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BBYO Summer Experiences Important Information



Check back here for updates on our 2018 Summer Experience Dates.


Summer Experience Registration Opens


Early Bird Discount Pricing Ends; Standard Pricing Takes Effect


Scholarship Applications for CLTC, ILTC and International Kallah due by midnight. Scholarship Applications for all other travel experiences due by midnight to BBYO Passport Office.
(Additional scholarship will be available after this date on a rolling basis)


All Scholarship Awards Announced. Additional scholarship will be available after this date on a rolling basis. Additional scholarship announcements will be made after this date on a rolling basis.


Last Day to Cancel from All Programs with a Full Refund or Transfer without Fee


Payments Non-refundable and Non-transferable for all Summer Experiences. $75 late fee for all payments made after this date. Payment for All Experiences Due in Full


BBYO offers need-based scholarship for select experiences. Check back here after Registration opens (November 2, 2017) for more information and to download the Scholarship Application Form.

BBYO offers need-based scholarship for select experiences.

  • For Select Leadership Experiences
    BBYO members participating in CLTC, ILTC, and International Kallah are eligible for scholarship. In 2016: Average scholarship for CLTC: $452, ILTC: $638, Kallah: $529
  • For Israel Experiences
    Any teen participating in BBYO Israel experience is eligible for scholarship. The Spitzer Fellowship is designed for ILSI participants and the Milk & Honey Scholarship is for all other Israel experiences. Apply as part of your teen’s risk-free registration.
    In 2016: Average scholarship for Israel experiences: $1,000

    Community Scholarships:

    Program grants and need-based scholarships may be available through Jewish organizations in your community like your local Jewish Federation, JCC or synagogue. Give them a call to find out!
  • One Happy Camper
    BBYO is Proud to Be Part of the Foundation for Jewish Camp Network. First-time Jewish overnight campers could be eligible for up to $1,000 off from One Happy Camper for BBYO Summer Experiences in the United States! To see if your teen qualifies, visit Please note there are regional variations in eligibility criteria and awards are limited - don't delay!
  • New York Teen Scholarship Opportunity
    In an effort to make Jewish summer experiences more affordable, the New York Teen Initiative, launched last year by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation, is providing scholarship for all BBYO Summer Experiences! High school-age teens from New York are now eligible for generous financial assistance toward any our programs in Israel, Europe, Africa, Latin America and North America. See here for eligibility criteria and how to apply!


This page contains information for summer 2017. Check back here for updates on summer 2018 soon!

At the time of registration, a $250 deposit per program is required to save your teen’s spot. The deposit is fully refundable through March 9, 2017. It is refundable or transferable with a fee from March 10 through April 5, 2017. After that, as of April 6, 2017, it is non-refundable and non-transferable. There will be a $75 late fee for all payments made after April 6, 2017.

For CLTC, ILTC and Internationall Kallah, families have the option to choose a one-two-or three-part payment plan.

  • One-Part Payment Plan: Pay in Full by January 25, 2017
  • Two-Part Payment Plan: Pay First 1/2 by January 25, 2017; Pay Second 1/2 by April 6, 2017
  • Three-Part Payment Plan: Pay First 1/3 by January 25, 2017; Pay Second 1/3 by March 8, 2017; Pay Final 1/3 by April 6, 2017


Prior to March 9, 2017, payments are refundable and transferable. From March 10, 2017 through April 5, 2017, there is a $250 cancellation fee for CLTC, ILTC and International Kallah, and a $750 cancellation fee for all other travel experiences.

The payment and cancellation policies for the BBYO Michigan Business and Entrepreneurship Institute and the BBYO NYC Global Leadership & Social Change Institute are different from policies listed here. Cancellation policies for Summer Discovery, our partner organization for these programs, can be found here.

Due to the popularity of our Summer Experiences and to prevent disruption to program planning late in the season, no refunds or transfers will be issued after April 6, 2017. This policy applies to cases of homesickness, dismissal or voluntary withdrawal.


BBYO strives to welcome all Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic status, including those with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are made in an effort to create an inclusive environment. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Director of Inclusion at:


The well-being 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. Visit for more on our commitment to safety, and information specific to safety in Israel.


  • Scholarship Application Form
    Check back soon for the 2018 form.
    BBYO partners with CampDoc, an electronic medical form system.  When you register for a program, you will receive an email from CampDoc inviting you to complete your medical form profile. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours of registering (excluding Shabbat, weekends and holidays), reach out to us at


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