Experience Israel with BB Camp!

Outdoor Jewish Adventure (OJA) Israel

TRIP DETAILS

Dates: July 19 – August 14, 2022
Trip Starting Location: Portland International Airport  
Trip Ending Location: BB Camp 
Grades: Rising 11th and 12th Grades 
Fee: $7,000*

* RootOne Vouchers of $3,000 are available for the first 20 participants – Use discount code to request $3,000 Voucher: Israel

  • $250 deposits due with registration
  • Deposits are fully refundable until February 1
  • Final balances are due on TBD
  • All fees above deposit are fully refundable until TBD

BB Camp is thrilled to be a recipient of the RootOne Teen Israel Initiative, a project that prioritizes the amazing impact that a trip to Israel can have on teens, especially a trip that is rooted in Camp values. RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation and is powered by The Jewish Education Project. Please visit www.RootOne.org for more information

Questions?  Contact Bette Amir-Brownstein, Overnight Camp Director  

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ABOUT THE TRIP

Campers will join together with teens from other Jewish Camps to explore Israel. BB Camp teens will follow an itinerary crafted specifically for BB Camp, filled with unique active experiences at various “must-see” destinations throughout Israel. Participants will learn about Israel’s history and partake in discussion and hands-on learning to discover how Israel fits into their personal narrative. Teens will discover the beauty of Israel’s culture on this incredible adventure!

BB Camp is thrilled to be a recipient of the RootOne Teen Israel Initiative, a project that prioritizes the amazing impact that a trip to Israel can have on teens, especially a trip that is rooted in Camp values. RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation, and is powered by The Jewish Education Project. Please visit www.RootOne.org for more information 

TRIP OVERVIEW

Guiding Elements of OJA in Israel 

  • BB Camp’s Core Jewish Values 
  • Leadership  
  • Diversity and Culture 
  • Israel Education 
  • BB Camp Spirit! 

OJA in Israel is organized to follow a chronological timeline of the Jewish people. Beginning the trip in the Negev desert of Israel and ending in Tel Aviv with many stops along the way!

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FAQ’s

BB Camp, in partnership with JCC Maccabi Israel, operates BB Camp’s OJA in Israel program. All JCC Maccabi Israel programs are designed with health and safety in mind and are monitored 24/7 by Israel’s official “Situation Room” providing real-time safety and security guidance.  As teens’ safety as the guiding priority, they stand ready to adjust policies and schedules based on local conditions.

BB Camp leadership will be in daily communication with BB Camp’s OJA trip staff and JCC Maccabi Israel Trip organizers. BB Camp will send weekly parent communication with trip highlights and updates.

If traveling abroad becomes challenging due to COVID-19, no problem! BB Camp is committed to creating innovative programs. If necessary, we will pivot to a more traditional OJA in the Pacific Northwest. Either way, we will provide an incredibly meaningful experience for your children this summer. Please click here to see BB Camp’s general COVID-19 protocols. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 mitigating protocols stated in the FAQ will be adapted to fit an Israel travel trip and current state protocols. Families will be updated with any changes as they arise.

We will update families when we have the 2022 OJA in Israel packing list.

 Participants will sleep in various guest houses, youth hostels, hotels, and Kibbutz guest spaces. Each of these locations are setup to accommodate groups traveling in Israel. 
The trip is designed for participants to have an opportunity to experiment and learn about Israeli cuisine and the plethora of cultures that make up Israeli cuisine.  
 There will be options available for participants who have specific dietary needs. All dietary needs should be listed in the health form submitted prior to the trip.  

 There will be 5 staff members on the trip:  

  • 2 Experienced Camp Counselors  
  • 1 Israeli Youth Counselor  
  • 1 Ministry of Tourism Licensed Guide and Educator
  • 1 Security Guard 
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