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.


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.

- Jamie Sandness

Namanu alum and mom to Kasen (age 6)



Family Camp

Fun for the Whole Family, Coming this May to Camp Namanu! Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28  View Event ...

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Spring Fling

It’s time for the NEW Camp Namanu Spring Fling! View Event Saturday, May 5th, 10AM-3PM The Camp Namanu Spring Fling ...

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Spark: Gathering Around Camp Fire

SPARK: GATHERING AROUND CAMP FIRE Friday | April 27, 2018 | 6:30PM Exchange Ballroom, 123 NE 3rd Ave. Portland, OR 97232 Cocktail reception ...

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Raker Lodge Repair Update

Raker Lodge Repair Report Built in 1952, Raker has been the hub of camp activity for generations, and a place ...

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