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Camp Case: B'nai B'rith Camp

By Irv Potter, Board Chair

B'nai B'rith Camp
In 2009, B'nai B'rith Camp developed a ten year master plan for our camp. The plan served as the basis for a phased capital campaign, with the first phase built around the matching grants provided by JCamp 180. Now, in phase two, B'nai B'rith Camp has begun the process of replacing all of our cabins. The first new cabin has just been completed using an innovative two story design. Because of our desire to preserve as much open space as possible, the building consists of two separate cabins, stacked one atop the other. Each floor is a separate cabin with its own entrances and two separate spaces for the campers to gather as a group; a private deck and a separate community room opening onto the deck. The new building covers only 40% as much land as the two cabins it replaced. Sustainability and efficiency were crucial design criteria. The cabins are heated using a recirculating hot water system fed by a high efficiency on demand water heater and water for the showers and sinks is heated using two on demand high efficiency gas water heaters. The fundraising advice and support provided by the Institute enabled B'nai B'rith Camp to raise the funds necessary to complete these initial projects, and the courage and confidence to embark on a ten year plan to totally rebuild our camp for future generations. To learn more about B'nai B'rith Camp's process and their unique bunk design, contact Irv Potter directly.