Pioneer campers awaken to the calming rush of the nearby Sandy River in three-sided cabins. The Pioneer unit gives campers the opportunity to work together while planning a week filled with invigorating camp activities such as learning outdoor skills, taking aim at archery, getting creative with arts & crafts, or reaching new heights on the climbing tower. 8th and 9th-grade campers hold regular community circles where they are encouraged to examine and discuss their values and how they choose to present themselves to the world. During this time of their lives, Pioneer campers thrive off of the caring and inclusive community that Namanu has built over generations. 8th and 9th graders are encouraged to take on more leadership roles in their cabin groups and may choose to do an extended hike, challenge themselves on the ropes course, or learn advanced outdoor skills.
Campers that are 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 Pioneer cabins.
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 a 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.