GMR New Member Overnight

Friday, January 27, 2023 FROM 6:00 PM - Saturday, January 28, 2023 8:30 PM

Great Midwest Region

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Event Details

Join us for our FIRST EVER New Member Overnight! We will be spending a fun-filled 36 hours together, celebrating Shabbat, learning about why our older members love BBYO so much, and meeting new friends from across the Chicagoland area! This event is open only to members who have joined in the last 12 months. 

Cost: $239.00


Is there scholarship available?

Yes! After completing your registration you can apply for scholarship at Scholarships will be given on a rolling basis. Reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions.


Is transportation available?

We will be providing transportation for our BBYO communities in Naperville, Chicago, and Homewood. All other communities will need to provide their own transportation. Be sure to select your transportation option when registering.

We will send a confirmation of transportation selection and finalized times when it gets closer to the event. Below are tentative bus times:

Naperville: Teens should plan to arrive to Congregation Beth Shalom Naperville at 3:30pm

Chicago: Teens should plan to arrive to Best Buy on N Elston at 3:30pm.

Homewood: Teens should plan to arrive to Shir Tikvah at 3:00pm.


Can I drive myself to the hotel?

Teens providing their own transportation are not permitted to drive themselves to overnight BBYO events and will need to arrange for their own ride to and from the event. 


Who is this convention for?

This convention is for all members of BBYO in 8th-10th graders who have become members of BBYO since January 1st 2022. Haven't been to a convention or any BBYO event yet? This is the perfect event for your first experience as it is geared towards new members. To learn more about membership visit


What is included in the registration fee?

Registration covers the costs of convention weekend including lodging, meals, supplies, programming, convention swag, and more!


Can I cancel my registration?

You can cancel your registration for a full refund through January 8th. Starting January 9th, cancellations will be non-refundable as confirmation will have already been placed with the hotel.  


What health and safety procedures will be in place for this event? 

BBYO is working with local guidelines and an internal medical team to determine regulations for this event. Below are some of the guidelines that have already been set for this event – we will send out any updates prior to the event.

-   Teens must be fully vaccinated (as determined by CDC) to attend this event.

-   All staff attending are fully vaccinated.


How many teens are in a room? 

Teens will be assigned to a room with up to 3 other teens (4 total) You can request one roommate. 

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