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TABLE OF CONTENTS 04 PROGRAM DATES & COSTS 06 PROGRAM CONNECTIONS 08 SUMMER EXPERIENCES Leadership............................... 08 Israel........................................ 12 Ambassadors........................... 16 Discovery................................. 18 Trek.......................................... 20 BBYO Stand UP........................ 22 BBYO On Campus.................... 24

26 OUR VALUES & STAFF 28 ENROLLMENT DETAILS 30 OTHER EXPERIENCES March of the Living.................. 30 Israel Family Journey............... 32

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BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement, engaging over 80,000 Jewish teens around the world in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For over 90 years, BBYO

WELCOME

has been providing exceptional leadership development and Jewish identity-building experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. Each year, we welcome Jewish teens from around the world on highly impactful summer experiences close to home and far away. Whether at camp, on campus, or on the road, our programs represent the best of BBYO—leadership opportunities, new friendships, and expanded horizons. Teens return home enthusiastic, confident, and proud of their Jewish heritage, knowing they are part of something bigger than themselves. Of course, the BBYO experience does not end with summer. We offer many opportunities to connect, learn, and grow throughout the school year—locally, regionally, and beyond. Each spring, we organize a highly moving national teen delegation to the March of the Living, and our Israel Family Journey initiative offers inspiring multi-generational travel to the Land of Milk and Honey. While you do not need to be a member of BBYO to participate in our summer experiences, I invite you to take a deeper look and join the thousands of Jewish teens in Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG) by becoming a member of BBYO. Check out membershippass.bbyo.org to sign up today! Inspiration, connection, community, and so much more awaits. We cannot wait to welcome you on a BBYO Summer Experience!

Robyn Judelsohn

Vice President of Immersive Experiences

CLTC, ILTC, International Kallah, and BBYO On Campus

BBYO’s service-learning and travel-based experiences

programs are operated by BBYO Immersive Experiences LLC.

are organized under our BBYO Passport LLC.


PROGRAM DATES & COSTS Experience

Locations

Current Grades

Dates

Land Cost

Beber Camp, Mukwonago, WI

9–11

#1 June 5–17 | #3 June 19–July 1 | #5 July 3–15

$2,250

LEADERSHIP Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC)

#7 July 17–29 | #8 July 31–August 12 Camp B'nai Brith of Montréal, Canada

9–11

#2 June 10–21 | #6 July 10–22

$2,250

International Leadership Training Conference (ILTC)

B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp, Lake Como, PA

10–11

June 21–July 9

$3,200

International Kallah

B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp, Lake Como, PA

10–12

July 11–31

$3,200

International Leadership Seminar in Israel (ILSI)

Israel

10–12

July 3–23

$4,290

Israel Journey

Israel

9–12

#1 June 12–July 2 | #2 June 26–July 16 | #3 July 3–23

$4,150

Israel Journey PLUS

Israel

9–12

#1 June 26–July 23 | #2 July 3–30

$5,180

Trek Israel

Israel

9–12

#1 June 26–July 6 | #2 July 3–23

$4,150

Trek Israel PLUS

Israel

9–12

#1 June 26–July 23 | #2 July 3–30

$5,180

International Leadership Seminar in Israel (ILSI)

Israel

10–12

July 3–23

$4,290

International Maccabi Youth Games

Israel

Teens born 2002–2004

July 3–August 1

$6,750–$6,890

Ambassadors to Argentina

Argentina

9–12

July 17–30

$3,800

Ambassadors to Bulgaria

Bulgaria

9–12

June 24–July 4

$3,100

Ambassadors to the United Kingdom

Scotland & England

7–9

July 22–August 6

$3,350

Central Europe Discovery

Czech Republic, Hungary & Poland

9–12

#1 June 24–July 3 | #2 July 1–10

$3,200

Italy Discovery

Italy & Slovenia

9–12

#1 June 26–July 9 | #2 July 10–23

$3,950

Spain Discovery

Spain & Gibraltar

9–12

#1 June 26–July 10 | #2 July 3–17

$3,950

Western Europe Discovery

England, Scotland & The Netherlands

9–12

#1 June 26–July 9 | #2 July 24–August 6

$3,950

Euro-Continental Discovery

England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Italy & Slovenia

9–12

#1 June 26–July 23 | #2 July 10–August 6

$7,100

Mediterranean Discovery

Spain, Gibraltar, Italy & Slovenia

9–12

June 26–July 23

$7,100

ISRAEL #4 July 10–30 | #5 July 17–August 6

*Extension following Israel Journey, Trek Israel, ILSI

AMBASSADORS

DISCOVERY

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SUPERVISED FLIGHTS AVAILABLE

CONNECTED EXPERIENCE

A supervised flight is organized by BBYO Passport for an additional cost. Visit bbyopassport.org for rates and reservation details.

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Experience

BBYO MEMBERS ONLY

These experiences are reserved for BBYO members. Learn more about BBYO membership at membershippass.bbyo.org.

