2017 Session Information
Ranch Half sessions $460
Ranch Full sessions $695
Ranch Extended sessions $1030
The Standard Ranch program (for campers entering 6th – 12th grades) is designed for beginning and intermediate riders, with the exception of Sessions One and Two. These are the first riding sessions of the summer and the horses are just coming back from a long and leisurely winter roaming the landscape of Eastern Washington. Riders with strong intermediate skills are encouraged to help us brush out the last of winter coats and re-introduce our team of horses to being ridden daily.
The Extended Ranch program (for campers entering 7th – 12 grades) is perfect for the intermediate rider who wants more time to hone their skills.
Half Session Ranch program (for campers entering 5th – 9th grades) is designed to give beginning riders a taste of the Namanu Ranch lifestyle.
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.
Our Ranch site is located at the top of camp about a 30 minute hike from the main camp area. With their own smaller facility, Namanu Ranchers will live, ride, and enjoy activities in a special, focused community. Namanu Ranchers do most of their programming in this space away from the hustle and bustle of main camp. Counselors live in cabins near the campers but not in their cabins.
In addition to working with the horses, Namanu Ranchers may participate in some main camp activities, including: fabric weaving, swimming, rock climbing on the tower, high & low ropes courses, and camp fires.
Ranch staff will conduct a riding evaluation of your campers upon their arrival to determine which riding group is most appropriate for them. Our program is designed for beginner to lower-intermediate riders and it is rare for our campers to canter during their stay.
All Namanu Ranchers learn equestrian basics, including care, feeding, mounting, dismounting, saddling, grooming, tacking, and riding. Campers can expect to ride both in the arena and on beautiful wooded trails!
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 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 (age 6)
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.