Eastern Region MIT/AIT Convention 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019 FROM 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 3, 2019 12:00 PM

Camp Weaver,

Eastern Region

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Hello Eastern Region Teens and Parents!

We are excited to invite you (or your teen) to Eastern Region's MIT-AIT Convention! MIT-AIT Convention is specifically for new members of Eastern Region to learn all about BBYO, participate in meaningful Shabbat services and meet other Jewish teens from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. 

20 of Eastern's upperclassmen have already been hard at work planning a fantastic weekend for the 100+ teens that will attend this convention. From get to know you games, to cabin activities, to creating a meaningful mock chapter experience and more, this weekend is sure to be filled with long-lasting friendships, new experiences and fun! 

Below is the information for the weekend and a link to register! If you have any questions, please reach out to Lauren Revenson at [email protected] or 704-944-6734.
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2019 Eastern Region MIT-AIT Convention-November 1-3 Camp Weaver, Greensboro, NC 

ATTENDEES:  All new members to Eastern Region BBYO from Virginia, North Carolina and Dixie Councils (South Carolina and Southern Georgia) along with 20 upper class members, BBYO staff and advisors. 

PURPOSE: MIT-AIT is a convention planned specifically for new members to BBYO. Programming during the weekend will revolve around the basics of BBYO: programming, history, and how chapters function. Teens will experience their first BBYO Shabbat which will be led by Rachel Wolman, a song leader from Richmond, who will be our guest for the weekend. A dance will be held on Saturday night with our favorite DJ, Eric Kelly. The participants will have the opportunity to meet other Jewish teens from North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and southern Georgia, learn all about BBYO and have a great time. 

COST AND REGISTRATION: The cost of the convention is $215 (not including transportation). Registration is open & will close at midnight on Thursday, October 17th.  

TO REGISTER: Go to www.tinyurl.com/mitait19 and fill out our secure registration form. Make sure you are answering all questions (specifically those about food and medical allergies, t-shirt size and roommate requests).  If you are having a problem registering, please call the regional office at 704-944-6834 and we will be happy to take your payment over the phone. Refunds will not be given if you cancel the week of the convention.      

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available for MIT-AIT Convention. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Sunday, October 6th at midnight. The scholarship form must be completed online at: https://bbyo.org/regionalscholarship/ Each family will be contacted, via email, by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded by Tuesday, October 8th. Once you accept the scholarship, the regional office will register you for the convention and then you can pay the balance. If you are requesting scholarship money, please do not register online until awards are announced.   

REQUIRED FORMS: BBYO has developed a relationship with CampDoc, the leading electronic health record system.  All participants are required to complete a health file before attending a BBYO convention. Once a teen has registered for the convention, you will receive an email inviting you to join CampDoc. Accept the invitation & complete all the forms. These forms provide dietary, medical and other important information. Teens will not be allowed to attend without a complete profile.  

SUPERVISION: The convention will be staffed by BBYO professionals and chapter advisors. There will be 1 staff person for every 15 teens.   

ACCOMMODATIONS AND WHAT TO BRING: Please bring toiletries, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, nice clothes for Friday night Shabbat, a plain white T-shirt and clothing for inclement weather. Besides Shabbat, the attire for the weekend is casual. The teens will be staying in heated cabins. The food will be kosher style – no mixing of milk and meat. When meat is served it is kosher.   

EMERGENCY: BBYO Emergency # 804-402-1036 

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE/TRANSPORTATION: Registration will begin at 6:30pm and dinner will be served at 8:00pm on Friday, November 1st. The convention will end on Sunday, November 3rd at noon. Your local staff will help arrange transportation. A transportation and logistics email will go out one week prior to convention and will include transportation costs and timing for each city. Transportation cost is not included in the convention fee. Teens are never allowed to drive to BBYO conventions.   

LOCAL EASTERN REGION STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION:  

Jillian Mann, [email protected]                  
Augusta, Asheville, Charleston, Charlottesville, Columbia, Greenville, Savannah, Wilmington 

Lauren Revenson, [email protected]            
Chapel Hill-Durham, Charlotte, Raleigh   

Ryan Woloshin, [email protected]            
Peninsula, Richmond 

Benita Watts, [email protected]   
Tidewater 

Joel Zendel, [email protected]               
Winston-Salem 

Perri Hoyt, [email protected]
Greensboro

Cost: $215.00

Travel Info

How will my teen get to convention?

Each city will provide transportation to and from convention. Local staff will be in contact a week prior to convention with cost and timing. Teens are NOT allowed to drive to or from conventinon. 

What if my teen needs to arrive late or leave early?

Please contact Lauren Revenson, [email protected] or 704-944-6724, to coordinate!

Q&A

My teen is shy or not 100% sure about going to a convention.

No need to worry! MIT/AIT Convention is specifically for new members to BBYO, so everyone will be coming together for the first time. There are 20 upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) who will be helping to create a fun, engaging and meaningful convention experience for your teen. Their job is to make the participants feel welcomed and to make sure they have an amazing time. They are there for your teen before, during and after the convention.

How much does convention cost?

The convention cost is $215 and we offer need based scholarships. Our goal is to make BBYO accessible to all teens who want to participate. This convention fee covers all food, lodging and supplies for the convention.

What about transportation?

Transportation plans will be made for each city in Eastern Region. Each convention attendee and their parent/guardian will receive a transportation email the week prior to convention which will include cost and timing of transportation.

I have more questions, who should I contact?

If you have any questions about MIT/AIT Convention you should contact Eastern Region staff who would be happy to answer any of your questions!

Lauren Revenson, [email protected] 704-944-6734

Jillian Mann, [email protected]

Ryan Woloshin, [email protected]

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