NER Spring Convention 2024 (without Swag)

Friday, April 5, 2024 FROM 3:30 PM - Sunday, April 7, 2024 2:30 PM

See Location in Email , MA

New England Region

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Event Details

If you want to include the cost of our special NER swag gift- special edition Spring Convention sweatpants--please register here.

Our next and final in person convention of the year is here! Join us for Spring Convention 2024!!!!!! The convention will be held April 5-7. 2024.  Location will be provided via email and in the registraiton confirmation (this may go to just to the teen registrant, not parent/family member- check your inboxes).

Spring Convention is for every 8th-12th grade Jewish teen involved with BBYO and any teen interested in becoming more involved in BBYO. Chapter leaders, chapter members, new members are all invited!. No leadership role or prior program participation is required to participate. Teens must be registered members of BBYO to attend convention.

Some highlights of Spring Convention:

  • A weekend summer camp overnight experience 
  • Spirit Cup Competitions, Sports and more indoor/outdoor activities.  The indoor heated pool will be open during free time with a lifeguard.
  • Make new friends you don't know yet or have only met virtually and hang out with old friends from all over New England.
  • Shabbat Experiences all weekend long including creative teen-led services, Havdallah.  We will have a BBYO songleader, Rachel Wolman.
  • Fun and memorable programming led by our teen steering committee including Onegs, Spirit Activities and more
  • NER traditional activities including our Life Ceremony, Separates, States and more
  • Help elect our next NER Regional Board
  • Saturday night Dance, Paradise, Spirit Cheer Circles


Cost: $375.00


There are 2 different prices for Spring Convention this year depending on whether you want to include a special edition NER Spring Convention swag item in your registration! 

Convention Fee with Brand New NER Sweatpants: $390

Convention Fee without Brand New NER Sweatpants: $375

If you want to include the cost of our special NER swag gift- special edition Spring Convention sweatpants--please register here.


Timing (subject to change)

Spring Convention registration will begin at 3pm on Friday, 4/5.  Programming will begin at 4:30pm

Buses will be provided starting at 1:15-1:30pm.  See email for currently planned bus locations and timing.  Final timing and bus locations will be provided via email a week before convention.  We will provide buses from:

  • Acton (Synagogue)- 1:15pm
  • Natick (Synagogue) for Metrowest teens-2pm.  We were able to offer Westborough in the fall due to the convention in Central Mass.  For Spring Convention, the bus stop is in Natick. 
  • Newton (Synagogue)- 2pm
  • Andover- 1:15pm
  • Marblehead (Synagogue)- 1:15pm
  • Sharon (Synagogue)- 2pm
  • Providence- 1:15pm

We will be finishing programming by 2:30 pm on Sunday 4/7 and buses will depart then.


Scholarship is available on a limited basis, applications due by 3/14/24. Click here to apply.  You must be logged into mybbyo to apply. There is no need to register for convention if you are applying to scholarship. Scholarship awards will be emailed by 3/22/2024 by the end of the day.  Call or text Jeff at 412-983-0590 if you have any questions or email him at [email protected].

Payment Plans
Payment plans are available if needed, please reach out to [email protected] 


We will have local police/security presence at the location from registration until end of programming.  Please contact Jeff if you have additional questions.

What to Bring and Rooming
At the convention site, we will be sleeping in cabins.  Each cabin has 8-12 beds; if we fill up cabins, there are 2 additonal 20-bed cabins we may use as well.  We are still taking rooming requests (see registration question) but everyone will be with at least 7 other teens.

Teens will need to bring sleeping bags and pillows.

We will provide a packing list closer to the event and make additions depending on weather forecasts.

Who's Leading the Convention?
We will have staff, advisors, guests present throughout the weekend.  Fall Convention is run by our teen-led steering committee led by our Regional S'ganim (VP's of Programming) Abby Mahr of Mishpucha BBG and Harry Barnett  of Sababa AZA in the Metrowest.

Additionally, we have a teen led steering committee made up of teens from all over the region to lead services, activities and more!

Cancellation Policy: The deadline to cancel with a full program refund is the final registration deadline for this program. Until that date, full refunds will be granted for cancellations in writing (e-mail is acceptable), for any reason. After the registration deadline, partial refunds may be available based on convention expenses already paid (hotel, transportation, etc.). Within ten days of convention we’ve already confirmed final counts with our vendors, and no refunds will be given (unless a doctors note is received due to illness). “No shows” will not receive a refund.

Depending on registration, camp availability and transportation we may have to close registration earlier than  deadline and your teen will be placed on a waitlist.


All food will be nut-free.  All meat meals (Friday Dinner and Saturday lunch) are kosher. Camp will prepare vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free alternatives for those who have allergies.  Menu will be provided closer to the date of the event.  If you have any concerns, contact Jeff who is happy to put you in touch with Bournedale staff.

Registration Questions and CampDocs:

  • There are registration questions to answer regarding which bus to take, roommate request, sweatpants size and more.
  • Please answer the allergy/dietary restriciton question so we request enough food.
  • All teens/families must fill out CampDocs information by 3/28/23 so we know allergies, physcial and mental health information and vaccine information along with other questions.