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We are planning for a wonderful summer of leadership experiences with health and safety as our top priority. As information on the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we have made adjustments to our refund and cancellation policies so that families can move forward with planning with confidence. Our team is monitoring updates carefully and we will keep in close contact as the situation develops or things change. We know families have many questions as they look forward to summer, so we’ve prepared this comprehensive FAQ to help. As always, we encourage you to reach out to us at [email protected] with any additional questions.

Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) is BBYO’s premier, hands-on leadership experience for current 9th and 10th grade members. At CLTC, you’ll participate in a close-knit group of your peers, and together you’ll develop your leadership capabilities and build a network of lifelong friends, as you explore connections to your Jewish heritage and the world around you. Best of all, CLTC takes place in an outdoor camp setting where you’ll enjoy swimming, sports, music, chofesh (free time), and a celebration of Shabbat under the stars.  Each session also features guest speakers, an offsite field trip, and some special surprises!

With eight sessions to choose from at two idyllic Wisconsin locations—Beber Camp in Mukwonago and Camp Chi in Lake Delton—we offer lots of flexibility for you to build a CLTC leadership experience into your summer plans. 

SUMMER 2020 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

One Program, Eight Sessions, Two Awesome Locations:

B’nai B’rith Beber Camp
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
CLTC 1, 3, 5 & 7

Beber Camp, located right outside Milwaukee, offers the classic summer camp experience—lots of green, wide-open spaces and rooms of four to six bunk beds, each with a private bathroom. It typically takes under five minutes to get from one end of camp to the other.

CLTC 1: June 2–14, 2020
CLTC 3: June 16–28, 2020
CLTC 5: June 30–July 12, 2020
CLTC 7: July 14–26, 2020

Camp Chi
Lake Delton, Wisconsin
CLTC 2, 4, 6 & 8

Camp Chi is located in the beautiful Wisconsin Dells, close to the Wisconsin River. Each room holds four to six participants and has its own bathroom. This kosher facility also offers a lake, basketball court, pool, and plenty of open space for activities.

CLTC 2: June 23–July 5, 2020
CLTC 4: July 7–July 19, 2020
CLTC 6: July 21–August 2, 2020
CLTC 8: August 4–16, 2020

 
 

Below you will find questions specific to CLTC. For general summer 2020 questions, please see this comprehensive FAQ and feel to reach out to [email protected] with any additional questions.

Is CLTC for you?

CLTC is a great program for Alephs and BBGs currently in 9th or 10th grade who are current or aspiring chapter leaders, have attended or are interested in attending regional leadership conventions, or who haven't yet been to a BBYO international program!

How many teens attend CLTC?
Each session welcomes around 100 participants. The smaller group size offers members the chance to create a community in which each member has the chance to grow and shine.

Who staffs CLTC?
BBYO programming professionals and advisors serve as the site director, leadership director, and leadership staff at CLTC. We’re also joined by a Jewish educator, song leader, Israeli counselors (or sh'lichim), an office manager, and college-age counselors (or madrichim).

What is the CLTC curriculum about?
The emphasis at CLTC is on building leadership skills applicable across participants’ AZA, BBG, or BBYO chapters, high school classrooms, and home communities. Jewish values and community service also are central to the CLTC experience. Members plan and lead daily morning (Shacharit) services as well as Shabbat services.

Is the food at CLTC kosher?

Both locations are kosher facilities that serve only foods which have been produced under rabbinical supervision. Camp Chi has a mashgiach on site.


What do I do about medication?

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 CLTC?
Teens can either be dropped off directly at camp by a parent or guardian, or they can fly into the local airport, where they'll be met by BBYO staff and taken to their program by bus.

  • The local airport for both Beber Camp and Camp Chi is General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

  • Check back soon for additional arrival and departure details!
     

Learn more on our summer information page!

There are so many ways for you to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration this summer by combining experiences. 

We still have scholarship funds available! BBYO has recently secured a charitable gift to help support those needing some financial assistance during this potentially economically challenging time. Once you are registered for a program, if you need scholarship or additional scholarship, please fill out the scholarship application linked here. Once you have submitted the scholarship application, please notify your local BBYO regional office so they can get back to you with a decision. We also encourage our parents to look for community scholarship opportunities through their local JCC, Jewish Federation, Synagogue, and One Happy Camper (if eligible). Learn more in the Scholarship section of our Important Information page.