Camp Namanu hosted its second-ever Corporate Day of Service event recently, welcoming more than 50 people from several different businesses to the property to participate in service projects and camp activities.
The goal of the event was to help local businesses give back to the community, educate them about the creative outdoor youth education opportunities Camp Namanu offers, and get more people involved and invested in Camp. Resident Camp Director Steven Joinson said he was thrilled with the results of the “really fun day.”
“A lot of people were seeing Namanu for the first time and were really excited,” Steven said. “So much was completed, which is great for us for more reasons than getting people out to camp.”
Attendees got to learn about Camp Namanu and assist in projects like staining cabins, chopping wood, and clearing pastures. After lunch, participants got to check out the climbing wall, try their hand at archery, and do camp tours.
Several local and larger-scale businesses participated, including Bank of the Cascades, Pacific Continental Bank, US Bank, SolTerra, McDonald Jacobs, Xenium HR, and Mattecheck and Associates.
Thanks to the “easy success” of this spring’s Corporate Day of Service, Steven said Camp Namanu is focused on getting more people involved in the bi-annual event. By finishing projects together and getting actively involved, people are more likely to return for “work weekends,” send their kids there, or organize group days, he said.
“We want to educate people who don’t know about camp to know about it,” Steven said.
Check out this video from our Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Corporate Days of Service: