SUMMER 2021 IMPORTANT DATES
BBYO offers need-based scholarship so that anyone who wants to is able to attend our programs without financial constraints standing in the way. Funds for our 2021 experiences are available—to apply, please complete the BBYO Scholarship Application Form after you complete your registration.
Scholarship for Select Leadership Experiences
BBYO members participating in CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah are eligible for scholarship.
Average 2019 scholarship—CLTC: $479; ILTC: $590; Kallah: $615
Scholarship 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
Additional CLTC Scholarship
You can learn more about these opportunities on the CLTC program page under the Scholarship tab.
We are excited to offer an additional CLTC scholarship opportunity for Alephs who strive to be excellent leaders in their chapters, regions, and communities. This scholarship offers every Aleph the chance to develop and strengthen themself, whether they’ve already taken on a leadership role or are looking to lead in the future. Scholarship recipients will be awarded an average of $250 to attend CLTC. Funds are limited—applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and awarded based on greatest need via the scholarship application.
Anita M. Perlman Scholarship
Anita M. Perlman, the founder of BBG and an epic feminist visionary, leader, and philanthropist, saw the most in young people. We are proud to propel her legacy forward by offering a unique scholarship opportunity for BBGs to advance their leadership and identity at CLTC. The Anita M. Perlman Women’s Leadership Initiative will award up to $500 in additional scholarship for a BBG to attend CLTC. Funds are limited—applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and awarded based on greatest need via the scholarship application.
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, high school-age teens from New York are eligible for generous financial assistance towards any BBYO Summer Experience in Israel, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, or North America. The New York Teen Initiative is sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation.
Jewish teens currently in grades 8–12
Permanent resident of New York City’s five boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk, or Westchester counties
Scholarship amount will be based on financial need; the average award last summer was $1,400
How to Apply
Once you are signed up for the experience of your choice, complete the simple online application
Application deadline: January 26, 2021
BBYO will follow up with you to confirm the level of funding you are nominated to receive.
Final allocation decisions are made by UJA-Federation of New York, and allocations will be issued within a few weeks of the submission deadlines. Should you not receive the scholarship allocation you requested from the fund, you will be able to cancel and receive a full program refund through March 2, 2021.
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 the advertised deadline.
Full payments are due by April 6, 2021 and after that day payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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 the final payment deadline date. This policy applies to cases of homesickness, dismissal, and voluntary withdrawal.
For Summer 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.
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].
For CLTC, ILTC, Kallah, Movement Makers, and Camp BBYO, the payment plan is as follows:
A $250 deposit is due at the time of registration
Half of the payment is due by March 2, 2021
Final payment is due by April 6, 2021
We are glad to accept registrations initiated after the final payment deadline. In these cases, fees 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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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 Special Policies & Procedures for Summer 2021 document to learn about our approach to navigating COVID-19 and keeping our teens, staff, and families healthy. We will continue to update our protocols based on the recommended guidelines issued by the CDC, as well as federal and local state governments.
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.
BBYO strives to welcome all Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, gender, race, 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].
BBYO Scholarship Application Form
BBYO is glad to offer a travel insurance option for all our Summer Experiences through Travel Insured International. Families are highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance to protect their investment and plan for the unexpected. Please visit this page to see all the details on the policy and its terms.
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.
There are so many ways for you to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration this summer by combining experiences. Explore your 2021 connection options here.