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BBYO Summer Experiences Important Information





Summer Experience registration opens—Early Bird discount pricing in effect


Final day for Early Bird discount pricing


Standard pricing takes effect


Scholarship applications for CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah due by midnight to BBYO; scholarship applications for all other travel experiences due by midnight to the BBYO Passport Office
(Additional scholarship available after this date on a rolling basis)


All scholarship awards announced


Last day to cancel registration from all programs with a full refund or to transfer to another program without a fee


Last day to cancel from domestic programs with a $250 cancellation fee, and from BBYO Passport programs with a $750 cancellation fee


Payments for all experiences due in full—payments are non-refundable and non-transferable; all payments made after this day subject to a $75 late fee


BBYO offers need-based scholarship for select experiences (see below). Scholarship applications are due on February 26, 2018 at midnight. Fill out the scholarship application form here.

  • Select Leadership Experiences
    BBYO members participating in CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah are eligible for scholarship.
    Average 2017 scholarship—CLTC: $467; ILTC: $471; Kallah: $505
  • For Israel Experiences
    Any teen participating in BBYO Israel experience is eligible for scholarship. Apply as part of your teen’s risk-free registration.
    Average 2017 scholarship—Israel experiences: $950; March of the Living: $650
  • Additional Funds
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 Initiative Funding
In an effort to make Jewish summer experiences more affordable, high school-age teens from New York are eligible for generous financial assistance towards any BBYO Summer Experience in Israel, Europe, Africa, Latin America and North America. First round applications are due by April 4, 2018. Click here to apply today! The New York Teen Initiative is sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation.


At the time of registration, a $250 deposit per program is required to save the spot. The deposit is fully refundable through March 12, 2018.

From March 12, 2018 through April 3, 2018 programs can be cancelled with a fee: domestic programs have a $250 cancellation fee, BBYO Passport programs have a $750 cancellation fee.

Full payments are due on April 4, 2018, and as of that date payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. All payments made after this day are subject to a $75 late fee.

The payment and cancellation policy for the BBYO Michigan Business and Entrepreneurship Academy is 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 4, 2018. This policy applies to cases of homesickness, dismissal, and voluntary withdrawal.

For CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah, families have several payment options:

  • One-Part Payment Plan: Pay in full by January 25, 2018
  • Two-Part Payment Plan: Pay first half by January 25, 2018; pay second half by April 4, 2018
  • Three-Part Payment Plan: Pay $750 by January 25, 2018; pay $750 by March 8, 2018; pay final balance by April 4, 2018

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 abilities. 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 Arielle Handel 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 experiences to the fullest extent in a safe environment. Visit the BBYO Passport Health and Safety page for more information on our commitment to safety, as well as information specific to safety in Israel.


  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Medical 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


BBYO now offers travel and emergency medical protection for CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah through CampDoc.


  • BBYO is not the provider of this protection plan.
  • This is a brief description of coverage. Please refer to the Description of Coverage at for a summary of the plan details, including the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions.
  • For questions regarding benefits, contact Arch Insurance Solutions at (844) 72-4165. Travel insurance is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company, NAIC#11150.

Please consider travel insurance—BBYO does not issue refunds or transfers after April 4, 2018. This policy applies to cases of homesickness, dismissal or voluntary withdrawal. 08


The BBYO Code of Conduct is designed with the health, safety and well-being of teens, staff, advisors and participants in mind. Teens are expected to follow all program rules and to act in accordance with the values of BBYO so that they are seen as role models within BBYO and the community at-large. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from a program and/or expulsion from BBYO. Read the full Code of Conduct here.


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