The Magic of Namanu

Uniquely Oregon


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.


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).


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.

Namanu Ranch

Namanu Ranch is a horse lover’s paradise. Our riding instructors assign campers to individual horses and teach horsemanship skills and safety practices. In addition to working with the horses, Namanu Ranchers participate in main camp activities and join our larger Namanu community.


We love Namanu and the flexibility received in organizing our own activities and our lunch. We loved walking to the ranch for a fun pique nique. We thank you.

- Madeleine Girardin Schuback

Gabel Upper School French Teacher




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