Living in tree houses perched above the Sandy River, Balagan campers are given the opportunity to show their creativity, independence, and perseverance as they take on challenges both new and old. The sky is the limit for our 10th-12th grade campers as they work together to plan their own camp experience while exploring their thoughts, opinions, and values in an inclusive community. 10th-12th graders may choose to serve as mentors for younger campers, can opt to express themselves through arts and crafts in our historic weavery, or head out for the archery. Additional activities reserved for our oldest campers may include organizing all-camp events, rappelling off the climbing wall, or participating in advanced high-ropes course activities.
*Extended Session: Campers in 7th-12th grade can choose to spend 11 days at camp instead of the regular one week session! During this extended session, campers may have the opportunity to explore the far reaches of camp, build stronger relationships with their fellow campers and staff, master more complicated outdoor skills and activities, and infuse more of their own creativity in their schedule. Campers signed up for this session will live in Balagan tree houses.
Adventure Day Add-Ons
Unit: Pioneer and Balagan
Adventure Days may be added at checkout or you may contact the Registrar to add to an existing registration. The trips will alternate between a rafting trip during sessions 3 and 6, and a trip to Mt. Hood Adventure Park during sessions 1, 2, 5 and 7. The option will appear during the registration process.
Camp Namanu is proud to provide financial assistance to youth each summer. Scholarships are provided through generous donations from individuals, organizations, and partners.
Please register for your first choice of sessions and pay the required deposit before submitting applications for financial assistance.
Questions: Contact Registrar@campfirecolumbia.org or call (971) 340-1608 or (971) 340-1607.
Namanu alum and mom to Kasen
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.