Sample Packing List

Limit: 1 bag/suitcase (campers attending an extended session may bring an additional bag/ suitcase) 1 small bag/daypack, sleeping bag, pillow.

TIP: Luggage is moved between trucks and trailers so please contain all items in bags rather than tying them together.

Items to Bring (quantities listed are for full sessions; please adjust accordingly for half or extended sessions):

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Long pants (2 or 3)
  • Ranch campers will need several pairs of long pants appropriate for riding
  • Sweatshirt or jacket (2 or 3)
  • T-shirts (5-6)
  • Underwear (5-6)
  • Shorts (2 or 3)
  • Swimsuit
  • Socks (7-8)
  • Long-sleeved shirts (4 or 5)
  • Warm pajamas
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm (with SPF)
  • 2 Towels: one for swimming, one for shower
  • Rain gear (jacket or poncho)
  • Small day backpack for overnights in the outdoors
  • Shower shoes or flip flops (not for around camp)
  • 1 pair of shoes or strap on sandals that can get wet/muddy
  • 1 pair of sturdy closed toe shoes to wear everyday (hiking boots, tennis shoes, etc.)
  • Water Bottle

Optional items: stationery, pencil/pen, stamps, pre-addressed envelopes, camera (disposable recommended), sunglasses, wide brimmed hat, one favorite stuffed animal, book, cream or roll-on insect repellent (no aerosol or spray cans). Ranch campers may bring riding pants, boots, or a helmet if they choose but Ranch Camp does provide riding boots and helmets for campers to use.

TIP: Mark all belongings with camper’s name and grade in an easily visible location.
TIP: Items should not be new or irreplaceable.
TIP: We do our best to make sure that your camper comes home with the belongings they came with, but please be sure to check the lost and found when you pick up your camper.

Items to leave at home:
  • Electronics – we encourage campers to stay engaged with their surroundings and have found that electronics tend to make this more difficult.
  • Cell Phones – aside from other electronics, phones (or any quick way to contact home) can actually make a camper feel more homesick. When campers are having trouble with homesickness or other issues, it is best for them to tell their counselor, who can help them to find solutions at camp. If the issue persists, the Camp Director will contact parents.
  • Food – the cabins at Camp Namanu are rustic by design. This means that any food could invite unwanted pests into living spaces.
  • Namanu is alcohol, tobacco, and drug free – If this is a concern for you, please talk to your camper about our policy prior to camp.
    Personal sports equipment, vehicles, animals and weapons should be left at home.
 
Lost and Found:

Camper items left behind will be sorted and then delivered to the downtown office within 5 business days of sessions end. Families will have 3 weeks following each session to retrieve their items, after 3 weeks all items will be donated.  Regarding lost and found: contact the Registrar by email registrar@campfirecolumbia. Please include “LOST & FOUND” and the session that your child attended in the subject line. You can also call Camp Namanu’s main line in Sandy, OR: 503-695-6041.

Any remaining items not retrieved from the Lost and Found by October 1st will be donated or disposed of.

Questions about Camp Registration:

Contact Registrar@Campfirecolumbia.org, or call us directly at 971-340-1608.