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BB Summer Days! Virtual Evening Events


BB SUMMER DAYS! VIRTUAL Upcoming Virtual Evening  - details coming soon! Evening Program: Campfire / Friendship Circle , Sunday, August 30, 7pm  Evening Program Campfire Registration

BB Summer Days! Virtual Evening Events2020-07-08T19:19:33+00:00

BB Camp Staff Reunions


BB CAMP STAFF REUNIONS BB Camp Staff Reunions on Zoom For nearly a century, we’ve provided campers with opportunities to connect with the outdoors🌲, Judaism ✡️, and each other👩🏼‍🤝‍👨🏽, living our motto of Building Friendships for Life!  Many of you have told us that while memories from your time as a [...]

BB Camp Staff Reunions2020-07-10T20:36:47+00:00

BB Summer Days!


Introducing our BB Summer Days! With the health and safety of our campers and community always our highest priority, our professional staff team have developed innovative and creative programming, with COVID-19 mitigations and modifications, for our campers and camp families.  BB Summer Days! In Portland BB DAY [...]

BB Summer Days!2020-07-08T23:23:44+00:00

BB Camp offering Grab and Go Free Summer Meals


GRAB & GO FREE SUMMER MEALS FOOD PROGRAM  Ages 1-18 | June 15 - September 4 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. The Summer Food [...]

BB Camp offering Grab and Go Free Summer Meals2020-06-29T15:09:48+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

A quick guide to using Zoom


A Quick Guide to Using Zoom This guide is meant to introduce you to Zoom and how to use it. For more details, please go to the Zoom Help pages. Getting Started Using Zoom is very similar to using Skype. We prefer Zoom because it seems to handle weak internet connects better than [...]

A quick guide to using Zoom2020-03-25T18:17:54+00:00

Virtual Camp


WELCOME TO OUR VIRTUAL CAMP Enjoy activities from home with your favorite camp on earth! Virtual Shabbat Walk and Friendship Circle Friday, June 12, 4PM Pacific Time Gather your family, your Shabbat essentials (candles, challah, wine, etc), and your Zoom video device and join us at 4pm for a [...]

Virtual Camp2020-06-08T17:38:32+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 August 28-30,2020 - registration info 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 [...]

Last Day of Camp2020-06-22T22:17:52+00:00

Golf Tournament


Rescheduled due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our players is our top priority. State and county guidelines will be followed to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. REGISTER TODAY! B'nai Brith Men's Camp Association Send a Kid to Camp GOLF TOURNAMENT September 3, 2020 The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club 4805 [...]

Golf Tournament2020-06-25T20:16:14+00:00

Friends and Family Fun Day


Friends & Family Fun Day at B’nai B’rith Camp Sunday, June 28, 11am-3pm Lunch at Noon Come see camp Join us for a fun day of camp activities and a picnic lunch Free, RSVP opens in April

Friends and Family Fun Day2019-09-25T19:17:29+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

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+00:00

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+00:00