IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We are planning for a wonderful summer of leadership experiences with health and safety as our top priority. As information on the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we have made adjustments to our refund and cancellation policies so that families can move forward with planning with confidence. Our team is monitoring updates carefully and we will keep in close contact as the situation develops or things change. We know families have many questions as they look forward to summer, so we’ve prepared this comprehensive FAQ to help. As always, we encourage you to reach out to us at [email protected] with any additional questions.

 
 

11/7/2019

Summer Experience registration opens—Early Bird discount pricing in effect

ONE-DAY-ONLY SUPER DEAL ON CLTC AVAILABLE AT 12 NOON EST UNTIL 11:59 PM LT

 

11/25/2019

Final day for Early Bird discount pricing

 

11/26/2019

Standard pricing takes effect

 

1/23/2020

Scholarship applications for CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah due by midnight to BBYO; scholarship applications for Israel experiences due by midnight to the BBYO Passport Office (Additional scholarship available after this date on a rolling basis)

 

1/30/2020

All scholarship awards announced

 

4/15/2020 (Extended from 3/3)

Last day to cancel registration from all programs with a full refund or to transfer to another program without a fee

 

5/1/2020 (Extended from 4/2)

Last day to cancel from domestic programs with a $250 cancellation fee, and from BBYO Passport programs with a $750 cancellation fee. Payments for all experiences due in full

 

5/1/2020 (Extended from 4/2)

Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable; all payments made after this day subject to a $75 late fee
Should we determine that your session requires cancellation, we will give you the option of moving your registration to an alternate summer program or session or reimburse families in full.


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

BBYO offers need-based scholarship for select experiences (see below). Funds are still available! Please complete the Scholarship Application Form once you have registered for your experience. Awards happen on a rolling basis so don't delay.

  • Select Leadership Experiences
    BBYO members participating in CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah are eligible for scholarship.
    Average 2019 scholarship—CLTC: $479; ILTC: $590; Kallah: $615

  • For Israel Experiences
    Any teen participating in BBYO Israel experience is eligible for scholarship. Apply as part of your teen’s risk-free registration.
    Average 2019 scholarship—Israel experiences: $1,019

  • AZA & BBG Leadership Scholarships
    Founders of new chapters ($500 USD off), newly elected chapter board members ($100 USD off), and Alephs and BBGs who are leading in their communities are ALL eligible for additional scholarships—all you have to do is register, apply via the scholarship application link above, and be in touch with questions!

  • Additional Funds

    Community Scholarships
    Program grants and need-based scholarships may be available through Jewish organizations in your community like your local Jewish Federation, JCC, or synagogue. Give them a call to find out!


    One Happy Camper
    BBYO is proud to be part of the Foundation for Jewish Camp Network. First-time Jewish overnight campers could be eligible for up to $1,000 off from One Happy Camper for BBYO Summer Experiences in the United States! To see if your teen qualifies, visit OneHappyCamper.org. Please note there are regional variations in eligibility criteria and awards are limited!

    New York Teen Scholarship Opportunity
    In an effort to make Jewish summer experiences more affordable, the New York Teen Initiative, launched by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation, is providing scholarship for all BBYO Summer Experiences! High school–age teens from New York (all NYC boroughs, Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk counties) are now eligible for generous financial assistance toward any our programs in Israel, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and North America. Applications are due by May 26. Learn more about eligibility criteria and how to apply.


PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

At the time of registration, a $250 deposit per program is required to save a registrant’s spot. This deposit is fully refundable through April 15, 2020 (extended from March 3, 2020).

From April 16, 2020  through May 1, 2020  programs may be cancelled with a fee: domestic programs have a $250 cancellation fee, BBYO Passport programs have a $750 cancellation fee.

Full payments are due on May 1, 2020 (extended from April 2, 2020,) and as of that day payments are non-refundable and non-transferable (except in the event that BBYO deems it necessary to cancel a session). All payments made after this day are subject to a $75 late fee.

Due to the popularity of our Summer Experiences and to prevent disruption to program planning late in the season, no refunds or transfers will be issued after May 1, 2020. This policy applies to cases of homesickness, dismissal, and voluntary withdrawal. However, we have updated our policy to include transfering registrations to other sessions should one be cancelled, or refunding fees.

NEW this year for BBYO International Immersive Experiences: After participants make their initial $250 deposit, they will have the option to pay the outstanding funds either by credit card or e-check. If a credit card is chosen, participants will be charged a 3% fee that BBYO incurs from the credit card companies. This fee is non-refundable. There is no fee, however, if participants pay their balance by e-check. For additional questions, please contact [email protected].

PAYMENT PLAN
For CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah, the payment plan is as follows:

  • A $250 deposit is due at the time of registration

  • Half of the payment is due by March 3, 2020

  • Final payment is due by May 1, 2020

Any registration initiated after May 1, 2020 must be paid in full within 15 days. If teens register within 15 days of the start of their summer program, their balance must be paid in full before they arrive.
 

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
BBYO strives to welcome all Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, including those with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical abilities. Reasonable accommodations are made in an effort to create an inclusive environment. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Director of Inclusion Arielle Handel at [email protected].
 

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
The well-being of our participants is our number one focus, and we treat every participant as a member of our own family. Safety and security always come first. We work with our hosts, campuses, medical providers, and host city or country governments to ensure that our teens enjoy their experiences to the fullest extent in a safe environment. Visit the BBYO Passport Health and Safety page for more information on our commitment to safety, as well as information specific to safety in Israel.


FORMS

  • Summer Scholarship Application Form

  • Medical Form
    BBYO partners with CampDoc, an electronic medical form system. When you register for a program, you will receive an email from CampDoc inviting you to complete your medical form profile. If you don't receive this email within 48 hours of registering (excluding Shabbat, weekends, and holidays), reach out to us at [email protected]


TRAVEL INSURANCE

BBYO recommends purchasing a travel insurance policy, available through CampDoc. Families can currently purchase a Basic Plan, and we encourage you to carefully read any plan details.


CODE OF CONDUCT

The BBYO Code of Conduct is designed with the health, safety and well-being of teens, staff, advisors and participants in mind. Teens are expected to follow all program rules and to act in accordance with the values of BBYO so that they are seen as role models within BBYO and the community at-large. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from a program and/or expulsion from BBYO. Read the full Code of Conduct here.


CONNECTIONS

There are so many ways for you to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration this summer by combining experiences. Check out our Connections page to see your options.