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CLTC 7 2016

Copy of CLTC 7, day 10

Posted on 07/28/2016 @ 09:45 PM

Good evening from CLTC 7! Over the past two days, each of the chapters were able to lead the program that they have been working on together. Teens were able to test the leadership, communication and team building skills that they have been developing over the course of CLTC. All of the programs were successful, and the teens had a lot to say about them:

"My chapter did a globalization program, so we could teach everyone about BBYO on an international level. I was excited to hear the positive feedback that everyone had!" -Jamie Friedman, Eastern Region.

"It was amazing to see everyone's program come together so successfully. I'm happy that we got to experience this." -Lexie Herman, Mid America Region: Kansas City Council.

"My chapter worked super hard to plan our program. By the end, we learned how to collaborate with a big group. We came together as a chapter, which made us closer." -Zach Blickstein, Great Midwest Region

"Planning this program with my chapter has allowed me to break out of my shell, and has taught me how to speak in front of a group." -Nicki Miller, Lonestar Region.


CLTC 7, day 8

Posted on 07/26/2016 @ 09:00 PM

Good evening from CLTC 7! Today, teens were given the chance to hash out the details of their chapter program during planning time in their classrooms. With the help of their advisor, each chapter is responsible for creating, and then later leading a one hour program for their peers. Many of them are excited to put the skills they have learned to the test:

"I love that CLTC is a place where I can be myself, and not be afraid of getting judged. It makes learning so much easier." -Miriam Weinraub, Rocky Mountain Region.

"Since I've been at CLTC, I've made such good friends. We feel comfortable enough to cry with one another, and we also motivate each other to do better." -Matthew Zachem. Greater Jersey Hudson River Region.

"So far, I've had a great experience at CLTC. I've made such good friends, and I am learning so much! -Jenny Katz, North Texas Oklahoma Region.

We are so excited to participate in all of the chapter programs!


CLTC 7, day 7

Posted on 07/25/2016 @ 08:45 PM

Welcome to day seven at CLTC 7! During their Skill Session rotations, teens were able to focus on Jewish Leadership, knowing your audience, and program planning. In the afternoon, teens had the opportunity to hear about BBYO's different movement priorities: Stand UP, Speak Up, Globalization and Voice your Vote. Each chapter will be planning a program based on one of those priorities. The chapters competed in an exciting "Jello Jousting" tournament in order to decide which chapter would plan what program. One member was chosen to represent their chapter in the tournament. 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 tournament began, the teens tried to knock the Jello off of their opponent's spoon without dropping their 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 went to a session on proper program planning in a chapter, and it was amazing. It helped me grow the energy and passion I have for programming." -Miriam Weinraub, Rocky Mountain Region.

"So far, I have really enjoyed CLTC. Meeting new people and learning about BBYO has been so much fun." Garrett Getlin, Great Midwest Region.

"Today, I was taught how to plan a meaningful program while still make it fun. That is such an important skill, and I'm happy I got to talk about it." -Grant Kramer, Lonestar Region.


CLTC 7, day 6

Posted on 07/24/2016 @ 08:30 PM

Good evening from CLTC 7! 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 white (France). 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:

"I'm really enjoying Maccabia at CLTC. It's fun to be competitive, but I also like how Maccabia is more about having fun, growing friendships, and becoming leaders." -Brad Gallop, Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region.

"Maccabia has been a really fun way to meet new people and become stronger leaders, while participating in super fun competitions." -Julie Grossman, Rocky Mountain Region.

"Team spirit has been my favourite part of Maccabia so far. I've been cheering all day and my voice is almost gone!" -Naama Rosen, Southern Region: Dixie Council.

"Today has been such a great day. From the competitions, to spirit and sportsmanship, everything has been amazing. It was an incredible learning experience to be a team captain, and I had so much fun." -AJ Katzenstein, Great Midwest Region.

"I'm so happy that we got to do Maccabia. My team got to represent Bulgaria which was exciting, and my voice is almost gone from cheering so loud!" -Jamie Friedman, Eastern Region.

We can't wait to finish off the night with more exciting activities!


CLTC 7, day 3

Posted on 07/21/2016 @ 09:00 PM

Good evening from CLTC 7! 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 that focused on 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:

"I really liked the program about chapter health. It was very interesting, and it made me excited to teach my chapter at home about everything I learn at CLTC." -Sammy Shatzkin, Manhatten Region.

"My favourite part of the day was when we learned how our Jewish values really effected my decisions." -Jamie Friedman, Eastern Region.

"Today, I had a great time learning new songs with the friends I've made at CLTC. I'm excited to sing all the songs we learned on Shabbat." -Rachel Tabin, Lonestar Region.

"It was helpful to learn about the differences between a healthy and unhealthy chapter. I'm excited that I got to hear about different chapters from across the order." -Jenny Katz, North Texas Oklahoma Region.


CLTC 7, day 2

Posted on 07/20/2016 @ 08:45 PM

Welcome to CLTC 7 at Beber Camp! Our first full day at camp has been very exciting, with so many new faces and people to meet. Teens arrived to camp yesterday in time for dinner, an exciting evening activity, 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 full day at camp:

"It's crazy that it's only the second day! I feel like I'm already so close to the friends I've made. The programs so far have been so much fun, and I have started to gain confidence. CLTC is a perfect way to come out of your shell." -Carly Kahn, North Texas Oklahoma Region.

"I'm excited to be here at CLTC. I can't wait to see what's in store for me." -Brad Ross, Great Midwest Region.

"Even though I'm tired, I'm too excited to go to sleep! Everyone I've met so far is so nice." -Gabby Parker, Pacific Western Region.

"It's comforting to know that everyone here is in the same situation as me. We're all here to make friends, and learn about leadership and BBYO." -Jacqueline Kaplan, Mid America Region.

It looks like we have an exhilarating twelve days ahead of us!


CLTC 7 2016 Blog Updates Coming Soon!

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

We’re pumped for CLTC 7 2016, and hope you are, too! Check back here once the program starts for live updates all session long!


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