Summer Program Descriptions
Maccabee: 2nd – 8th
Maccabee Camp offers a taste of the programs, sports activities, and facilities featured during the three-week BB Camp Sessions. Campers enjoy a wide spectrum of camp activities while exploring their identity. Includes a beach day trip and a night sleeping under the stars.
Kehila Program: 4th – 8th
An inclusive program run during our Maccabee session Kehila provides a meaningful one week experience for children with special needs. Kehila campers will enjoy all that BB Camp has to offer while having the opportunity to experience Jewish camping and make connections with other children.
Massada Younger Unit: 3- 6
Campers enjoy a wide spectrum of popular camp activities that encourage new skills. Includes a beach day trip, an overnight under the stars, and a trip to the Newport aquarium.
Sinai Older Unit: 7th – 8th
Campers enjoy a wide spectrum of camp activities while exploring their identity. Includes a 3-day overnight, whitewater rafting, and discovering the great outdoors.
K’Far Noar – Teen Village: 9th
Teen Village Unit focuses on social development and self-esteem building using a blend of fun trips and leadership training. Includes a tript to Southern Oregon, the Redwood Forrest, and a wild animal park.
L.I.T.- Leaders in Training: 10th
Teens acquire leadership skills while learning middot (Jewish values) and performing mizvot (good deeds). Includes a rock climbing trip to Smith Rock.
Session 1: Tzedek Program ( entering 11th & 12th graders)- 3 week program
Campers will embark on a journey of service learning seen through a Jewish lens. Campers will take part in tikkun olam community service projects and social action initiatives, both locally and at Camp. Our learning will range to include projects relating to poverty, education, inclusion, and the environment. Campers will leave the program with leadership skills, volunteer experience, and a deeper understanding of the issues our society faces.
2nd Session: O.J.A. – Outdoor Jewish Adventure: 11th
Through experiencing Judaism in the wilderness, teens will discover spirituality and the wonder of nature in a Jewish context. Campers will spend their time backpacking, camping, sea kayaking, mountain biking, learning primitive skills, tracking animals, identifying edible plants, and so much more. Locations are currently scheduled to include the Wallowa Mountains area, paragliding, NW Washington Coastal region, the Ape Caves and a summit attempt.
Session 2: Staff in Training (entering 12th graders)- 4 week program
The Staff in Training program, a volunteer opportunity, is a selective program available to those entering 12th grade. Interested candidates must apply and interview for the program. Applications can be requested through Ben Charlton, Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited. Designed to bridge the gap between camper and staff years, those admitted to the program will learn leadership and counseling skills through experience-based activities, educational workshops, group-oriented discussions, and living and working with a cabin of younger campers.