Locations

Current Grades Dates

Land Cost

Trek Alaska

Alaska

9–12

June 17–July 1

$4,500

Trek Costa Rica

Costa Rica

8–10

#1 July 10–23 | #2 July 24–August 6

$3,750

Trek West

Arizona, Utah, Nevada & California

8–10

#1 June 26–July 16 | #2 July 3–23

$5,450

Trek Pan-America

Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California & Costa Rica

8–10

July 3–August 6

$8,600

Trek Israel

Israel

9–12

#1 June 26–July 6 | #2 July 3–23

$4,150

Stand UP Washington, DC

Washington, DC

10–12

#1 June 24–July 5 | #2 July 8–19 | #3 July 22–August 2

$2,950

Stand UP Chicago

Chicago, IL

9–12

July 1–12

$2,950

Stand UP Nicaragua

Nicaragua

9–12

#1 June 25–July 5

$3,850

8–10

#2 July 23–August 5

$3,950

TREK

BBYO STAND UP

Stand UP Thailand

Thailand

9–12

July 1–19

$4,350

Stand UP South Africa

South Africa

9–12

July 4–23

$4,800

Ann Arbor, MI

9–12

July 15–27

$4,299

Poland & Israel

9–12

April 9–23

$5,570

Israel

All Ages

June 14–21, 23, or 25

Varies

BBYO ON CAMPUS BBYO Michigan Business and Enterpreneurship Academy

OTHER EXPERIENCES March of the Living Israel Family Journey

*includes flight

June 21–28, 30, or July 2 June 28–July 5, 7, or 9 July 12–19, 21, or 23 August 2–9, 11, or 13 August 16–23, 25, or 27 December 20–27, 29, or 31 December 27–January 3, 5, or 7

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PROGRAM CONNECTIONS There are so many ways for you to extend your fun, learning, and self-exploration this summer by connecting experiences! Check each program page for experience details and available connections.

Current Grades

Dates

Land Cost

Perlman Summer (ILTC + Kallah)

10–12

June 21–July 31

$6,400

CLTC + Trek Alaska

9–11

June 5–July 1

$6,750

CLTC + Stand UP Washington, DC

10–11

July 10–August 2

$5,200

CLTC + Stand UP Chicago

9–11

June 19–July 12

$5,200

ILTC + Israel Journey

9–11

June 21–July 30

$7,350

Israel Journey + CLTC

9–11

June 12–July 15

$6,400

Locations

NORTH AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA + ISRAEL

July 10–August 12 Israel Journey Plus + CLTC

9–11

July 3–August 12

$7,430

Trek Israel Plus + CLTC

9–11

July 3–August 12

$7,430

9–11

June 19–July 30

$8,550

NORTH AMERICA + EUROPE + ISRAEL

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Current Grades

Dates

Land Cost

ILTC + Euro-Continental Discovery

10–12

June 21–August 6

$10,300

ILTC + Italy Discovery

10–12

June 21–July 23

$7,150

CLTC + Central Europe Discovery

9–11

June 19–July 10

$5,450

Locations

NORTH AMERICA + EUROPE

July 1–22 Spain Discovery + CLTC

9–11

June 26–July 22

$6,200

July 3–29 Italy Discovery + CLTC

9–11

June 26–July 22

$6,200

Western Europe Discovery + CLTC

9–11

June 26–July 22

$6,200

CLTC + Ambassadors to the UK

9–10

July 10–August 6

$5,600

SUPERVISED CONNECTIONS

9–11

June 19–July 19

$6,600

Connecting travel arrangements are available between programs, and staff supervision is provided during the connection

9–11

July 3–30

$6,050

NORTH AMERICA + ASIA CLTC + Stand UP Thailand

NORTH AMERICA + LATIN AMERICA CLTC + Ambassadors to Argentina

July 17–August 12 CLTC + Stand UP Nicaragua

9–10

July 10–August 5

$6,200

ILTC + Trek Costa Rica

10

June 21–July 23

$6,000

Trek West + Trek Costa Rica (Trek Pan-America)

8–10

July 3–August 6

$8,600

Ambassadors to Bulgaria + ILSI

10–12

June 24–July 23

$6,250

Ambassadors to Bulgaria + Israel Journey

9–12

June 24–July 23

$6,150

Ambassadors to Bulgaria + Trek Israel

9–12

June 24–July 23

$6,150

Central Europe Discovery + Israel Journey

9–12

June 24–July 23

$6,300

EUROPE + ISRAEL

July 1–30 Central Europe Discovery + ILSI

10–12

June 24–July 23

$6,200

Italy Discovery + Israel Journey

9–12

June 26–July 30

$7,150

Spain Discovery + Israel Journey

9–12

June 26–July 30

$7,150

Western Europe Discovery + Israel Journey

9–12

June 26–July 30

$7,150

Western Europe Discovery + Italy Discovery (Euro-Continental Discovery)

9–12

June 26–July 23

$7,100

Spain Discovery + Italy Discovery (Mediterranean Discovery)

9–12

June 26–July 23

$7,100

8–10

July 10–August 5

$6,950

INDEPENDENT CONNECTIONS Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection

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July 3–August 6

EUROPE

July 10–August 6

LATIN AMERICA Trek Costa Rica + Stand UP Nicaragua

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LEADERSHIP Hone your leadership skills and return home with a new sense of purpose and connection with these BBYO members-only experiences.

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START YOUR JOURNEY HERE Each summer, BBYO offers four leadership programs in which members can participate. These programs take the values of AZA and BBG—leadership, Jewish values, community service, brotherhood, sisterhood, and more—and apply them to a curriculum that develops leadership skills for life.

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE (CLTC) Beber Camp Mukwonago, WI

Grades 9–11 $2,250

#1 June 5–17 | #3 June 19–July 1 | #5 July 3–15 #7 July 17–29 | #8 July 31–August 12

Camp B'nai Brith of Montréal Montréal, Canada (NEW!) #2 June 10–21 | #6 July 10–22

With seven CLTC sessions to choose from, each with fewer than 100 teens, you'll form a community in which every member can shine. You'll learn best practices in time management, public speaking, and implementation of fun, Jewish programming. In “mock chapters,” you'll plan and run programs that highlight AZA and BBG values, and grow and develop as leaders and individuals. You'll also be inducted as a member of the BBYO International Order.

