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When a BBYO summer program starts, it’s not just the start of a program. It’s the day you’ll look back on and say, “Remember the time when…” It’s when you kicked off your sweetest summer memories, your closest friendships, and your funniest inside jokes. It’s the start of your sense of belonging, the foundation of your crew, and the beginning of the story you’ll be telling for years to come. BBYO Summer is our place. The community we build is our people. Summer 2023 is our time. What are you waiting for?

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Registration is open for all experiences! Visit bbyo.org/summervibes for more information.

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TRAVEL & ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES  Israel  Europe  Ultimate Experiences  The Americas

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 Camp BBYO  Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC)

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Your teen is invited to join us as we dive into another extraordinary summer of camp, leadership, and travel experiences that change lives. Some of the things I’m most excited about for 2023? • Even more travel destinations for teens to explore, like Greece (pg. 21), Hawaii (pg. 23), and Ecuador (pg. 25) • New ways to combine experiences to give teens the fullest summer, like our CLTC Adventure experiences, that let you extend your summer to either Israel or Costa Rica (pg. 32 & 33) • Our newly expanded, largest-ever customer service team, so families can easily connect with our friendly and knowledgeable professionals

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Even writing that out gives me goosebumps. What does our 99th summer mean to me? It’s ANTICIPATION. It’s LONGEVITY. It’s a MILESTONE. It feels the same to me as standing on the high board, staring down into clear blue water, ready to jump in.

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When you join us for our 99th summer, you’re getting 100% of the expertise, fun, and character-building you can count on from a BBYO summer. It’s time to jump in—the water’s just right.

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GET TO KNOW THE BBYO STAFF PASSION. DEDICATION. ENTHUSIASM. There is a cadre of talented individuals who create and support the signature experiences our families love. Learn more about our team and meet just a few of the professionals who will guide your family through the registration process and provide your teen with an exceptional experience throughout their program.

YEAR-ROUND TEAM MEMBERS Over the past two years, our customer service team has expanded to four times the size. We are committed to prompt communication, friendly service, and full transparency. We want you to feel as confident as we do that your teen will have a safe and enriching summer with us.

SUMMER TEAM MEMBERS More than 85% of our summer staff work with adolescents year-round. This experience, our rigorous qualification process, and the necessary training to find the balance between fun and discipline all combine into trip leaders who can confidently build community and foster teen well-being.

Marni Heller

Associate Vice President, BBYO Passport

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Associate Vice President, Camp Leadership

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Senior Manager, Customer Service

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Senior Director, Wellness & Inclusion WATC H : M E E T O U R F U N - LOV I N G MADRICHIM (COUNSELORS)


THE BB-WHY?-OH! Why should you choose a BBYO summer? There are countless reasons generations of families have trusted BBYO to provide unparalleled experiences for their teens, including...

U N M ATC H E D T R AC K R E C O R D Our programs have been trusted by parents and loved by teens since 1924

P R O U D LY P L U R A L I S T I C Creating a home for any and every Jewish teen

WELCOMING & INCLUSIVE Building safe spaces where teens of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome

Specialized programming reflects the individuality of our teens

R I S K- F R E E R E G I S T R AT I O N Allows families to plan with confidence and flexibility (see more details on pg. 35)

P R I O R I T I Z I N G H E A LT H & S A F E T Y Elevating the well-being of our teens, staff, and families above all else

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BBYO is not only renowned for our enriching programs, but also for our signature partnership experiences. Camps, schools, and other community groups have a long history of turning to BBYO to provide incomparable service to their cohorts—from the planning, to the communication, to the trip, we can collaborate with your organization on the experience of a lifetime. To learn more, please contact Ariel Rosen, BBYO’s Partnership Outreach Director, at arosen@bbyo.org.


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Celebrate Israel's 75th anniversary on one of our signature BBYO Passport Israel trips!

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Open to any and all Jewish teens, our signature programs span destinations in more than a dozen countries and combine elements of active touring, community service, cultural exploration, and meaningful Jewish experiences.

