A Mini Interview with a future CLTC Attendee- Sam Shapiro of CVR!
Posted on 06/28/2011 @ 08:52 AM
by Brittany Rittel, Connecticut Valley Region
1. Of all the summer programs available, why did you choose CLTC?
I chose CLTC because I think that it's the program that can develop my leadership skills in a way that can fit my chapter and region the best. I served on chapter board for the first time this year but I don't think I did the best job that I could have done, so I hope that CLTC will help prepare me to serve my chapter better in the coming programming year.
2. What do you think you’ll learn there?
I think (and hope) that I'll be able to learn more about what it truly means to be a leader in BBYO. I've only been a member for a little over a year, so I've led a couple of chapter and regional programs, but I don't think I have the "spark" that can command respect and send a meaningful message when I'm trying to lead something just yet, and hopefully this experience will help me to acquire that spark.
3. What session/location?
CLTC 4, Bethany WV baby!
4. If you had to make up new words for the acronym CLTC so that it represented what CLTC means to you, what would you make it?
CLTC - Creating Leaders among Teens across the Country (sorry, is that cheating?). I've had quite a few friends in my region who have attended CLTC, and they have spoke both of how they have truly become leaders thanks to this experience and how they have met teens from all across America who share their passion, devotion, and dedication to BBYO, and I think that these two sentiments are perfectly embodied in this acronym.
ILTC Staff Preparation
Posted on 06/26/2011 @ 06:10 PM
Welcome to the ILTC 2011 Blog!
The staff has all arrived at Camp Perlman and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the participants on Tuesday. During the past few days we have been hard at work planning, cleaning, organizing and preparing the camp for your arrival. Over the past few days, we have become a staff team that is ready to bring amazing programming and experiences to our participants and to ensure that everyone at ILTC 2011 has an amazing time.
"As a coordinator, everything I dreamed ILTC to be when I began working on this project is starting to come true, and I am so excited for all the teens to get here because they are what all our hard work is all about" Says Jason Gordon, AZA Teen Coordinator.
"We have so many exciting things planned, ILTC 2011 is going to be a summer that the participants won't forget!" Says Sharon Leshner, BBG Teen Coordinator.
We would like to introduce each of our staff members, who come from a wide variety of geographical locations and each bring skills to make ILTC amazing. We have with us:
- Gary Levin (Director)
- Alex Bolotovsky
- Michael Chakoff
- Jayme David
- Jen Fallick
- Marissa Feinman
- Mike Fox
- Shelly Frazier
- Nicholas Ginsberg
- Jason Gordon
- Yoni Hadad
- Sofit Hadad
- Rebeka Handler
- Eruc Hunker
- Aaron Iovine
- Nikki Jenner
- Ian Kandel
- Rabbi Drew Kaplan
- Jessica Kobren
- Alex Langer
- Sharon Leshner
- Francesca Littman
- Lawrence Nadel
- Adam Quigley
- Glen Sadle
- Camille Sevilla
- Lauren Shey
- David Siegal
- Zach Singer
- Shoshana Torn
- Deb Tozer
Keep an eye out for frequent updates here on this blog. We will be posting often about life here at Camp Perlman, ILTC activities, as well as some "guest" blogs from some of our participants.
We hope everyone is having a fantastic summer so far, and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
Impact Boston Welcome Video
Posted on 06/25/2011 @ 01:16 PM
IMPACT: Boston Welcome Video
Welcome to IMPACT: Boston from your Teen Coordinators, Claire Nuchtern & Ryan Skirboll
Dorm 2 Song
Posted on 06/24/2011 @ 02:56 PM
I’m a BBG
I came to CLTC
Trying to meet new friends and learn to lead
And since we got here, got rid of all of our fears
We’ve grown together and get stronger every day.
We can show you Beber
No AC and Bloody Water
Tell me Jeff now would you like to meet me at the gym?
When we open our eyes, At 7:15 in the morning All we hope is to sit at the table with Captain Crunch
CLTC A wonderful place for you and me
The AZA’s are here
It’s crystal clear that this is where we really want to be
We’re soul sisters
Achayot B’neshema BBG, you know we will be friends for eternity.
Hey CLTC you know you wanna be from Dorm 2,
Bittersweet - CLTC 1
Posted on 06/24/2011 @ 01:10 PM
Shalom from Wisconsin!
While it might be bittersweet, CLTC 1, 2011 is coming to an end.
Over the past ten days teens have stepped out of their comfort zones and have proved to me that BBYO will be in good hands for years to come. Tears have been shed, friendships have been made, and creative programs have been planned.
It’s incredible to witness teens with different goals, different values, and different desires coming together to form a tight-knit community in less than two weeks. It might be sad for everyone to depart to his or her hometown, but I am eager to see how each teen will impact his or her home community and region.
I truly believe that each of the 86 teens will go home and create something bigger and brighter for the future of BBYO.
And with that I remain,
Alyssa Baron, BBG Coordinator, & forever and always a B’nai B’rith Girl.