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CLTC 5 2016

CLTC 5, day 10

Posted on 07/14/2016 @ 08:40 PM

Good evening from CLTC 5! Today, teens started preparing for CLTC Presents, which is our end-of-session talent show. On Saturday night, everyone will get the chance to show off their talent. It looks like there will be a large variety of acts, including singing, dancing, instruments and comedy. Not everyone has to perform, as it will be just as enjoyable to watch your friends present their acts. Here's what some of the participants had to say while they were rehearsing:

"For CLTC presents on Saturday, I will be playing 'landslide' on my guitar. I'm excited to play, but also a little nervous." -Sydney Albert, Northern Region East: DC Council.

"I'm excited for CLTC presents because I'm going to be telling jokes. I'm excited to spread laughter and joy to the entire CLTC community." -Daniel Morgan, Northern Region East: DC Council.

"My friend and I are going to perform an act together during CLTC presents. I'm excited to show the CLTC community what we're all about!" -Jordan Robinson, Michigan Region.

"I'm so looking forward to performing with my friends, because it will be a great experience to share with them!" -Alexa Brown, Eastern Region.


CLTC 5, day 9

Posted on 07/13/2016 @ 09:30 PM

Good evening from CLTC 5! Today, teens were given the chance to hash out the details of their chapter program during planning time in their Leadership Labs. With the help of their advisor, each chapter is responsible for creating, and then later leading a one hour program for their peers. Each chapter will focus on a different topic- Globalization, Stand Up, Speak Up, or Voice Your Vote. Here is what the teens had to say about the planning process:

"Actually learning how to plan a good program has been a great experience. It has made me feel more comfortable as a leader." -Ben Moss, Michigan Region.

"The process of creating a chapter program and being able to compromise with so many other people has been enlightening. I'm so proud of what we have been able to do." -Lily Kollin, Michigan Region.

"Planning a program together has made my chapter closer. I'm happy that I get to be a part of it." -Adam Gordon, Michigan Region.


CLTC 5, day 7

Posted on 07/11/2016 @ 08:40 PM

Welcome to day seven at CLTC 5! During their Skill Session rotations, teens were able to focus on Jewish Leadership, knowing your audience, and program planning. During their free time, (Chofesh), the chapters competed in an exciting "Jello Jousting" tournament. In a series of rounds, two chapters faced off against one another at a time. One member was chosen to represent their chapter in every round. In order to play, each participant must balance Jello on the end of a long spoon, with their other hand held behind their back. Once the round begins, you must try to knock the Jello off of your opponent's spoon without dropping your own. The event was both exciting and entertaining for everyone.

With over half of CLTC behind us, many of the participants are starting to shape their experiences into skills that they can bring home with them:

"Today, I had the chance to lead our morning Shacharit (services) for the first time, with some of my friends. We chose to dive deeper into the Amidah, which was a wonderful and meaningful experience for me." -Hannah Dow, North Texas Oklahoma Region.

"I'm happy that I got to participate in the Maccabia games at CLTC. Even though I've experienced them before, this time the bonding and team building was stronger then ever." -Jake Wolfson, Cotton States Region.

"CLTC has had such a positive impact on me. I can tell that my leadership skills have improved, and I have created such a strong bond with the people here." -Joey Reed, Pacific Western Region.


CLTC 5, day 6

Posted on 07/10/2016 @ 08:15 PM

Good evening from CLTC 5! Today, everyone was in for a huge surprise when the Maccabia games was announced! Teens were split into four teams: green (Ireland), red (Bulgaria), blue (Argentina), and yellow (Belgium). Each country that was represented is partnered with BBYO on an international level. Through a series of competitions including trivia, Israeli cooking, silent lunch "Shoe Golf", and an Amazing Race, teams competed for points. However, winning the challenges isn't the only way to earn points for your team- team spirit also counts! Later this evening, teams will be competing in a lip sync battle. Take a look at what teens have to say about Maccabia thus far:

"The amount of teamwork that I saw today was inspiring. It was really an unforgettable experience." -Lily Kollin, Michigan Region.

