BALAGAN

Grade 10-12

Unit: Balagan

2017 Information

Pricing:
Resident Camp Full Sessions $645
Resident Camp Extended Sessions $985

Sessions:
Full Sessions 2, 6, 7, and 8
Extended Session 3-4*

Register for Balagan

2017 Namanu Session Calendar

Registration Instructions

2017 Registration is now open! Financial assistance applications will be available in early January, 2017.

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

Grade 8-12

Unit: Pioneer and Balagan

Sessions: Sessions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8

Click here to Register for an Adventure Day Add-On. The trips will alternate between a rafting trip during sessions 1, 3, 5, and 7, and a trip to Mt. Hood Adventure Park during sessions 2, 6, and 8. The option will appear during the registration process.

New for 2017
Are you looking to maybe become a Counselor In Training (CIT) at Camp Namanu in the next couple of years?
Now you can test it out. During the last week of Camp in 2017 we are having a special week for those campers going into 9
th and 10th grade that want to see what being a CIT is all about. Want to lead some songs in front of Raker Lodge? You got it! Want to shadow some counselors and specialists? Now you can! Want to sleep in the BRAND NEW CIT cabins and learn about youth development in Tawanka? Now is your chance! This could help you decide if you would like to potentially apply to become a CIT in 2018 or 2019. Click here for more information on our CIT program.

Camp Namanu is proud to provide financial assistance to a number of 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.

 

balagan-calendar-2017

 

HEAR FROM THE CAMPERS

Kasen, age 6, attended Mini Blue Wing for his first time last summer 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 chilling in Raker in camp
craft style play pens built of sideways benches, noweager to go on hikes and write letters to Mr Skriggleboggle.

- Jamie Sandness

Namanu alum and mom to Kasen (age 6)

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