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Portland Police Bureau summer camp for kids reinstated after cancellation

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Less than a month after the Portland Police Bureau announced it would be unable to provide its annual youth summer camp in 2016, the event is now back on.

The bureau stated in February that the summer sports and education camp was canceled due to budget reductions and staffing issues.

On Wednesday, Portland police said overwhelming support from the community is bringing the camp back in June.

The Camp Rosenbaum Fund, the organizers of Camp Rosenbaum, stepped up to organize and manage the camp.

"The Portland Police Bureau's work with our city's youth is a long standing tradition – even more important today than in years past," said Mark Rosenbaum in a statement. "The Camp Rosenbaum board is pleased to join other bureaus and organizations who are stepping up to make the continuation of this camp and its impact on our community's children possible."

The Rosenbaum Portland Youth Camp will be held June 20-24 at Gresham's Centennial High School. Multnomah County kids, between 8-14 years old, are eligible to attend the camp.

The Portland Police Bureau have hosted the camp for more than 20 years.

"The Bureau is continuing to identify and work with other community partners to fill the gap as the Police Bureau continues to face a staffing challenge," a Portland Police Bureau release states.

Additional information about the camp, including how to sign up, is available by visiting: www.camprosenbaum.org/portlandyouthcamp.

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