As summer approaches and new information was shared with us from the American Camp Association and the CDC, it became increasingly difficult for us to see a path forward for BBYO’s summer programs that meets our high standards of wellness and programmatic excellence. Therefore, as of May 14 we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel all BBYO 2020 summer experiences due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While this news is not unexpected for many families and BBYO professionals, it remains difficult for us to internalize the reality that we will not be together in person this summer. Our team is working on creating new ways for teens to stay connected to friends and develop leadership skills through alternative opportunities that will take place over the summer and into the next school year. We will share more information on this in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We also invite you to check out these reflections on the decision from Emily Kolodney, the 75th Anita M. Perlman International N’siah (teen president) of BBYO.
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 12 days to 6 weeks. Whether at camp, on an outdoor journey, or in a new country, a BBYO summer is an experience to remember with friends you’ll never forget.