BB Camp Selected for Keshet Leadership Project


 B’NAI B’RITH CAMP SELECTED FOR JCC ASSOCIATION-KESHET LEADERSHIP PROJECT JCC Association of North America and Keshet, the national LGBTQ Jewish nonprofit, have accepted 14 Jewish Community Centers and JCCA independent member Camps from around the country to participate in the JCC Association-Keshet Leadership Project.  B’nai B’rith Camp (BB [...]

Songs of Summer – BB Camp Bash


BB Camp Bash SONGS OF SUMMER April 14, 6PM, at Crystal Ballroom 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour Lola’s Room (at the Crystal Ballroom) 7:00 PM Dinner and MUSIC Crystal Ballroom $72 per person/ $180 per patron ticket Tickets at The evening includes a Mitzvah Moment. We hope you will join [...]

Community Seder


The Central Coast Community Seder Thursday, April 5th, 6pm B'nai B'rith Camp, Devil's Lake In the true spirit of Passover, our doors are open to all. BB Camp staff will lead the Seder with Passover activities and traditions. Please join us for an evening of reflection and celebration. Kid friendly $18/person Co-Sponsored by Jewish [...]

Rubik’s Cubes and Other Ways to Include


Rubik's Cubes and Other Ways to Include By Shayna Sigman The most heartwarming thing about working at camp is really getting to know campers. Camp runs on its own time, and the level of closeness achieved over a short period matches that seen over months in other settings. [...]

Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat


Sadie's Snowy Tu B'Shevat Our PJ Library Coordinator, Shayna Sigman, reading the PJ Library book, SADIE'S SNOWY TU B'SHEVAT Written by Jamie Korngold   Illustrated by Julie Fortenberry Activity sheet here   

Middle-School Shabbat – February 2018


Middle School Shabbat - February 2, 2018 BB Camp Middle School Shabbat Special Guest: Kim Schneiderman  Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at the BB Camp Office 9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy #200, Beaverton, OR 97005 6:30pm-8:30pm Bring in the Shabbat BB Camp Style: Songs, activities and snacks! $10/ at the door [...]

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins


PJ Library Story Time - Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Happy Hanukkah! Join Shayna, our Inclusion Coordinator, as she reads Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah


PJ Library Story Time - How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah Happy Chanukah!!! Grab your book and join Shayna, our Inclusion Coordinator, for her festive reading of "How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?"

BB Gives: Episode 6 – Friendships for Life


#BBGives Episode 6: Friendships for Life What's the one thing that generations of BB Campers share? Jordana will tell you! #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support BB Campers. Over the next few [...]

BB Gives: Episode 5 – Activities


#BBGives Episode 5: Year Round Activities We are not just a Summer Camp! This year, over 2000 people attended programs at Camp! #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support BB Campers. Over the [...]

BB Gives: Episode 4 – Music


#BBGives Episode 4: Music Music is the heart and soul of our day to day life at Camp. It truly represents the Ruach of Camp! #BBGIVES IS JUST A WEEK AWAY! (and yes, our Campers love singing the song from Rent) #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, [...]

BB Gives: Episode 3 – sports


#BBGives Episode 3 : Sports "This summer 556 Campers, more than ever before, had a blast tubing, zip-lining, climbing and even playing Gaga at BB Camp!" #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support [...]

BB Gives: Episode 2 – clubs


#BBGives Episode 2 : Clubs at Camp Our campers have the opportunity to learn new skills – like building fantastic Adirondack Chairs to be used throughout Camp! – and you have the opportunity to give campers amazing experiences! #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a [...]

BB Gives: Episode 1 – Leadership


#BBGives Episode 1 : Leadership #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support BB Campers. Over the next few weeks our spokesperson, Jordana Levenick, will tell you about the impact of your support! Your [...]

BB Camp Named #1 of 100 Best Nonprofits!


BB Camp Named #1 of 100 Best Nonprofits! On September 28, 2017, BB Camp was awarded #1 of the Oregon Business 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon! BB Camp employees and volunteers participated in a survey project this past spring through Oregon Business.  Each [...]

