Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center- Orlando FL

May 27-29, 2022

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

SHABBATON

SUNDAY- ANDRETTI KARTING

REGISTRATION DETAILS

WHAT IS THE COST?
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?

The cost of the event is $399. Participants who register and put down a deposit of $100 by April 10 can take advantage of our early bird discounted price of $325.

An initial deposit of $100 will be required in order to hold your spot. On Monday, April 25th, a deposit increase to $200 will be due. By Friday, May 20 your full payment will be required in order to continue holding your spot.


Sibling Discount: $50 off per teen

NCSY Elite/JSU Level Up Discount: Up to $150 in Elite or Level Up credits will be available for redemption on your Qarrot app (reward levels of $25, $50, $75).

Please note: Limited space available and subject to approval by the Regional Administration.

HOW DO I PAY?
WHAT'S THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Click here to login into your 'myncsy" account to pay. If you forgot your login you can look up the event on the bottom left side of the window. If you need help with processing your payment please contact muschels@ncsy.org

All outstanding NCSY balances MUST be cleared in order to qualify for participation at Spring Regional. If you have any outstanding balances from past events, someone from the Regional Administration will contact you and provide the necessary payment links.

Cancellations made by May 13th will be fully refunded. Cancellations made after May 13th will not be eligible to a refund, with the exception of any cancellations made due to a positive COVID test or COVID exposure. Within 48 hours of the event refunds will only be granted due to illness and doctors note.


WE ARE NOT PLANNING ON COVID TESTING PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. *However, as a reminder, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or the Flu, even if you recently tested and were negative, please do not come! Symptoms may include any of the following: fever, cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of smell, loss of taste, chills, shivers, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and or fatigue.*


WAIVERS

All participants must complete and submit the general OU liability waiver (in your MYNCSY account).

All participants must complete and submit the Andretti Racing waiver found HERE.

TRANSPORTATION

Boca Bus


Departure time: Tentative- 9:15 am Friday May 27th

Leaving from the Southern NCSY offices at The Fountains Center,

7200 W. Camino Real Blvd

Boca Raton

Return Time: 7:25


Hollywood Bus


Departure time : Tentative- 8:45 am Friday May 27th

Leaving from the Winn Dixie Parking lot

3850 N. 46th Ave.

Hollywood

Return Time: 7:20 pm

Miami Bus





Departure time : Tentative- 8:30 am Friday May 27th

Leaving from Skylake Synagogue

1850 NE 183rd St.

North Miami Beach

Return Time: 7:30 pm

There will also be stops in Palm Beach (6:30 pm) and Kendall (8:10 pm)

Please note these times are estimated and do not allow for stopping- be in touch with your children for the most accurate timing

Greater South Flight/Transportation Information

Contact your City Directors for Transportation Details:

Savannah/Charleston/Columbia: Eli Lob (912) 429-2836, lobe@ncsy.org

Jacksonville: Joey Hamaoui (305) 764-7212, hamaouij@ncsy.org

Orlando: Daniel Nabatian (516) 426-8484, nabatiand@ncsy.org

Charlotte: Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim (980) 355-2355, oppenheimc@ncsy.org

Myrtle Beach: Aviel Avidan (201) 362-1779, avidana@ncsy.org


All other inquiries: Shani Muschel (561)-545-2998, muschels@ncsy.org

PACKING LIST

See Weekend weather: Orlando (TBA)

Guys: Tefillin, tzitzit, kippah

SHABBOS CLOTHES:

Ladies: Nice skirt and top or dress

Guys: Dress shirt and slacks

SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET:

THEME: SUPERHEROES!!

Ladies: Nice skirt and top or dress, in the THEME!

Guys: Dress shirt and slacks, in the THEME

SUNDAY APPAREL AND EXTRAS:

-Closed toed shoes and socks (for go-karting, trampoline park and bowling)

-Comfortable activewear

-Some spending dollars for paraphernalia or extra snacks and drinks (ex: Starbucks).

FOR THE BUS:

-pillow or blanket for comfort if you want

-something to do on the bus

-snacks

LIABILITY POLICY

NCSY can not be held responsible for any items lost over the course of the Shabbaton, including on the buses, at the hotel or at any other activity venue. Please DO NOT pack expensive items, items of high sentimental value, or items that can not be easily replaced, as NCSY can not assume liability for their replacement.


