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.
Additional travel information will become available soon!
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; detailed operational guidelines for 2022 will be released closer to the program start date. All participants must have current inoculations based on BBYO's Immunization Policy, including COVID-19. To get an idea of the kind of policies that may be in place, you can review the Special Policies & Procedures for Summer 2021 document to learn about our approach to navigating COVID-19 during Summer 2021 and keeping our teens, staff, and families healthy. We hosted over 1,750 teens and staff without the emergence of a single COVID-19 case, and will use this track record to guide us into another healthy and safe summer.
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.