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2020 Year Impact Report


B'NAI B'RITH CAMP 2020 IMPACT REPORT 2020, the year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, has been like no other. It has been a year of unprecedented challenges for our world and profoundly affected BB Camp’s service to the community. Despite the challenges, [...]

2020 Year Impact Report2021-01-15T00:48:51+00:00

OJA Israel Trip


Oregon Jewish Adventure Israel Trip June 21-July 19, 2021 BB Camp is thrilled to be a recipient of the RootOne Teen Israel Initiative, powered by The Jewish Education Project, through the Marcus Foundation. The Project understands the amazing impact that a trip to Israel can have on teens, especially one that is rooted in [...]

OJA Israel Trip2021-01-14T21:37:53+00:00

Family Info Camp Session


Virtual Family Info Session Sunday, December 20, 4:00PM Join BB Camp Director, Bette Amir Brownstein, in a Virtual Family Information Session on Sunday, December 20, at 4:00 pm to learn more about sending your child(ren) to Overnight Camp. BB Camp provides a joyful, inclusive, and safe environment where kids explore their Jewish identities, [...]

Family Info Camp Session2020-12-07T17:18:01+00:00

Conversations with your BB Camper, Thanksgiving and beyond!


Dear BB Camp Families, As we move into Thanksgiving, I want to share how often I am reminded about my gratitude toward the open and inclusive environment we build at BB Camp each summer. In a year when social interactions with other children are not a given, communication and spiritual gatherings often occur [...]

Conversations with your BB Camper, Thanksgiving and beyond!2020-12-04T22:43:52+00:00

8 Nights of BB Camp


EIGHT NIGHTS OF BB CAMP DECEMBER 10th-17th Check out any of our social media channels every evening of Chanukah, for a holiday Surprise from BB Camp. Thursday, December 10th First Day of Chanukah – Camp Style! Friday, December 11th Chanukah and Shabbat Songs! Saturday, December 12th Havdalah Story Time Sunday, December 13th DIY [...]

8 Nights of BB Camp2020-12-15T21:15:52+00:00

Year-Round Youth and Family Events


YEAR-ROUND YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS Enjoy activities from home with your favorite camp on earth! Questions? Contact Chanel Bourdeau, Day Camp and Youth Engagement Director, at pdx@bbcamp.org 503.496.7447 DIY STEEL DREIDEL CLASS Sunday, December 13, 4:00PM Pacific Time $18/kit, includes delivery of kit, Zoom DIY [...]

Year-Round Youth and Family Events2020-12-04T22:41:21+00:00

DIY dreidel Class


Celebrate Chanukah with BB Camp and DIY Steel! Do-it-Yourself!  Make a beautiful piece of art for your family, friends, or just for you this holiday season! Virtual DIY Steel Dreidel Class with BB Camp Sunday, December 13, 4:00-4:45 pm on Zoom $18/kit, includes delivery of kit, Zoom DIY class, Chanukah activities, and BB Camp [...]

DIY dreidel Class2020-12-10T16:55:16+00:00

Lincoln City Food Program


GRAB & GO FREE MEALS FOOD PROGRAM  Ages 1-18 | Through Summer 2021 Lincoln City Food Program Donation EXTENDED THROUGH SUMMER 20201! B’nai B’rith Camp is teaming up with NW Coastal Housing for The Summer Food Service Program , to bring free meals to Lincoln County children for our seventh year. [...]

Lincoln City Food Program2020-10-13T21:11:03+00:00

Send a Kid to Camp Golf Tournament


𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑵𝑲 𝒀𝑶𝑼 to all of our sponsors, donors and players that came out for our 2020 Men's Camp Send a Kid to Camp Golf Tournament. 𝗪𝗲 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 $𝟭𝟬𝟯,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽! Congratulations to LOW GROSS - 53 (net 44) Plumbline Drywall: Brent Clune, Bill Vickroy, Bob Gross, & Ron Hop LOW NET [...]

Send a Kid to Camp Golf Tournament2020-09-10T22:14:08+00:00

Summer 2020 Overnight Camp Announcement


Dear BB Camp Community, It is with great sadness that we share that BB Overnight Camp is canceling our 2020 summer sessions. Over the course of the last many weeks, we were engaged in a process with our Board and committees to examine and discuss various scenarios at every angle. [...]

Summer 2020 Overnight Camp Announcement2020-06-16T20:32:40+00:00

BB Camp Songbook


BLESSINGS AND CHANTS Lighting the Shabbat Candles  Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav,  v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Shabbat. Blessing Over Children Yesimcha Elohim ke’Ephraim v’che’Menashe / Yesimech Elohim ke’Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, ve’Leah Yevarechecha Adonai veyishmerecha Ya’er Adonai panav eilecha viyechuneka Yisa Adonai panav eilecha veyasem lecha shalom Kiddush (Blessing of [...]

