MHR Spring Convention 2023!

Friday, May 19, 2023 FROM 12:30 PM - Sunday, May 21, 2023 4:00 PM

The Berkshires, NY,

Manhattan Region

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Spring is just around the corner, meaning it's almost SPRING CONVENTION! MHR is so excited to invite you to our BBYO in-person spring convention at a beautiful camp in the Berkshires! Being at camp means getting everything we love about MHR and BBYO, plus campfires, stars, and fresh air! Teens will engage in FUN camp-like activities like a camp-wide relay race, sports, arts and crafts, and excellent guest speakers. This 3-day, 2-night event is the highlight of our spring term, and you want to attend it. Join over 200 teens from across the NYC area! 

What is the theme of this year's convention?! 

Throughout Spring Convention 2023, we will explore the theme of Lead Your Legacy - מורשׁת. Rather than just leaving a mark, leading your legacy is being able to put your ideas into action and knowing how to impact our communities inside and outside of BBYO. Leading your legacy is also the call to action within the Jewish community to leave a mark, uplift our religion, and help it thrive. Spring Convention is OUR TIME to learn about our heritage, lead our communities, and leave a lasting impact.


March 22nd - March 23rd

Early Bird Registration: $415

March 24th - April 14th 

General Registration: $450

April 14th - May 5th

Cost: $450.00


Do I need to be a member of BBYO to attend Spring Convention?
YES! Any 8th through a 12th-grade member of BBYO Manhattan Region is eligible to attend Convention. If you're not a member of BBYO but want to come to Convention, you'll first need to become a member by clicking HERE.  

Can 8th graders attend Convention?
Yes, Convention is now open to 8th graders!

What is included in the fee for Convention?
Your travel via coach bus, all meals (Friday dinner, All meals Saturday, Sunday breakfast and lunch, camp accommodations and linens, incredible speakers, a fantastic song leader, fun programs, and more!

When does the early bird discount end?
The price of Convention is $415 until April 14 at 11:59 PM. It goes up to $450 after that.

What is the refund policy?
The deadline to request a refund is Wednesday, April 21st at 11:59 PM. All refund requests must be submitted via email to Emmy Goodman at [email protected] before the deadline. Refund requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Is Scholarship available?
Yes! Scholarship applications are due on April 21st at 11:59 PM. Apply here: Scholarship Form - BBYO

When does registration close?
Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Friday, May 5th -- or when our bus fills up -- whichever comes first.

What should I pack for the weekend?
Expect a packing list from your Regional S'ganim the week before the event. 

What's the info regarding the bus?
We will be in touch about bussing details in the coming weeks.

Will BBYO provide excuses for school?
Yes, we are happy to provide written excuses so you can leave school early on Friday. Please email Associate Regional Director Aliya for a school excusal note: [email protected]

But why leave so early on Friday?
We leave early to 1) beat traffic and 2) arrive before the start of Shabbat and give teens enough time to get ready! 

Where do we sleep?
Teens will sleep in bunk beds in a shared cabin with other teens of the same gender. Everyone will have their own bed.

Will there be adult supervision?
Yes. Like any BBYO event, adult staff and volunteers will be on hand to ensure teen participants' safety, security, and health. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1 fully-background checked adult for ever 15-20 teens in attendance.

Will my dietary needs be accommodated?
Please detail any allergies and/or dietary restrictions in your responses. Just make sure you indicate this on the registration form. All meals are kosher.

I take medication. What do I do?
Teens are responsible for administering their medication during Convention. Make sure you detail what medications you take on your profile.

What's with this email I just got from
After registering for Convention, you'll receive an email from prompting you to complete your CampDoc profile. Teen registrants' profiles must be 100% complete by Monday, May 1st, before Convention to attend. This is where we collect essential health and safety information regarding teen participants.

I'm a little nervous about going to Convention. Is there anyone I can speak to more about it?
Yes! If you'd like to speak to some experienced teen Convention-goers, feel free to email our Regional S'ganim (VP's of Programming), Emma (at [email protected]) or Jack (at [email protected]). If you'd prefer to speak to an adult, email your regional staff Emmy at [email protected]. or Aliya at [email protected]. We're here to help!

COVID Vaccination
Teens attending Convention do NOT need to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. 

Will I need to take a COVID-19 test to attend Convention?
Yes, all teens and staff coming to convention MUST present negative rapid covid test results! 

What are the start time and the end time?
Buses will leave NYC between 12  and 1:30, depending on your pick-up location.  We'll leave camp around 2:00 pm on Sunday, and it's about 2 hours to return. We will be in touch about bus pickup locations soon!

Are you serving food?
Yes, we will provide kosher meals for everyone. If you are glatt kosher, please indicate this on the registration questions.

We strongly suggest you eat a filling lunch before arriving at the buses on Friday!