B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp
Lake Como, PA
Perlman Camp is better than ever with renovations to all the major structures and expanded living spaces. There's lots of green grass and outdoor space for activities, sports, programs, and time to relax around the iconic Perlman tree. Participants stay in cabins of 25 to 30 teens, divided into four to six rooms, which are staffed by our dedicated college counselors (madrichim). The whole camp is walkable in about 15 minutes.
Make the most of your ILTC experience by also signing up for Kallah to make it a Perlman Summer! Learn more in the Combos tab.
Below you will find questions specific to ILTC. For general summer 2020 questions, please see this comprehensive FAQ and feel to reach out to [email protected] with any additional questions.
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 250 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 is a Kosher facility that only serves foods that have been produced under rabbinical supervision.
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 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.
Arrival: Teens flying must arrive by 12 noon on the first day of the program. If you are driving your teen, please arrive after 4 PM.
Note: Early Arrival for West Coast teens ONLY—If you need to arrive early and stay in Newark the night before ILTC begins, BBYO will make reservations at a hotel near the airport. Staff will bepresent in the hotel that evening. Please book your flight to arrive at Newark in the late afternoon or early evening (please no arrivals after 7 PM). These arrangements are made on a reservation-only basis at the participant's cost, and you must notify Sabrina Moore that a hotel is required by emailing [email protected]. The fee for this is $130.
Departure: Please book all flights to depart after 2 PM on the last day of ILTC; If you are picking your teen up at Perlman Camp, please arrange to have transportation by 9:30 AM. If you are continuing your Perlman Summer with Kallah, please book flights for the last day of the program after 2 PM.
ILTC + Kallah = Perlman Summer
A Perlman Summer combines International Leadership Training Conference (ILTC) and International Kallah for a total of six weeks at B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp for learning, leading and self-exploration. At both ILTC and Kallah, you’ll have all the fun of summer camp—Maccabiah (color war), time at the pool, lake, ropes course, archery, and Shabbat under the stars—but during a Perlman Summer, you’ll double that fun! The Perlman Summer also includes an all-day field trip, additional laundry service, and down time, all supervised by BBYO staff at no extra cost. Don’t miss out on the ultimate BBYO Summer Experience!
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.