MAR Fall Regional Convention 2023

Friday, November 10, 2023 FROM 4:00 PM - Sunday, November 12, 2023 12:00 PM


Mid-America Region: North Star Council

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Event Details

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

  • Cabin Programs

  • Sports and Games

  • Meaningful Shabbat and Havdallah celebrations

  • Chapter 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 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: & 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.


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.

Cost: $425.00



St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Omaha will take a coach style bus to the camp.  Kansas City will take a school bus to/from convention.  Departure and return times will differ for each city. Please be in touch with your local director or Amy Ravis Furey [email protected].

What kind of food will be served?

We will have buffet style meals, all kosher style and vegetarian. If you/your teen have special dietary needs please contact Amy Ravis Furey [email protected].

What does the registration cost include?

Cost includes transportation, stay, all meals and snacks, t-shirt, supplies.  Scholarship is available can you can apply HERE.  If you are an Omaha or Northstar teen, email your local director for your local Scholarship Application.  Do NOT apply with the previous link.

What do I bring?

A packing list will be sent out prior to, you will also need to bring your own bedding for a single bunk bed i.e. sleeping bag or sheets and blanets, pillow