"Maccabia created the opportunity for us to have fun, and bond with our friends in a different way!" -Madeline Quinn, Greater Jersey Hudson River Region.

"Today I learned the value of teamwork and team spirit! I had so much fun cheering and putting everything I had into the competitions." -Olivia Nave, Michigan Region.

"I'm so happy that I had the chance to be one of the Green Team captains! Even though we were competing against each other, we also cheered the other teams on and showed great teamwork." -Sydney Kleinerman, Wisconsin Region.


CLTC 5, day four

Posted on 07/08/2016 @ 04:00 PM

Shabbat Shalom!

This morning at CLTC 5, each chapter held their own elections. Going through the entire election process was a huge teachable moment for many of the participants- learning how to correctly execute all the different procedures can be complicated!. In the afternoon, the teens began to focus on Shabbat programming. There is a lot to prepare for, including services, Shabbat programs and Havdallah. Everyone is looking forward their first Shabbat at CLTC:

"I'm so excited to help lead my chapter's Shabbat program, because it will help people connect with their own Jewish identity." -Lauren Cohen, Greater Jersey Hudson River Region.

"I'm really excited for Shabbat because it will help me to become closer to my brother Alephs on a more meaningful level." -Jordan Robinson, Michigan Region.

"I'm so excited for our first Shabbat together as a CLTC 5 family!" -Ariel Hodge, Gold Coast Region.

"It's cool how Shabbat can unify people from all around the country together as one." -Sam Ray, North Texas Oklahoma Region.

"I am really looking forward to sharing this Shabbat experience with my new friends, and being able to lead our own unique service tomorrow morning." -Lily Kollin, Michigan Region.


CLTC 5, day three

Posted on 07/07/2016 @ 09:25 PM

Good evening from CLTC 5! In the second full day of the session, teens had the opportunity to rotate between three different activities. They all had the chance to participate in programs about chapter identity, and decision making. Teens were also able to gain new perspective on Jewish music in a song session led by our song leader, Josh. Many of the teens had very positive experiences in each program:

"Today I did an activity where we discussed what a healthy chapter looks, sounds and feels like. I can't wait to bring this knowledge back to my chapter at home." -Lily Peters, Southern Region: Atlanta Council.

"The song session was super fun, and one of my favorite things we've done so far! My group started dancing to one of the songs, which helped us to bond as a group." -Emma Harkavy, Cotton Sates Region.

"Today, my favorite program was the one where we used real world examples to understand how Jewish values play a role in our every day decisions." -Arielle Noam, Rocky Mountain Region.

"Today, I learned a lot about the qualities of a healthy relationship in a chapter. It really opened my eyes on how to lead successfully." -Celia Shapiro, Northern Region East: DC Council.

"I had so much fun learning about Jewish music with Josh this morning! I never realized how much fun it could be." -Carly Wohlberg, Southern Region: Atlanta Council.


CLTC 5, day 2

Posted on 07/06/2016 @ 08:30 PM

Welcome to CLTC 5! With the start of a summer program comes fun, excitement, and plenty of new faces. Teens arrived to camp yesterday evening in time for dinner, an exciting nighttime scavenger hunt, and an opportunity to meet the other participants in their rooms and mock-chapters. Everyone is feeling good about the twelve day adventure we have just begun! Take a look at what some of the participants had to say about their first night:

"I'm excited to make new friends! This is such a unique experience that I know will teach me so much!" -Alexa Brown, Eastern Region.

"I'm excited to gain a new perspective on BBYO, and to get new ideas on how to improve my chapter." -Jordan Robinson, Michigan Region.

"I'm so happy that I put myself out there on the first night. I've met so many people that I'm sure I'll become great friends with!" -Lauren Mendelsohn, North Florida Region.

"It's only the first night, and I'm already so excited. I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone, and to learning about all the things that CLTC has to offer." -Spencer Hendlin, Ohio Northern Region.

CLTC 5 is o ff to a good start!


CLTC 5 2016 Blog Updates Coming Soon!

Posted on 04/20/2016 @ 05:14 PM

We’re pumped for CLTC 5 2016, and hope you are, too! Check back here once the program starts for live updates all session long!


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