BAR Spring Convention 2023

Friday, May 19, 2023 FROM 2:30 PM - Sunday, May 21, 2023 2:00 PM

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires,

Big Apple Region

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Spring is just around the corner, meaning it's almost SPRING CONVENTION! 

Big Apple Region is so excited to invite you to our BBYO in-person spring convention at a beautiful camp in the Berkshires! Being at camp means getting everything we love about BAR and BBYO, plus campfires, stars, and fresh air! Teens will engage in FUN camp-like activities including color war activities, sports, arts and crafts, and excellent guest speakers. This 3-day, 2-night event is the highlight of our spring term, and we want YOU to attend it!

BBYO Hudson Valley and Manhattan Regions will also be with us for some combined programming.

Join over 200 teens from across the NYC area! SIGN ON UP!

Cost: $450.00


Do I need to be a member of BBYO to attend Spring Convention?
YES! Any 8th through a 12th-grade member of BBYO Big Apple Region is eligible to attend Convention. If you're not a member of BBYO but want to come to Convention, you'll first need to become a member by clicking HERE.  

Can 8th graders attend Convention?
Yes, Convention is now open to 8th graders!

What is included in the cost of Spring Convention?
The cost for Spring Convention is all inclusive! Transportation via coach bus, all meals (Friday dinner, All meals Saturday, Sunday breakfast and lunch), camp accommodations, incredible speakers, a fantastic song leader, fun programs, and more!

What is the refund policy?
The deadline to request a refund is Tuesday, May 9th at 8 PM. All refund requests must be submitted via email to [email protected] before the deadline. Refund requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Is Scholarship available?
Yes! Scholarship applications are due on Monday, May 1st at 11:59 PM. Please email [email protected] for an application form!

When does registration close?
Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Monday, May 8th.

What should I pack for the weekend?
Expect a packing list from your Convention Steering Team the week before the event. 

What's the info regarding the bus?
Buses will depart from central locations in both Brooklyn and Queens/Great Neck to allow this event to be accessible to all members of our community.

Will BBYO provide excuses for school?
Yes, we are happy to provide written excuses so you can leave school early on Friday. Please email us for a school excusal note.

But why leave so early on Friday?
We leave early to 1) arrive before the start of Shabbat and give teens enough time to get ready and 2) beat traffic!

Where do we sleep?
Teens will sleep in bunk beds in a shared cabin with other teens of the same gender. Everyone will have their own bed. Each cabin has an attached bathroom with multiple stalls. 

Will there be adult supervision?
Yes. Like any BBYO event, adult staff and volunteers will be on hand to ensure teen participants' safety, security, and health. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1 fully-background checked adult for ever 15-20 teens in attendance.

What's with this email I just got from
After registering for Convention, you'll receive an email from CampDoc prompting you to complete your CampDoc profile. Teen registrants' profiles must be 100% complete by Monday, May 8th, before Convention to attend. This is where we collect essential health and safety information regarding teen participants.

Will my dietary needs be accommodated?
Please detail any allergies and/or dietary restrictions in your CampDoc responses. Just make sure you also indicate this on the registration form. All meals are kosher.

I take medication. What do I do?
Teens are responsible for administering their medication during Convention. Make sure you detail what medications you take on your CampDoc profile.

COVID Vaccination
Teens attending Convention do not need to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. 

Will I need to take a COVID-19 test to attend Convention?
Yes, all teens and staff coming to convention MUST present negative rapid covid test results taken day of arrival, Friday May 19th! 

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