Winter Convention 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021 FROM 5:00 PM - Sunday, December 12, 2021 1:30 PM

Camp Harlam, PA 18058

Liberty Region

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Event Details

Join LBR for Winter Con 2021, our first full weekend overnight convention since 2019! We can’t wait to come together to celebrate Global Shabbat, hear from impressive speakers, and dance the night away. Join us at Camp Harlam for an exciting weekend on Dec 10-12, 2021!

Early bird pricing for Winter Con 2021 of $235 will run from Tuesday, October 26th through Friday, November 12th at 11:59 PM. On Saturday, November 13th, the regular registration price of $260 will last until Wednesday, November 24th at 11:59 PM. Late registration pricing of $285 will be available from Thursday, November 25th through Monday, November 29th at 11:59 PM. Scholarships are available.

To apply for scholarship:

  • Visit this link and fill out the full application
  • Applications are due by Monday, November 8th at 11:59 PM. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Scholarship announcements will be made by Tuesday, November 9th.
  • Full balances are due November 22nd. Teens with incomplete balances on November 22nd will be cancelled from registration.

Reminder: BBYO’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is as follows: As of 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 (vaccination date plus two weeks). Currently, Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, or Johnson & Johnson are the accepted vaccines. As part of the registration process for Winter Con, parents will need to sign off on BBYO’s vaccine acknowledgement form hereThis form will only need to be completed once, so if you have already completed it, you do not need to do so again. Please see event FAQ for additional information.

For everything you need to know about convention, please visit this FAQ page!

Please note that all facilities used at Camp Harlam are winterized and will be heated throughout the weekend.

Cost: $260.00
Registration Late Fee: $25.00

Location: Kunkletown 18058

Q&A

What is the cancellation/refund policy for Winter Convention?
The deadline to cancel with a full program refund is the final registration deadline for this program (Monday, November 29th). Until that date, full refunds will be granted for cancellations in writing (e-mail is acceptable), for any reason. After the registration deadline (Monday, November 29th), partial refunds may be available based on convention expenses already paid (venue, transportation, etc.). Within ten days of convention (Wednesday, December 1st) we’ve already confirmed final counts with our vendors, and no refunds will be given. “No shows” will not receive a refund.

What is BBYO’s COVID-19 vaccination policy?
As of 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 (vaccination date plus two weeks). Currently, Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, or Johnson & Johnson are the accepted vaccines.

Can my child present a negative PCR test in place of a vaccination to attend Winter Con?
No. A COVID- 19 vaccination is required to participate in overnight programs.

Are medical exemptions allowed for the vaccination policy?
Yes. Each request will be reviewed by BBYO’s medical advisors. Parents will need to complete this form and submit documentation from a medical doctor providing the specific details preventing the participant from getting the vaccination.  

How will teens show proof of COVID vaccinations?
As part of the registration process for Winter Con, parents will need to sign off on BBYO’s vaccine acknowledgement form hereThis form will only need to be completed once, so if you have already completed it, you do not need to do so again. Teens with incomplete vaccine acknowledgement forms will not be permitted to attend Winter Con, unless they have been approved by BBYO’s medical advisors for a medical exemption.

Is the food Kosher?
All food at conventions are kosher-style, meaning dairy and meat are not served together. However, the camp does not have a kosher kitchen. There is a strict kosher option available for teens at conventions, but the Office must be notified in advance.

My teen has a dietary restriction and/or allergy. Can you accomodate?
Yes - similar to the strict kosher option, we will ensure vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free meals are available if the Office is notified in advance. Please make sure to note this in the appropriate field in registration to ensure we can accomodate for your teen. All BBYO programs and events are nut-free.

My teen takes medication. What is your process for handling medication?
Teens are expected to self-administer their own prescription medication throughout the course of the convention weekend. We will not be collecting and distributing medication during the convention unless we receive a specific request from a teen’s parent.  If you would like to speak about your teen’s medication needs, please contact us.

Do you take roommate requests?
For this particular convention, we do not take roommate requests. The purpose of this convention is for teens to meet members outside of their chapters and home communities. Many older teens often remark that they made their best friends in BBYO  because they were bunked together. We purposely put older members who are strong leaders in each bunk to assist with making each teen feel welcome and comfortable.