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Shooing Away Sleep-Away Fears: A Summer Camp Toolkit for Your Child(ren)


Shooing Away Sleep-Away Fears: A Summer Camp Toolkit for Your Child(ren) MAY 25, 4PM ON ZOOM register here We would like to invite all of our first-time camper families to our upcoming Zoom informational session on May 26th at 4PM! We are partnering with Jewish Family and [...]

Shooing Away Sleep-Away Fears: A Summer Camp Toolkit for Your Child(ren)2022-05-18T16:34:54-07:00

Pizza in the Park Get Togethers


SW PORTLAND| May 31, 5pm-7pm  at Gabriel Park EASTSIDE PORTLAND June 1, 5pm-7pm at Grant Park (NE 33rd) SEATTLE June 7, 5pm-7pm at Luther Burbank Park BB Camp's Pizza in the Park! Each spring we host Pizza in the Park, a free event for Camp families, to connect campers & families with each [...]

Pizza in the Park Get Togethers2022-05-18T11:32:23-07:00

Friends and Family Fun Day


Friends & Family Fun Day at B’nai B’rith Camp Sunday, June 26, 2022, 11:00am CELEBRATE OUR SECOND CENTURY! 11:00am:    Tours of Camp 12:00pm:  Welcome and Lunch 1:00pm:    Tour of the Zidell Fieldhouse (new gym) + Camp Activities Open 1:30pm:    Concert on the Lake + Dedication [...]

Friends and Family Fun Day2022-05-20T09:46:06-07:00

BB Camp’s First Hall of Fame Honorees


BB CAMP'S FIRST HALL OF FAME HONOREES On April 30, 2022, at B'nai B'rith Camp's 100th-anniversary celebration. We honored nine amazing people who have made camp the wonderful place it is today. Here is the story behind the first BB Camp Hall of Fame Inductees: Julia Swett, Julius [...]

BB Camp’s First Hall of Fame Honorees2022-05-06T14:48:10-07:00

Last Day of Camp


August 26th-28th LAST DAY OF CAMP is an 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 do is show up ready to kick back, [...]

Last Day of Camp2022-05-16T16:19:53-07:00

Thank You Bette


THANK YOU BETTE April 19, 2022 Dear BB Camp Community, With great joy, we share that Bette Amir-Brownstein, our Overnight Camp Director, will begin her pursuit of a Master's Degree in Counseling and her dream of becoming a school counselor. We are incredibly proud that Bette's experiences with [...]

Thank You Bette2022-04-20T16:35:52-07:00

POSTPONED: Concert on the Lake



POSTPONED: Concert on the Lake2022-05-20T11:42:22-07:00

BB  CAMP BASH – Second Century Celebration


a BLACK TIE-dye* gala where formal sophistication meets BB Camp's legacy of creative Ruach (spirit) BB CAMP’S Second Century Bash Saturday Evening | April 30, 2022 at The Loft at 8th Ave | 2010 SE 8th Ave, Portland and virtually, from anywhere in the world 5:30PM Cocktail [...]

BB  CAMP BASH – Second Century Celebration2022-04-29T13:05:56-07:00

2021 Year in Review


2021 YEAR IN REVIEW As I reflect on the complexities of this past year, I am reminded of our collective resilience, strength, and dedication to building community.  It certainly is not hard to say that this year has been like no other.  Although the challenges were immense, the [...]

2021 Year in Review2022-02-11T18:10:59-07:00

BB Volunteers


Last summer, we had the unique opportunity to invite community members to volunteer their time and skills to enhance our BB Camp program during such a challenging time. Our volunteer program was wildly successful! Volunteers assisted in implementing new programs for campers, contributed to the health and wellness of the camp [...]

BB Volunteers2022-01-24T14:03:51-07:00

Celebrate BB Camp’s Second Century


Information and registration for these events coming soon!Second Century Bash | Saturday Evening, April 30, 2022Lead Sponsor - The Liebreich Family: Max, Wendy, & Howard LiebreichBB Camp BBQ & Concert | Sunday, May 22, 2022Zidell Field House Dedication | Sunday, June 26, 2022Send a Kid to Camp Golf Tournament | Monday, July [...]

Celebrate BB Camp’s Second Century2022-05-02T08:49:29-07:00

BB Camp Beanies for Sale!


Special offer! BB Camp's 100-year anniversary edition beanie Show your BB Camp spirit by sporting this beautiful and warm beanie! Available in black, tan, or neon green $12 each including shipping! *Please note - due to inclement weather, shipping will be slow this time of the year. [...]

BB Camp Beanies for Sale!2021-12-29T12:23:40-07:00

Second Century Campaign sprints to the finish line!


BB CAMP’S SECOND CENTURY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SPRINTS TO THE FINISH LINE Ten years ago, BB Camp’s board and staff leadership set an ambitious development plan to enhance its infrastructure and programs to serve the next 100 years of campers. Ribbon Cutting at Camp Irv Potter, Second Century Campaign Chair, [...]

Second Century Campaign sprints to the finish line!2022-02-04T12:22:24-07:00

Machanayim – A Tale of Connected Camps


Machanayim – A Tale of Connected Camps BY MICHELLE KOPLAN Recently, inspired by a blog written by Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, I explored the Torah portion, Vayeitzei, where the Hebrew word “machane” (camp) is first mentioned in the Torah. When Jacob journeyed to meet [...]

Machanayim – A Tale of Connected Camps2021-12-09T16:45:57-07:00

Tree of Life Family Camp


TREE OF LIFE FAMILY CAMP June 17-19,2020 | Friday 5PM - Sunday 1PM Spend your weekend at BB Camp enjoying classic Camp activities, family time, and connecting with other Tree of Life families. At Tree of Life Family Camp, your family will get the chance to partake in a community shabbat celebration, [...]

Tree of Life Family Camp2021-12-08T17:42:28-07:00

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

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

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 Report2022-02-07T14:48:40-07:00

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

Year-Round Youth and Family Events


UPCOMING 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 Events2022-05-18T12:02:19-07:00

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, AdonaiEloheinu, Melech haolam,asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav, v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Shabbat.Blessing Over ChildrenYesimcha Elohim ke’Ephraim v’che’Menashe / Yesimech Elohim ke’Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, ve’LeahYevarechecha Adonai veyishmerechaYa’er Adonai panav eilecha viyechunekaYisa Adonai panav eilecha veyasem lecha shalomKiddush (Blessing of the wine)Barukh ataAdonai Eloheinumelekh ha’olamborei p’ri hagafen.Hamotzi (Blessing of the Challah/bread)Barukh [...]

BB Camp Songbook2022-02-04T17:08:16-07:00

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

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

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!2022-02-04T15:04:12-07:00



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 – Video2022-02-04T13:52:54-07:00

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

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 [...]

Gabe’s Story2017-05-05T20:38:59-07:00

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 [...]

B’nai B’rith Camp Awarded Capital Grant2017-05-05T21:10:11-07:00

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 [...]

Preparing Your Kids for Camp2017-05-05T21:16:22-07:00

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 Receives Award2017-05-05T21:19:42-07:00

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 [...]

BB Camp and BBYO Announce New Partnership2021-04-14T21:30:53-07:00

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, [...]

The Bat Mitzvah of Mollie Biskar2017-05-05T21:20:03-07:00

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 [...]

Six Things You Wish You Packed for Camp2017-05-05T21:21:24-07:00