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A week of Namanu Day Camp includes:

  • Low camper to counselor ratio for individualized attention (6:1)
  • One full-day, all-camp field trip of outdoor exploration and education
  • 30 minutes of reading 4 days a week
  • Developmentally appropriate & theme related activities, such as cooking projects, science experiments, arts & crafts that help battle summer learning loss
  • Theme specific small group field trips and/or special guests
  • Traditional games, sports, and songs
    • Two healthy snacks per day
    • 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 Wednesdays – All campers will attend an all-day field trip on Wednesday of each week. Departure is at 9:15am and Return is by 5:00pm. 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.

Each Day your Camper Will Need:

  • A substantive sack lunch (lunches should not require refrigeration or heating)
  • Water bottle labeled with child’s first and last name (REQUIRED)
  • Clothing that is comfortable & appropriate for walking, getting dirty or possibly wet
  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes for walking, playing & exploring  (flip-flops or Crocs are not camp appropriate)
  • Swimsuit & Towel (Please label towel and suit with first and last name) (a plastic bag for wet items is recommended)
  • Dry underclothes to wear after swimming or water play 


Optional Overnights

During Session 4 (Out of this World) and Session 7 (City Campers) an optional overnight excursion is available. For an additional $75 your camper can experience a one night sleepover at Camp Namanu. Both trips depart Thursday at 9:00am and return by 4:00pm Friday. Campers will depart from and return to our SE Day Camp location.

Overnight campers will experience: meals in the dining hall, songs & stories around a campfire, stargazing, sleeping in a cabin, traditional camp crafts, wildlife viewing, swimming, over 90 years of Namanu Tradition and much more!

To register, visit www.campfirecolumbia.org or call 971-340-1607.


Direct any program related questions to the Day Camp Director, Beth “Acadia” Paluga, at bpaluga@campfirecolumbia.org or 971-340-1613
Registration questions: registrar@campfirecolumbia.org


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