SUMMER 2023 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. You can complete the BBYO Scholarship Application Form after you complete your registration.
Scholarship for Select Leadership Experiences
BBYO members participating in Camp BBYO, CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah are eligible for scholarship.
Average 2022 scholarship—Camp BBYO: $275; CLTC: $540; ILTC: $809; Kallah: $795
Scholarship for Israel Experiences
Any teen participating in a BBYO Israel experience is eligible for scholarship. Apply as part of your teen’s risk-free registration. Learn more on the Israel scholarship page.
Average 2022 scholarship—Israel experiences: $388*
*Scholarship average does not reflect teens who received a $3,000 RootOne Travel Voucher.
BBYO is also pleased to be offering a limited number of $3,000 RootOne travel vouchers for teens participating in any BBYO Passport Summer Experience in Israel, including connected programs that combine experiences outside of Israel (i.e. Europe + Israel, Leadership + Israel). Please check RootOne voucher eligibility requirements. Applications will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.
Additional Leadership Scholarship
AZA Scholarship (CLTC)
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 (CLTC, ILTC, International Kallah)
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 BBYO's Summer Leadership Experiences: Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC), International Leadership Training Conference (ILTC), and International Kallah. The Anita M. Perlman Women's Leadership Initiative will award additional scholarship for a BBG to attend one of the three programs. 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 Initiative
In an effort to make Jewish summer experiences more affordable, high school-age teens from the New York City area are eligible for generous financial assistance towards any BBYO Summer Experience in Israel, Europe, Latin America, and 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 9–12
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
Applications for Summer 2023 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applications are due by March 28, 2023. If you meet these qualifications, and would like to apply for the NYTI, please apply here!
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 February 28, 2023.
Full payments are due by April 4, 2023 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 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, 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 February 28, 2023
Final payment is due by April 4, 2023
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
As a global youth-serving organization, BBYO prioritizes the physical and mental health of our teens, professionals, volunteers, and community.
All those who are in attendance at BBYO overnight experiences (children and adults) are required to have age-appropriate vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This includes the COVID-19 vaccine. Please see our official vaccine policy here. BBYO reserves the right to update this policy based on the direction of BBYO’s Medical Advisory Committee.
BBYO reserves the right to add a COVID fee to participant's registration, should the organization deem necessary.
For the safety of our teens, all medications—prescription and over the counter—for camp-based summer programs must go through CampMeds. This includes any over-the-counter medication, including supplements or vitamins. CampMeds medications must be filled no later than 30 days before the start of a program.
BBYO staff are unable to distribute medication that a participant brings with them. All medications must be filled through CampMeds. Failure to accurately fill prescriptions through CampMeds will result in a $250 fee and medication brought will not be distributed. Failure to comply with the policy may result in a removal from the camp program.
Medications used in emergency situations, like an epi pen or inhaler, as well as oral contraceptives can be brought to camp and do not need to be filled through CampMeds.
Any medication questions should go through BBYO’s Head Nurse, Shelby Ashworth, at [email protected].
Wellness Staff Onsite:
Camp-based programs have a nurse and a mental health professional present at each session. If your teen has any updates to their mental or physical health, we kindly ask you reach out to our Senior Director of Wellness & Inclusion, Ari Handel, at [email protected].
For food allergies or dietary needs, please reach out to [email protected].
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 Senior Director of Wellness & Inclusion Ari Handel at [email protected].
BBYO Scholarship Application Form
BBYO has partnered with a licensed travel insurance agent to offer travel insurance through Travel Insured International. Travel Insured International provides a low-cost, Student Group travel insurance with several important benefits like trip cancellation, trip interruption, missed connection, trip delay and baggage delay. Families should consider purchasing travel insurance to protect their investment and plan for the unexpected. More information on specific insurance plans, costs, and purchasing can be found here.
BBYO is not licensed or authorized to answer questions regarding your teen’s travel insurance policy or options. When it comes to travel insurance, all questions regarding insurance matters must go directly through our licensed travel insurance agent. Our customer service team can assist only when submitting a claim.
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.
RESOURCES FOR GLOBAL MEMBERS
If your family resides outside of North America and you are interested in attending a Summer Leadership Experience, please review the Summer 2023: Overview Global Communities Teens & Families document and complete the Summer 2023 Global Interest Form.
There are so many ways for you to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration this summer by combining experiences. Explore your 2023 connection options here.