BB Camp offers a wide variety of Overnight Camp experiences for Campers going into 1st through 12th grade. Every BB Camp session aims to support children in developing social skills, fostering community, building Jewish identity, and supporting self-exploration. Typically, as a Camper spends more time at Camp, we see greater growth related to these goals, while enjoying all the fun a summer at BB Camp has to offer. Please see below to decide which program is right for your child(ren)!
The Shabbaton weekend is an opportunity for Campers who are considering a full-length Overnight Camp session in the future. Your Camper will take part in our magical Camp-wide Shabbat celebrations on Friday evening, including services, music, family-style dinner, Israeli dancing, and community. Find out more here
In Hebrew, Masada means strong foundation! This program is open to campers entering first through sixth grades and is designed for those looking for a shorter BB Overnight Camp experience before diving into the fun of longer sessions. Guided by dedicated staff, Masada campers will participate in traditional BB Camp highlights like lake activities, swimming in the pool, building courage on our ropes course, and learning some of our most popular BB Camp traditions! Our Masada session is a perfect chance for campers to glimpse the magic and fun of Overnight Camp!
Want to experience BB Camp magic for a week? Campers attending our Maccabee session will enjoy BB Camp activities and learn some of our favorite Camp traditions, highlighted by a musical Shabbat celebration at Camp! Maccabee is a great way to experience all BB Camp has to offer in a fun, whirlwind week-long session. Maccabee week includes a Day Trip to a local Lincoln City destination.
The two-week session is a great entry point to Overnight Camp! Campers in our two-week program experience all our Camp activity areas and special day-long programs. During the two-week Camp session, Campers take part in numerous group activities specifically designed to connect Campers with each other and their Jewish community. Campers also attend an overnight camping trip to a destination in Oregon. Overnight trips are based on their grade and are full of adventure, fun, and memorable experiences. The two-week and three-week sessions overlap, so campers will be able to participate in camp with their peers in both sessions.
Highlights include: Shabbat at Camp (2x), Overnight Trip, Day Trip, Maccabiah, and Israel Day!
Campers of our three-week sessions gain independence, strong connections with their peers and counselors, and develop new ideas about their own identity. The three-week Camp session captures the full BB Camp experience by giving Campers enough time to try out each activity offered at Camp with additional time to further explore and pursue the areas that most pique. Campers in the three-week session enjoy all our full-day programs and participate in day trips and an Overnight trip. Offsite trips are based on their grade-level and are full of adventure, fun, and memorable experiences. The two-week and three-week sessions overlap, so campers will be able to participate in camp with their peers in both sessions.
Highlights include: Shabbat at Camp (3x), Overnight Trip, Day Trip, Maccabiah, and Israel Day!
This session is perfect for the middle schoolers who cannot get enough Camp! Campers in this age group participate fully in the three-week session (see above) and then stay at Camp for a fourth week. The fourth week overlaps with our Maccabee week program and is a great way for your Camper to extend their summer experience. During the fourth week, this group will go on extra trips and partake in unique activities geared toward smaller group of participants!
Our four-week teen sessions are designed for Campers to develop leadership skills within the Camp Community and beyond. Both the rising 9th grade group (Teen Village) and rising 10th grade group (Leaders in Training) take part in engaging and challenging activities that provide opportunity for teens to expand their comfort zone, deepen relationships with those around them, and grow their leadership skills. Campers in these groups experience an intentional blend of traditional BB Camp activities, leadership opportunities, and Overnight and Day Trips!
BB Camp is proud to offer OJA in the Pacific Northwest, OJA Europe, and our new OJA: Bonim program at Overnight Camp!
Whether you’ve been to BB Camp for years or you’ve never been a camper, our Gesher program provides the unique and fun opportunity to start your journey of becoming a camp staff member after high school! Formerly known as our SIT Program, Gesher participants will primarily work as Junior Counselors with Overnight Campers in cabins. As a Gesher cohort, you will participate in professional development, skill-building sessions, and bonding activities!
In our Gesher program, you’ll gain valuable skills, make fun memories, and work alongside your best friends. It is designed to help participants experience Camp as staff members while having a cohort to learn and grow with.
- How long is the commitment? We love having counselors work the entire summer and know this isn’t always possible. We encourage you to work 3 weeks at a minimum. During your interview, you will be asked about your availability.
- What if I am a minor? Because your age group is mostly under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to sign off on your opportunity to work at Camp.
- Do I get any time off? You will get one day off for each week you are at Camp! You will also have hours off during the day/evening.
- Does this cost money? No! There is no cost for this program. You will be paid weekly for each week you spend working at Camp.
- What other options do I have? Aside from working at Overnight Camp, you are also eligible to apply for/work at one of our BB Day Camps. You can do either or a combination of both!
- What dates are available? Staff Training Week: June 19-June 24 | Camp weeks: June 27-August 16
Judaism is an important part of B’nai B’rith Camp and is included in all aspects of our programming. The core Jewish values we teach at camp are Simcha (joy), Kehila (community), Chaverut (friendship), Ometz Lev (courage), Shalom (peace), Tikkun Olam (repairing the World) and Dor L’dor (Heritage). Every Friday night all campers and staff come together to celebrate Shabbat. Jewish Enrichment offers campers the opportunity to learn about Israel, Jewish tradition and culture in an enjoyable way. The Jewish Enrichment Director also provides time for tutoring or assistance to campers preparing for their Bar, Bat, or B’nai Mitzvot.
B’nai B’rith Camp includes art in many aspects of camp. Arts and Crafts is offered as Cabin activity, club and Individual (elective). We have options for arts at various skill levels and Some of the activities offered include: candle-making, tie-dyeing, painting, garbage art, fimo clay, mask-making, and ceramics. Also, campers are given the opportunity to design and paint group murals throughout camp.
B’nai B’rith Camp utilizes its wonderful location on Devils Lake by featuring an array of water activities. These activities include canoeing, water-skiing, sailing, wake-boarding, paddle boarding and inner-tubing. Surfing on the nearby coast is offered to middle school campers taking part in BB Surfs.
B’nai B’rith Camp Sports aims to teach campers the importance of physical activity and movement to take care of their bodies. Campers participate in many types of sports such as archery, softball, soccer, basketball, field hockey, ultimate frisbee and so much more! B’nai B’rith Camp has two outdoor tennis courts, a ball field, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, a full-size gym, and a heated swimming pool, all of which are utilized by the campers.
Hands-on experiences at B’nai B’rith Camp give campers the opportunity to learn about the world around them. These experiences range from environmental education to nature hikes at Cascade Head to working in the B’nai B’rith Camp Amir Garden.
Music (both singing and instruments), dance, creative writing and drama are all part of B’nai B’rith Camps creative arts program. Following every lunch and dinner campers join in a community Song Session. Our Creative Arts program allows campers to positively express themselves and push themselves in creative ways.
Every year Israeli staff come to share their experiences and wisdom with B’nai B’rith Campers. Our Israe!i Culture Director teaches about Israeli culture, music and history through arts and crafts, songs and dances.
Campers at B’nai B’rith Camp participate in off-camp overnight and day trips. Trips range from fun-filled days at the beach to exciting white-water river rafting. All trips are age-appropriate, well-supervised, and packed with fun!