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.
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). FInd out more
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.
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!
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Namanu alum and mom to Kasen (age 6)
Kasen, age 6, attended Mini Blue Wing for his first time last summer though his first visit was to family camp in 2009 when he was 9 days old. Since then he has returned for Family Camp every year it has been offered and many service weekends, initially chilling in Raker in camp
craft style play pens built of sideways benches, noweager to go on hikes and write letters to Mr Skriggleboggle.