Iconic Oregon Wilderness Camp For Girls Joins National Register of Historic Places

As reported by The Oregonian, Camp Namanu, Oregon’s oldest camp dedicated to girls’ nature experiences, has achieved recognition as a National Historic District within the National Register of Historic Places. Boasting over a century of history, this 552-acre forested gem along the Sandy River stands as a testament to both environmental preservation and social progress.

Scenes from Camp Namanu in the 1940s, including World War II.

Founded in 1924 by the Camp Fire Girls, the camp occupies a pristine spot in Sandy, Clackamas County. It’s notable for safeguarding its rustic architectural charm and for fostering inclusivity and leadership in youth against the backdrop of a rapidly industrializing nation.


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