MAR Fall Regional Convention

Friday, November 4, 2022 FROM 3:00 PM - Sunday, November 6, 2022 2:00 PM

Lake Doniphan Conference & Retreat Center, MO 64024

Mid-America Region: Omaha Council

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Event Details

MAR is ready to be back together to kick off the year at Fall Convention 2022. 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 Sunday September 11th at 10am & will close  on Sunday October 23rd at 11:59pm. Early Bird registration is Sept 11 - Sept 18.  Late Registration pricing will take effect Oct 18-23.  Late registrations will be accepted based on availability. The last day to receive a full refund is Friday, October 7th. You can cancel by October 21st for a 50% refund.  No refunds will be issued after October 21st.  Please contact Debi Lin [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 Monday October 3rd. Each family will be contacted via email by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded by October 7th. Once you accept the scholarship, the regional office will register you for the convention and then you can pay the balance.

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.

  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 bbyo.org 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 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: $375.00

Location: Excelsior Springs 64024

Q&A

Transportation?

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 Debi Lin [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 Debi Lin [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

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

What kind of COVID restrictions will be in place?

Convention participants will follow guidance and recommendations made by the CDC and BBYO policy.  All overnight BBYO events require all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Please refer to BBYO's COVID Guidelines here: https://bbyo.org/covid19