Take Action Now – Protect J-1 Visa


Take ACTION NOW Help Protect J-1 Visa Camp Counselor and Summer Work Travel Programs Dear BB Camp Community, We need your help today!  Please join us to take action to protect the J-1 Visa Camp Counselors Cultural Exchange and Summer Work Travel Programs, which allows international camp counselors [...]

In Memory of Milt Carl


In Memory of Milt Carl Milt Carl  was first and foremost a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was also an icon of the Portland Jewish community and the patriarch of B’nai B'rith Camp. For 35 years, Milt served as the President of the B’nai Brith Men’s [...]

Eclipse Experience at Men’s Camp


Experiencing the eclipse at Men's Camp B’nai B’rith Camp will always be a home to so many special experiences; singing together, lighting Shabbat candles, or making a lifelong best friend. I am incredibly honored to be a part of an incredible community and help create these experiences [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 5


BB Camp Blog - Week 5: July 21-28, 2017 What a wonderful week it has been here at BB Camp! We had such a great group of Maccabee week campers, with so many of them experiencing the magic of BB Camp for the very first time! We also had [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 4


BB Camp Blog - Week 4: July 15-22, 2017 Younger Unit this week have been having a great time.  They have gone tubing, ziplining, and have played quite a bit of gaga.  We were also able to have a successful raid.  The girl cabins raided each other and ended [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 3


BB Camp Blog - Week 3: July 8-14, 2017 OLDER UNIT - This week there has been a lot of awesome programming for our teens. The 7th graders went to Devil's Punch Bowl on a Day Trip, this is a beach spot where they got to explore. The 8th graders went [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 2


BB Camp Blog - Week 2: July 1-7, 2017 What a wonderful week it has been at BB Camp! Our week began with an incredible and spirited Israel Day, led by our Mishlachat (Israeli counselors - pictured here, with Kim S.). Campers spent the day participating in themed stations and activities relating [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 1


BB Camp Blog - Week 1: June 27-30, 2017 What a great first week of camp! Older Unit had a unique first evening program which required them to complete challenges within their team in order to obtain junk parts to build junk robots. From potatoes to paper clips, metal [...]

The B’nai B’rith Camp Teen Foundation Request for Proposals


The B’nai B’rith Camp Teen Foundation Request for Proposals This summer, utilizing curriculum from the Jewish Teen Funders Network, B’nai B’rith Camp teens will be participating in a group process of learning about giving, non-profit organizations, and functioning as a foundation board to review grant requests, conduct on-site visits, and [...]

Behind-the-Scenes With BB Campers: Four First-Time Family Tips!


Behind-the-Scenes With BB Campers: Four First-Time Family Tips! With our first BB Camp session fast approaching, we are excited to welcome many new campers for the 2017 season!  Of course, it’s natural for pre-camp jitters to kick in right about now, so we thought it would be helpful to [...]

The Gonzales Family Goes To Camp!


The Gonzales Family Goes To Camp! “Mom, when are we going back to BB Camp?” These are the words that I’ve heard at least once every two weeks for the past year…since a rainy, muddy, indoor Family Camp ended just over a year ago. Jackson is only five years old, [...]

BBYO Election Conclave 2017


BBYO Election Conclave 2017 Congratulations to our Portland City BBYO teens! Such a fantastic Election Conclave weekend. In the Fall of 2016, B’nai B’rith Camp (BB Camp) assumed management of Portland City BBYO, expanding on a 3-year partnership between BB Camp and BBYO. In BB Camp’s new role, [...]

Friendships for Life


A story about group of Friends for Life! BB Camp Friendships are like family. Enjoy exploring this group of friends who have lived together, traveled together, celebrated together, and supported each other for over 35 years. Gabe Goldberg & Lisi (Mezistrano) Wolf became fast friends at BB Camp in [...]

