just for you? Camp Namanu offers year-round Family and Adult Retreat experiences in an inspiring natural setting. Days are filled with activities such as arts and crafts, boating, the climbing tower, high ropes and giant swing. Overnight experiences wrap up with time around the campfire or other fun!

RENTER TESTIMONIALS

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

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

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June Volunteer Service Weekend

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Camp Namanu Keeps Rolling Along

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Camp is for Teens & Tweens

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Camp is for Kids

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