SUMMER 2022 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 CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah are eligible for scholarship.
Average 2021 scholarship—CLTC: $707; ILTC: $860; Kallah: $984; Camp BBYO: $469
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 2021 scholarship—Israel experiences: $750
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 Scholarship Opportunity
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 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
Applications for Summer 2022 are closed. Information about applying for Summer 2023 will be released in the fall.
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 March 1, 2022.
Full payments are due by April 5, 2022 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 March 1, 2022
Final payment is due by April 5, 2022
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
In 2021, we hosted more than 1,750 teens and staff on our BBYO travel and camp experiences without the emergence of a single COVID-19 case. As we finalize plans for our 2022 summer season, we remain committed to providing safe and meaningful experiences for teens, as well as clear communication on our evolving policies and procedures.
Because recommendations and guidelines are continually changing, we appreciate your patience as we work with our medical team and local governing bodies to confirm our operating procedures for summer. As information about COVID-19 continues to evolve, we may modify our operations to ensure the safest possible environment for our summer programs. We will update this page and communicate directly with our registered families as things progress. We appreciate your partnership and thank you for entrusting us with your teen’s well-being this summer.
For Summer 2022 Domestic Camp-Based Programs:
All participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. All participants must also receive the COVID-19 booster if their second vaccine dose—or first dose of Johnson & Johnson—was received more than 180 days before the start of their BBYO Summer program. The booster must be received no later than 14 days before a participant’s arrival date to their program.
Additional testing requirements, guidelines, and information about exemption requests can be found in our BBYO Summer 2022 Camp-Based Programs: COVID-19 Protocols document.
For More Information:
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 has partnered with Travel Insured International to provide a low-cost, Student Group travel insurance policy option specifically designed for teen travel. While travel insurance is optional, families should consider purchasing travel insurance in order to protect their investment and plan for the unexpected.
All benefits are subject to policy exclusions. Policies are only available for U.S. residents. If you are a resident of Canada and would like to purchase travel insurance, contact Jeff Barr at Travel Insurance Israel. If you are a resident of any other country, you can also contact Jeff for a stand-alone medical policy. You can contact Jeff via email at [email protected].
BBYO is not licensed or authorized to answer questions regarding your teen's travel insurance policy or options. Our Customer Service team is happy to answer general questions for our families, but when it comes to travel insurance, all questions regarding any insurance matters must go directly through our licensed travel insurance agent, Jeff Barr. He can be reached at [email protected]. Any family who reaches out to BBYO regarding travel insurance matters will be redirected back to Jeff. Please be aware that Jeff is based in Israel and his response time may be slightly delayed due to time zone differences.
The Standard + "Cancellation for Any Reason" (CFAR) policy must be purchased prior to final payment for all related non-refundable trip costs and is currently unavailable for New York residents. All policies are issued after the final payment is made; however, the policy is considered to have gone into effect once the premium payment is made to BBYO.
Disclaimers & Notes:
Travel cost means the cash/check/credit card amounts actually paid for the trip. Any funds not paid by the traveler (e.g., grants, voucher, scholarships, awards, fundraising, discounts, credits, frequent flyer rewards, miles or points applied (in part/in full) towards the cost of travel, etc.) are not considered out of pocket expenses to the traveler and therefore may not be insurable. Families who accept funds and use them towards their program balance are taking direct responsibility to repay those funds should a traveler not complete the program in whole if required by the funding source.
If your travel is being extended beyond the days of the BBYO scheduled experience, families need to notify Jeff Barr ([email protected]) at Travel Insured Israel to adjust as the coverage and price is only designed to cover the travel based on the dates we submit to the insurance company. Please note: If any trip length is more than 10 days of the actual BBYO trip that student would not be eligible for this student group policy.
Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations, and exclusions in the plan, including an exclusion for pre-existing conditions. Pre-existing conditions are waived when following the same rules required for purchasing the CFAR policy (1. The policy must be purchased prior to making the FINAL trip payment, and 2. The entire trip cost (INCLUDING AIRFARE PURCHASED PRIVATELY) for everything pre-paid must be insured). See the plan document for complete details.
Insurance may be purchased until the day before the program begins. However, Optional Cancel for Any Reason Coverage** is available only if Travel Insured International is purchased prior to making final payment. This includes airfare purchased privately.
**Cancel for Any Reason coverage is up to 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. CFAR is optional and available for purchase at an additional cost at the individual level. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to your scheduled departure, and you must also have paid for the full cost for all non-refundable trip costs prior to your cancellation of your trip. This benefit is not available to residents of New York. Additional terms apply.
Questions regarding travel insurance or making a claim? Email Jeff Barr at [email protected].
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 2022: Overview Global Communities Teens & Families document and complete the Global Intention Form.
There are so many ways for you to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration this summer by combining experiences. Explore your 2022 connection options here.