Our Programs

Leadership Programs at Camp Namanu

*Grades are based on the 2013-14 school year

The Gears Program | Grades 10-12
Sessions 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 – $175

Get the 2014 Gears Application here. All applications are due by February 21, 2014. 

This program is for those campers who want to get more involved in camp by working in our camp kitchen cleaning dishes and setting up meals in our dining facility. They can expect to work hard and then have the opportunity to experience the fun things at Camp Namanu after completing their daily tasks.

Applicants must be 15 – 18 years old and entering 10th – 12th grade in the fall of 2014. This is competitive program. We requires an application along with references. Get the application here

“Many, many thanks to staff, counselors, CITs and fellow campers who participated in weeks 5 and 6. Our son, Steven, had an outstanding time…” -  Parent of Namanu Gears Camper

The Counselor In Training 1 (CIT1) Program | Grade 11
August 3-22 – $800 

CIT 1 Applications are available now! 
CIT 1 Application Deadline is January 6, 2014

Camp Namanu’s 2-year Counselor in Training (CIT) program transitions youth from campers to potential staff members. CITs follow a dynami Camp Fire Columbia curriculum designed to teach them about child development, behavior management, communication, decision-making and leadership. These young leaders receive mentoring, weekly evaluations, gain real-life, meaningful experiences, and are empowered to make and live by their own good decisions. CIT 1 applicants must be 15 or 16 years old and entering the 11th grade in the fall of 2014.

The Counselor In Training 2 (CIT2) Program | Grade 12
July 6-August 1 – $850

CIT 2 participants have already completed CIT 1 and are invited to attend the second year of the program. We are unable to make any exceptions to this requirement. Namanu’s CIT program is competitive and requires an application, references, and an interview.

For more information about the Gears or CIT Programs, please contact Kim Summers at ksummers@campfirecolumbia.org or 971-340-1593.

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