Do you love Camp Namanu? Join Friends of Namanu today!

Be sure to ‘like’ our Friends of Namanu Facebook page to receive regular updates and learn about what’s happening.



Friends of Namanu works to keep the traditions of Camp Namanu alive through donations and direct service. This group is a part of Camp Fire Columbia.


Friends of Namanu was established in 1992, as The Camp Namanu Alumni Association. As we have grown over the years, the members decided that Namanu had a place in many people’s hearts, including some that were not specifically alumni. Changing the name of the organization was done in an effort to include all those that have spent time at Namanu that have a desire to be involved in supporting the camp.

What We Do

Friends of Namanu creates opportunities for individuals to be involved in the Namanu community in many active ways, like service weekend volunteer shifts and camp store staffing hours. The members also raise critical funding for the improvement and restoration of Camp Namanu and camp-related projects. Over the last five years, members have raised or contributed over $50,000, and provided countless volunteer hours for a variety of projects and programs.

  • Hold Monthly Committee Meetings that help steer our work
  • Provide supplies and yearly maintenance to the Weavery program at camp
  • Financially support annual projects and CIT Scholarships
  • Support three Volunteer Service Weekends at camp each year
  • Host alum weekends each year at camp 
  • Help gather needed supplies for the summer camp program
  • Create social gatherings for folks to gather and share a common love of Namanu
  • And so much more!


What members receive:

  • Newsletters on what is happening at camp including any upcoming activities
  • Opportunities to volunteer and support Namanu programs
  • Opportunities to connect with new and old friends

Contact [email protected] for more information about Friends of Namanu memberships.

Gathering of Friends Retreat

Join us for Friends of Namanu: Gathering of Friends Retreat!

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 3:00 p.m. to Saturday, July 9, 2022 1:00 pm

We are anticipating long summer days and nights of fun! Gather your Namanu alum friends and come stay for a weekend. Let’s rejoice in our love for Namanu, share stories and experience the magic of camp once more. There are so many planned activities… sing ring, polar bear plunge, tie dye, banquet, archery, water carnival, ducky derby, bingo and much more! If you would like to lead a craft or art project, please contact Flash! [email protected] or Hobbes, [email protected]

You won’t want to miss the paint and sip event on Friday! Event starts at 3 pm and costs $35. This includes supplies and canvas, plus two drink tickets.

Tickets: $250 due on arrival if not using credits