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 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 2017


THANKS TO YOU, we reached our goal of $75,000 in 2017! Our incredible gratitude goes out to our generous 130 donors with a special “todah rabah” to our Matching Gift donors:The Zidell Family, the Aspen Mitzvah Fund, Michael Menashe, Liz & Ruben Menashe, and Pediatric Associates of the Northwest.



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 [...]

BB Camp on Ice


BB Camp on Ice Saturday, December 1, 5pm-8pm at Lloyd Center Ice Rink BB Camp Portland hits the ice on the Eastside! All kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join BB camp for dinner, ice skating, and Havdalah. Cost $18, Pick-up and Drop-off at Lloyd Center.

BB Camp Portland Veterans Day Camp


BB Camp Portland Veterans Day Camp Monday, November 11, 9am-3pm, Cong. Shaarie Torah Spend your vacation days at camp! Campers and friends in Kindergarten – Grade 5 are invited to join BB Camp Portland for a day of camp fun. Come for camp favorites such as cooking, art, and gaga. Everyone Kindergarten – Grade [...]

First Grade Shabbat


First Grade Shabbat Weekend August 10-12, 2018 Open to rising 1st graders Bus will leave Friday morning and return Sunday afternoon $180 early bird thru 7/1 | $199 after 7/1 $60 discount for campers registered for week 7 of PDX Day Camp Register through   Questions? Contact Ben | 503.452.3443 REGISTER NOW [...]

Friends and Family Fun Day


Friends and Family Day 2018 Save the Date: Join us at Camp on June 24th from 11:00am - 3:00pm Summer Camp kick off - come do camp activities and meet the summer staff, includes lunch. Free RSVP to  

Spring Family Camp


Spring Family Camp May 3-5, 2019 Spend the weekend at B’nai B’rith Camp on the Oregon coast with your family! A fun-filled Shabbat celebration including music, crafts, athletics, canoeing, swimming and much more! Price includes 6 meals, 2 nights’ stay and great activities. Adults: $125, Kids ages 3 and older: $100, Kids 2 and [...]

Meet our Summer Staff


Meet Our Summer Staff! Camp is almost here! Get to know the staff that will be taking care of you and your kids this summer at BB Day Camp Portland Liz Broberg BB Day Camp Portland & Youth Engagement Director Liz was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Portland [...]

Pizza in the Park


Join us for our annual pre-Camp Pizza in the Park gathering! 5/29- Portland (SW). - Gabriel Park 5-7 pm. 5/30- Seattle/Mercer Island - Luther Burbank Beach Park 5-7 pm. 6/7- Portland (NE) - Grant Park 5-7 pm. This amazing free event is designed to connect children and families, answer your all your Camp questions, [...]



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 [...]

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 [...]

Songs of Summer – BB Camp Bash


BB Camp Bash SONGS OF SUMMER April 14, 6PM, at Crystal Ballroom 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour Lola’s Room (at the Crystal Ballroom) 7:00 PM Dinner and MUSIC Crystal Ballroom $72 per person/ $180 per patron ticket Tickets at The evening includes a Mitzvah Moment. We hope you will join [...]

Community Seder


The Central Coast Community Seder Thursday, April 5th, 6pm B'nai B'rith Camp, Devil's Lake In the true spirit of Passover, our doors are open to all. BB Camp staff will lead the Seder with Passover activities and traditions. Please join us for an evening of reflection and celebration. Kid friendly $18/person Co-Sponsored by Jewish [...]

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. [...]

Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat


Sadie's Snowy Tu B'Shevat Our PJ Library Coordinator, Shayna Sigman, reading the PJ Library book, SADIE'S SNOWY TU B'SHEVAT Written by Jamie Korngold   Illustrated by Julie Fortenberry Activity sheet here   

Middle-School Shabbat – February 2018


Middle School Shabbat - February 2, 2018 BB Camp Middle School Shabbat Special Guest: Kim Schneiderman  Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at the BB Camp Office 9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy #200, Beaverton, OR 97005 6:30pm-8:30pm Bring in the Shabbat BB Camp Style: Songs, activities and snacks! $10/ at the door [...]

