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Where does the adventure start?

Fire Dawg Challenge

Trained fire fighters from around the Portland community volunteer as camp staff. The fire fighters challenge campers to experience what being an emergency responder is all about. In teams of 10, campers suit up in real firefighting gear complete with boots, jacket and helmet and set out to Read More


Every child yearns to be recognized. At Camp Rosenbaum campers are shown how the simplest act of kindness is important and can make people feel special. Each day at Clubhouse a daily theme is presented. Throughout the day staff encourage campers to help one another Read More

Sandcastle Building

On Tuesday night campers look forward to the Sandcastle building contest between cabins.
Campers and staff travel to Sunset Beach and have 45 minutes to construct a sand sculpture.

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Fort Clatsop

At Fort Clatsop campers get a hands on history offered through a variety of experiences that teach children what life was like for the Lewis & Clark Expedition back in the 1800’s. Always a favorite is musket demonstration by employees wearing authentic clothing from the 18th Century. Read More


Even if a camper has never tried fishing before, they want to try their hand at catching the biggest fish in the lake! Campers learn how to bait their line and cast their pole in hopes of reeling in THE BIG ONE!
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Campers are free to explore several activities in the Science lab. Pinewood Derby cars are available for campers to sand and custom design. At the end of the week campers can choose to have their car compete in a derby race to see who made the fastest car. Read More

Campsite/Nature Program

Our overnight camp adventure is a highlight for most campers. For some, it is the first time they have slept in a tent or been camping in the outdoors. Campers have the opportunity to learn about horses and then enjoy horseback riding. Read More


On a Sunday morning in late July campers gather at assigned pick-up locations and wait for the bus that will take them to Camp Rosenbaum. Campers wait all summer for the change to go to Camp. Many have already heard of Camp Rosenbaum from their friends or older siblings who previously attended.

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Great – Gang Resistance Activity Training

Camp Rosenbaum’s most significant educational centerpiece is our anti-drug and gang resistance program – GREAT is taught by a uniformed Portland Police Officer. The class reinforces Camp Rosenbaum’s citizenship themes and teaches the children how to resist violence and gangs through constructive decision-making, Read More

Seaside Aquarium and the Ocean

Campers travel to the town of Seaside Oregon where they receive a complimentary visit to the Seaside Aquarium. The aquarium has been a loyal sponsor to Camp Rosenbaum and provided free admission for XX years.

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Leather Shop

Another favorite activity is the leather shop. After orientation on how to properly use the leather tools campers start pounding and stenciling letters and objects on a key chain. Once the key chain is mastered, campers are free to make name tags, belts, purses etc.

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Music Making

Children today are submerged in a sea of technological sound. Teachers report that children have a hard time listening attentively in school and are often distracted. At Camp Rosenbaum we offer campers the opportunity to explore “music” in a variety of ways by experimenting..

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Arts & Crafts

All campers enjoy the Arts & Craft area! Campers can make a variety of art projects. Staff helps campers start their project and take the opportunity to reinforce our citizenship traits while working on projects. Read More

Police Activities League (PAL)

The Police Activities League (PAL) offers underserved youth, recreational, educational and
athletic programs in the community. PAL was established in 1937 by Lt Ed Flynn, and was
designed to permit fellow officers to participate with youth at a supervised place to play.

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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Campers are afforded the opportunity to visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum and Fort
Clatsop State Park. At the Maritime Museum campers gain knowledge of the maritime history
of the Columbia River and the Pacific Northwest.

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