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See how Israel has turned the desert into an oasis on our flagship travel program. This transformative experience starts and ends in the Old City of Jerusalem, where you’ll explore thousands of years of Jewish history. In between, you’ll see the natural beauty of the land in the northern Galilee region,

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Graduating seniors can join this experience on special Class of 2023-only buses during these trip dates: Jul y 4–25, 2023 Jul y 11–August 1, 2023

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Cross these trip highlights off your bucket list: • Climb Masada for a breathtaking view of the sunrise, stargaze and ride a camel in the desert, and slide down massive sand dunes • Surf on the Mediterranean, float effortlessly in the Dead Sea, and raft down the Jordan River • Indulge in authentic Israeli foods like falafel, shawarma, and hummus

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soak up the sunshine in the southern Negev desert, and feel the vibrant energy of urban Tel Aviv as

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Immerse yourself in the stunning and diverse geography of Israel on this thrilling outdoor adventure. The country may be small, but it boasts mountains, deserts, seas, and dozens of nature reserves that we’ll hike together. Teens will discover hidden waterfalls and canyons, traverse trails, swim down streams, and truly connect with the wilderness on Israel Trek.

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Three places you’ll want to take a selfie at on this trip: • Rosh HaNikra—an incredible series of caves and grottoes formed by the Mediterranean Sea • The Bahá’í Terraces—also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, they overlook the city from Mount Carmel • Tsfat—situated in the pine forests of the Upper Galilee, this mystical city is known for its art and beauty

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In addition to seeing everything Israel has to offer, teens will take a deeper dive into the country’s culture and diversity. ILSI welcomes Alephs and BBGs from around the globe and allows them to

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have high-level discussions about Israel’s complex existence as a democracy in the Middle East with engaging scholars from the fields of society, politics, business, and more. Teens will also visit centuries-old cities like Nazareth, rappel off the walls of Ramon Crater, and get an eye-opening look at what Israeli life is like during this elite leadership seminar for BBYO members.

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The ball’s in your court! Don’t miss out on these amazing programming opportunities: • Learn Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, and practice yoga in the desert • Tour the Wingate Institute facilities, host to numerous Israeli national teams • Visit Deer Land Park, an extreme sports site overlooking HaEla Valley, and ride down the country's longest zip line

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BBYO is delighted to be able to provide $3,000 RootOne travel vouchers to teens traveling on our Summer Experiences in Israel. Vouchers can even be applied to programs with connections outside of Israel, including our Ultimate trips that combine European destinations with Israel (pg. 18–21) and our combo Israel CLTC Adventure trip (pg . 32). Seeded through a generous gift from The Marcus Foundation and powered by The Jewish Education Project, vouchers are open, regardless of need, to Jewish teens in North American who are in 9th through 11th grade, or 12th grade for select experiences (see Israel Journey on pg. 10 and Ultimate Central Europe Israel on pg. 18), who have not previously received a RootOne voucher. To see additional details and eligibility requirements, please visit bbyo.org/israel2023.

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Central Europe is rich in history and full of world heritage sites, not to mention its magnificent beauty. This journey will take teens through Germany, Poland, Czechia, and Austria, where we will retrace some of history’s darkest moments with solemn visits to sites like Auschwitz and the Berlin Wall. We’ll also take in the region’s most breathtaking sights, with stops to go stand-up paddleboarding on the Vltava River and hiking in the Wachau Valley.

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Best places for a full group photo in Central Europe: • At the base of the medieval Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj), the oldest one in the world still in operation • With Neuschwanstein, Bavaria’s mountaintop palace that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, in the background • Right after you finish a game of beach volleyball at the famous Vienna Watersports Arena—winning team gets to be in front!


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The Iberian Peninsula has been home to the rise of some of the world’s most vibrant cultures, and teens will find themselves mesmerized by the extensive history and modern civilization of the Spanish and Portuguese regions. We’ll discover the caves of Sacromonte in Granda— which have been used as homes for thousands of years—dance the night away while learning Flamenco, get lost in Seville Castle’s natural hedge maze, and see the tombs of Isabella and Ferdinand at the Capilla Real de Granada (Royal Chapel of Granada). Then, we’ll ride on the charming streetcars of Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, and stand beneath Belém Tower, which sits

The best places to send your “Wish You Were Here” postcards from: • The Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca in Toledo, Spain—thought to be the oldest synagogue in Europe • The beautiful white-sand beaches in Málaga, Spain—the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso • Saint George’s Castle in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon

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Western Europe is a mosaic of cultures, languages, and history just waiting to be explored. You’ll begin your journey by gaining insight into the British monarchy in London before crossing the Channel to France and falling in louvre with Paris. We’ll hop over to Belgium for a chocolatecoated stop in Brussels before ending the trip in Holland and having a gouda time in Amsterdam.