CONNECTS TO: CLTC #1 Trek Alaska June 5–July 1 CLTC #3 Stand UP Chicago June 19–July 12

CLTC #6 Stand UP Washington, DC July 10–August 2 Stand UP Nicaragua July 10–August 5 Ambassadors to the UK July 10–August 6

CLTC #8 Israel Journey #4 July 10–August 12 Ambassadors to Argentina July 17–August 12

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INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE (ILTC) B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp Lake Como, PA

Grades 10–11 $3,200

June 21–July 9

At ILTC, you'll further develop your leadership abilities and learn how to shape a worldwide movement, as well as gain invaluable skills in team collaboration, communication strategies, and relationship building. All of these skills and more will help you succeed long after your AZA and BBG high school experience comes to an end. Through classic camp activities, such as Macabbiah (color war), swimming and sports, and unique bonding moments, you'll build confidence, grow your personal network with friends from around the world, and strengthen your Jewish pride.

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR IN ISRAEL (ILSI) Israel July 3–23

Grades 10–12 $4,290

Travel alongside Jewish teens from around the world on BBYO’s premier Israel experience. You’ll explore Jerusalem, raft down the Jordan River, scale Masada, and tap into the spirit of Tel Aviv. More than just a tour, ILSI is also an opportunity for education and growth using the Land of Israel as your classroom. The program empowers you to grow, develop your leadership skills, build a stronger Jewish community, and return home ready to

CONNECTS TO:

extend the ILSI experience into a lifelong journey!

Perlman Summer June 21–July 31

CONNECTS TO:

Israel Journey #4 June 21–July 30

Ambassadors to Bulgaria June 24–July 23

INTERNATIONAL KALLAH B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp Lake Como, PA

FIND YOURSELF HERE

Central Europe Discovery #1 June 24–July 23 Grades 10–12 $3,200

July 11–31

International Kallah goes beyond the traditional classroom. It’s where you can find your “Jewish self” through interactive sessions and one-on-one conversations about a spectrum of topics. Facilitated by Jewish educators from different backgrounds and around the world, you'll have access to a variety of resources, amazing speakers, and something new every day. Kallah is the perfect place to build strong relationships and create a diverse and cultured community of friends. You'll explore Jewish culture through electives such as art, music, cooking, photography, and sports, to name a few! CONNECTS TO: Perlman Summer June 21–July 31

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SCHOLARSHIPS & ADDITIONAL FUNDING Scholarships are available for BBYO’s Leadership Summer Experiences through BBYO, local Jewish Federations, JCCs, and synagogues. Additional funding is also available through One Happy Camper. Find more details on page 28.

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MAKE IT A PERLMAN SUMMER!

A Perlman Summer combines ILTC and International Kallah for a total of six weeks at B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp in Lake Como, PA for learning, leading, and self-exploration. At both ILTC and Kallah, you’ll have all the fun of summer camp—Maccabiah (color war), time at the pool, lake, ropes course, archery field, and Shabbat under the stars— but during a Perlman Summer, you’ll double that fun!

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ISRAEL

Watch the sunrise on Masada, float on the Dead Sea, explore Tel Aviv, and discover the epicenter of Jewish history in Jerusalem.

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BBYO + ISRAEL + YOU

ISRAEL JOURNEY

Discover your personal connection to the Jewish Homeland and explore the intersection between ancient and modern Israel.

Israel

Grades 9–12 $4,150

#1 June 12–July 2 | #2 June 26–July 16 | #3 July 3–23 #4 July 10–30 | #5 July 17–August 6

Journey with new friends from around the world on a cross-country and crosscultural Israel experience. You’ll discover Israel’s many treasures as you travel between the Golan Heights in the north to the tropical Red Sea in the south, experience Shabbat in the heart of Jerusalem, watch the sunrise from the top of

TREK ISRAEL

Masada, and tap into Tel Aviv’s innovative spirit.

Israel

Grades 9–12 $4,150

#1 June 26–July 16 | #2 July 3–23

Experience the very best of Israel with a focus on active outdoor adventures in the Land of Milk and Honey. You’ll trek through canyons in the Negev Desert, lush mountains in the Galilee, and rugged beaches along the Mediterranean, experiencing Israel on an intimate level and bonding with a tight-knit group of teens along the way. Trek Israel includes a fourday sea-to-sea hiking excursion, a desert wilderness experience, and opportunities to surf, rappel, bike, and more!

CONNECTS TO: Israel Journey #1 CLTC #5 June 19–July 12 Israel Journey #3 Ambassadors to Bulgaria June 24–July 23 Central Europe Discovery #1 June 24–July 23 Maccabi Youth Games July 23–August 1

CONNECTS TO:

Israel Journey #4 ILTC June 21–July 30 Central Europe Discovery #2 + CLTC #3 June 19–July 30 Italy Discovery #1 June 26–July 30 Spain Discovery #1 June 26–July 30 Central Europe Discovery #2 July 1–30

Israel Journey #5 Western Europe Discovery #1 June 26–July 30 Spain Discovery #2 July 3–August 6

