B’nai B’rith Camp, a Jewish community camp located on the Oregon coast, serves children and adults of all ages and various denominations. Based in Jewish values and open to everyone since 1921, BB Camp is a home away from home for many generations of children because of its unique camaraderie. We provide safe, nurturing and fun experiences in a welcoming environment that inspires individual growth and enduring Jewish identity.
BB Camp’s youth-centered summer camps and year round programs for all ages build communities and offer exceptional leadership development. We strive to teach the values and ethics of Jewish living by example, experience, and creative expression.
B’nai B’rith Camp has consistently proven to be a great place for youth to learn about themselves, their identity, their environment, and how to relate to others. B’nai B’rith Camp is owned/operated by the B’nai B’rith Mens Camp Association, a JCC-affiliated Camp, licensed by the State of Oregon, and accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
B’nai B’rith Camp is called home by approximately 500 children (ages 6-16) and 90 staff (from across the country and around the world) every summer. Since 1921, B.B. Camp has been dedicated to providing the finest summer experience for today’s campers while preparing them to be tomorrow’s community leaders. We strive to teach the values and ethics of Jewish living by example, experience, and creative expression. B’nai B’rith Camp has consistently proven to be a great place for youth to learn about themselves, their Jewish identity, their environment, and how to relate to others.
As a Jewish community camp, we offer the opportunity for our campers to be immersed in Jewish living 24/7. Providing a kosher kitchen allows us to serve campers from all denominations of Judaism. 99% of our campers identify as being Jewish. In a recent survey of our camper population, we discovered that 27% of our campers are from inter-faith households and 24% of our campers are unaffiliated. The national average of inter-faith campers served is 16%, and the national average of unaffiliated campers served is 10%.
B’nai B’rith Camp offers a wide range of activities, including: arts & crafts, Jewish enrichment, Israeli culture, athletics, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, hydrotubing, swimming in our outdoor heated pool, dancing, nature, singing, high ropes challenge course, leadership, community service, drama, creative writing, Shabbat celebrations, overnights, and trips. B’nai B’rith Camp is licensed by the State of Oregon, accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and a member of the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) as an independent camp. Additionally, B’nai B’rith Camp is an affiliate camp of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
We offer one 1-week session, two 3-week sessions, and two 4-week sessions. We also offer several specialty programs: Kehila, for children with special needs; Tikkun Olam- Service Learning, a program for teens to embark on a journey of service learning seen through a Jewish lens; and our Outdoor Jewish Adventure program, an opportunity for teens to explore and discover their Judaism through traversing the wilderness.
Our goals for campers include:
- Learning the values and ethics of Jewish Living
- Increasing self-reliance
- Developing new skills; helping young people grow in a responsible, mature manner
- Creating a democratic group experience within a Jewish atmosphere
- Building friendships for life
- Just plain having fun!