Get paid to spend the summer at Camp Namanu!

At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Our incredible staff help to create the safe, fun, creative spaces where those sparks happen.

Every year, our team of around 100 staff members make magic happen, in-school, after-school, and all summer long.  Learn more about opportunities to join us!

Camp Programs at Camp Fire Columbia

  • Camp Namanu (“Nuh-MAH-Noo”) is a welcoming, empowering residential camp for youth entering grades 1-12.
  • Namanu Day Camp in the City starts at kindergarten. Kids can stay at camp for as little as three days or for up to two weeks between July and August. Ready to join us and make magic happen this summer?

In addition to our  Camp-based programs, Camp Fire Columbia operates programs during the academic year in  K-12 schools  throughout the Portland metro region.  We utilize best practices in extended-day academic support, mentoring, summer sports and recreation, and experiential learning activities.

Camp Fire Columbia is lucky to work with exceptional staff that make every day an adventure of fun, learning, and laughter. From working directly with youth outdoors or in school, to fundraising, to office administration, there is a place for you at Camp Fire Columbia. We seek a broadly diverse staff who can authentically teach, mentor, and support the youth we serve.

Read more about our open positions for all Camp Fire Columbia programs here.  (0pens in a new page)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.