Programs

  • Wonder Weekend (Grades 1-4)

    This introductory program places our Wonder Weekend campers in a cabin with other Wonder Week campers to provide more hesitant campers with a taste of their first camp experience. Wonder Weekend campers have the opportunity to try out some of our activities and experience a very special Camp BB Riback Shabbat. Campers enjoy a first taste of camp with some extra support to allow for an easier adjustment to a weekend away from home.

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    Wonder Week (Grades 1-4)

    Wonder Week is for campers who have completed grades 1, 2 ,3 and 4. This program is an action-packed week for campers to enjoy all of the activities and evening programs that camp has to offer. Wonder Week campers are led by counselors who are skilled in interacting with this age group. Campers enjoy a first taste of camp with some extra support to allow for an easier adjustment to a week away from home.

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    Cochavim (Grades 1-4)

    This group of campers who have completed grades 1 through 4, rotate through several program periods, as well as a free swim and rest period each day. They receive excellent instruction in each program area, always with an emphasis on participation and fun. Evenings are a definite highlight as every night the staff plans fantastic original programs.

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    Ruach (Grades 5-6)

    The unit of Ruach holds the true spirit of Camp BB Riback. The focus of Ruach is for the campers to have opportunities everyday to learn new things at daily rotations, establish new friendships, and experience the magic of Camp BB throughout their time here. Well trained staff are here to help guide the campers and also plan creative evening programs for the them to enjoy.

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    Machon (Grades 7-8)

    Our Machon group is made up of campers who have completed grades 7 and 8. In addition to the regular co-ed daily programming, for 3 sessions a week Machon campers learn to express and form opinions on current world and Judaic issues. They also create close friendships with an amazing off-site trip that they will never forget.

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    Leadership Training (Grade 9)

    The Leadership Training Program at Camp BB Riback is for campers who have just completed grade 9. Above and beyond regularly participating in all of the exciting areas that camp has to offer, LTP campers are involved in many informative leadership sessions and special activities. Off-site trips provide LTPs with an opportunity to bond and form lifelong friendships. The full summer program is recommended for the Leadership Training Program.

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    Counselors in Training (Grade 10)

    The Counselor in Training Program will prepare participants to be staff at Camp BB Riback. The program will challenge campers to think creatively to prepare them to deal with adversity, overcome their fears, and learning to rely on each other — skills which are not only important at camp, but ones which are transferrable to any work or academic environment. Highlights of the program include Standard First Aid and CPR C certification, as well as a three day canoe trip on the Red Deer River. Guided by a strong and experienced staff team, CIT campers will learn about teamwork, Judaism, programming, and childcare. To compound this, CIT campers will gain experience working with campers under the mentorship of Cochavim, Ruach, and Machon counsellors. CIT campers will also learn about running specialty areas with training from the area staff. By the conclusion of the summer, CIT campers will leave with a strong sense of unity with each other and the camp community. Their last summer in this perfect world, will be one they will never forget.

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    Outdoor Adventure Tripping Program

    We are pleased to be able to offer campers in Grades 7 through 10 safe, exciting and dynamic out tripping and outdoor experiences off of our main camp property. Highly trained and certified University of Calgary Outdoor Centre guides work alongside our counsellors to take our youth on outdoor adventures and camping trips in the mountainous Kananaskis Country and other areas. Activities often include Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, River Canoeing, Geo Caching, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and fishing.