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BB Winter Break Camp 2021


BB WINTER CAMPS Overnight and Day camp programs for Winter Break BB Winter Break Overnight Camp December 29th-31st Grades 2nd-8th Have your Camper spend their finals days of 2021 at their favorite place on earth! Your child will spend two nights at our Overnight Camp on [...]

BB Winter Break Camp 20212021-11-30T18:50:57-07:00

Spring Family Camp


Spring Family Camp MAY 13-15, 2022 Bring the magic of camp to the whole family! Join BB Camp, Congregation Beth Israel, and PJ Library for Spring Family Camp! Experience favorite camp activities with your family such as swimming, arts & crafts, ziplining, canoeing, sports, and so much more! Show off your family’s greatest [...]

Spring Family Camp2021-11-30T18:50:27-07:00

PJ Library Spring Family Camp


PJ LIBRARY SPRING FAMILY CAMP May 6-8, 2022 | Friday 5PM - Sunday 1PM Bring the magic of camp to the whole family! Join BB Camp and PJ Library in Oregon for Spring Family Camp! Experience favorite camp activities with your family such as swimming, arts & crafts, boat rides, canoeing, sports, [...]

PJ Library Spring Family Camp2021-11-26T16:00:39-07:00

2021 Staff Retreat


Winter Break Staff Retreat December 17 at 4PM to December 18 at Noon Staff from the last two years Come re-unite with your staff team on December 17 at 4:00 to December 18 at 12:00 for a staff overnight retreat at BB Camp in Lincoln City!  This is an overnight just for 2021 staff and prospective 2022 staff from all our Camps to come back together to have fun reconnecting and enjoy some of our favorite camp activities! The retreat costs [...]

2021 Staff Retreat2021-11-17T17:30:40-07:00

ReJewvenation Winter Warm-Up


Please join our community of women for the ReJewvenation WINTER WARM UP the Ruach of ReJewv in the city! Saturday, December 11, 5:30-8pm Cellar 503 4407 SW Corbett Ave, Portland Registration ends December 5  WARM YOUR ♥️ by connecting with friends and ending Shabbat with Havdalah WARM YOUR SOUL by [...]

ReJewvenation Winter Warm-Up2021-11-15T17:57:48-07:00

BB Camp Mask for Sale!


Special offer! BB Camp's 100-year anniversary edition face mask •  Comfortable •  Adjustable •  Breathable mesh back • Moldable nose piece $10 each including shipping!

BB Camp Mask for Sale!2021-10-18T15:36:58-07:00

Last Day of Camp


2021 SCHEDULE THREE DAYS OF NON-STOP CAMP August 27-29, 2021  Register here 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 [...]

Last Day of Camp2021-08-26T14:09:48-07:00

NEW! BB Day Camp Portland Eastside


ANNOUNCEMENT! BB Day Camp Portland is coming to the Eastside this summer! Join us for 3 weeks of fun at BB Day Camp Portland Eastside. Your Camper will make new friends while exploring their Judaism in a fun, creative Camp setting! Each week our Campers will discover Arts & Crafts, Science, Cooking & Baking, Games, [...]

NEW! BB Day Camp Portland Eastside2021-05-05T21:45:55-07:00

New Small Community Grant


NEW CAMPER GRANTS FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES! RECEIVE $1500 OFF IN 2021 & $1500 OFF IN 2022 AT BB CAMP!* *Camper must be new and enrolled in at least a 3-week session for each summer. We are delighted to announce Legacy Heritage Fund has established an incentive program at BB Camp for new campers for two [...]

New Small Community Grant2021-04-12T21:11:30-07:00

Oregon’s Overnight Camps OPEN in 2021


Dear BB Camp Community, As our State began to shut down last spring, I had the opportunity to be actively engaged with the Governor's Office and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to prepare and submit the COVID-mitigating guidance necessary to open Oregon's summer camps. Although the Governor chose not to allow for overnight [...]

Oregon’s Overnight Camps OPEN in 20212021-03-19T17:10:19-07:00

2021 BB Camp Bash


What a night! We never imagined how fantastic a virtual BB CAMP BASH could be! Over 250 participants gathered to share ruach (spirit) and CONNECT through a shared love for BB Camp! Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have raised over $313,000 SO FAR!! Listen to this announcement from Winnie [...]

2021 BB Camp Bash2021-05-12T17:27:25-07:00

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, our kehila, our community, [...]

2020 Year Impact Report2021-06-14T10:08:12-07:00

Raft at BB Camp stays afloat


Raft at BB Camp stays afloat and buoys teen for the rest of his life By David Coodley One day at B’nai B’rith Camp on the Oregon Coast, my counselor challenged his 10 sophomore boys to build a watertight raft. We spent an entire day finding lengths [...]

Raft at BB Camp stays afloat2021-01-27T21:23:37-07:00

OJA Israel Trip


Oregon Jewish Adventure Israel Trip June 20-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 Trip2021-05-11T21:32:05-07:00

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!2020-12-04T22:43:52-07:00

Year-Round Youth and Family Events


YEAR-ROUND YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS Questions? Contact Chanel Bourdeau, Day Camp and Youth Engagement Director, at pdx@bbcamp.org 503.496.7447

Year-Round Youth and Family Events2021-11-11T13:50:43-07:00

Lincoln City Food Program


GRAB & GO FREE MEALS FOOD PROGRAM  Ages 1-18 | Through Summer 2021 Lincoln City Food Program Donation EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 2021! 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 Program2021-01-30T00:31:48-07:00

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 Announcement2020-06-16T20:32:40-07:00

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 Songbook2020-05-30T23:57:01-07:00

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 Giving2020-05-05T17:25:18-07:00

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 Grant2020-04-30T16:51:17-07:00

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 Activity2019-12-13T18:06:35-07:00

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 Honor2019-09-12T17:24:01-07:00

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 Day2020-08-26T23:08:58-07:00

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 Tournament2019-09-25T18:47:20-07:00

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 Initiative2019-04-19T18:55:38-07:00



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 Summer2019-02-12T00:29:08-07:00

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!2018-12-01T00:24:36-07:00

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 32018-11-14T23:22:50-07:00

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 22018-11-09T21:54:01-07:00

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 12018-11-02T18:05:15-07:00



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 [...]


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 – Video2018-05-07T20:31:51-07:00



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 PORTLAND2018-04-20T21:21:34-07:00

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 Project2018-03-12T23:53:35-07:00

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 Include2018-02-01T22:03:16-07:00

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 Party2019-12-13T19:21:34-07:00

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!2017-10-30T17:00:48-07:00

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 Carl2017-09-26T19:05:14-07:00

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 Camp2017-08-23T19:38:06-07:00

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!2017-06-06T22:19:28-07:00

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!2018-04-26T17:26:08-07:00

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 [...]

Friendships for Life2017-05-05T20:54:11-07:00