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Press Release
July 24, 2011
Camp Rosenbaum kicks off 41 years of helping youth
PORTLAND, Ore., -Camp Rosenbaum will be held July 23 - 29 at Camp Rilea, Armed Focres Training Center in Warrenton, Ore.
What started 41 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 27, 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.
Contact Info:  Major Melinda Lepore, at (503)335-4104 melinda.lepore@ang.af.mil