Welcome to B'nai Brith Camp (Kenora)
Since 1954 boys and girls, ages 8-16 have been building lifelong friendships and lasting memories at BB Camp. Conveniently located approximately 200 km (120 miles) east of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the camp is nestled in beautiful Lake of the Woods in Kenora, Ontario. Our 200 scenic acre camp site boasts a beautiful lake and picturesque surroundings that enable each camper to feel safe, secure and “at one” with friends and nature.
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The inaugural BB Camp Alumni get together in Toronto was held on November 5th at the home of Donna Chudnow. There was a fantastic turnout at the event with close to 50 BB Camp alumni in attendance. It was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make some new ones and relive experiences of the Camp. Some of the alumni had only retired from BB Camp in the past five years, while others had worked at Camp in the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. The evening featured presentations from alumni Marsha Cowan, CEO of The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and alumni Michael Miloff, who currently works with BB Camp as a mentor through JCamp 180 (formerly The Harold Grinspoon Foundation). Both Marsha and Michael shared opportunities for alumni to help strengthen BB Camp's future through planned giving, support to its Endowment Fund, and capital donations that provide matched funds through JCamp 180.
There was a great deal of enthusiasm for the upcoming Alumni Weekend and discussions of future planned events for Toronto alumni. BB Camp would like to extend a special thank you to Donna for opening her home for the evening program and Milton Lecker of Simply Magic Catering & Smokin Bones Barbeque Catering for generously catering the event.
We look forward to holding other Alumni get togethers in other Canadian cities in the upcoming year.
August 31, 2013
For a second consecutive summer, BB Camp was selected to participate in The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) initiative - a youth philanthropy project of the Jewish Funders Network. JFTN awarded grants to over 35 summer camps from across denominational lines and around North America. As a participant in this youth philanthropy program, BB Camp receive $1,000 and and leadership training to develop high-quality teen philanthropy programs to distribute to worthy charitable agencies that support the teen's mission statement. An additional $500 was also provided for operating cost recovery.
This past summer, BB Camp's LTP group was involved in a series of workshops, site visits and selection process to distribute the $1,000 to worthy non-profit organizations. As the Camp has identified a priority to support local initiatives in its summer community, the LTP'ers focused its attention on learning about agencies that support the homeless and vulnerable groups, particularly youth and women and awarded it funding to the Kenora Fellowship Centre to purchase new mattresses to support its temporary residents and to Saskaate House, a women's shelter for program supplies.
The LTP'ers were so moved by the work of the Kenora Fellowship Centre and Saskaate House, that it also prepared homemade soup as part of the Summer Stock initiative to both organization to help provide nourishment and comfort to the respective residences.
Over the past two years, BB Camp's LTP group has directed funding opportunities to Saskaate House (a women's shelter in Kenora), the Kenora Fellowship Centre (an agency that provides food and shelter to the homeless), the Kenora Sunset Country - providing funding for mental health programs to teens and to the Jewish Child and Family Services to support campership funding.
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