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Catch these must-see landmarks on a walking tour in these cities: • London—Buckingham Palace, Big Ben Clock Tower, London Eye Ferris Wheel, and Windsor Castle • Paris—Cathedral of Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland Paris, and the Eiffel Tower • Amsterdam—Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s House, and the Dutch countryside windmills

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Step back in time as you explore the architecture, artwork, fashion, and cultures that have influenced the world for generations. We’ll begin our journey in Rome, retracing the steps of one of the most influential empires in history, and carve our way through the bustling cities and of locations like Bled Island and Ljubljana. Along the way, our whirlwind tour will be filled with waterfall hikes, exciting bike rides, kayaking excursions, and sheep herding… you read that right.

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World-famous works of art you’ll get to see IRL: • The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and the David statue by Michelangelo in Florence • The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, painted by Michelangelo • The Pala d’Oro altar of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice is a dazzling mosaic made of Byzantine enamel

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Unearth Europe’s diversity and rich history as part of a close-knit group of teens on this transcontinental odyssey traveling from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll dive deep into the cultures of this region our own lives. This supersized tour gives you even more chances to be mesmerized by the landmarks of the

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Songs to add to your Spotify playlist for the trip: • “Take Me Back to London” by Ed Sheeran featuring Stormzy • “Amsterdam” by Coldplay • “Paris” by The Chainsmokers • “Pompeii” by Bastille

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Get ready to explore the cities of Munich, Prague, Berlin, Nuremberg, and

Moments that should come with a “splash zone” sign: • Exploring the water-filled underworld of the Seegrotte Caves outside of Vienna • Embarking on a Danube River cruise through the Wachau Valley • Stepping underneath the Devora Waterfalls in the Golan Heights of Israel

Dresden as we trace the winding story of Europe from its origins through the history of the 20th Century. As a Jewish teen experience, you’ll get an unparalleled look into Europe’s historical Jewish population—their origins, triumphs, and sorrows—and spend time connecting with the enduring communities of today. Then, we’ll travel onto Israel for a true full-circle journey of redemption and renewal in the Jewish homeland. We’ll take in the breadth of this small but mighty country, getting to know its diverse

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This trip is the perfect opportunity for graduating seniors to join fellow members of the Class of 2023 for a transformative journey during your exciting time of transition.


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A full summer of dazzling sites is yours for the taking. Teens will spend the first half of this trip touring through Western Europe and taking in the grand capitals of London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels. Then, we’ll connect to Israel and go on an exhilarating experience that will show you all the Jewish homeland has to offer and

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Delicacies you can try on this experience that’ll turn you into a total foodie: • England—trifle, fish and chips, and tea and scones • France—crêpes, croissants, and macarons • Belgium—frites, waffles, and chocolate • Holland—stroopwafels, krokets, and cheese • Israel—shawarma, Bedouin tea, and shakshuka

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Looking to one-up your summer with BBYO? Connect Mediterranean Discovery with

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We asked a few teen experts, and these are the most unique gelato flavors to try on this trip: • “Stracciatella” (cream and chocolate sauce) • “Zuppa Inglese” (custard, chocolate, and lady fingers) • “Black Sesame” (black sesame paste, heavy cream, and honey)

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With stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains accompanying you, you’ll travel across the Spanish and Portuguese regions of Europe, getting to know the local Jewish communities and taking in the world heritage sites. Together we’ll trace the history of Spain’s Golden Age, synagogue, Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca, in Toledo, and get a better understanding about

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The most important phrases you’ll need to learn for your trip: • “Este fue el mejor viaje de mi vida!” (Spanish for “This was the best trip of my life!”) • “Vou lembrar desse momento para sempre.” (Portuguese for “I’m going to remember this moment forever.”) • “Aifoh ha sherutim?” (Hebrew for “Where are the bathrooms?”)

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A brand-new program for Summer 2023, teens will have the opportunity to visit Greece’s most popular sites around Athens, Olympia, and Santorini. Together, we’ll trek to the ancient citadel of Acropolis to see the Parthenon—the temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena—and venture to the site of the original Olympic Games. Then, we’ll travel to Israel for an enriching experience where teens will dive in and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be Jewish and proud.