Israel Journey #2 Maccabi Youth Games July 3–August 1

ISRAEL JOURNEY PLUS TREK ISRAEL PLUS

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR IN ISRAEL (ILSI) Israel

Grades 10–12 $4,290

July 3–23

Travel alongside Jewish teens from around the world on BBYO’s premier Israel experience. You’ll explore Jerusalem, raft down the Jordan River, scale Masada, and tap into the spirit of Tel Aviv. More than just a tour, ILSI is also an opportunity for education and growth using the Land of Israel as your classroom. The program empowers you to grow, develop your leadership skills, build a stronger Jewish community, and return home ready to extend the ILSI experience into a lifelong journey! CONNECTS TO: Ambassadors to Bulgaria June 24–July 23 Central Europe Discovery #1 June 24–July 23

Israel

Grades 9–12 $5,180

#1 June 26–July 23 | #2 July 3–30

Extend our core Israel Journey or Trek Israel itinerary with an enrichment week designed to shed light on unique aspects of Israeli society. The first half of the PLUS week is an elective—you’ll choose from a service learning opportunity, a sea-to-sea hike, or the IDF’s Gadna basic training program. The second half of the week showcases Israel’s cultural and technological innovations in the Mediterranean cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv. Altogether, you’ll spend four memorable weeks exploring Israel with all your senses. CONNECTS TO:

Maccabi Youth Games July 23–August 1

Israel Journey Plus #2 CLTC #8 July 3–August 12

Trek Israel Plus #2 CLTC #8 July 3–August 12

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BBYO + ISRAEL + YOU Travel to Israel presents a unique opportunity for teens to form a personal connection to our history and to experience their Judaism from a new perspective. But why go to Israel in high school? A multi-week experience in Israel before college can have a profound impact on the development of an enduring and fulfilling Jewish identity.

CELEBRATE WITH BBYO B'YACHAD Each summer, we convene nearly all our Israel experiences for a massive celebration called BBYO B’Yachad (togetherness). True to its name, the event unites an international community of Jewish teens from across North America and countries as diverse as France, Bulgaria, Mexico, Australia, Turkey, Latvia, and Singapore. Come celebrate with us!

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY Since 1956, BBYO has organized teen programs in Israel with a fundamental commitment to provide a safe and meaningful experience. Our programs adhere to Israel’s comprehensive security policies and our itineraries are designed with caution in mind. Each group is accompanied by a licensed medic/guard and trained staff who supervise the teens.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Because we believe all Jewish teens should experience Israel during their high school years, we provide need-based scholarships on the local and national level, regardless of prior BBYO involvement. Many Jewish Federations provide additional need-based and grant-based scholarships. Funding availability is limited, so you'll want to apply early.

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CELEBRATE ISRAEL'S 70th Join BBYO in Israel this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence. Don't miss out on Israel's milestone summer!

INTERNATIONAL MACCABI YOUTH GAMES ISRAEL 2018 Israel July 3–August 1

Teens born 2002–2004 +$2,600

Extend your summer playing for Team USA at the International Maccabi Youth Games in Israel. Compete against international youth teams from Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Argentina, South Africa, and Israel in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and futsal. Teens wishing to participate in the Games on a standalone basis may be accommodated by special request, and separate costs and terms will apply. CONNECTS TO: Israel Journey #3 July 3–August 1 Trek Israel #2 July 3–August 1 ILSI July 3–August 1

FAMILY TRAVEL TO ISRAEL The BBYO Israel experience is available to everyone in the family! Travel on Israel Family Journey and be inspired by the same staff who lead our teen programs. See page 32 for more information or visit bbyo.org/family.

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MASA ISRAEL JOURNEY Live it like a local, find out what you're made of. Take a gap year, study, intern or teach in Israel. masaisrael.org

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AMBASSADORS Travel and bond with local Jewish teens while exploring a new culture and giving back along the way.

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CROSS-CULTURAL FRIENDSHIPS Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life abroad as you travel, volunteer, and bond with local teens in Argentina, Bulgaria, or the UK.

AMBASSADORS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM Scotland & England July 23–August 6

AMBASSADORS TO ARGENTINA Argentina

Grades 9–12 $3,800

July 17–30

Join peers from Buenos Aires and examine Argentinian society from their perspective. You'll take part in joint service projects, visit Iguazu Falls, learn about local Jewish life, spend a memorable Shabbat with a host family, and explore beautiful Buenos Aires—known as the Paris of South America! CONNECTS TO:

Grades 7–9 $3,350

Attend a BBYO Shorashim Camp with local peers and learn about Jewish life in Europe through their eyes. You’ll participate in activities ranging from outdoor adventures to volunteering, from talent shows to incredible leadership experiences. This rich cross-cultural experience provides a visit to Northern England for an inside look at the

CLTC #5 July 3–30

CLTC #8 July 17–August 12

AMBASSADORS TO BULGARIA Bulgaria

Grades 9–12 $3,100

June 24–July 4

deeper cultural diversity in the UK, as well as travel to picturesque Scotland and the

With the country of Bulgaria as the backdrop, meet up with Jewish teens from

exciting Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

across Europe for an unforgettable experience full of exploration, exchange, unique opportunities, adventure, and excitement! You’ll share values and traditions while

CONNECTS TO: CLTC #6 July 10–August 6

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learning how to empower yourself and others to advocate and take action. Return home as an Ambassador to the global Jewish community! CONNECTS TO: ILSI June 24–July 23

Israel Journey #3 June 24–July 23

Trek Israel #2 June 24–July 23

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CONNECTION HIGHLIGHT

Connect Ambassadors to Bulgaria with ILSI for the ultimate summer experience!

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DISCOVERY Experience a summer of cultural travel full of landmark cities, world heritage sites, and horizon-broadening experiences.

