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Last Day of Camp Schedule


2019 SCHEDULE Friday, August 23rd 5:00 PM – Last Day of Camp Begins    Registration Settle into your cabin Happy Hour, Mercaz 7:00 PM – Group Welcome, Mercaz 7:15 PM – Shabbat Walk and Prayers 7:30 PM – Dinner, Dining Hall  9:00 PM – Bar Trivia, Mercaz Evening Activities 10:00 [...]

High Holiday Family Camp Oct 4-6, 2019


High Holiday Family Camp October 4-6, 2019 Bring the magic of camp to the whole family! Join BB Camp, Congregation Beth Israel, and PJ Library for High Holidays Family Camp! Experience your kids favorite camp activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, ziplining, canoeing, archery, sports, and so much more! Celebrate Shabbat and Sukkot [...]

Last Day of Camp – Aug 23-25, 2019


August 23-25,  2019 2019 SCHEDULE Registration is open - register now! Total cost: $150 THREE DAYS OF NON-STOP CAMP August 23-25,2019 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 [...]

First Grade Shabbat Aug 9-11


FIRST GRADE SHABBAT, AUGUST 9-11, 2019 AT BB CAMP Rising first graders are invited to get a taste of overnight camp on this weekend of Camp Shabbat fun! Leaving Portland Friday morning, return Sunday afternoon $180/Camper Register through our Camp registration Questions? Please contact Ben Charlton at bcharlton@bbcamp.org

Pizza and Paddle- June 6, 2019


PIZZA & PADDLE, JUNE 6, 5PM, Willamette Park Come join us on June 6th for our first ever pre-camp event for BB-Surfs, our awesome new aquatics program for rising 7th & 8th Grade. Come along to Pizza and Paddle, try out Stand Up Paddleboarding, have some pizza and ask any questions you may have [...]

Golf Tournament July 10, 2019


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING Tournament Sponsor Menashe Properties – Barry, Jordan & Lauren Menashe Golf Course Sponsor Apex Real Estate / Gevurtz Menashe B’nai Brith Men’s Camp Association raises vital funds for capital improvements to update our historic campus and incentive grants for all first-time campers. Through sponsorships, donation and player registration, the Golf [...]

Friends and Family Fun Day – June 23, 2019


Friends & Family Fun Day at B’nai B’rith Camp Sunday, June 23, 11am-3pm Lunch at Noon Dedication at 1:30pm Come see our new Southside! Join us for a fun day of camp activities, a picnic lunch, and the dedication of our three new double cabins! Free, RSVP required - please email soller@bbcamp.org to [...]

Seattle Mah Jong Tournament – August 14


5th Annual BB Camp Seattle Mah Jongg Tournament Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10AM-2PM Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040 ~ Kindly respond by August 7 ~ In 2015, David Wolf began raising funds for B’nai B’rith Camp Scholarships for his Bar Mitzvah project. Since then, these funds have [...]

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



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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]



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 [...]

Meet our Summer Staff


Meet Our Summer Staff! Camp is almost here! Get to know the staff that will be taking care of you and your kids this summer at BB Day Camp Portland Liz Broberg BB Day Camp Portland & Youth Engagement Director Liz was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Portland [...]



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 [...]

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 [...]

2019 BB Camp Bash


Thank you to our BB Camp family of friends, parents and alumni, 250 strong, who gathered on April 13th for the BB Camp “Blue” Bash. The magical evening, chaired by Jenn & Brad Topliff, included Shimshi, the resident illusionist at the Wynn in Las Vegas, who wow-ed our guests all night long. It [...]

Community Seder


The Central Coast Community Seder Wednesday, April 24th Doors open at 5:00pm, Seder starts at 5:30pm 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner


9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Wednesday, May 15 5:00pm Camp Tour 6:00pm Dinner BB Camp -  Across from KOA Support BB Day Camp Lincoln City- Food, Fun, and Fundraising for a great cause! Tickets: $10/ person For more information contact Sue at 541.996.8482 or Stacey at soller@bbcamp.org

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]