BB Camp Songbook2020-05-30T23:57:01+00:00

Covid 19 Update


This Page will be updated regularly with the latest news regarding summer 2020 at BB Camp We will continue to communicate with you as timely as possible, as we proceed through this information gathering process. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your BB Camp staff, Michelle Koplan, Executive Director, [...]

Covid 19 Update2020-07-07T18:30:33+00:00

Spaghetti Day of Giving


What is the Spaghetti Day of Giving? Each year, we look forward to gathering with you at BB Camp for our Annual Day Camp Benefit Spaghetti Dinner. Sadly, due to physical distancing measures, we will not be able to come together this year to celebrate our 15-year history and raise critical scholarship funds for [...]

Spaghetti Day of Giving2020-05-05T17:25:18+00:00

B’nai B’rith Camp Awarded All Together Now Grant


B’NAI B’RITH CAMP TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY MATCHING GRANT FUNDS FROM THE HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION B’nai B’rith Camp is One of Approximately 100 Nonprofit Jewish Summer Camps across North America Participating in the $10 Million All Together Now Grant Beaverton, OR — Summer camp, like many institutions, is in jeopardy this [...]

B’nai B’rith Camp Awarded All Together Now Grant2020-04-30T16:51:17+00:00

POSTPONED Israeli Family Camp


We hope you are staying healthy and positive in this time of uncertainty. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately, we must delay BB Camp’s first ever Israeli Family Camp. Pending the lifting of the Governor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order, we would like to reschedule Israeli Family Camp for a weekend in September. [...]

POSTPONED Israeli Family Camp2020-05-04T23:00:15+00:00

2020 BB Camp Bash


Thank you to our BB Camp Bash Sponsors and over 300 attendees in Portland and Palm Desert You raised over $142,000 for BB Campers!! It’s not too late to give. We’ve almost hit our fundraising goal and you can help us get over the top! Donte here: View our photos from the [...]

2020 BB Camp Bash2020-03-11T15:24:20+00:00

MLK Day Youth Activity


MLK Day - Vacation Day Camp January 20, 8am-6pm Eastside and Westside Dropoff/Pickup Grades K-8 Underwater themed bowling, Swimming & More. Price per camper: $69 Contact Chanel with questions MLK Day Camp

MLK Day Youth Activity2019-12-13T18:06:35+00:00

BB Winter Camp


BB WINTER CAMP December 30-31, Grades K-8 Ring in the New Year BB Camp style! Stay overnight at Camp and enjoy a trip to Wings and Waves! Price per camper: $150 Contact Chanel with questions BB WINTER CAMP

BB Winter Camp2019-11-26T20:21:29+00:00

BB Winter Days


BB WINTER DAYS December 23, 24 | January 2, 3, Grades K-5 & 6-8 Join BB Camp during winter break for fun in Portland! December 23: k-5th Roller Blading and Swimming | 6th-8th Downtown Adventure December 24: K-8th OMSI & More January 2: K-8th Pool, Ice Skating & More January 3: [...]

BB Winter Days2019-12-04T01:26:57+00:00

B’nai Brith Men’s Camp Association Receives Well Deserved Honor


B’nai Brith Men’s Camp Association Receives Well Deserved Honor The Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon & SW Washington Chapter is honoring the B’nai Brith Men’s Camp Association with the 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Group award at their annual Philanthropy Awards celebration on November 12 at the Hilton Portland Ballroom. The [...]

B’nai Brith Men’s Camp Association Receives Well Deserved Honor2019-09-12T17:24:01+00:00

Family Camp


Family Camp TBD We hope you are staying healthy and positive in this time of uncertainty. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately, we must cancel BB Camp’s Spring Family Camp. Stay tuned for details about future Family Camps. For updates about Camp, please visit bbcamp.org/covid19 Questions: contact bamirbrownstein@bbcamp.org

Family Camp2020-06-01T17:23:24+00:00

Last Day of Camp


THREE DAYS OF NON-STOP CAMP 2021 Date - Coming Soon!  Last Day of Camp is a full, all-inclusive weekend, at BB Camp on beautiful Devil’s Lake in Lincoln City. Whether you got to experience Jewish summer camp as a kid or not, now’s your chance. All you have to [...]

Last Day of Camp2020-08-21T17:23:21+00:00

Friends and Family Fun Day


 Friends & Family Fun Dayat B’nai B’rith CampJune 2021 Come see campJoin us for a fun day of camp activities and a picnic lunch 

Friends and Family Fun Day2020-08-26T23:08:58+00:00

Seattle Mah Jong Tournament


6th Annual BB Camp Seattle Mah Jongg Tournament 2020 date TBD In 2015, David Wolf began raising funds for B’nai B’rith Camp Scholarships for his Bar Mitzvah project. Since then, these funds have enabled numerous children to experience the joy and growth that camp provides. BB Camp is proud to continue this event, with help [...]