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SUMMER IN EUROPE Explore Europe's fascinating history and discover its modern Jewish communities on these rich cultural travel adventures.

SPAIN DISCOVERY Spain & Gibraltar

#1 June 26–July 10 | #2 July 3–17

Grades 9–12 $3,950

Journey through Andalusian Spain and Gibraltar, appreciating Picasso's art in person, exploring the architecture of Barcelona, wandering through the Alhambra Palace, scaling the fortress of Toledo, and relaxing on the Costa Del Sol. Along the way, you'll luxuriate in a traditional hammam (bath), be charmed

ITALY DISCOVERY

Slovenia & Italy

#1 June 26–July 9 | #2 July 10–23

Spain Discovery #1 Israel Journey #4 June 26–July 30 Italy Discovery #2 June 26–July 23 CLTC #6 June 26–July 22

Spain Discovery #2 Israel Journey #5 July 3–August 6 CLTC #7 July 3–29

Spain, Gibraltar, Italy & Slovenia June 26–July 23

Grades 9–12 $6,950

Combine the highlights of Spain Discovery and Italy Discovery as you travel along the Mediterranean Coast to Spain, Gibraltar, Italy, and Slovenia. Learn about Spain’s Golden Age, challenge yourself in the high Alps, discover the enduring legacy of the Roman Empire, and experience an unforgettable summer traveling throughout Europe’s most breathtaking Mediterranean sights.

#1 June 24–July 3 | #2 July 1–10

Grades 9–12 $3,200

Travel to the heart of Europe on a moving journey through the region's storied Jewish history and iconic

Florence, Venice, Pisa, Milan, Bologna, and Verona. You’ll

world heritage sites. Explore the grand cities of Prague,

experience the grandeur of the Roman Empire, learn

Budapest, Krakow, Lublin, and Warsaw, gaining insight into

about the original Jewish ghetto in Venice, and see the

the Jewish communities that once thrived there. As you

high art of Florence. You'll learn how to make gelato and

bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust, you'll also be

pasta, raft the Soča River in Slovenia, and unleash your

inspired by the bravery of those who rose up in resistance.

inner warrior at gladiator school.

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CONNECTS TO: Italy Discovery #1 ILTC June 21–July 23 Israel Journey #4 June 26–July 30 CLTC #6 June 26–July 22

Italy Discovery #2 ILTC June 21–July 23 Western Europe Discovery #1 June 26–July 23 Western Europe Discovery #2 July 10–August 6 Spain Discovery #1 June 26–July 30

England, Scotland & The Netherlands #1 June 26–July 9 | #2 July 24–August 6

Grades 9–12 $3,950

Experience the grand European capitals of Amsterdam, London, and Edinburgh on a two-week journey that includes world heritage sites such as Buckingham Palace, the Anne Frank House, and Edinburgh Castle. More than

MEDITERRANEAN DISCOVERY

Czech Republic, Hungary & Poland

Civilization and uncover Jewish history in Rome,

WESTERN EUROPE DISCOVERY

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CENTRAL EUROPE DISCOVERY

Go back in time to discover the origins of Western

by traditional flamenco dance, and learn about the rich Sephardic Jewish history in the region.

Grades 9–12 $3,950

a tour, you’ll hike in the Scottish backcountry, explore the Dutch countryside by bike, and browse the colorful markets of London—all while connecting with Europe’s

Central Europe Discovery #1 Israel Journey #3 June 24–July 23 ILSI June 24–July 23

EURO-CONTINENTAL DISCOVERY England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Italy & Slovenia

Experience Europe's cultural diversity and rich history as part of a close-knit group of teens on this transcontinental odyssey that combines the highlights of Western Europe Discovery and Italy Discovery. From the North Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, you'll visit some of Europe's most spectacular cities, landscapes, and cultural sites. CONNECTS TO:

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Euro-Continental Discovery #1 ILTC June 21–August 6

Western Europe Discovery #2 Italy Discovery #2 July 10–August 6

Grades 9–12 $6,950

#1 June 26–July 23 | #2 July 10–August 6

Jewish past and present.

Western Europe Discovery #1 Israel Journey #4 June 26–July 30 Italy Discovery #2 June 26–July 23 CLTC #6 July 1–22

Central Europe Discovery #2 Israel Journey #4 July 1–30 CLTC #3 June 19–July 10 Israel Journey #4 + CLTC #3 June 19–July 30 CLTC #6 July 1–22

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TREK

Get to know the lay of a new land and challenge yourself in the great outdoors on our most active travel experiences.

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EXCEPTIONAL ADVENTURES Immerse yourself in the beauty of the great outdoors while challenging your mind, spirit, and body on our most active travel experiences.

TREK COSTA RICA Costa Rica

#1 July 10–23 | #2 July 24–August 6

Grades 9–12 $5,450

June 17–July 1

Travel north for a memorable summer in the land of the midnight sun. You'll journey from the majestic Kenai Fjords National Park to the awe-inspiring Alaska Range, home of the largest mountain on our continent and one of the world's great Seven Summits, Denali. With incredible natural beauty and expansive wilderness, Alaska is a unique destination for Jewish teens to travel together. CONNECTS TO:

Grades 8–10 $3,750

Explore Costa Rica, a stunningly beautiful country rich in biodiversity and endless adventure. Combine outdoor exploration with community and sustainability-based service projects on this crosscultural expedition in the heart of Central America.

