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.

HEAR FROM THE CAMPERS

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)

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

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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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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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