Spend a transformative twelve days at Beber Camp developing and strengthening leadership skills that will shape the future of your local chapter on CLTC!
Then travel to the Windy City for Stand UP Chicago to discover the real world results of social entrepreneurship and be inspired by socially conscious business innovations. Gain new skills and a new perspective through a mix of seminars, hands-on workshops and meetings with professionals in the field. Then put what you learn into practice volunteering with local organizations.
NOTE: To choose this connected experience, you must register separately for Stand UP Chicago and CLTC. Please inquire for additional details.
For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary
Learn about social entrepreneurship from leaders in the field
Pick up the skills of an innovator as part of workshops organized by a local design-thinking firm and a Chicago-headquartered technology firm
Participate in service projects inspired by the lessons you have learned
Meet with companies practicing the values of socially conscientious business
Develop the skills to think through social challenges through the lens of innovation
Explore the best of a summer in Evanston and Chicago, including a tour of Northwestern University
Connect with Jewish organizations in Chicago engaged in community building
Spend a memorable Shabbat with one of the largest and most dynamic Jewish communities in America!
A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.
Week #1 | CLTC
At CLTC, teens will have a meaningful summer, and it’ll also be fun! They’ll make strong friendships while enjoying free time (or chofesh), new hobbies, sports competitions, leading and celebrating Shabbat and so much more!
Week #2 Idea #1 | Becoming a Social Entrpreneur
Arrive in Chicago, and get settled into our base in Evanston, just north of the city and on the waterfront. The program begins with a focus on exploring what it means to be a leader and how to think like a social entrepreneur -- including hands-on workshops designed to expand the way you approach challenges. And then you'll have the opportunity to apply the values learned as part of a local service project. Our first week ends with a Shabbat in Evanston, including a tour of the Northwestern University campus and meetings with campus-based Jewish professionals.
Week #3 Idea #2 | Socially Responsible Business
Our final week includes a focus on meeting leaders in the field -- including representatives from Fortune 50 companies, local and global non-profits, and start-up organizations. The program culminates with a workshop where you'll be challenged to combine all of the practical and theoretical lessons you have learned to create your very own social entrepreneurship venture.
How the Connection Works
As a connected experience, this program combines CLTC #3 + Stand UP Chicago. At the end of CLTC those making the connection will continue on to Chicago via pre-arranged supervised transportation (extra fee applies).
One Happy Camper
This BBYO Passport summer experience is eligible for a $1,000 grant from One Happy Camper. The grant is available in select communities to teens participating in their first Jewish overnight summer experience. Learn more and see if you qualify for One Happy Camper.