CLTC #1 June 5–July 1

TREK ISRAEL

Israel

Grades 9–12 $4,050

#1 June 26–July 16 | #2 July 3–23

Experience the very best of Israel with a focus on active outdoor adventures in the Land of Milk and Honey. You’ll trek through canyons

CONNECTS TO: Trek Costa Rica #1 Stand Up Nicaragua #2 July 10–August 5 ILTC June 21–July 23

TREK ALASKA

Alaska

in the Negev Desert, lush mountains in the Galilee, and rugged

Trek Costa Rica #2 Trek West July 3–August 6

TREK WEST

Arizona, Utah, Nevada & California #1 June 26–July 16 | #2 July 3–23

beaches along the Mediterranean, experiencing Israel on an intimate level and bonding with a tight-knit group of teens along the way. Trek Israel includes a four-day sea-to-sea hiking excursion, a desert wilderness experience, and opportunities to surf, rappel, bike, and CONNECTS TO: Grades 8–10 $5,450

On this adventure-filled journey you'll hike, kayak, raft, and ride horseback through the stunning terrain of the American West. Destinations include Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Take in the sights in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Give back during a series of service projects and come home with a new appreciation for America’s beauty.

Trek Israel #2 Ambassadors to Bulgaria June 24–July 23

Trek Israel #2 Maccabi Youth Games July 3–August 1

TREK PAN AMERICA

Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California & Costa Rica July 3–August 6

Grades 8–10 $8,600

Combine Trek Costa Rica with Trek West and embrace five full weeks of adventure across the Americas this summer.

CONNECTS TO: Trek West #2 Trek Costa Rica #2 July 3–August 6

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BBYO STAND UP

Immerse yourself in a new culture, volunteer in a local community, and grow as a person along the way.

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BE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

STAND UP NICARAGUA

Learn how to make a local impact through volunteering, entrepreneurship, and advocacy close to home and far away.

STAND UP WASHINGTON, DC Washington, DC #1 June 24–July 5 | #2 July 8–19 | #3 July 22–August 2

Grades 10–12 $2,950

CONNECTS TO: Stand UP Washington, DC #3 CLTC #6 July 10–August 2

STAND UP CHICAGO July 1–12

Grades 9–12 $2,950

Travel to Chicago and discover the world of social entrepreneurship and socially conscious business. Gain new skills and perspectives through a mix of seminars, handson workshops, and meetings with professionals in the field. Then, put what you learned into practice by volunteering with local organizations. Reach a deeper understanding of the impact you make as an individual, and see why many consider Chicago to be the best summer city in America! CONNECTS TO: CLTC #3 June 19–July 12

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#1 June 25–July 5 | #2 July 23–August 5

Grades 9–12 | 8–10 $3,825

Spend your summer living and giving in the heart of Central America. Immerse yourself in a colorful new culture—experiencing a different way of life and contributing to the betterment of the community through volunteer projects with an ecological, educational, and sustainable energy focus. Explore Nicaragua’s lush jungle landscapes with hiking, biking, rappelling, and kayaking adventures along the way. Note: A basic knowledge of conversational Spanish is preferred, but not required.

The United States is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, especially when it comes to agriculture, yet some five million children go to bed hungry each night. On Stand UP Washington, DC, you'll discover a new side of America’s capital by learning about poverty and homelessness first-hand. Our volunteering includes street outreach, plus preparing and delivering meals. Along the way, there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy all that a Washington, DC summer has to offer!

Chicago, IL

Nicaragua

CONNECTS TO: Stand UP Nicaragua #2 CLTC #6 July 10–August 5

Trek Costa Rica #1 July 10–August 5

STAND UP THAILAND Thailand July 1–19

Grades 9–12 $4,350

Experience 20 days in one of the most dynamic countries in the world. The history, beauty, and culture of Thailand will come alive as you travel between the modern metropolis of Bangkok to the remote mountain provinces of Northern Thailand. You'll engage in meaningful service projects with the Karen tribe, work on agricultural sustainability issues, and teach children in Bangkok. Plus, you'll experience amazing adventures such as visiting with elephants, rafting the Khud river, jungle ziplining, visiting the Grand Palace, cooking lessons, and more. CONNECTS TO: CLTC #3 June 19–July 20

STAND UP SOUTH AFRICA South Africa July 4–23

Grades 10–12 $4,550

Go on a journey of service, cross-cultural exchange, and adventure. The heart of the experience is a week-long volunteer project working with children from a village near Cape Town. This moving community service project is personally rewarding, as well as an opportunity to see the world through a new lens. On this program, you'll connect with Jewish teens from Cape Town, learn about the Anti-Apartheid Movement, see great white sharks in their natural habitat, and go on an authentic safari.

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BBYO ON CAMPUS

The ultimate choice for teens who want independence, engaging classes, fun, and a taste of college life.

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SUMMER ON CAMPUS The BBYO On Campus experience is offered in partnership with Summer Discovery, a top provider of pre-college high school programs at several of the world’s best universities. The experience introduces you to the college experience in an environment that is intellectually stimulating, culturally and socially enriching, and fun.

BBYO MICHIGAN BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

Grades 9–12 $4,299

July 15–27

The BBYO Michigan Business and Entrepreneurship Academy is the place to be for any Jewish teen interested in the business world. You’ll live on campus at the University of Michigan and gain skills that can jumpstart your future career— business marketing, product development, finance, and competitive advantage. You’ll learn directly from local business leaders, like those at Zingerman’s, Google Ann Arbor, and more. The program, powered by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, concludes with a competition where each group presents an original business plan to a panel of judges from the Michigan business community. Winners get funding for their plan! You’ll also take trips to places like Detroit Tigers baseball games, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and Cedar Point amusement park.

