Camp Namanu in Oregon Officially Listed as a Historic Place After 100 Years

Camp Namanu campers stroll beside the Sandy River in the 1920s (Image courtesy of Courtesy of Camp Namanu)

Recently, Oregon’s beloved Camp Namanu, operational since 1924, was formally acknowledged and added to the National Register of Historic Places. This recognition highlights its long-standing role as a scenic sanctuary for generations of children.

Located along the Sandy River near Mount Hood, the newly recognized historic district encompasses several structures, including lodges, cabins, and communal buildings, all designed to integrate seamlessly with the natural forest surroundings.

Nancy King, who began her association with Camp Namanu as an eight-year-old camper in 1965 and now serves on its board, shared her memories with

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