“I don't really know how to put my ILTC experience into words, and I don't know how I can ever thank all of you so much for making my experience more amazing than I ever could have imagined. I will never forget it, and I will never forget all of you for being so amazing!” —Sydney A., Great Midwest Region
“Thank you for giving me one of the best experiences of my life at ILTC. Each one of you are very special to me and you have all changed my life and made me a better person. BBYO is my favorite place to be and you all make me feel like I'm a part of a giant family that supports me and it's amazing. Thank you for a life-changing summer!” —Ari N., Michigan Region
Is ILTC for you?
ILTC is a great program for Alephs and BBGs currently in 10th or 11th grade who are current or aspiring regional leaders, have attended regional leadership conventions or CLTC (though not required), or have an interest in leading, within or outside of BBYO!
How many teens attend ILTC?
ILTC welcomes around 200 Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls each summer. Participants come from every region and countries from across the Order.
Who staffs ILTC?
BBYO programming professionals and advisors serve as the site director, program director, leadership director, and leadership staff at ILTC. We’re also joined by Jewish educators, song leaders, Israeli counselors (sh'lichim), expert specialists, college-age counselors (madrichim), and an office manager.
What is the ILTC curriculum about?
ILTC's primary focus is on leadership at the council, regional, and International level. Teens focus on developing a wide range of leadership skills including effective team collaboration, communication strategies, and relationship building, as well as learning how to shape a worldwide movement. Leadership skills are taught in a classroom environment and through hands-on, interactive activities in BluePrint groups. Jewish learning happens daily during Limmud sessions and, especially, at teen-led Shabbat, morning (Shacharit), and evening (Mincha) services.
Is the food at ILTC kosher?
Perlman Camp utilizes certified kosher ingredients, and prepares in accordance with kosher practices. There is no ongoing rabbinical supervision in the kitchen.
What do I do about medication?
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 ILTC?
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). BBYO highly recommends—but does not require—each participant be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including the most recent booster available. 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 ILTC?
ILTC has a full-time licensed mental health professional and a nurse on site. Additionally, all BBYO staff are youth mental health first aid certified.
MAKE IT A PERLMAN SUMMER
Elevate your summer with the most exciting duo around: combine ILTC + International Kallah for the ultimate Perlman Summer experience! These programs each offer the chance to make lasting friendships, explore Jewish values, and learn practical leadership skills—but by combining them together, they provide twice the opportunity for a summer packed with learning, leading, and self-exploration.
There are many more 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.