Kallah 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 FROM 12:00 PM - Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:00 AM

Lake Como, PA

North Texas Oklahoma Region

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Event Details

International Kallah goes beyond the traditional classroom. It’s where you can find your “Jewish self” through interactive sessions and one-on-one conversations about a spectrum of topics, making Jewish learning individualized and fun! Facilitated by Jewish educators of different backgrounds, you’ll have access to a variety of resources and something new every day. With time to spend outside bonding with new friends, Kallah is the perfect place to build strong relationships and create a diverse and cultured community. You’ll also explore Jewish culture through electives such as, art, music, cooking, photography, social media, and sports, to name a few.

BBYO offers need-based scholarship for select experiences. Scholarship applications are due on January 26, 2021.

BBYO has instituted a COVID fee of $100 per participant per session to cover expenses such as ​food service, cleaning, facility upgrades and additional medical supplies and personnel.

Cost: $3,410.00 (due by 05/31/2021)
Deposit Amount: $250.00

Travel Info

Kallah 2021| Perlman Camp

Dates – July 14 - August 3, 2021

TRANSPORTATION GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION

ARRIVAL DETAILS | Families will have the following options to arrive to camp:

TRAVEL BY PLANE/AMTRAK

  • Fly into Newark airport (EWR) and BBYO will provide transportation directly to camp following a medical check
    1. For families that will have a teen flying, please make plans to fly into Newark International Airport (EWR) between 11am-2pm, teens flying in from the west coast must arrive by 4pm
    2. BBYO Staff will be stationed at the bus pick-up areas at approximately 11am wearing a BBYO t-shirt; exact meet-up location will be sent closer to camp.
  • Travel by Amtrak train into Newark Airport (EWR) and BBYO will provide transportation directly to camp following a medical check
    1. For families that have a teen taking the Amtrak train, please make plans to arrive into Newark International Airport (EWR) between 11am – 2pm
    2. Teens will be responsible for getting themselves from the Amtrak station to the meeting spot in Newark International Airport. A BBYO Staff member will not meet teens at the train station, only at the Airport meeting location.
  • If there is a flight or train delay, a staff person will stay at the airport to wait for late arrivals.

TRAVEL BY CAR [DIRECTLY TO CAMP]
Perlman Camp, 661 Rose Hill Rd Lake Como, PA 19437

  • Drop off your teen directly at camp (only traveling with those in your primary household)
    1. If you are driving to camp, and only traveling with those from your primary household, your arrival window will be between 2:00-4:30pm; specific time slots will be available to select on the Jotform, with limited spaces available per slot.
    2. Upon arrival, all individuals must stay in the vehicle. Our medical team will then conduct a medical check. Once your teen has been cleared by the medical team, your teen may leave your vehicle and join us at camp.
      1. Parents should expect to wait with your teen an hour for their medical check to be completed.
  • Drop off your teen directly at camp (traveling with two or more households in one vehicle)
    1. If you are driving to camp, and traveling with two or more households in one vehicle, your arrival window will be between 2:00-4:30pm; specific time slots will be available to select on the Jotform, with limited spaces available per slot.
    2. On travel day, BEFORE all individuals travel to camp on arrival day, everyone must get a rapid COVID test and have a negative test result prior to travel beginning.
      1. If any rapid test result is positive, teen may not travel to camp.
    3. Upon arrival, all individuals must stay in the vehicle. Our medical team will then conduct a medical check. Each teen will need to provide their negative rapid test result from that day. Once your teen has been cleared by the medical team, teens may leave the vehicle and join us at camp.
      1. Parents should expect to wait with your teens an hour for their medical check to be completed.

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DEPARTURE DETAILS | Families will have the following options for departure from camp:

  • Flying | If your teen is flying home, departure flights must be made after 2pm from Newark on departure day.
    • If you are continuing to a Perlman program (Movement Makers, Camp BBYO), arrange your flight for after 2pm on the last day of that program.
  • Train | If your teen is taking an Amtrak train home, departures must be made after 2pm from the Amtrak station on departure day. Your teen will be responsible for getting to the Amtrak station from the airport.
  • Airport Pick-Up | If you are picking your teen up at Newark, plan to arrive after 2pm on departure day.
  • Camp Pick-Up | If you are being picked up at camp, please arrive between 8:30am – 9:30am.

New for Summer 2021 | We will not be offering a BBYO supervised overnight stay the day before camp.

Teens must stay within the arrival and departure guidelines and may not arrive at the program early or late. You will be responsible for any fees related to travel outside of BBYO’s guidelines. BBYO is offering optional travel protection. To find out more information visit our website.

MEDICAL FORMS, TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, AND FINAL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY APRIL 6.

 

Q&A

Is Kallah for you?
Kallah is a great program for Alephs and BBGs currently in 10th–12th grade who hold sh'lichim positions at the chapter, council, or regional level, have attended any conventions focused on Judaism, have participated in AZA and BBG Global Shabbat, or have a passion for Judaism.

How many teens attend Kallah?
Kallah welcomes around 200 Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls each summer. Participants come from every region and countries from across the Order.

Who staffs Kallah?
The International Kallah staff includes a site director, program director, song leaders, Israeli counselors (sh'lichim), expert specialists, college-age counselors from around the world (madrichim), and an office manager. In addition, we have over 10 Jewish educators onsite representing a variety of denominations and viewpoints, including rabbis and trained educators.

What is the Kallah curriculum about?    
The Kallah curriculum allows participants to learn about and connect with Judaism in their own way. With a diverse community of Jewish educators, guest experts, and peers, participants explore ancient and current topics and ask and answer some of Judaism’s big questions. Limmud sessions are traditional classroom learning time; electives offer participants ways to learn about Judaism through creative outlets; and teen-led Shabbat, morning (Shacharit), and evening (Mincha) services offer teens the chance to create truly meaningful Jewish experiences.