KIO Spirit Convention 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022 FROM 4:00 PM - Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:00 PM

Woodland Lakes Camp and Retreat Center, OH

Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region

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Early Bird Registration is open from 9/15-9/18! To lock in the early bird rate register for convention or apply for scholarship before 9/18! The Early Bird rate is $265.


Following one of our most impactful terms this region has seen, Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region is back with a weekend full of more incredible teen-led programming and meaningful experiences. Join KIO for our annual Spirit Convention, November 11-13. The weekend will be full of chapter 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

  • Chapter vs Chapter Competitions

  • Meaningful Shabbat and Havdallah celebrations

  • Saturday night themed social

  • Chapter skits and spirit

  • Regional Business Meetings

  • Exclusive swag

  • Smores

  • 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 Sunday, October 23rd at midnight. Late registrations will be accepted based on availability. The last day to receive a refund is Tuesday, October 25th. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarships are available. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is  Saturday, October 21st 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 7th. 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. 

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND FORMS:  Beginning in August 2021, BBYO is requiring all teens, staff, and advisors attending any overnight programs (chapter, city, council, regional, and international programs) based in the United States to be fully vaccinated (vax date plus two weeks). Currently, Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, or Johnson & Johnson are the accepted vaccines. Additionally, a negative Covid test on the day of travel is required. This 

  1. If your teen attended a BBYO summer program and has already uploaded their vaccination card to CampDoc, BBYO will transfer that over to their MyBBYO account so you do not need to do anything

  2. If your teen did not attend a BBYO summer program, follow these steps:

    1. Go to and sign into your account

    2. Under program alerts, you will see vaccine acknowledgement with the name of each of your teens and a button for the waiver

    3. Click on complete waiver

    4. Please read through entire waiver, sign and click submit

    5. Reminder: this will NOT show up on a teen account only a parent account

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. When meat is served it is kosher.   

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.


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

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

Cost: $285.00


Important Dates:

9/15: Registration Opens

9/15-9/18: Early Bird Discount

10/1: Deadline to apply for scholarship application

10/7: Scholarship awards will be announced

10/23: Registration Closes

10/25: Final day to receive a full refund