The Magic of Namanu

Uniquely Oregon

DISCOVER CAMP NAMANU

2020 Camp registration opens November 1st!

Camp Namanu (“Nuh-MAH-Noo”) is one of the largest 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 four years in a row – 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, attended Mini Blue Wing for his first time at the age of 6 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 hanging out in Raker doing arts and crafts, and now eagerly wanting to go on hikes and write letters to Mr Skriggleboggle.

- Jamie Sandness

Namanu alum and mom to Kasen

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

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Fall Volunteer Weekend 2019

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

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Autumn Fest 2019

Autumn Fest celebrates Oregon’s favorite cozy season with some classic Fall fun on Saturday, October 26th. Come out for a ...

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New at Namanu!

We are eager to jump into our 96th summer with these great new additions to our Camp Namanu team!    ...

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Nominate, then vote for us!

It’s that time of year again where Willamette Week allows Portlanders the chance to nominate and vote for their favorites ...

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