BB Surfs 2019-08-21T21:52:07+00:00

BB SURFS is BB Camp’s new water sports focused specialty camp!

BB Surfs is designed to offer campers a new opportunity for growth & exploration within the immersive Jewish community at BB Camp. We aim to encourage mindfulness and environmentalism through surfing, helping our campers become stronger advocates of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

We are thrilled to partner with Cascadia SUP and together provide outstanding surf, standup paddleboard, and wakeboard instruction. Instruction will be tailored to each camper, so campers do not need prior experience, with our goal of providing everyone with skills to facilitate growth both as surfers and as people. The program will utilize both Devil’s Lake and the Pacific Ocean as experiential classrooms for learning and self-discovery.

Our integrated curriculum is designed so that campers will participate in specialized activity and instruction around surfing, while enjoying the core elements of a summer at BB Camp. Campers will spend portions of each day participating in traditional camp activities and will take part in their offsite unit rafting trip & other special camp programming.

Our primary values for 7th and 8th grade at BB Camp are Shalom/Peace and Ometz Lev/Courage. We will be integrating both of these values within BB Surfs, both encouraging campers to grow outside of their comfort zone and finding wholeness on the water. Tikkun Olam will also be a focus of the BB Surfs curriculum, with a beach cleanup project and education around water conservation and cleanliness throughout.

When:  First Session June 30-July 19 | Second Session July 30-August 18 – added session this year!

Grades: Rising 7th-8th graders.

If your child is outside this age range but is interested in BB Surfs, please email Ben.

Fee: By Sept 30, 2019: $3,458 | By Dec 31, 2019: $3,458 | By March 31, 2020: $3,658 | After March 31, 2020: $3,708

Interested? Questions? Contact Jacson Lee at jlee@bbcamp.org

Ready to Register? Click here and register today!

BB SURFS Specialty Staff

Jeff Briley learned to surf when he was 3 years old and has been a waterman ever since. His entire professional career has been teaching in the water, surfing, kayaking, and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). Jeff has taught thousands of people to Stand Up Paddleboard for over a decade in Portland and is the Sea.E.O. and Head Coach at Cascadia SUP. In addition to this, he holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership and Policy: Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State University so creating and implementing innovative, fun, and impactful outdoor education programs is what he does best!  Actually playing in the ocean is what he does best but teaching people to also do so is a very close second.