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Camp Fire Stories

From its founding, Camp Fire has walked the talk of youth leadership. We were among the first organizations in the country to allow young people to serve on our board of directors, and continue that legacy of youth leadership today. Camp Fire Columbia doesn’t just serve young people—we learn from them. Youth play a critical…

Equity Statement

Camp Fire Columbia believes that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark. It is Camp Fire’s intention to contribute to the achievement of all youth while narrowing the gaps between white students and students of color. Our goal is to address the racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and…

Employment Opportunities

Accounting Manager – Camp Fire Columbia Main Office Overnight Camp Senior Units Manager – Camp Namanu Overnight Camp Program Manager – Camp Namanu Overnight Camp Junior Units Manager – Camp Namanu Overnight Camp Program Specialist – Archery – Camp Namanu Overnight Camp Program Specialist – Arts & Crafts – Camp Namanu Overnight Camp Program Specialist…

History

THE 21ST CENTURY CAMP FIRE Camp Fire launched in 1910, the same year as the first talking motion picture. Much like today’s films, the 21st Century Camp Fire is a whole different animal than it was 100 years ago—or even 20 years ago! Just as films have adapted to emerging technology, Camp Fire has evolved…

Mission

We carry the following values with us as we provide high quality programming to a diverse population of youth. We are inclusive We honor and protect the natural world We share power with young people We prioritize relationships We are responsive learners We take action We pursue impact

Our Team

Meet our amazing staff! Camp Fire Columbia is comprised of three main programs:  Camp Namanu Summer camp; serving ages 6-17 Before and After School Programs; serving at various elementary schools throughout the Portland, McMinnville, and West Linn/Wilsonville Districts Teens Programs; serving individual teens in Middle and High Schools in various Portland area locations These programs…

Statement of Inclusion for LGBTQ2s+

Any camp experience can be scary and anxiety producing for youth but for LGBTQIA2S+ youth camp can be especially difficult. Historical practice of gendering cabins, activities, and outings can make nonbinary and trans youth feel on the outside and uncomfortable. Fear of sharing sleeping space, bathrooms, showers and other accommodations with other campers who might…

Land Acknowledgement

Here is the Land Here is the sky Here are my friends and here am I We stand today on this land with gratitude We walk hand in hand We say “Thank you” For letting us share The Land you love We will do our best to take care Camp Namanu offers gratitude for the…