Programs

  • BB-Riback Leadership Training Conference (BBRLTC)

    The BBRLTC is a new program spanning 4 weeks, from July 15 to August 15, for campers who have just completed grades 7-11. This will be a one-time, unique camp experience and we will be cramming 2 years of leadership training, staff training, and camp experience into 4 weeks. We are so excited about it and hope that you are too!

    Eligibility:

    • At this time, the program is only being offered to campers who have finished Grades 7 to 11.
    • We are, however, creating a waitlist for Grade 6 students, and will consider if we can open up the program to additional campers in the next few weeks.

    Safety Protocols:

    • This program will be limited to 70 campers to ensure Covid-19 protocols can be followed and enforced.
    • All participants must have at least one dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, unless a doctor has determined by examination that is not possible for health reasons. Proof of vaccination or a doctor’s note must be provided.
    • A PCR Test, which is a test for Covid-19 available through private labs, will be required in the 72 hours before your child’s arrival on camp, and negative test results must be provided to us. The cost of this test will need to be paid for by families. (https://www.dynalife.ca/travel)
    • Each camper will be driven up by their parent or guardian and directed to a rapid test centre on camp. Once a negative test is determined, the camper will be escorted to their cabin and the parent/guardian must leave the grounds immediately. If they test positive, the camper must leave camp right away as well.
    • Cabins will have a smaller number of campers in them than in regular years.
    • Campers will be separated into 2 pods. This will be their programming pod and the group they will eat with in the chaddar.
    • On day 3 of the BBRLTC program, each camper will be tested again with a rapid test.

    Programming: The program will include:

    • Swimming
    • Water skiing
    • Filmmaking
    • Yoga and mindfulness
    • Leadership and staff training sessions
    • First aid and CPR (each participant will go home a certified First Aid/CPR provider)
    • If your child wants to complete Phys Ed, please contact Virtua Vista to determine if they will still offer the program. If so, we will provide Wifi so they can complete their assignments.

    Family Camp

    Family camp will be open from July 1 to July 12, and August 17 to August 22, with both the pool and the boat running and available to participants!

    It is $250 per person per night or $500 for a family of 4 for a cabin. This includes food and use of the facilities. Each family or cohort can book a cabin for any days in these windows. If you are bringing a trailer and feeding yourselves, the cost is $118 per person per night.

    Normal camp programs (Wonder Week, Cochavim, Ruach, Machon, LTP, and CIT) will not be running summer 2021. We hope to be back to a normal summer 2022!

    Wonder Week (Grades 1-4)

    Wonder Week is for campers who have completed grades 1 through 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. Wonder Week is placed in our August session to give the campers a more enriched first experience.

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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. They also participate in a survivor program and will see one great Alberta site on a field trip every summer. 

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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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    Inclusion Program

    In 2019 we introduced our inclusion program. We partnered with Between Friends to give our campers more care and attention. In addition, we redesigned the Galilee cabin to act as a library and quiet space for any campers or staff who need some time to decompress. Please feel free to contact us for more information if you feel this would benefit your child.

     

    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. Our 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 hiking, Rock climbing, river canoeing, geo caching, and whitewater rafting.