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July 15, 2010
Camp Rosenbaum to celebrate 40 years of helping youth
 
SALEM, Ore., — The 40th anniversary year of Camp Rosenbaum will be held July 18-23. This year will not only signify a milestone after four decades of helping children in Oregon and southwest Washington, but will also commemorate its founder, Brig. Gen. Fred Rosenbaum who died in January, 2010.

What started 40 years ago as a way to help at-risk youth living in public housing in Oregon, has since resulted in thousands of children experiencing a one-of-a-kind camp that aims to teach good citizenship skills and motivate kids to stay in school, stay off drugs and out of gangs, and set positive goals for their future.

Each year, approximately 160 children, ages nine 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 from Oregon (to include Portland, Salem, and others) and Southwest Washington join together to make this camp a magical and memorable week for the kids.

Members of the media are encouraged to visit the camp any day of the week or on "Very Important Guest" (VIG) day, Wed., July 21, at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center in Warrenton, Ore. There will be opportunities to interview counselors and camp participants, as well as Oregon National Guard senior leadership and civic and state officials.
 
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Contact Info: For more information, please contact the Camp Rosenbaum Public Information NCOIC, Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, at 503-269-6470, or via e-mail at oregonmildep@gmail.com.