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Instagram-worthy stops for your feed: • #NoFilter needed on your snap of the iconic Blue Domes of Oia in Santorini • Even your tallest friends will look like shorties at the base of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and mythological home of the gods • Watch the s roll in on the pic of you in front of the unique graffiti art in Florentin, a hipster neighborhood on the outskirts of Tel Aviv

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Take in the exquisite geography of the Western United States as you travel on luxury coach buses through Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California, stopping in National Parks and Gold Rush-era cities, and taking a moment to enjoy the nature around you as you move from rock formations in the Southwest United States to fog-dense bays in Northern California. Teens will start the trip in Phoenix, Arizona, and visit major cities along the way like St. George in Utah, Las Vegas in Nevada, and San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in California.

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Things to do that will give you serious main character energy: • Call out over the edge of the Grand Canyon and hear your voice echo back off of millionsof-years-old rock • Marvel at the red rocks, pink cliffs, and endless vistas of Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the largest number of hoodoo rock formations on Earth • Gaze out over sprawling Los Angeles and get a bird’s-eye view of the Hollywood sign from Griffith Observatory


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Say “aloha” to the islands of Oahu and Maui on this new Summer 2023 experience! Teens will spend their days stargazing on the beach, celebrating at an authentic Hawaiin luau, snorkeling over colorful coral reefs, catching waves as they learn to surf, hiking the coastlines, and paddle boarding on the Pacific. Hawaii offers sights that are undeniably astounding with lush, green landscapes and the bluest water you’ll ever encounter.

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Three places you’ll never get bored of talking about: • Pearl Harbor National Memorial will have you wanting to explain for days how the attack on this site was a pivotal moment in U.S. history and World War II • You’ll try to describe exactly how it feels to stand under the Kohala Waterfall and view the tranquil streams and rugged valleys of this region • You’ll say #CantStopWontStop when reminiscing about Maui’s famous black sand beach, uniquely formed from the sand mixing with lava

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Movies you need to watch to get an idea of the places you’ll see on this trip: • 50 First Dates (Adam Sandler helps Drew Barrymore remember her life in Hawaii) • The Princess Diaries (Julie Andrews tells Anne Hathaway she’s a princess in San Francisco) • La La Land (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling seek stardom in Los Angeles)

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Chase clouds across hanging bridges in the rainforests of Costa Rica with us on this adventure of a lifetime! Teens will start their trip in San José, then kayak up the Pacific coastline in Jacó. You’ll learn why the Oxcart is Costa Rica’s most famous craft in the Puntarenas province, then head to the small town of La Fortuna, which sits at the base of Arenal Volcano National Park. We’ll also spend time working alongside local teens to maintain trails, tag butterflies, harvest crops, and make an impact on sustainability and ecotourism in the region with unique direct service opportunities.

Moments of the trip that will get your heart racing the fastest: • Feeling the pulse of the La Fortuna waters crashing over the falls • Sinking into the Baldi Hot Springs, some of the purest in the world • Ziplining through the rainforest on a canopy adventure in Los Sueños DAT E S J U LY 1 7 – A U G U S T 3 , 2 0 2 3

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While taking in the great outdoors and bonding with new friends, teens at Camp BBYO get to immerse in the very best of BBYO. You’ll enjoy all the best camp classics—swimming, music, sports, bonding with bunkmates, a Shabbat under the stars—and be a part of our well-loved “Big-Little” program, done in partnership with our CLTC experience, which allows younger members to bond with Alephs and BBGs from across the Order.

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This exclusive summer program is designed to allow teens to form lasting friendships while gaining important skills like collaboration, communication, and advocacy. CLTC

The most important things you’ll take away from CLTC with you: • Your friends’ socials—chatting with your new besties will keep you going all year • Your CLTC t-shirt—it’s not just swag, it’s a thousand amazing memories • Your confidence—you’ll know how to lead proudly and sing loudly

will kickstart your leadership journey, grow your self-confidence, and inspire you to bring new ideas to your chapter and region. CLTC is also famous for its chill time, and you’ll enjoy swimming, sports, music, moving Shabbat experiences that can’t be missed, guest speakers, and special surprises. Your home for the summer is a cabin filled with laughter, a tight-knit “mock chapter” group, and so much fun!

