New England Region BBYO December Convention 2022

Friday, December 9, 2022 FROM 3:30 PM - Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:30 PM

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Event Details

Join us for our first Regional Convention of the year, December Convention 2022! It will be December 9-11 in Framingham, MA.

Some highlights of December Convention:

  • A weekend overnight experience 
  • Make new friends you don't know yet and hang out with old friends from all over Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont!
  • Shabbat Experiences all weekend long including creative teen-led services, Havdallah, our returning guest songleader, Julia Sabra
  • Teen led programming throughout the weekend
  • Traditional NER and BBYO programming including Separates, Good and Welfare, Onegs
  • Guest speakers--to be announced as we get closer to the event
  • Saturday night Dance Party and other non-dance activities
  • Business Meetings

See FAQ section below.


Cost: $375.00


Early Bird Fee: $355 between 10/28/2022-11/7/2022
Regular Fee: $375 between 11/8/2022-11/18/2022

Please note there is a credit card fee.


Timing (subject to change)

December Convention will begin at 3:45pm on Friday 11/12.  Registration will be between 2:15-3:30pm.  For teens not riding the bus, they can also arrive during this time.

Shabbat begins at 4pm on Friday 12/9 so all buses need to arrive before the start of convention.

We will be finishing programming by 12:30pm on Sunday 12/11.


Scholarship is available on a limited basis, applications due by 11/7  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 11/10/2022 by the end of the day.  Early bird registration is applied to the registration.

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

Transportation provided (times will be updated closer to event; subject to change): 

Buses will be available from Andover, Acton, Marblehead, Newton, Providence and Sharon.  Locations of pick up spots will be made available via email and not posted on this public page:

  • Bus 1: Pick up from Marblehead at 1:30pm and Newton or Auburndale at 2:30pm
  • Bus 2: Pick up from Andover at 1:30pm and Acton at 2:15-2:30
  • Bus 3: Pick up from Providence at 1:15pm and Sharon between 2-2:15pm

Teens driven by car should be dropped off by 3:30pm.

Please note that teens cannot drive themselves to and from the convention, per BBYO policy.  If they do, we will call the family and ask for the teen to be picked up.

Teens may not leave their cars over the weekend at Temple Emanu-el in Marblehead, the JCC in Providence, Temple Israel in Sharon.

School Excusal Note: 

If your teen(s) will miss any part of school and you would like a school excusal note, please let Jeff know at [email protected] by December 1.

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, hotel room availability and transportation we may have to close registration earlier than the November 18th 12pm deadline and your teen will be placed on a waitlist.


In Person/Rooming/Covid-19 policies:

  • Teens similar to International Convention and all hotel-based conventions are roomed with up to 3 other people--2 teens per bed.
  • Teens can request 1 roommate, we highly suggest the teens discuss beforehand and each put each other. We will do our best to honor requests but they are not guaranteed.
  • All teen must be vaccinated to be in order to attend any overnight BBYO events including regional conventions. This is International BBYO policy, not just locally in NER.
  • At this time, we will ask all teens to arrive with proof of a negative rapid test, which can be taken at home within 24 hours of the start of convention.

Registration Questions and CampDocs:

  • There are registration questions to answer regarding which bus to take, roommate request, t-shirt size and more.
  • Please answer the allergy/dietary restriciton question so we request enough food from the hotel.  All food all weekend will be vegetarian.
  • All teens/families must fill out CampDocs information by 12/5/22 so we know allergies, physcial and mental health information and vaccine information along with other questions.