Our Programs


Southeast Portland Camp

We hope to open registration around Dec. 1 for the 2015 season, check back for updates in mid-November.


Namanu Day Camp in the City is a traditional day camp experience for youth going into kindergarten through 5th grade, fall 2014. Namanu Day Camp brings the Namanu Experience into the city while providing your child hands-on learning opportunities to combat summer learning loss.

Each week will be a unique adventure as we bring to life the imaginary world of a different classic children’s tale. Whether we explore 20,000 Leagues under the Sea or join the Knights of the Round Table, campers will participate in a variety of activities to have fun and keep their brains sharp. A week of Namanu Day Camp includes one full day field trip of outdoor exploration (destinations included in session descriptions), and a variety of unique theme related activities such as cooking projects, science experiments, literacy activities, arts & crafts, theme specific field trips and/or special guests, as well as traditional games, sports, and songs.

Campers are separated by age into small groups, or units, to ensure individualized attention for campers and projects that are geared toward their age group. This means that not all campers are participating in the same activities; the descriptions in Sessions and Themes are general outlines. More detailed descriptions of what each unit can expect will be available soon.


Located in inner-SE Portland at 3520 SE Yamhill St, adjacent to Sunnyside Environmental School, the Sunnyside Methodist Community Center is a dynamic space that brings additional resources to heighten the program experience for campers.


Directions from the South on I-5 Northbound
From I-5 North bound, take Exit 300 toward I-84/US-30, then the immediate exit toward Central Eastside Industrial District. At the end of the ramp turn right onto SE Water Avenue. Take your first left onto SE Taylor Street. Next turn left onto SE Grand Ave/OR-99E N. After 1/10 mile turn right onto SE Belmont St. Stay on Belmont for approximately 1.6 miles, turn right onto SE 35th Avenue. Take the first left onto SE Yamhill Street. Sunnyside Methodist will be on your right.

Directions from the North on I-5 Southbound
From I-5 Southbound take the OR-99E exit, Exit 300B, toward US-26 East/OMSI. Keep left to take the ramp toward Oregon City/OMSI. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Continue straight to go onto SE Belmont Street. From Belmont, turn right onto SE 35th Avenue. Take the first left onto SE Yamhill Street. 3520 SE Yamhill St. will be on the right.


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