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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.


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 backpacks included an activity schedule and fun things to bring a bit of Camp to the kids. Backpacks also included foam footballs, books, journals, arts & crafts activities, science experiments and more. In addition, they included a basic personal care kit and educational activities from our partnering first responder agencies.

Backpacks were delivered to children, ages 9-12, who live in low-income housing in Oregon and SW Washington. We needed your help to get backpacks to our community and you heard us. At the low cost of $40 per backpack, we received a record amount of sponsors and were able to provide 1,000 backpacks to children in Oregon and SW Washington so THANK YOU!

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! Thank you for helping us keep General Rosenbaum’s dream alive during 2020.


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