Thank you for helping celebrate 90 years of Camp Namanu! On September 6th, over 500 people gathered to visit Camp, reconnect with old friends, and discover Namanu’s magic for today’s children. Alumni reconnected with campers from their Namanu years at reunions held throughout the day, and we were honored to have Namanu’s oldest alumna, Miss Marci, celebrate with us!
This year, Namanu served over 2,400 kids in day camp and residential camp as part of Camp Fire’s work to build caring confident youth and future leaders. In the last 90 years Namanu has added buildings, a pool, and ropes courses to the summer camp, but much of the experience is still the same – kids make lifelong friends, write letters to Namanu’s famed Skriggleboggle, and learn to appreciate nature and the environment.
We hope you enjoyed reminiscing about what Namanu has meant to you! We’re excited about Namanu’s next ninety years, and we hope you will stay connected with Camp Fire as we plan and prepare for Namanu’s future. There are lots of ways to stay engaged—visit campfirecolumbia.org to donate to Namanu and sign up for upcoming maintenance weekends. Check in with us on Facebook to see and post pictures from the celebration, sign up for our newsletter, and learn about future events. We also collected some wonderful stories that we’ll be sharing on our website over the coming months. If you’re an alumni and haven’t yet shared your story, we’d love to hear about your time at camp.
We hope you enjoyed your day out at the Namanu 90th celebration. Thanks for being an important part of Namanu’s past, present, and future!