The Magic of Namanu

Uniquely Oregon

DISCOVER CAMP NAMANU

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.

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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Friends of Namanu Weekend

The 2018 Friends of Namanu Weekend will be held September 6-9, 2018. Join former campers, staff, and lovers of Namanu ...

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Family Camp 2019

Fun for the Whole Family, Coming Back to Camp Namanu May 2019 ! Registration for 2019 Family Camp is not ...

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November 2018 Service Weekend

Come help put Camp Namanu to bed for the winter. Join fellow Namanu Community members as we help the Camp ...

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Summer Camp 2018

Check our Resident Camp page for all the information you need! Camp Namanu works to provide an inclusive and youth-led ...

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