Seattle Mah Jong Tournament2019-09-25T18:47:20+00:00

B’nai B’rith Camp Selected Among the First Recipients of Groundbreaking New Initiative


B’nai B’rith Camp One of Five West Coast Camps Selected as “Yashar” Grant Recipients to Increase Accessibility for Campers and Staff with Disabilities. In an unprecedented national push for inclusion, 16 Jewish day and overnight camps have received grants through the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) in the first [...]

B’nai B’rith Camp Selected Among the First Recipients of Groundbreaking New Initiative2019-04-19T18:55:38+00:00

Shimshi at this Year’s Bash!


The resident magician of the Wynn Hotels is making a special appearance at this year’s BB Camp Bash! It is going to be a magical night supporting Camp! Grab your friends (21+) and purchase your tickets today at bbcamp.org/bash

Shimshi at this Year’s Bash!2019-05-30T19:46:59+00:00



WHY MACCABIAH IS MY FAVORITE DAY AT CAMP By Shayna Sigman Maccabiah, or what some people call Color War, should be the nightmare of any Inclusion Coordinator. It is the one day during each session where campers are in new groups away from their typical counselors, everyone is on [...]


BB Camp Surfs Into Watersports Specialty Track This Summer


BB Camp Surfs Into Watersports Specialty Track This Summer Less than 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, B’nai B’rith Camp is home to over 600 overnight campers every summer. As BB Camp continues to grow, it is regularly creating new ways to utilize their stunning coastal location and expand [...]

BB Camp Surfs Into Watersports Specialty Track This Summer2019-02-12T00:29:08+00:00

Why #GivingTuesday is my favorite day of the year!


Why #GivingTuesday is my favorite day of the year! By Aaron Pearlman, BB Camp Development Director What if we had one day a year where instead of being inundated in our social media and email with a mixture of work, politics, clickbait, and the occasional rainbow, we were treated [...]

Why #GivingTuesday is my favorite day of the year!2018-12-01T00:24:36+00:00

BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 3


BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 3 #BBGIVES is less than two weeks away! Join us November 27th on #givingtuesday to support BB Camp #THANKYOUBBCAMP

BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 32018-11-14T23:22:50+00:00

BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 2


BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 2 Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away and we are busy thinking about how thankful we are to have such a wonderful community. Tuesday, November 27 is #BBGives, a global day of giving and part of the worldwide #GivingTuesday campaign. [...]

BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 22018-11-09T21:54:01+00:00

BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 1


BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 1 #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $75,000 to support BB Campers. Over the next few weeks our campers will tell you about why they are so thankful for BB [...]

BB Gives: Thank You Notes, Episode 12018-11-02T18:05:15+00:00



By Liz Broberg When Sarah sent her 6-year-old son off to day camp for the first time, she was excited but worried. “What if he doesn’t love Jewish summer camp as much as I did growing up?”, she wondered. Her concerns mirrored those of many parents who grew up exclusively attending fully immersive Jewish [...]


Pizza in the Park – June 2019


2019 Pizza in the Park Join us for our annual pre-Camp gatherings!  This amazing free events are designed to connect children and families, answer your overnight & day camp questions, and give you a taste of the fun summer has in store! Feel free to stop by with the whole family or a friend [...]

Pizza in the Park – June 20192019-05-30T19:52:43+00:00

Supporting Our Campers – Video


Your gift to BB Camp helps support our Campers' experiences. The nurturing environment and the community BB Camp creates, lasts a lifetime!

Supporting Our Campers – Video2018-05-07T20:31:51+00:00



10 REASONS TO ATTEND BB DAY CAMP PORTLAND 1  BB Camp in the City –We are bringing the spirit of BB Camp to Portland! With nearly 100 years of Camp on the Oregon Coast, we are excited for a new generation to discover the magic of BB Camp in a [...]

Top 10 REASONS TO ATTEND BB DAY CAMP PORTLAND2018-04-20T21:21:34+00:00

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 [...]

BB Camp Selected for Keshet Leadership Project2018-03-12T23:53:35+00:00

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. [...]

Rubik’s Cubes and Other Ways to Include2018-02-01T22:03:16+00:00

Men’s Camp Winter Poker Party


12 Annual B'nai Brith Men's Camp Association  WINTER POKER PARTY Friday, February 7th, 2020 5:30pm No host Bar | 7:00pm Dinner 7:45pm Special Event | 8:00pm Poker Tournament Tualatin Country Club | 9145 SW Tualatin Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062 $90 per person, includes dinner, wine, $40 initial Texas Hold-em poker buy-in or alternative event [...]

Men’s Camp Winter Poker Party2019-12-13T19:21:34+00:00

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 [...]

BB Camp Named #1 of 100 Best Nonprofits!2017-10-30T17:00:48+00:00

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 [...]

In Memory of Milt Carl2017-09-26T19:05:14+00:00

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 [...]

Eclipse Experience at Men’s Camp2017-08-23T19:38:06+00:00

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 [...]

Behind-the-Scenes With BB Campers: Four First-Time Family Tips!2017-06-06T22:19:28+00:00

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 [...]

The Gonzales Family Goes To Camp!2018-04-26T17:26:08+00:00