The best of BBYO… in a week of camp!
Commonpoint Retreat Center
Is Camp BBYO for you?
Camp BBYO is a great program for Alephs and BBGs currently in 8th and 9th grade who want to participate in fun camp activities with their BBYO friends.
Who will attend Camp BBYO?
Camp BBYO will have participants from every region across the Order.
Who will staff Camp BBYO?
BBYO programming professionals and advisors will serve as the site director and program director. We’ll also be joined by Jewish educators, song leaders, expert specialists, college-age counselors (madrichim), and an office manager.
Is the food at Camp BBYO kosher?
All food served at the Commonpoint Retreat Center is kosher-style and all meat is certified kosher.
What do I do about medication at camp?
Participants must register in advance with CampMeds, a service that provides pre-packaged, pre-dosaged medication to participants who require it. There is a $250 fee for those who do not register and arrive at camp with their medications. The exceptions to this are inhalers, birth control, epi-pens, nasal sprays, injectable medications, prescription ointments, and refrigerated medication.
How do I get to Camp BBYO?
Teens can either be dropped off directly at camp by a parent or guardian, or they can fly into the local airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR), where they'll be met by BBYO staff and taken to their program by bus.
Do you offer travel insurance?
BBYO is glad to offer a travel insurance option for all our Summer Experiences through Travel Insured International. Families are highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance to protect their investment and plan for the unexpected. Please visit this page to see all the details on the policy and its terms.
What are the health and safety precautions for Summer 2022?
BBYO's health and safety guidelines are set by our Medical Team and Wellness Staff based on the most up-to-date information. All participants must have current inoculations based on BBYO's Immunization Policy, including being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. All participants must also receive the COVID-19 booster if their second vaccine dose—or first dose of Johnson & Johnson—was received more than 180 days before the start of their BBYO Summer program. The booster must be received no later than 14 days before a participant’s arrival date to their program.
Additional testing requirements, guidelines, and information about exemption requests can be found in our BBYO Summer 2022 Camp-Based Programs: COVID-19 Protocols document.
LEARN MORE ON OUR SUMMER INFORMATION PAGE!
BBYO offers need-based scholarship so that anyone who wants to is able to attend our programs without financial constraints standing in the way. Funds for our 2022 experiences are available—to apply, please complete the BBYO Scholarship Application Form after you complete your registration. Applications are due by January 20, 2022; after that date, all requests will be considered on a rolling basis.