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COMMUNITY You will become a part of a community—living in the same space, sharing meaningful experiences, and forming lasting friendships.

JEWISH LIFE

OUR VALUES While each BBYO Summer Experience is unique, they all share these common goals.

You will develop a love and appreciation for Jewish life in all its forms around the world, while embracing values of mutual respect and learning.

PERSONAL GROWTH You will engage in experiences outside of your comfort zone and will return home with greater confidence, sense of self, and independence.

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING You will be exposed to new cultures and ideas, and in so doing will develop the capacity to see your own life from a broader perspective.

ROLE MODELING You will benefit from staff who have important life experiences, values, and skills to share.

SAFETY AND FUN You will be able to travel with confidence knowing each experience optimizes fun while maximizing safety.

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300+ PASSIONATE LEADERS Our summer experiences are staffed by a select group of educators, community professionals, and leaders who bring a passion for mentoring and creating inspirational moments. Here’s a small sampling of the staff who will welcome you this summer. Visit our website to meet and learn more about our team.

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INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY BBYO strives to welcome all Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, 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

ENROLLMENT DETAILS Registration is now open for all experiences! Visit bbyosummer.org for more info.

always possible in all experiences, environment, and circumstances. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Director of Inclusion, Arielle Handel, at ahandel@bbyo.org.

SCHOLARSHIP BBYO offers need-based scholarships for select experiences. The deadline to apply for scholarship is midnight PDT on February 26, 2018. Apply as part of your teen’s risk-free registration. Select Leadership Experiences BBYO members participating in CLTC, ILTC, and International Kallah are eligible for scholarship. Visit the scholarship application in the registration details section of bbyo.org/summer. Israel Experiences In keeping with our mission to share the experience of Israel with as many Jewish teens as possible, BBYO has established a national scholarship for teen Israel travel. Funding is limited, so make sure to apply ahead of the noted deadlines. Average scholarship in 2017 CLTC: $467 ILTC: $471 Kallah: $504 Israel experiences: $1,000

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ADDITIONAL FUNDS

PAYMENT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT DATES

Community Funds

At the time of registration, a $250 deposit per program

Registration is now open for all experiences! Visit

Program grants and need-based scholarships may be

is required to save your teen’s spot. Program deposits

bbyosummer.org for more information.

available through Jewish organizations in your community

are paid to BBYO Passport LLC or BBYO Immersive

such as your local Jewish Federation, JCC, or synagogue.

Experiences LLC. The deposit is fully refundable through

Give them a call to find out!

March 12, 2018. Payments are fully refundable or

COULD YOUR TEEN BE “ONE HAPPY CAMPER?” BBYO is Proud to Be Part of the Foundation for Jewish

One-Part Payment Plan

Pay in full by January 25, 2018

Two-Part Payment Plan

Pay first 1/2 by January 25, 2018 Pay second 1/2 by April 4, 2018

Three-Part Payment Plan

Pay first 1/3 by January 25, 2018 Pay second 1/3 by March 12, 2018 Pay final 1/3 by April 4, 2018

your teen qualifies, visit OneHappyCamper.org. Please note there are regional variations in eligibility criteria and awards are limited—don’t delay!

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY The well-being of our participants is our number one

November 30, 2017

Scholarship applications for CLTC,

midnight to the BBYO Passport office. *Additional scholarships will be available after this date on a rolling basis.

Prior to March 13, 2018, payments are refundable and

We work with our hosts, campuses, medical providers,

transferable. From March 13, 2018 through April 3, 2018,

and host city or country governments to ensure that our

there is a $250 cancelation fee for CLTC, ILTC, and

teens enjoy their experience to the fullest extent in a

International Kallah, and a $750 cancelation fee for all

safe environment. Visit bbyo.org/safety for more on our

other experiences.*

March 5, 2018

All scholarship awards announced

March 12, 2018

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

April 3, 2018

Last day to cancel from domestic programs with a $250 cancellation

in Israel.

Due to the popularity of our Summer Experiences and

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

season, no refunds or transfers will be issued starting April

without payment of the program deposit.

February 26, 2018

other travel experiences due by

our own family. Safety and security always come first.

subject to availability. Participation cannot be secured

Standard pricing takes effect

Scholarship applications for all

CANCELATION POLICY

All summer experiences are limited in capacity and

December 1, 2017

ILTC, and Kallah due by midnight.

focus, and we treat every participant as a member of

commitment to safety, and information specific to safety

Final day for Early Bird discount pricing

Families have the option to choose from three payment

First-time Jewish overnight campers could be eligible in the United States from One Happy Camper! To see if

in effect

PAYMENT PLANS

Camp Network

Summer Experiences registration opens—Early bird discount pricing

transferable with a fee through April 3, 2018.

plans for our summer experiences.

for up to $1,000 off their BBYO Summer Experiences

November 2, 2017

fee, and from BBYO Passport programs with a $750 cancellation

to prevent disruption to program planning late in the 4, 2018. This policy applies to cases of homesickness,

fee April 4, 2018

Payments for all experiences

dismissal, or voluntary withdrawal.

due in full. Payments are non-

*The payment and cancelation policy for the BBYO

All payments made after this day

Michigan Business and Entrepreneurship Academy

subject to a $75 late fee

refundable and non-transferable.

is different from policies listed here. Visit www. summerdiscovery.com/resource-center/paymentand-cancellation-polic for more information.

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MARCH OF THE LIVING Join thousands of teens from around the world for the premier Jewish event of the year.

