Our Programs


Parent Information

Hours & Fees

2014 information listed below. Check back in mid-November for 2015 session information.

Your Week at Namanu Day Camp Includes:

  • Low camper to counselor ratios for individualized attention (6:1)
  • Unique weekly themes based on Children’s Literary Classics
  • One full-day field trip of outdoor exploration (see session descriptions for specifics)
  • An on-site Special Guest or Workshop
  • Field trip(s) related to weekly themes (age specific)
  • Two healthy snacks per day
  • Developmentally appropriate activities the help battle summer learning loss
  • Namanu Day Camp in the City T-Shirt (one per camper per summer)
  • Namanu Day Camp in the City button for each week you attend!

Namanu Day Camp Highlights – Things you need to know

  • Hours: Day Camp runs from 9am to 4pm Monday–Friday. Optional extended care hours from 7am to 6pm are available.
  • All Day Field Trips on Thursdays – All campers will attend an all-day field trip on Thursday of each week. Departure is at 9:20am and Return is at 5:00 pm. Trips will differ each week; see session descriptions for details.
  • Farewell Campfire on Friday – Campers will participate in a closing campfire @ 3:30pm on Fridays. Families are welcome to attend.
  • Units: Campers are separated into 4 units (or groups) based on their grade in the fall.

Units are:

  • Onahlee – Kindergarten and First graders
  • Lowami – Second graders
  • Wekio – Third graders
  • Kwoneesum – Fourth and Fifth graders

What to Bring to Camp Each Day

  • A sack lunch (lunches should not require refrigeration or heating)
  • Water bottle – REQUIRED
  • Clothing that is comfortable & appropriate for jumping, walking, getting dirty
  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes. Please no flip flops or crocs

Optional Overnights

During Session 5: Robin Hood, July 21 – 25 and Session 8: Swiss Family Robinson, August 11 – 15, campers have the opportunity to add on an optional overnight session at Camp Namanu. Campers registered for the overnight will depart from their day camp location on Thursday morning and return on Friday evening; more specifics will be communicated after registration. While at Camp Namanu, campers will have the opportunity to experience more of what Namanu has to offer. They will participate in traditional camp crafts, join other campers for meals in the dining hall, tell stories, sing songs around the campfire, and so much more. For additional information, please contact the Day Camp Director. To register your camper for an overnight, please contact the registrar.


Direct any program related questions to the Day Camp Director, Beth “Acadia” Paluga, at bpaluga@campfirecolumbia.org
Registration questions: registrar@campfirecolumbia.org


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