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IS THE FOOD KOSHER?

All food is kosher or kosher-style based on location (meat and milk are never mixed). BBYO Domestic Summer Experiences are nut-free. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available.

If your teen has other dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know when you register.


WHAT ABOUT MEDICATION(S)?

BBYO uses CampMeds to provide pre-packaged, pre-dosaged medication to participants who require it.

BBYO summer leadership experiences are highly structured and take place in a classroom setting much of the time. In previous summers, we have found that participants who were on medication to assist with focus during the school year, experienced challenges with the structured CLTC program when they did not continue their medications at CLTC. Consequently, participants often get more from the experience when they continue their school year medications.

Teens attending CLTC, ILTC, International Kallah, Stand Up DC and Stand Up Chicago must use the CampMeds service. There is a $250 fee for those who do not register with CampMeds in advance of their summer program and instead bring their medication directly to camp.

For more information about medical forms, click here.


IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

Proper attire at BBYO Summer Experiences involves clothing that is neat, clean and in good repair; it sets a tone for serious learning. We want you to be able to express yourselves and be true to your individual style, while adding to our environment of leadership, learning and community. Clothing that detracts from that environment is not allowed.

The following examples should provide parents and teens with reasonable clothing guidelines. All guidelines below apply to situations in which teens are participating in regular, daily activities. The Jewish value and philosophy surrounding this policy is tzniut, modesty or humility. Tzniut is infinitely more than what we wear - it is who we are.

General Guidelines for All Apparel:
• No item of clothing may bear a logo or message that is antithetical to BBYO values or have any drug or alcohol words, pictures or symbols.

Shorts/Skirts/Pants:
• Shorts must have at least a three-inch inseam and must cover two inches below the rear end.
• Skirts and dresses must reach the tips of the fingers and must not expose any undergarments.
• Pants must fit properly and not expose any undergarments.

Shirts/Tops:
• Clothing must cover the midriff, torso, back and chest. Necklines of all clothing must appropriately cover cleavage.
• Clothing may not reveal undergarments in any way (either because the clothing is sheer or because it does not meet the requirements noted above).

This policy is designed to build a culture where clothing does not distract or detract from each teen’s ability to build relationships with each other, engage in serious learning and have a great time at their BBYO Summer Experience(s). We look forward to building that culture together!


HOW DO I GET THERE?

Once teens arrive at the local airport for their BBYO Summer Experience, they’ll be met by staff and taken to their program by bus. Of course, if you’d rather be dropped off right at the location, you’re more than welcome to do so!

Please Note: Teens may not arrive late to BBYO Summer Experiences.

Local Airports for BBYO Summer Experiences:

  • CLTC (at Beber Camp): General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

    Arrival: Teens flying must arrive by 3:00 PM. If you are driving, please arrive at 4:00 PM.

    Arrival Dates:
    CLTC 1 - June 7
    CLTC 3 - June 21
    CLTC 5 - July 5
    CLTC 7 - July 19
    CLTC 8 - August 2


    Departure
    : Please book all flights to depart after 12:00 PM on departure day; if you are being picked up at Beber Camp, please arrive by 9:00 AM.

    Departure Dates:
    CLTC 1 - June 19
    CLTC 3 - July 3
    CLTC 5 - July 17
    CLTC 7 - July 31
    CLTC 8 - August 14
  • CLTC (at Bethany College): Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)

    Arrival: Teens flying must arrive by 1:00 PM. If you are driving, please arive between 2:00-4:00 PM.

    Arrival Dates:
    CLTC 2 - June 14
    CLTC 4 - June 28
    CLTC 6 - July 12

    Departure:
    Please book all flights to depart after 1:00 PM on departure day; if you are being picked up at Bethany College, please arrange to have transportation by 9:30 AM.

    Departure Dates:
    CLTC 2 - June 26
    CLTC 4 - July 10
    CLTC 6 - July 24
  • ILTC: Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR)

    Arrival: Teens flying must arrive by 1:00 PM on June 23, 2016. If you are driving, please arrive after 4:00 PM.

    Note: Early Arrival for West Coast teens ONLY - If you need to arrive early and stay in Newark the night before ILTC begins, BBYO will make reservations at a hotel near the airport. Staff will be present in the hotel that evening. Please book your flight to arrive at Newark in the late afternoon or early evening (please no arrivals after 7:00 PM). These arrangements are made on a reservation only basis at the participant's cost, and you must notify Sabrina Moore that a hotel is required by emailing smoore@bbyo.org The fee for this is $100 

    Departure: Please book all flights to depart after 3:00 PM on July 11, 2016; If you are being picked up at Perlman Camp, please arrange to have transportation by 9:30 AM. If you are continuing your Perlman Summer with Kallah, please book flights for August 2, after 3:00 PM.
  • Kallah: Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR)

    Arrival: Teens flying must arrive by 1:00 PM on July 13, 2016. If you are driving, please arrive after 4:00 PM.

    Note: Early Arrival for West Coast teens ONLY - If you need to arrive early and stay in Newark the night before Kallah begins, BBYO will make reservations at a hotel near the airport. Staff will be present in the hotel that evening. Please book your flight to arrive in Newark in the late afternoon or early evening (please no arrivals after 7:00 PM). These arrangements are made on a reservation only basis at the participant's cost, and you must notify Sabrina Moore that a hotel is required by emailing smoore@bbyo.org The fee for this is $100.

    Departure:
    Please book all flights to depart after 3:00 PM on August 2, 2016; if you are being picked up at Perlman Camp, please arrange to have transportation by 9:30 AM.

HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING?

That’s up to you! The kinds of things you might want to spend money on are canteen (at CLTC, ILTC and Kallah), keepsakes from time exploring cities, apparel from college stores and extra BBYO swag like t-shirts or sweatshirts.


WHAT ARE BBYO SUMMER EXPERIENCES CONNECTIONS?

BBYO Summer Experiences Connections are all the ways to extend  your fun, learning and self-exploration this summer by combining experiences!

See the Connections We Love for Summer 2016!


WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?

The wellbeing of our participants is our number one focus, and we treat every participant as a member of our own family. Safety and security always come first. We work with our hosts, campuses, medical providers and host city or country governments to ensure that our teens enjoy their experience to the fullest extent in a safe environment.

Read More About Our Commitment to Safety Worldwide and in Israel.


WHAT’S THE COMMUNITY LIKE?

Whether close or far from home, every BBYO experience cultivates a special, close-knit community. Living in the same space and sharing experiences creates unbreakable bonds and a community that lasts a lifetime.


WHO ARE THE STAFF?

BBYO experiences are staffed by year-round professionals and seasonal program staff with expertise in community building, mentorship and teen engagement. Teens benefit from meaningful relationships with trusted staff members who serve as role models long after each experience.


WHAT ABOUT EXPLORATION AND PERSONAL GROWTH?

Exploring the world, new ideas and beliefs expands teens’ perspectives. These activities help them safely step out of their comfort zone. They’ll return home with greater confidence and a strong sense of self.


WHAT DOES PLURALISTICALLY JEWISH MEAN?

Jewish values define every BBYO experience, allowing space for customs from all denominations. Through meaningful Shabbat experiences and exploring Jewish life worldwide, teens gain a deep appreciation for the diversity of the Jewish people.


WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

We're here to answer any questions you may have or just say "Hi!"

CLTC, ILTC, International Kallah and BBYO on Campus:
bbyosummer@bbyo.org or 202.857.6588

All Other Experiences:
info@bbyopassport.org or 202.537.8091

BBYO International Office
800 Eighth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
P: 202.857.6633 / F: 202.857.6568

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