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At ILTC, Alephs and BBGs have the opportunity to grow their leadership abilities to a whole new level and learn how to shape our worldwide Movement. Between the sports competitions, bonfires, and song sessions, participants gain crucial skills like effective communication strategies and community building, as well as attributes like independence, resilience, and confidence that will serve them well in BBYO and beyond.

Three undeniable facts about life at ILTC: • Nothing shines brighter than the string lights around the Perlman Tree at the center of camp • A spring-fed lake and a water trampoline are the best combo since PB&J • Your Maccabiah team color will become your new favorite color

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International Kallah is where Alephs and BBGs can dive into the many facets of Judaism and explore their personal Jewish identity. Facilitated by educators from around the world, the immersive Kallah learning goes beyond the traditional classroom setting and makes a wide range of topics accessible through interactive sessions and activities. Jewish culture also comes to life through electives such as art, music, cooking, photography, social media, and sports, just to name a few!

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If hands-on leadership + impactful service + heart-pounding adventures sounds like your perfect summer recipe, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll start your journey in Poyntelle, Pennsylvania, honing practical leadership skills and building your confidence, while enjoying all the fun, music, sports, and bonding of a classic camp experience. Then, you’ll jet off to Costa Rica where you’ll team up with local teen leaders to learn about conservation and sustainability in the rainforest, with plenty of time to experience swimming, hiking, ziplining, and more active fun in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

At the time of registration, a $250 deposit per program is required to save your teen’s spot. Program deposits are paid to BBYO. Deposits are fully refundable through February 28, 2023. Trip registrations are transferable to another BBYO program (space permitting) and payments are refundable with a $250 fee through April 4, 2023. For Summer 2023, BBYO reserves the right to institute a COVID fee of $100 per participant per session or trip to cover expenses such as food service, cleaning, facility upgrades, and additional medical supplies and personnel.

Through February 28, 2023, payments are refundable and transferable. From March 1, 2023 through April 4, 2023, there is a $250 cancellation fee. Due to the popularity of our Summer Experiences and to prevent disruption to program planning late in the season, no refunds will be issued starting April 5, 2023. This policy applies to cases of homesickness, dismissal, medical necessity, or voluntary withdrawal.

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 are our guiding principles. We work with our partners, 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 bbyo.org/safety for more on our commitment to safety and information specific to safety in Israel.

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A $250 program deposit is due with registration and required to secure your spot First Payment: $750 is due by January 26, 2023* Second Payment: An additional $750 is due by February 28, 2023** Third Payment: The full balance of payment is due by April 4, 2023**

*$25 fee will be incurred for late payment **$75 fee will be incurred for late payment

CONTACT US bbyosummer@bbyo.org

SCHOLARSHIP BBYO offers need-based scholarships for select experiences. The deadline to apply for scholarship is January 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM local time. After this date, scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis per availability. Apply as part of your teen’s risk-free registration. Select Leadership Experiences Teens participating in Camp BBYO, CLTC, ILTC, International Kallah, and Israel programs are eligible for scholarship. Average scholarship in 2022 Camp BBYO: $275 CLTC: $540 ILTC: $809 Kallah: $795 Israel: $388* *Scholarship average does not reflect teens who received a $3,000 RootOne Travel Voucher or ILSI Merit Scholarship.

Information about additional scholarship sources can be found on our website.

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P R O G R A M AVA I L A B I L I T Y All BBYO Summer Experiences are limited in capacity and subject to availability. Acceptance to the program is conditioned upon the receipt of a full application including a physical examination of the applicant within 12 months of the program start date that demonstrates their physical and mental fitness and ability to participate in all aspects of the program, as well as adherence to our immunization policy. Confirmed program offerings and dates will be finalized to the best of the organization’s ability by March 1, 2023; BBYO reserves the right to consolidate and/or cancel specific programs and/or trip dates, in its sole discretion, without prior notice.

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY BBYO strives to welcome all Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status, including those, with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical abilities. Reasonable accommodations are made in an effort to create an inclusive environment. BBYO reserves the right to deny or revoke acceptance, in its sole discretion, at any point and additional costs/fees may apply. Reasonable accommodations are not always possible in all experiences, environments, and circumstances. Contact our Senior Director of Wellness & Inclusion, Ari Handel, at ahandel@bbyo.org to learn more.

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