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Operation Lemonade

Operation Lemonade: Camp Rosenbaum in a Bag

After making the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 camp due to COVID-19, Camp Rosenbaum wanted to find a way to still serve low-income children in our community. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce Operation Lemonade: Camp Rosenbaum in a Bag!

Did you receive a backpack? Follow along with us each day with videos from our staff to welcome you and help you complete the activities in your Camp Rosenbaum in a Bag. Once you have completed your week of Camp Rosenbaum at home, click on the picture below to enter to win our grand prizes!

Day 1: Good Citizens WORK TOGETHER 

Welcome to Camp Rosenbaum 2020!

Workout of the Day – Cycle Core

Fire Safety Videos from Sparky the Fire Dog


Day 2: Good Citizens are FAIR

Camp Rosenbaum’s S’more Making 101

Workout of the Day – Face the Day

The ABC’s of Soccer


Day 3: Good Citizens SHARE

Campsite’s Daily Video: Good Citizens SHARE

Workout of the Day – Jump Rope

G.R.E.A.T. Comic Books: Choose to be G.R.E.A.T. #1 & Choose to be G.R.E.A.T. #2


Day 4: Good Citizens Are LOYAL

Campsite’s Daily Video: Good Citizens Are LOYAL

Workout of the Day – Callisto

Nature Hike with Mother Nature


Day 5: Good Citizens CARE

Campsite’s Daily Video: Good Citizens CARE

Workout of the Day – Slam Dunk

Arts & Crafts: Bead Animals


Day 6: Good Citizens Are EVERYWHERE

Group 1 & Campsite’s Daily Video: Good Citizens Are EVERYWHERE!

Workout of the Day – Healer

Mad Science with BING!

Turtles with TipToe


Day 7: Good Citizens TAKE A VACATION

This is not a goodbye but a “see you soon”

Camp Rosenbaum in a Bag is just that: a backpack filled with camp activities for home. The backpack includes an activity schedule and fun things to bring a bit of Camp to the kids. Backpacks include foam footballs, books, journals, arts & crafts activities, science experiments and more. They also include a basic personal care kit and educational activities from our partnering first responder agencies.

Backpacks will be delivered this month to children, ages 9-12, who live in low-income housing in Oregon and SW Washington. We need your help to get backpacks to our community! For just $40, you can sponsor a backpack for a low-income child in our community. To sponsor backpacks or make a donation, please click here.

Camp Rosenbaum began in 1970 with a dream: take a group of youth from low-income families and spend a week with them at Oregon’s beautiful coast, teaching them the value of good citizenship and encouraging their self-confidence.  With our partners – Oregon National Guard, Portland Police Bureau and Home Forward – we provide kids with positive role models, healthy relationships with public safety figures and maybe most importantly, fun!

We want to keep General Rosenbaum’s dream alive. Please help us reach our initial goal of 1,000 bags for low-income children in our community and make a tax deductible donation today!

If you have questions or would like to make an in-kind donation, please contact Crystal Kroeller: 503-318-7923 or