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As summer approached and new information was shared with us from the American Camp Association and the CDC, it became increasingly difficult for us to see a path forward for BBYO’s summer leadership programs that meets our high standards of wellness and programmatic excellence. Therefore, as of May 14 we made the heartbreaking decision to cancel all BBYO 2020 summer experiences due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

At the same time, our team worked quickly to create new ways for teens to stay connected to friends and develop leadership skills through alternative opportunities that are now open for registration! Visit our new summer 2020 virtual offerings page, to explore these options, including CLTC Connect, and find one that’s right for you.


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 a number of 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. 

One Program, Two Awesome Locations:

B’nai B’rith Beber Camp
Mukwonago, Wisconsin

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.

Camp Chi
Lake Delton, Wisconsin

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.


Please note that our summer 2020 sessions have been canceled. Below you will find answers to general questions about CLTC. For any other inquiries, feel to reach out to [email protected].

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, 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)

Learn more on our summer information page!

There are many ways to combine our summer experiences to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration. Check back in this space for summer 2021 combo options.

BBYO offers need-based scholarship so that anyone who wants to is able to attend our programs without financial constraints standing in the way. Please check back here for details on summer 2021 funds.