KIO Fall Convention 2023

Friday, November 3, 2023 FROM 4:00 PM - Sunday, November 5, 2023 1:00 PM


Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region

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Early Bird Registration is open from 9/26-10/3! To lock in the early bird rate register for convention or apply for scholarship before 10/3! All scholarship applications in before October 3rd will secure the early-bird rate. The Early Bird rate is $275.


The Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region is back with a weekend full of more incredible teen-led programming and meaningful experiences. Join KIO for our annual Fall Convention, November 3-5. The weekend will be full of friendly competitions, getting to know Jewish teens from all around the region, and making memories and new friendships that are for sure to last.

Some highlights of the weekend include:

  • AZA & BBG Separates

  • Cabin Programs

  • Regional Color Wars Competitions

  • Meaningful Shabbat and Havdallah celebrations

  • Saturday night themed social

  • Chapter skits and spirit

  • Regional Business Meetings

  • Exclusive swag

  • S'mores + Bonfire

  • Friendship Circle and more!  

ATTENDEES:   This incredible weekend is open to any BBYO member in grades 9-12 in the Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region, BBYO staff and advisors.

REGISTRATION:   Registration is open & will close  on Wednesday, October 18th at midnight. Late registrations will be accepted based on availability. The last day to receive a refund is Thursday, October 19th. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarships are available. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is  Wednesday, October 11th at midnight.  The scholarship form must be completed online  at: Each family will be contacted, via email, by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded by Friday, October 13th. Once you accept the scholarship, the regional office will register you for the convention and then you can pay the balance.  If you are requesting scholarship money, please do not register online until awards are announced.  

*Local scholarships are also available. Please contact your City Director for more info. 


Please view BBYOs updated Covid policy here. 

BBYO highly recommends—but does not require—each participant be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including the most recent booster available. BBYO is following the guidance of many public health institutions, scientists, and medical professionals who have led the battle against the coronavirus and are recommending that people be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

In addition, participants must arrive with a photo of a negative COVID-19 test taken the day of travel to their program or event with their name and the date written next to their test. At-home tests are acceptable.

BBYO works with CampDoc, the leading electronic health record system. All participants and parents are required to complete a health file before attending a BBYO convention. Once you have registered for the convention, you will receive an email inviting you to join CampDoc. Accept the invitation and complete or update all forms. These forms provide dietary, medical, and other important information. Teens will not be allowed to attend without a complete profile. 

ACCOMMODATIONS  AND  WHAT  TO  BRING:  A detailed packing list will be sent out in the weeks leading up to convention. The teens will be staying in heated cabins. The food will be kosher style – no mixing of milk and meat. 

TRANSPORTATION:  A transportation and logistics email will go out one week prior to convention and will include transportation info and timing for each city.  Please note teens are never allowed to drive to BBYO  conventions. Transportation is provided from Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus. Approximate timing on Friday, November 3rd for each city is below. All busses will depart the camp at 1pm. 

Cincinnati: Approx. departure window is from 5-5:30pm

Columbus: Approx. departure window is from 3:30-4pm

Dayton: Approx. departure window is from 4:40-5:10pm

Indianapolis: Approx. departure window is from 3:30-4pm

Louisville: Approx. departure window is from 3:40-4:10pm


Get ready, get hype, and claim your spot today!

Questions? Please reach out to Becca Waller at [email protected]!

Cost: $295.00


Important Dates:

9/26: Registration Opens

9/26-10/3: Early Bird Discount

10/11: Deadline to apply for scholarship application

10/13: Scholarship awards will be announced

10/18: Registration Closes

10/19: Final day to receive a full refund