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REMEMBRANCE + RENEWAL

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS Discover historic Jewish communities in Krakow, Warsaw, and Lublin

Poland & Israel April 9–23

Grades 9–12 $5,570 *price includes flight

The March of the Living is a BBYO tradition that joins Jewish teens from five continents together in Poland and Israel for an emotional journey that will impact your sense of history, perspective, and identity. Participating will increase your commitment to a Jewish lifestyle, and help you develop leadership skills, a commitment to human rights, and a sense of responsibility for the world around us. This two-week program commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) with a march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, and celebrates Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) with dancing in the streets of Jerusalem.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE Availability is limited, and we encourage you to sign up early. To learn more and register, visit bbyo.org/march.

Bear witness in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, and Majdanek Honor the courage of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Righteous Among the Nations Explore 3,000 years of history and traditions in Jerusalem's Old City Float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada at sunrise Learn about modern Israeli geo-politics and see co-existence in action Spend Shabbat in Kazmierz, Krakow's Jewish Quarter, and on the Galilee

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE In keeping with our mission to share Israel with as many Jewish teens as possible, national scholarships are available according to need. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2017.

HAVE A DATE CONFLICT? BBYO offers an alternative four-week summer experience in Poland, Prague, Budapest, and Israel that covers many of the experiences found in the March of the Living. To learn more, visit bbyosummer.org/central+israel.

Adults, ages 21 and over, can travel as part of our National Teen Delegation to the March of the Living. Contact us to learn more. Prior affiliation with BBYO is not necessary to participate in BBYO’s National Teen Delegation to the March of the Living.

CELEBRATETH ISRAEL'S 70 WITH US

Join BBYO in Israel this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence. Don't miss out on Israel's milestone year.

Learn more at bbyo.org/march


ISRAEL FAMILY JOURNEY Explore Israel's rich history, modern culture, and natural beauty on our acclaimed multi-generational tours.

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ALL-IN-THE-FAMILY TOURS

WHAT'S INCLUDED Costs include round-trip transfers from/to Ben Gurion Airport, four-star

Be inspired by the same guides who lead our teen

deluxe hotel accommodations, two meals a day, and all programming.

programs as you visit the must-see sights of Israel. Choose from 8, 10, or 12-day tours that are ideal for those seeking an inspiring first-time experience in Israel as well as returning to the Jewish Homeland anew.

Pricing varies and child discounts are available. The optional extension

2018 DATES

months in advance, so your savings are absolutely risk free.

includes two hotel nights with breakfast, round-trip domestic flights, and all airport transfers. Flights to Israel are not included. Sign up at least five months in advance to lock in your spot and receive a $100 per person discount. All payments are fully refundable up to four

Select from guaranteed dates throughout the summer and winter break seasons. Plus, end your travels with a relaxing stay at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat with an optional visit to Petra! Check our website for availability and 2019 dates.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS Retrace the footsteps of history in the Old City, explore the City of David, and experience Shabbat in Jerusalem

ARRIVAL DATE

8-DAY END DATE

10-DAY END DATE

EILAT EXT. END DATE

June 14

June 21

June 23

June 23 or 25

Descend to the lowest place on earth to float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada in the Judean Desert

June 21

June 28

June 30

June 30 or July 2

Navigate the Negev Desert wilderness on camels

June 28

July 5

July 7

July 7 or 9

July 12

July 19

July 21

July 21 or 23

Discover Israel's pioneering heritage at an authentic kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee, and ascend the Golan Heights on an off-road jeep trek

August 2

August 9

August 11

August 11 or 13

August 16

August 23

August 25

August 25 or 27

December 20

December 27

December 29

December 29 or 31

December 27

January 3

January 5

January 5 or 7

View the ancient city of Haifa and tour the stunning Bahà'í Gardens and Temple on Mount Carmel Soak up the cultural richness and color of Tel Aviv’s lively streets and beaches

CELEBRATE A B'NAI MITZVAH IN ISRAEL

Celebrating a child's coming of age in Israel can be especially meaningful. Contact us to learn how to mark this occasion as part of your Israel Family Journey.

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TRADITION

Summer experiences spanning four generations. Loved by teens, trusted by parents since 1923!

1923

1954

1956

1987

The first chapter of AZA is established, the precursor to BBYO for boys

Camp B’nai B’rith opens in Starlight, Pennsylvania, home to BBYO's International Leadership Training Conference summer experience

BBYO's International Kallah summer experience is founded

BBYO participates in the inaugural March of the Living

1927

1956

1977

The first chapter of BBG is founded, the precursor to BBYO for girls

Israel Summer Institute is founded, BBYO's first summer travel experience in Israel

Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) is established at B’nai B’rith Beber Camp

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BBYO MEMBERSHIP Thousands of Jewish teens across Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) are waiting for you. Visit membershippass.bbyo.org to claim your BBYO membership pass now!

1998

2009

2017

Ambassadors to Bulgaria is established, the first of BBYO's cross-cultural exchange summer experiences

BBYO Stand UP, BBYO’s grassroots service, advocacy and philanthropy campaign is launched

BBYO summer experiences host 2,213 teens in 17 countries

1993

2005

2010

BBYO's premier summer Israel experience is reformed as Israel Leadership Summer Institute (ILSI)

BBYO Passport is formed as a BBYO division responsible for global educational travel experiences

The Israel Family Journey program begins, BBYO's first multi-generational Israel tour


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BBYO Summer Experiences 2018  

Each year, BBYO welcomes Jewish teens from around the world on highly impactful summer experiences close to home and far away. Whether at ca...