Budding Roses Summer Camp 2022!

Help Budding Roses host a fun, free social justice camp for Portland-area youth!
Budding Roses launched in 2017 as a free, radical social justice summer camp in East Portland for youth in 3rd-9th grade. For four summers, we have provided two-week summer camps including workshops on social justice issues, art projects, outdoor recreation, and free meals and school supplies. For the past two years, we created COVID-safe “Camp Kits” and delivered them to 70 families so our campers could continue learning and creating together even while socially-distanced. Now we need your help to host our first in-person camp in two years!
Your support helps us buy high quality supplies for our camp activities, purchase school supplies to give out free to all campers, and pay our organizers, counselors, and community partners with stipends!
Our camp activities talk about racism, gentrification, student activism, gender, climate change, and mental health - issues that Portland youth are already engaging with. We emphasize youth leadership and decision-making and take our campers seriously as members of our community.

About Us:
Budding Roses is a volunteer collective of educators, activists, and students from the Portland community. We strive to provide a free, safe and encouraging space for East Portland youth to learn, express themselves, and engage critically with the issues of social justice that they encounter as members of our community. We seek to help youth cultivate the necessary tools to be active community members through experiences of collective decision-making and provide opportunities to lead and facilitate through direct involvement in democratic education.

Explore our Curriculum:
Activities from our 2020 social justice activity kits are available for free on our website at: www.buddingroses.org/curriculum

Connect with Us:
If you are interested in participating, volunteering, partnering, or just following our work you can find us at:

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    • 1 yr
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    • $100 
    • 1 yr
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    • $50 
    • 1 yr
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    • $25 
    • 1 yr
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Budding Roses
Portland, OR

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