Gabe’s Story


Gabe Goldberg shared his story, about how Camp changed his life, at The BB Camp Bash on April 22, 2017 Click here to support Camp. My name is Gabe Goldberg and it's a privilege beyond words to be here tonight with you. As a 10-year old boy I brought home [...]

Friends and Family Fun Day


Friends and Family Day 2018 Save the Date: Join us at Camp on June 24th from 11:00am - 3:00pm Event info to be sent out in May  

Pizza in the Park


Kids - meet your cabin mates and have some delicious Pizza. Parents - get your questions answered. If it rains on May 31 - we will postpone to June 6. No need to RSVP - just show up! Feel free to email Ben with any questions   June 1 - Seattle - more [...]

8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner


8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Thursday, May 17 5:00pm Camp Tour 6:00pm Dinner BB Camp -  Across from KOA Support Day Camp - Food, Fun, and Fundraising for a great cause!Tickets: $10/ personFor more information contact Sue at 541.996.8482 or Marisa at 503.345.9464

Things to Do in Portland on Spring Break


Spring break is almost here! BB Camp staff have come up with a list of great family friendly ideas to do during your break in the Portland area. Have a fun time off school! Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival – March 24-April 30 – This Portland favorite is an annual celebration [...]

B’nai B’rith Camp Awarded Capital Grant


HARRY & JEANETTE WEINBERG FOUNDATION GRANT LAUNCHES B’NAI B’RITH CAMP INTO PUBLIC PHASE OF CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Beaverton, OR. –The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Board of Trustees has awarded B’nai B’rith Camp (BB Camp) a capital grant of $368,000. This grant completes the funding for the Mercaz Campus Center. The [...]

Spring Family Camp


 Spring Family Camp May 4-6, 2018 Spend the weekend at B’nai B’rith Camp on the Oregon coast with your family! A fun-filled Shabbat celebration including music, crafts, athletics, canoeing, swimming and much more! Price includes 6 meals, 2 nights’ stay and great activities. Adults: $125, Kids ages 3 and older: $100, Kids 2 and [...]

Preparing Your Kids for Camp


Preparing Your Kids for Camp Whether your child is a new camper or has been to camp for many years, it is normal for them to worry about what might happen at camp or for them to miss home while there.  As a parent, you might also be anxious about [...]

Golf Tournament


Join B’nai Brith Men’s Camp Association for The 32nd Annual Thursday, July 13th Lewis River Golf Course 11:00am Registration & Lunch 12:00pm Shotgun Awards Ceremony & Dinner to Follow Barry & Jordan Menashe – Tournament Sponsor B’nai Brith Men’s Camp Association raises vital funds for capital improvements to update our historic campus and incentive [...]

BB Camp Receives Award


Pictured Left to right: Winnie Sandler Grinspoon , Harold Grinspoon, Michelle Koplan, Irving Potter B’NAI B’RITH CAMP RECEIVES GAIL LITTMAN MEMORIAL LEGACY STEWARDSHIP AWARD AGAWAM, Mass. – November 6, 2016, JCamp 180®, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), hosted more than 450 leaders from non-profit Jewish camps and [...]

BB Camp and BBYO Announce New Partnership


B’NAI B’RITH CAMP AND BBYO ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP B’nai B’rith Camp has assumed management of the BBYO program in the Portland-Metro area. This expands a 3-year old partnership where BB Camp shared the BBYO position. The new partnership will now include supervision of all local programming, finances, and fundraising. The goal of this partnership is to strengthen programs [...]

The Bat Mitzvah of Mollie Biskar


On Aug 13, 2016 the BB Camp community was honored and privileged to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Mollie Biskar, as she was called to the Torah for the very first time.  Mollie is an 18 year old BB Camp counselor and a long time camper.  When she was 8 years old, [...]

Six Things You Wish You Packed for Camp


Top 6 Things You Wish You Packed for Camp Of course, it is essential to use BB Camp’s Packing Guide when getting ready for Camp. But there will always be those items your kids just wish they thought of before heading to the summer of a lifetime at BB Camp. Our expert [...]