Challenge by Choice

Camp Fire was founded on the principle that facing challenges outdoors helps build caring, confident youth. We believe that outdoor experiences provide insight into who we are as people for both youth and adults.

Our Challenge Course offers participants an opportunity to experience safe physical challenges that help us examine our interactions with our teammates and ourselves. How you react to the challenge of being 30 feet up in the air can give you insight to how you might react to difficulties on the ground! 

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Partnering with You

Our challenge course is an excellent teaching tool for many groups. We customize your program to fit the specific goals and needs of your group, enabling you to get the most out of your experience.


Your Choice

Namanu works under a “Challenge by Choice” philosophy. This means:

  • Each participant may choose their level of involvement and commitment.
  • All participants are encouraged to accept challenges beyond their normal comfort zone.
  • You will experience a setting of care and respect for each individual and their choices.


Your Experience

Activities on the challenge course are planned for INTENTIONAL FUN. A day on our course may include games, initiatives, low elements that focus on group trust and teamwork, or high elements designed to challenge individuals and groups within a controlled risk environment. Participants on the high elements are required to wear harnesses and helmets and are connected to a belay system. All challenge course activities are designed and presented with a great consideration for your psychological, emotional and physical safety. Each experience is designed to spark group discussions around:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Goal Setting
  • Confidence
  • Encouragement
  • Leadership Development
  • Group Bonding
  • And more…

Corporate and Non-Profit Team Building

Developing a good team in the workplace takes work. A day on the Namanu Challenge Course can help develop a positive group dynamic in a way few shared experiences can. Whether your group would like to focus on getting to know each other better, enhancing communication, building trust or just needs to be reenergized, we have the program for you. Each session can be tailored to your group’s particular needs to assure the creation of a strong, healthy and productive team.

Youth Groups and Athletic Teams

A day on the Challenge Course is a great way for youth groups to develop cohesion and trust. Whether your group has been together for seasons, or is just forming, a chance to share the challenges at Namanu will bring them together in a way few other experiences can.

Our Facilitators

Each facilitator is carefully trained for leadership and safety on the challenge course to provide your group the highest quality experiential adventure program. All facilitators hold a current certification recognized by the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

Camp Namanu staff have experience working with diverse groups and will help to ensure your group is safe and challenged.