2021 Eastern Region New Member Weekend Convention
Camp Weaver, Greensboro, NC
ATTENDEES: All 9th and 10th graders in Eastern Region BBYO from Virginia, North Carolina and Southeast Councils (South Carolina and Southern Georgia) along with our Council Morim and Presidents, selected group of upperclassmen trainers, BBYO staff and advisors.
PURPOSE: New Member Weekend is a convention planned specifically for 9th and 10th graders in BBYO. Programming during the weekend will revolve around the basics of BBYO: programming, history, and how chapters function. For those that attended virtual New Member Weekend last year, we ensure that your New Member Weekend experience this time around is a new and fun time! The participants will have the opportunity to meet other Jewish teens from North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and southern Georgia, learn all about BBYO and have a great time.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND FORMS: Beginning in August 2021, BBYO is requiring all teens, staff, and advisors attending any overnight programs (chapter, city, council, regional, and international programs) based in the United States to be fully vaccinated (vax date plus two weeks). Currently, Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, or Johnson & Johnson are the accepted vaccines.
SUPERVISION: The convention will be staffed by BBYO professionals and chapter advisors. There will be 1 staff person for every 15 teens.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND WHAT TO BRING: Please bring toiletries, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, nice clothes for Friday night Shabbat, a plain white T-shirt and clothing for inclement weather. Besides Shabbat, the attire for the weekend is casual. The teens will be staying in heated cabins. The food will be kosher style – no mixing of milk and meat. When meat is served it is kosher.
EMERGENCY: BBYO Emergency # 336-817-4477
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE/TRANSPORTATION: Registration will begin at 6:30pm and dinner will be served at 8:00pm on Friday, October 22nd. The convention will end on Sunday, October 24th at noon. Your local staff will help arrange transportation. A transportation and logistics email will go out one week prior to convention and will include transportation costs and timing for each city. Transportation cost is not included in the convention fee. Teens are never allowed to drive to BBYO conventions. Once we have our final registration numbers, we will be looking for parents to help transport teens from our smaller communities and Southeast Council. If you are interested or availble, please let me know as soon as possible.