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BB Camp Welcomes New Hires

  With the reopening of summer camps and in alignment with our strategic priorities to further serve the community, B’nai B’rith Camp welcomed three new full-time hires. Ben Charlton is the new Chief Program Officer.  Ben, a former BB Overnight Camp Director, is returning to BB Camp after time away, working with adults with disabilities.  Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer…

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Summer camp is back!

  Last summer, according to the American Camp Association, only 18% of the country’s overnight camps welcomed kids. Too much was unknown at that point about COVID-19, and restrictions in many states didn’t permit camps to open. This year, camps are looking to welcome kids back, with many of the restrictions we have grown accustomed…

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B’nai B’rith Camp to receive emergency matching grant funds from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Summer camp, like many institutions, is in jeopardy this summer. Camp directors and their boards are busily working to develop contingency plans to reopen in accordance with national and state health guidelines. To assist camps during this unprecedented time, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation has created the All Together Now matching grant to offer access to a…

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Two Pacific NW camps tapped for groundbreaking new initiative for inclusion

PHOTO: Camps receiving grants for the Yashar Initiative can use the money to build accessible facilities such as these ADA-accessible cabins currently under construction at B’nai B’rith Camp.   Two Pacific Northwest camps are among 16 Jewish day and overnight camps that have received grants in an unprecedented national push for inclusion. B’nai B’rith Camp…

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OJCF’s enduring commitment to camp

PHOTO: BB Campers do a philanthropy exercise. Knowing that Jewish overnight camp plays a big role in kids’ and teens’ Jewish identity, the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and our youth foundation consistently support our local camps – B’nai B’rith Camp and Camp Solomon Schechter. This support is varied but with the common goal to enable…

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Everyone’s gaga for ga-ga

Photo: B’nai B’rith Campers play ga-ga. Ga-ga has been a favorite game at Jewish summer camps for decades. Recently, the game has gained mainstream popularity and can be found at camps and playgrounds around the world. Deemed a “gentler version of dodgeball” the game is played in a ga-ga pit. The ga-ga pit is usually…