MAR is ready to be back together to kick off the year at Fall Convention 2023. The weekend will be full of fun programming, 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, & BBYO Separates
Sports and Games
Meaningful Shabbat and Havdallah celebrations
Regional Business Meetings
Friendship Circle and more!
ATTENDEES: This incredible weekend is open to any BBYO member in grades 9 -12 in the Mid-America Region, BBYO staff and advisors.
REGISTRATION: Registration will open on Tuesday, September 26th at 4pm & will close on Sunday, October 24 at 11:59pm. Early Bird registration is Sept 26 - October 3. EARLY BIRD EXTENDED: Early bird has been extended until October 8th at 11:59pm Regular Registration is from October 4-24. Late registrations will be accepted based on availability. The last day to receive a full refund is Friday, October 20th. You can cancel between October 21st and October 24th for a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after registration closes. Please contact Amy Ravis Furey [email protected] with any questions.
SCHOLARSHIPS: KC and STL teens, please complete our scholarship form here: https://bbyo.org/scholarship-form. Omaha & North Star teens, please reach out to your local office for the scholarship form. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Tuesday October 3rd. Each family will be contacted via email by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded by October 5th. Omaha members will be contacted by October 10th. If you have any questions about financial assistance please reach out to your local director.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND FORMS:
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. More information about how to complete your CampDoc account will be coming out in mid October.
For overnight events of 50 participants or larger, as well as ALL overnight summer program experiences (regardless of group size), participants must arrive with a photo of a negative COVID-19 test taken the day of travel to their program with their name and the date written next to their test. At-home tests are acceptable.
Should a teen test positive, they will not be permitted to attend. As part of our commitment to one another in creating a safe and respectful community, we expect families to honor these requirements. Teens exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at any immersive activity may be tested at any point. This policy is subject to change based on CDC guidelines and/or guidance from BBYO’s Medical Advisory Committee.
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 dormatory-style lodges. 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. All cities will travel to/from convention on busses.