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins


PJ Library Story Time - Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Happy Hanukkah! Join Shayna, our Inclusion Coordinator, as she reads Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah


PJ Library Story Time - How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah Happy Chanukah!!! Grab your book and join Shayna, our Inclusion Coordinator, for her festive reading of "How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?"

BB Gives: Episode 6 – Friendships for Life


#BBGives Episode 6: Friendships for Life What's the one thing that generations of BB Campers share? Jordana will tell you! #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support BB Campers. Over the next few [...]

BB Gives: Episode 5 – Activities


#BBGives Episode 5: Year Round Activities We are not just a Summer Camp! This year, over 2000 people attended programs at Camp! #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support BB Campers. Over the [...]

BB Gives: Episode 4 – Music


#BBGives Episode 4: Music Music is the heart and soul of our day to day life at Camp. It truly represents the Ruach of Camp! #BBGIVES IS JUST A WEEK AWAY! (and yes, our Campers love singing the song from Rent) #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, [...]

BB Gives: Episode 3 – sports


#BBGives Episode 3 : Sports "This summer 556 Campers, more than ever before, had a blast tubing, zip-lining, climbing and even playing Gaga at BB Camp!" #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support [...]

BB Gives: Episode 2 – clubs


#BBGives Episode 2 : Clubs at Camp Our campers have the opportunity to learn new skills – like building fantastic Adirondack Chairs to be used throughout Camp! – and you have the opportunity to give campers amazing experiences! #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a [...]

BB Gives: Episode 1 – Leadership


#BBGives Episode 1 : Leadership #BBGIVES, BB Camp's Version of #GivingTuesday, is just a few weeks away. Last year over 100 donors raised $44,753 to support BB Campers. Over the next few weeks our spokesperson, Jordana Levenick, will tell you about the impact of your support! Your [...]

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 [...]

Take Action Now – Protect J-1 Visa


Take ACTION NOW Help Protect J-1 Visa Camp Counselor and Summer Work Travel Programs Dear BB Camp Community, We need your help today!  Please join us to take action to protect the J-1 Visa Camp Counselors Cultural Exchange and Summer Work Travel Programs, which allows international camp counselors [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 5


BB Camp Blog - Week 5: July 21-28, 2017 What a wonderful week it has been here at BB Camp! We had such a great group of Maccabee week campers, with so many of them experiencing the magic of BB Camp for the very first time! We also had [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 4


BB Camp Blog - Week 4: July 15-22, 2017 Younger Unit this week have been having a great time.  They have gone tubing, ziplining, and have played quite a bit of gaga.  We were also able to have a successful raid.  The girl cabins raided each other and ended [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 3


BB Camp Blog - Week 3: July 8-14, 2017 OLDER UNIT - This week there has been a lot of awesome programming for our teens. The 7th graders went to Devil's Punch Bowl on a Day Trip, this is a beach spot where they got to explore. The 8th graders went [...]

Seattle Mah Jong Tournament


4th Annual Mahjongg Tournament Hosted by The Wolf Family 206-851-4191 Thursday, August 16, 2018 10AM-2PM Mercer Island Community  & Event Center 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040 Kindly respond by August 10, 2018 This event began simply, as David Wolf’s Bar Mitzvah tzedakah project in 2015, raising funds for BB Camp scholarships. [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 2


BB Camp Blog - Week 2: July 1-7, 2017 What a wonderful week it has been at BB Camp! Our week began with an incredible and spirited Israel Day, led by our Mishlachat (Israeli counselors - pictured here, with Kim S.). Campers spent the day participating in themed stations and activities relating [...]

Summer Camp Blog – Week 1


BB Camp Blog - Week 1: June 27-30, 2017 What a great first week of camp! Older Unit had a unique first evening program which required them to complete challenges within their team in order to obtain junk parts to build junk robots. From potatoes to paper clips, metal [...]

The B’nai B’rith Camp Teen Foundation Request for Proposals


The B’nai B’rith Camp Teen Foundation Request for Proposals This summer, utilizing curriculum from the Jewish Teen Funders Network, B’nai B’rith Camp teens will be participating in a group process of learning about giving, non-profit organizations, and functioning as a foundation board to review grant requests, conduct on-site visits, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]