Our Programs

Resident Camp

2016 Registration Coming Soon!

(Information below is from summer 2015. Summer 2016 dates coming soon)

Camp Namanu works to provide an inclusive and youth-led experience for all its campers. By living and working together in a community, campers gain skills to care for the world around them. Activities that get youth outside of their comfort zones inspire them to become confident and engaged leaders.

At Namanu, campers live in cabins with youth of the same gender and age group. Counselors stay in the same cabins as our younger campers (6th grade and below) to provide supervision and safety. For older campers, a counselor sleeps near the cabin to encourage independence and responsibility.

All sessions offer age-appropriate activities that may include cookouts, hiking, swimming, boating, arts & crafts, exploring nature, stargazing, and singing. As kids grow up at Namanu, new programs become available to them, such as archery, overnight hikes, and high ropes challenge courses. Youth can also create their own unique session by choosing specific activities with their cabin group.

Each grade level outlined below has its own geographically centered unit. From the modern, comfortable, and enclosed cabins of Blue Wing to the rustic and picturesque open-air tree houses of Balagan, each unit space offers an exceptional outdoor experience. Photos of many parts of camp are available on our Rental page here.

Session & Unit Descriptions


resident camp calendar



Session & Unit Descriptions

Unit assignments are based on the camper’s grade for next school year, 2015-2016.
UnitMini Blue Wing
SessionsMini Sessions 7/7 - 7/8 or 7/9 - 7/10
DescriptionCampers and counselors live in cabins with a built-in bathroom during this special two-day/one-night camping experience. This program is designed to give the first-time camper a short but exciting taste of camp. Our youngest campers enjoy creating wonderful memories with their new found friends.
UnitBlue Wing
PriceHalf Session - $395
Regular Session - $625
SessionsHalf Sessions 7/7 to 7/10 or 8/2 to 8/5
Regular Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
DescriptionBlue Wing campers live in cabins with an interior bathroom and shower. They participate in a variety of activities that may include boating in the duck pond, swimming in our outdoor pool, hiking, arts & crafts, and playing nature games.
PriceHalf Session – $395
Regular Session – $625
SessionsHalf Sessions 1 (7/7 to 7/10) or Session 5 (8/2 to 8/5)
Regular Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
DescriptionSherwood campers live in fully enclosed cabins and enjoy scaling the climbing wall, archery, playing in the creek, learning about stargazing, and hiking to new places that may include an overnight. Sherwood campers have the option to sign up for a Trail Ride at our Ranch Camp for $45. Trail ride space is limited.
UnitRobin Hill
SessionsRegular Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
DescriptionRobin Hill campers live in open-air cabins and may have the opportunity to develop teamwork skills through problem-solving activities on the low ropes course. Robin Hill campers also have the option to sign up for a Trail Ride at our Ranch Camp for $45. Trail Ride space is limited.
PriceRegular Session – $625
*Extended Session – $960
SessionsRegular Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
*Extended Session 3-4 (7/19 to 7/31)
DescriptionKiwanis campers live in tipis and may have the opportunity to use the looms in our historic Weavery, develop individual and teamwork skills on our high ropes course or go on a creek hike.
PriceRegular Session - $625
*Extended Session - $960
SessionsRegular Sessions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
*Extended Session 3-4 (7/19 to 7/31)
DescriptionPioneer campers awaken to the calming rush of the nearby Sandy River in three-sided cabins. Pioneer campers are encouraged to take on more leadership roles in their cabin groups and may choose to do an extended hike, challenge themselves on the “Junk Yard”, or learn advanced outdoor skills.
PriceRegular Session - $625
*Extended Session - $960
SessionsRegular Sessions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
*Extended Session 3-4 (7/19 to 7/31)
DescriptionBalagan campers live in tree houses perched above the Sandy River. Balagan campers may choose to serve as mentors and role models for younger campers. Additional activities reserved for our oldest campers may be hosting an all-camp event, rappelling off the climbing wall or participating in advanced challenge course activities.
Adventure Day Add-Ons
UnitPioneer and Balagan
SessionsRegular Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
DescriptionThe trips will alternate between a rafting trip during sessions 1, 3, 5, and 7, and a trip to Mt. Hood Adventure Park during sessions 2, 4, and 6. The option will appear during the registration process. Campers attending the extended session 3-4 can sign up for a trip each week. Individual fees apply.
UnitKiwanis, Pioneer, and Balagan
Sessions3 & 4
DescriptionCampers that are in 7th-12th grades can choose to spend two weeks at camp instead of the regular one week session! During this extended session, campers may have the opportunity to explore the far reaches of camp, build stronger relationships with their fellow campers and staff, master more complicated outdoor skills and activities, and infuse more of their own creativity in their schedule. Campers signed up for this session will live in either the Pioneer or Balagan cabins.


Click here to see additional programs for campers entering grades 9-12

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