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Namanu is a timeless place of exploration, growth, and endless discovery; of new friendships, caring adults, and a sense of community. At Camp Namanu, campers sing songs, sleep in cabins and treehouses, and play games, as they have for more than 90 years. The camp blends tradition and innovation with exciting developments in programming and infrastructure, like a ropes course and adjustable rock climbing wall that help kids build confidence and leadership.

Camp Namanu works to provide an inclusive and youth-led experience for all its campers. By living and working together in a community, campers gain skills to care for the world around them. All sessions offer age-appropriate activities that may include cookouts, hiking, swimming, boating, arts & crafts, exploring nature, and singing. As kids grow up at Namanu, new programs become available to them, such as archery, overnight hikes, and high ropes challenge courses.

Each grade level outlined below has its own geographically centered unit. From the modern, comfortable, and enclosed cabins of Blue Wing to the rustic and picturesque open-air tree houses of Balagan, each unit space offers an exceptional outdoor experience. At Namanu, campers live in cabins with youth of the same gender identity and age group. Counselors stay in the same cabins as our younger campers (6th grade and below) to provide supervision and safety. For older campers, a counselor sleeps near the cabin to encourage independence and responsibility.

During the summer most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math skills and low-income students lose more than two months of reading achievement. Studies demonstrate that non-academic experiences during the summer—like summer camp—can support success during the school year, including higher grades and test scores. Camp Namanu’s progression of activities ensures summers of learning for your child.

Unit assignments are based on the camper’s grade for next school year, 2018-2019

Grade 1-2

Unit: Minis
Length of Stay: 2 days and 1 night
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Grade 2-3

Unit: Blue Wing
Length of Stay: Half Session – 4 days, 3 nights
Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Grade 4-5

Unit: Sherwood
Length of Stay: Half Session – 4 days, 3 nights
Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Grade 6

Unit: Robin Hill
Length of Stay: Half Session – 4 days, 3 nights
Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Grade 7

Unit: Kiwanis
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
Extended Session – 11 days
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Grade 8-9

Unit: Pioneer
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
Extended Session – 11 days
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Grade 10-12

Unit: Balagan
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
Extended Session – 11 days
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Unit: Outpost
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Ranch – Grades 5-12

Namanu Ranch is a horse lover’s paradise. Our riding instructors teach horsemanship skills and safety practices. Campers live near the horses in open-air cabins with staff in cabins nearby.
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Day Camp – Grades K-8

At Namanu Day Camp, we know it’s important to keep children’s minds sharp over the summer so they can continue to thrive upon their return to school. Our Day Camp’s activities will engage youth in hands-on learning, while keeping all the fun and silliness you’ve come to expect from our traditional summer camp.
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RETURNING CAMPER

As a member of the Camp Namanu Family you know how your child’s experience grows through the years. As your camper gets older they have more and more opportunities to explore and learn at Namanu. Look through the brief descriptions below, based on your child’s grade next fall, and pick the next chapter in their Camp Namanu adventure!

Grade 1-2

Unit: Minis
Length of Stay: 2 days and 1 night
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Grade 2-3

Unit: Blue Wing
Length of Stay: Half Session – 4 days, 3 nights
Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Grade 4-5

Unit: Sherwood
Length of Stay: Half Session – 4 days, 3 nights
Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Grade 6

Unit: Robin Hill
Length of Stay: Half Session – 4 days, 3 nights
Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Grade 7

Unit: Kiwanis
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
Extended Session – 11 days
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Grade 8-9

Unit: Pioneer
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
Extended Session – 11 days
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Grade 10-12

Unit: Balagan
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
Extended Session – 11 days
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Unit: Outpost
Length of Stay: Full Session – 6 nights (Sunday-Saturday)
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Ranch – Grades 5-12

Namanu Ranch is a horse lover’s paradise. Our riding instructors teach horsemanship skills and safety practices. Campers live near the horses in open-air cabins with staff in cabins nearby.
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Day Camp – Grades K-8

At Namanu Day Camp, we know it’s important to keep children’s minds sharp over the summer so they can continue to thrive upon their return to school. Our Day Camp’s activities will engage youth in hands-on learning, while keeping all the fun and silliness you’ve come to expect from our traditional summer camp.
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RENTER TESTIMONIALS

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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