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Celebrate BB Camp’s Second Century

2022-01-03T14:32:39-07:00

Information and registration for these events coming soon! Second Century Bash | Saturday Evening, April 30, 2022 Lead Sponsor - The Liebreich Family: Max, Wendy, & Howard Liebreich Second Century Alumni & Friends Weekend | May 20 -22, 2022 Adults only! Check our website for 2022 Family Camps BB Camp BBQ [...]

Celebrate BB Camp’s Second Century2022-01-03T14:32:39-07:00

BB Camp Beanies for Sale!

2021-12-29T12:23:40-07:00

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

BB  CAMP BASH – Second Century Celebration

2022-01-03T18:47:10-07:00

BB  CAMP BASH - SECOND CENTURY CELEBRATION APRIL 30, 2022 in Portland Lead Sponsor - The Liebreich Family: Max, Wendy, & Howard Liebreich Details coming soon

BB  CAMP BASH – Second Century Celebration2022-01-03T18:47:10-07:00

Spring Family Camp

2021-12-09T16:58:22-07:00

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 Camp2021-12-09T16:58:22-07:00

BB CAMP’S SECOND CENTURY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SPRINTS TO THE FINISH LINE

2021-12-10T13:01:04-07:00

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, [...]

BB CAMP’S SECOND CENTURY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SPRINTS TO THE FINISH LINE2021-12-10T13:01:04-07:00

Machanayim – A Tale of Connected Camps

2021-12-09T16:45:57-07:00

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

2021-12-08T17:42:28-07:00

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

Israeli and Russian Speaking Family Camp

2021-12-28T12:38:39-07:00

HEBREW SPEAKERS AND RUSSIAN SPEAKERS FAMILY CAMP APRIL 22-24, 2022 Come celebrate the end of Passover with Russian and Hebrew speaking Jewish families! 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 skills in the Family Camp [...]

Israeli and Russian Speaking Family Camp2021-12-28T12:38:39-07:00

PJ Library Spring Family Camp

2021-11-26T16:00:39-07:00

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

BB Camp Mask for Sale!

2021-10-18T15:36:58-07:00

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

2021-12-30T11:55:34-07:00

THREE DAYS OF NON-STOP CAMP 2022 TBA 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 have to do is [...]

Last Day of Camp2021-12-30T11:55:34-07:00

New Small Community Grant

2021-04-12T21:11:30-07:00

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

2021-03-19T17:10:19-07:00

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

2021-06-14T10:08:12-07:00

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

2021-01-27T21:23:37-07:00

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

2021-12-09T12:31:39-07:00

YEAR-ROUND YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS Questions? Contact Chanel Bourdeau, Day Camp and Youth Engagement Director, at pdx@bbcamp.org 503.496.7447 SPRING FAMILY CAMPS Bring the magic of BB Camp to the whole family and celebrate Shabbat with us! Experience favorite camp activities such as swimming, arts & [...]

Year-Round Youth and Family Events2021-12-09T12:31:39-07:00

Lincoln City Food Program

2021-01-30T00:31:48-07:00

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

2020-06-16T20:32:40-07:00

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

2020-05-30T23:57:01-07:00

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

2020-05-05T17:25:18-07:00

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

2020-04-30T16:51:17-07:00

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

2019-09-12T17:24:01-07:00

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

2020-08-26T23:08:58-07:00

 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

B’nai B’rith Camp Selected Among the First Recipients of Groundbreaking New Initiative

2019-04-19T18:55:38-07:00

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

2019-02-25T18:22:56-07:00

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 [...]

WHY MACCABIAH IS MY FAVORITE DAY AT CAMP2019-02-25T18:22:56-07:00

BB Camp Surfs Into Watersports Specialty Track This Summer

2019-02-12T00:29:08-07:00

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!

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

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

CAN YOU BUILD COMMUNITY IN DAY CAMP IN ONLY ONE WEEK?

2018-10-29T22:01:29-07:00

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 [...]

CAN YOU BUILD COMMUNITY IN DAY CAMP IN ONLY ONE WEEK?2018-10-29T22:01:29-07:00

Supporting Our Campers – Video

2018-05-07T20:31:51-07:00

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

BB Camp Selected for Keshet Leadership Project

2018-03-12T23:53:35-07:00

 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

2018-02-01T22:03:16-07:00

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

2019-12-13T19:21:34-07:00

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!

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

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

2017-09-26T19:05:14-07:00

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

2017-08-23T19:38:06-07:00

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!

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

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!

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

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

2017-05-05T20:38:59-07:00

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

2017-05-05T21:10:11-07:00

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

2017-05-05T21:16:22-07:00

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

2017-05-05T21:19:42-07:00

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

2021-04-14T21:30:53-07:00

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

2017-05-05T21:20:03-07:00

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

2017-05-05T21:21:24-07:00

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