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Press Release
July 15, 2009
Camp Rosenbaum to honor Founder with dedication ceremony
SALEM, ORE., (July 15, 2009) -- A special ceremony and garden dedication in honor of Camp Rosenbaum Founder, Brig. Gen. Fred Rosenbaum (Ret.) will be held on Wed., July 22, at 1:00 p.m., at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center, in Warrenton, Ore.

The event will recognize Rosenbaum's philanthropic contributions to at-risk children in Oregon and Southwest Washington over the past 39 years.

Since 1970, Camp Rosenbaum (held just south of Astoria) has been teaching good citizenship skills and motivating kids to take charge of their lives by teaching them to stay in school, avoid drugs, alcohol and gangs, and to be all they can be.

Each year, approximately 160 children, ages 9 to 11, attend this life-changing camp. Staff and volunteers from the Oregon Air National Guard, the Portland Police Bureau, the Gresham Fire Department, and nine different housing authorities (to include Portland, Salem, and others) join together to make this camp a magical and memorable one for the kids.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend the dedication ceremony. There will be opportunities to interview counselors and camp participants, as well as Oregon National Guard senior leadership and civic and state officials.
070723-F-0829P-201.jpg Camp Rosenbaum counselors help campers build sandcastles on the beach in Warrenton during Camp Rosenbaum in 2007

Contact Info:

For more information, please contact the Camp Rosenbaum Public Information Officer, Nick Choy, at 503-269-6470, or via e-mail at oregonmildep@gmail.com.