Big Apple Winter Convention 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023 FROM 1:00 PM - Sunday, December 17, 2023 2:00 PM

Location will be released before the event,, NY

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Welcome to Big Apple and Manhattan Region's Winter Convention 2023!!!

Get ready to unplug and recharge with a weekend that promises to be as enriching as it is fun. Dive deep into mental health and wellness through interactive workshops and inspiring talks. Plus, revel in BBYO traditions with soulful singing, delicious meals, and dance-the-night-away moments. 🌟

What sets this weekend apart? It's 100% crafted and led by our remarkable BBYO teen leaders. This is your chance to experience the electric energy of BBYO's NYC community up close! 🌆

Flash Sale Alert: Register by November 1st at midnight to snag your spot at a discounted rate and save $60. Don't wait; the clock's ticking. ⏰

Note: This registration link is specifically for members in Queens, Brooklyn, Great Neck, or Staten Island, if you are in Manhattan or the Bronx please reach out to Emmy at [email protected] for your registration link. 📩

Cost: $490.00


General Questions:

  1. Who Can Attend Winter Convention?

    • Any 8th through 12th-grade member of BBYO Big Apple Region is eligible to attend Convention. If you're not a member, you can sign up here! 🎟️

  2. Can 8th Graders Attend Convention?

    • Yes, 8th graders who are BBYO members are welcome! 🎒

  3. What's Included in my Convention Registration?

    • Your Fee covers bus travel from Brooklyn or Queens/Great Neck, all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday brunch, hotel accommodations, and convention speakers and programs! 🚌🍴🛏️

  4. Early Bird Discount?

    • The early bird price for Convention is $460. Watch out for flash sales and early registration offers happening October 18th - November 1st! ⏰

  5. Refund Policy:

    • The deadline for refund requests is November 15th at 11:59 PM. Email Regional Director Yair, at [email protected], before the deadline. 📧

  6. Scholarship Availability:

    • Yes, scholarship applications are due by November 15th @ 11:59 PM. Email Regional Director Yair, at [email protected], with your request for scholarship before the deadline. 📧

  7. Registration Closing:

    • Registration closes at 11:59 PM on November 27th or when our busses fill up, whichever comes first. Secure your spot today! ⏳


  1. Packing List:

    • You'll receive a packing list from your Regional S'ganim and staff the week before the Winter Convention. 🎒

  2. Bus Information:

    • Buses depart from Brooklyn an Queens/Great Neck around 12/1:00 PM on Friday, December 15th. Exact location details will be released closer to the Convention. 🚌

  3. School Excuses:

    • BBYO can provide written excuses for leaving school early on Friday. Contact Yair at [email protected] for a letter. 📝

  4. Early Departure:

    • We leave early on Friday to beat traffic, arrive before Shabbat, and allow time to prepare for Shabbat celebration. 🕰️

  5. Accommodation:

    • Teens will sleep in double hotel rooms with members of the same gender. 🏨

  6. Roommate Options:

    • If you prefer fewer roommates, upgrade to a room with one other person for $530 (Earlybird) or $560 after November 16th. Email Yair at [email protected] if you are interested. 🛌

  7. Adult Supervision:

    • Adult staff and volunteers will ensure safety, security, and health, maintaining a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 20 teens. 👮‍♀️👮‍♂️

Food and Dietary Needs:

  1. Meals:

    • Vegetarian, kosher-style meals will be provided all weekend. Indicate if you require Glatt Kosher on the registration form. Teens will be told to have a filling lunch before the bus ride! 🍲

  2. Dietary Needs:

    • Specify allergies and dietary restrictions in your responses. All convention meals are kosher-style; specify if you need glatt kosher meals (certified kosher). 🍽️

  3. Medication:

    • Teens are responsible for administering their own medication during the Convention. Detail medications on your profile. 💊

  4. Email:

    • After registering, you'll receive an email from to complete your profile. Profiles must be 100% complete by November 30th for attendance. 📧

  5. Questions About Convention:

    • Contact Regional Director Yair at [email protected] if you have any concerns or questions. ❓

  6. What will security be like at Convention?

    • The safety and security of your teens are our top priority. We are taking measures to ensure that all convention participants are safe. 🛡️