BBYO Summer Experiences

Loved by Teens, Trusted by Parents Since 1924

Experience the best of BBYO in the summer with leadership opportunities, fun with friends, discovering new interests, community building and service, exploration and adventure, and meaningful Jewish connections. Our one-of-a-kind summer experiences take place in the US, Israel, Europe, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. We have options for teens of all ages and experiences that range from 10 days to 6 weeks. Whether at camp, on a college campus, or in a new country, a BBYO summer is an experience to remember with friends you’ll never forget.

LEADERSHIP

These members-only programs pair the values of AZA and BBG—leadership, service, brotherhood and sisterhood—with the best of camp—athletics, swimming, electives, and fun in the sun—for a one-of-a-kind experience with an emphasis on growing skills and friendships.

 

ISRAEL

Connect with the land, people, and culture of the Jewish Homeland. You can travel from the top of Masada to the shores of the Dead Sea, and from modern Tel Aviv to historical Jerusalem.

 

AMBASSADORS

Experience a unique opportunity to get to know Jewish life in a new country, bond with local peers, explore a new culture, and give back along the way. We currently have programs in Bulgaria, Argentina, and the United Kingdom.

 

DISCOVERY

Broaden your horizons by experiencing the rich history and contemporary culture of bustling cities and world heritage sites as you take your pick from landmark European destinations.

 

TREK

Challenge yourself and take in the breathtaking sites as you get to know the lay of a new land and explore the great outdoors on our most active travel experiences.

 

BBYO STAND UP

Immerse yourself in a new city, participate in impactful projects in the host community, and bond with lifelong friends over your shared service. We have US and international destinations available.

 

BBYO ON CAMPUS

Get a genuine taste of college life and learn new skills that can jumpstart your future career. Taking place on the gorgeous University of Michigan campus, this program is the place to be for any teen interested in the business world.

 

ISRAEL FAMILY JOURNEY

Your whole family is invited to experience the very best of Israel on a Jewish travel experience designed for all ages. Program dates are offered throughout the summer and winter holiday season.

 

MARCH OF THE LIVING

Come along on a powerful journey with teens and survivors from around the world to bear witness to the tragedies of the Holocaust in Poland and celebrate the Jewish Homeland in Israel.

 

Summers are short, but our commitment to excellence is enduring. After more than 90 amazing summers and tens of thousands of happy teens, BBYO is an expert in creating safe and memorable experiences that teens and parents love.

  • Specialized Staff Teams: Educators, community professionals, and emerging leaders staff our summer experiences. Over 50% of our staff return each year with a passion for inspiring.
  • A Personal Jewish Experience: All Jewish teens are welcome at a BBYO summer experience. No matter your background, we create a community where everyone feels a part of something bigger.
  • Worldwide Connections: BBYO summer experiences welcome teens from across North America and around the world. The diversity of our participants makes for a uniquely enriching community.
  • Scholarships Available: As a non-profit committed to sharing more meaningful experiences with more Jewish teens, BBYO is proud to award scholarships funds for our summer experiences.
  • Flexible Planning: We make it easy to plan the perfect summer. Whether close to home or far away, we offer summer programs that range from 10 days to six weeks throughout June, July, and August. Many experiences can be connected for an extended summer journey.
  • NO Hidden Costs: Our summer experiences include all meals, accommodations, programming and much more. Most programs outside of North America include an optional group flight from New York City.