For youth entering grades K – 5 in fall 2017

Summer 2017 schedules and registration coming soon.  All information below pertains to the Summer 2016 schedule.

Choose from two locations:

 At Camp Fire Columbia, we help build confident, independent leaders who are able to engage and thrive in their world.

DayCampWe know it’s important to keep children’s minds sharp over the summer so they can continue to thrive upon their return to school. Our Day Camp’s day-to-day activities engage youth in hands-on learning while keeping all the fun and silliness you’ve come to expect from our traditional summer camp. Each week has its own unique theme (like zoology, cooking science, or architecture).

A week of Day Camp includes:

  • Low camper to counselor ratio for individualized attention
  • 30 minutes of reading four days a week
  • Developmentally-appropriate thematic activities, such as cooking projects, science experiments, and arts & crafts that keep young minds growing and learning in the summer
  • Theme-specific small group field trips and/or special guests
  • Traditional camp games, sports, and songs
  • Two healthy snacks per day
  • Day Camp T-Shirt (one per camper per summer)

Day Camp Schedules

Full Time: Monday – Friday

Part Time: Three days/week

BRIDGES (SE Portland only – 6th, 7th, & 8th grade): Three-week session, Monday – Friday


Camp Fire Registrar: 971-340-1607,


What Parents Have To Say…

DSC_0165“I saw my son blossom and thrive at camp this summer. Each day I picked him up he was so excited to tell me about his adventures. He made new friends as well as ran into some unexpected buddies from school. I had him in other camps this summer and his experiences there did not match the fun and support he felt at Namanu. Thank you so much for all of the planning and energy provided by your staff. We look forward to next summer!”

children's museum

“The staff I have interacted with have been very positive, bright, energetic, engaged, and enthusiastic. These are the type of counselors I want my children to be around!!”


IMG_4811e“Fantastic variety; my daughter attended six sessions and loved them all.”

”I think they (the counselors) are fantastic–they’ve really looked out for my boys and paid attention to their needs.”




2016 SE Portland Day Camp in the City Program Dates

Day Camp Date June 2016

Day Camp Dates July 2016

Day Camp Dates August 2016

2016 West Linn Summer Day Camp Program Dates

Weekly Themes Schedule