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Camp BBYO

 

Camp BBYO 2023 registration is NOW OPEN!

Camp BBYO is for members currently in 8th and 9th grade who are looking for a super fun immersion into the very best of BBYO.

Participants will enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including sports, swimming, music, art, and more. You’ll form new friendships, explore your Jewish values with beautiful Shabbat celebrations under the stars, and enjoy a much-needed opportunity to be in the great outdoors with friends. One of the most unique and well-loved aspect of Camp BBYO is the "Big-Little" program, which will be done in partnership with our CLTC program, and allows younger members to bond with Alephs and BBGs from across the Order and form connections that will carry them through high school and beyond.

For any questions about our summer programs, please email our Summer Team at [email protected], or set up a call with us here.

 

 
 


"Camp BBYO is so much fun and a unique experience. It's a great way to make friends and start out our BBYO journeys together." —Yaelle M., Greater Jersey Hudson River Region 
 
"Each day we are experiencing so many new types of games and activities that I never knew existed. They are so fun and I can't wait to bring them back to my region!" —Karina C., South Jersey Region
 
"Camp BBYO is a great place to make new friends and to have exciting and new experiences. I really enjoyed getting to know all of my cabin mates and all of the staff." —Levi C., Northern Region East: Nova

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? 
For the safety of our teens, all medications—prescription and over the counter—for camp-based summer programs must go through CampMeds. This includes any over-the-counter medication, including supplements or vitamins. Medications used in emergency situations, like an epi pen or inhaler, as well as oral contraceptives can be brought to camp and do not need to be filled through CampMeds. CampMeds medications must be filled no later than 30 days before the start of a program. BBYO staff are unable to distribute medication that a participant brings with them. Failure to accurately fill prescriptions through CampMeds will result in a $250 fee and medication brought will not be distributed. Failure to comply with the policy may result in a removal from the camp program.  
 
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 2023?
All those who are in attendance at BBYO overnight experiences (children and adults) are required to have age-appropriate vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This includes the COVID-19 vaccine. Please see our official vaccine policy here. BBYO reserves the right to update this policy based on the direction of BBYO’s Medical Advisory Committee.  

What does wellness look like at Camp BBYO?
Camp BBYO has a full-time licensed mental health professional and a nurse on site. Additionally, all BBYO staff are youth mental health first aid certified.

LEARN MORE ON OUR SUMMER INFORMATION PAGE!

There are many ways to combine our summer experiences to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration. Explore your 2023 connection options here.

BBYO offers need-based scholarship so that anyone who wants to is able to attend our programs without financial constraints standing in the way. To apply, please complete the BBYO Scholarship Application Form after you complete your registration. Applications are due by January 19, 2023; after that date, all requests will be considered on a rolling basis.