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Established in 1924, Camp Namanu turns 90 this year!

Since 1924, Camp Fire Columbia has offered a range of summer programs for youth at our resident camp, Camp Namanu. Set on 552 acres along the Sandy River, Namanu has served over 100,000 youth over the last 90 years and continues to provide a traditional summer camp experience to thousands of kids and teens each year. On Saturday September 6th, Camp Fire Columbia will host a big celebration to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Camp Namanu, with a day at camp, filled with traditional camp activities, music, food and memories.

Save the Date for Camp Namanu’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Alumni, their families, Camp Fire supporters, and community members will have the opportunity to enjoy our swimming pool,  paddle boats in the duck pond, practice their aim at Yo Sam’s Archery Range, take trail rides on horseback, play games in the meadow and much, much more. The day will end with a performance by one of Portland’s favorite cover bands, Ants in the Kitchen, dancing in the meadow. Local wine and beer will be available for those over 21. If you plan on enjoying the adult beverages, please be sure to designate a sober driver.

In order to cover the cost of this birthday bash, we are charging a modest ticket price for entry. Individual tickets are available for $15 and family tickets for 2 adults and up to 5 children are available for $30. 



Other Important Information:

Parking: Please note that there are a limited number of parking spots available at Camp Namanu. We plan to save about 20 free spots at Camp for those with disabilities. Be sure to reserve your spot by emailing Katie Frederick at kfrederick@campfirecolumbia.org. The other spots at Camp Namanu will be available for a small fee. We will also have parking available at the PGE lot across the street from the entrance to Camp on SE Bull Run Road, and we will have free parking available in Sandy at one of the local public schools. A free shuttle service will be available to carry people to and from camp all day long. Be sure to RSVP early to get information about where to park in Sandy!

Parking Instructions & Maps

Special Activities: All activities are covered by the ticket price except for the 2-hour horseback trail ride for $50. To keep everyone safe, horseback riding is only available to children entering 5th grade this coming fall and older. Please be sure to wear the appropriate attire for the activities you chose to participate in! 

Food: Some of Portland’s delicious food carts will be at Camp all day to serve lunch and dinner. For those who don’t carry cash, food tokens will be for sale at the door. If you prefer, please feel free to pack a picnic. S’mores fixings will be available for everyone to enjoy!

Adult Beverages: We will have a selection of delicious local beers, as well as a variety of white and red wines for your enjoyment. Please remember to bring your I.D.

Water: In an effort to protect the environment and eliminate the amount of waste at Namanu, bring your reusable water bottles to fill up at Camp or you can purchase a neat 90th anniversary water bottle to use at the Camp Store!

Questions: Stay tuned. Once you sign up we’ll send you more information about the event and to help you prepare for a fantastic day at Camp Namanu! For questions, you can also always email our Event Manager Katie Frederick at kfrederick@campfirecolumbia.org. 




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