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Tu B’Chopped Middle School Event


TU B'CHOPPED MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM Saturday, January 28, 11AM-1:30PM BB Camp Office For 6-8th Grade Campers   Celebrate Tu B'Shevat BB Camp style! We will be hosting a Chopped style competition. Campers will be paired off into groups with a set of ingredients related to Tu B'shvat and must [...]

Tu B’Chopped Middle School Event2023-01-16T13:11:27-07:00

BB Day Camp Lincoln City Spring Break Camp


BB DAY CAMP- SPRING BREAK Lincoln City March 27-31, 9am-3:30pm Where: BB Camp, on the beautiful Oregon Coast (Otis) Welcoming: K – 6th Grade Campers Camp Fee: $225/ week Join us at BB Camp for a week packed with songs, crafts, games, sports, and all your favorite summer camp [...]

BB Day Camp Lincoln City Spring Break Camp2023-01-12T10:22:06-07:00

Snow Day at Ski Bowl


BB CAMP PRESIDENTS DAY SNOW TUBING TRIP MT. HOOD SKI BOWL February 20, 9am-4:30pm For K-6th Grade Campers Pick up/ drop off at BB Camp Office, 6443 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland   Join BB Camp for a fun snow day Tubing at Ski-Bowl on Mount Hood! Snow Tubing, lunch, transportation, [...]

Snow Day at Ski Bowl2023-01-12T10:23:33-07:00



BB DAY CAMP- SPRING BREAK Portland March 27-31, 9am-3:30pm Where: Multnomah Presbyterian, 7555 SW 45th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 Welcoming: K – 6th Grade campers and CITS (9th-10th Grade campers) Camp Fees: $360/ week;  CIT Program: $100 Join us for a week with a different theme every day!  Learn [...]

BB DAY CAMP- SPRING BREAK Portland2023-01-12T10:25:56-07:00

CPR Classes at BB Camp


Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Lunch Included! $100 for First Aid and CPR/AED The First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold [...]

CPR Classes at BB Camp2023-01-04T12:35:44-07:00

2023 Family Camps


BB FAMILY CAMPS February 3-5, 2023 Family Camp in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel Join Congregation Beth Israel at BB Camp for a weekend of community, relaxation, and nature! Experience Tu BiShvat and appreciate what nature has to offer on the beautiful Oregon coast! Families can also try [...]

2023 Family Camps2023-01-12T17:09:32-07:00

Kids Night In


KIDS NIGHT IN When: February 9| April 12, 6:00-9:00pm   Where: TBD  Who should come: Drop off your campers in K – 5th grade  Cost: $18 per child - register below Ready for some R & R with your loved ones? Drop your child off for a fun evening [...]

Kids Night In2023-01-04T11:32:06-07:00

BB Camp’s Teva Family Hikes


TEVA MONTHLY FAMILY HIKES February 12, 9AM – Mt. Tabor Park March 5, 9AM – Powell Butte Nature Park April 2, 9AM – Hoyt Arboretum May 21, 9AM – Punchbowl Falls Where: Specific location details to be sent with the registration  Who should come: Families of campers in K – [...]

BB Camp’s Teva Family Hikes2023-01-06T13:19:59-07:00

100 year exhibit


A CENTURY OF BB CAMP Menashe Gallery Exhibition Celebrates the History of  B’nai B'rith Camp September 21, 2022 – January 26, 2023 Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education | 724 NW Davis Street, Portland 97209 OJMCHE Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11am to 4pm [...]

100 year exhibit2022-08-31T16:40:27-07:00

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 Camp2022-08-04T10:10:07-07:00



SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2023 BB CAMP BASH! SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 BASH SPONSORS DOR L'DOR THE LIEBREICH FAMILY Max Liebreich Howard & Wendy Liebreich The Howard & Wendy Liebreich Fund of the OJCF KEHILA Loeb Family Charitable Foundation OMETZ [...]

BB  CAMP BASH2022-11-17T16:10:42-07:00

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

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

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

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


13 Annual B'nai Brith Men's Camp Association  WINTER POKER PARTY Friday, February 17th, 2023 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 $100 per person, includes dinner, wine, $40 initial Texas Hold-em poker buy-in or alternative event [...]

Men’s Camp Winter Poker Party2022-10-31T10:57:48-07:00

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

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