The Magic of Namanu

Uniquely Oregon


As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives in new and unpredictable ways, many families have reached out with questions surrounding summer camp registration and cancellation policies. At this time, we have decided to place registration on pause until we have more clarity about the length of physical distancing and the full impact on the school year calendar. For current registered campers, all payments are currently on hold until further notice. Our hope is that we will see all of you as scheduled this summer, but in the event that camp programming must be reduced or cancelled, refunds will be issued to registered families. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will make additional adjustments as needed to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, families, and most importantly our campers.

For more information and guidelines from the American Camp Association in regard to COVID-19 please visit: Resource Center for Camps

Also, we are in the process of bringing online a new registration system. If you are interested in signing up a camper please reach out to our camp registrar directly: Shane Sibold at Note that our staff is working remotely and do not have access to desk phone lines.


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.



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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