NCSY ELITE POINTS

CHABURAHS

NCSY ELITE LOUNGE

MORNING TEFILAH

NCSY CONDUCT, POLICY & BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS

NCSY and the Orthodox Union strive to create an environment in which NCSY participants and NCSY adults can interact in a safe, appropriate, and halakhic (Jewish law) environment. Everyone actively involved with NCSY anywhere in the world is expected to contribute positively to this atmosphere. If you have been made to feel uncomfortable or treated inappropriately, please call the OU’s outside hotline (866-57THEOU [8-4368]) or OU’s General Counsel (“GC”) (at 646.689.2104 or simsr@ou.org) to report your suspicions and seek guidance as to the reporting rule in that state.


Our top priority is the health and safety of your children. Our goal is to run successful, inspirational and impactful programs in a structured environment with clear rules, policies and guidelines in place and enforced. We know that you are entrusting us with your children for the duration of the event and we take that responsibility extremely seriously.

As such, there will be ZERO tolerance for:

* Violence, depending on the seriousness of the act, may result in referral to law enforcement authorities.

*Bullying, hazing, harassment, sexual abuse or assault will be grounds for dismissal and may result in expulsion from all future NCSY events.

* Foul, obscene or profane language of any sort (verbal, written or electronic) is unacceptable.

* Smoking or vaping at an NCSY event may be grounds for immediate dismissal from the event at the earliest practical time.

* Possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages at an NCSY event is grounds for immediate dismissal from the event at the earliest practical time, and may be subject to further disciplinary action at the discretion of the Regional Director in consultation with the National Youth Commission.

* Possession and/or use of illegal drugs and controlled substances at an NCSY event is grounds for immediate dismissal from the event at the earliest practical time, and may be subject to further disciplinary action at the discretion of the Regional Director in consultation with the National Youth Commission.

* Bringing illegal weapons (such as guns, switchblades, sharpened box cutters, sharpened screwdrivers, etc.) to an event will result in confiscation of the weapons, expulsion from the event at the earliest practical time, and may also be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Parental Responsibilities:

In the interest of protecting NCSY participants, parents are expected to disclose to the lead NCSY Adult overseeing an NCSY event, any medical, physical, or psychological condition. This includes alerting the NCSY Adult concerning medications, allergies, special accommodations and special dietary needs. Parents must also provide an available emergency contact in advance of the event.

Should a situation arise over the course of an event when the lead NCSY Adult is concerned regarding a teen’s physical, psychological, or emotional well-being, or that it is revealed that medical or other relevant information was not disclosed on the waiver and/or medical form, standard procedure is to send the teen home at the parents’ expense and without a refund.

In addition, there are other occasions when a teen would be sent home at the parents’ expense and without a refund, which occur when the teen has violated NCSY policy.

Medication:

In order to be qualified to attend a NCSY program, a teen who is currently taking any sort of medication should be able to administer it on his/her own and must bring only the appropriate amount needed during the program. All this information must be disclosed on medical forms that will only be seen by designated supervisory personnel and will be kept private.


As part of the registration the participant and the parents of the participant acknowledged reading and agreed to abide by the above rules and regulations.

SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, every dollar in raffle sales you generate, goes DIRECTLY to your Spring Regional Balance!

That means if you can sell 40 tickets, you are on your way to Orlando!

See HERE for complete prize list and rules. (All of the prizes for this raffle have been generously donated or sponsored by friends of NCSY).

Send this link to friends and family to sell tickets online: southern.ncsy.org/raffle.

You can get tickets by contacting your City Director or by requesting raffle tickets that can be mailed to you from our office

In past years, NCSYers like you used great initiative and because of their determination they were able to attend Spring Regional for FREE.

If you made your $100 Deposit or arranged for a payment plan but ended up raising the full amount of the Shabbaton, please contact us- you’ll be entitled to a refund.


More details can be found by scanning this QR code:

FAQ's

GENERAL INFORMATION
  1. The 411: What, Who, When and Where? There will be close to 200 NCSY’ers representing the cities that make up Southern Region. Buses will be leaving from South Florida on Friday morning, May 27th and returning Sunday night, May 29th, 2022. This year, Spring Regional will be at the Wyndham Orlando Resort and Convention Center.
  2. Who is the Southern NCSY Winter Regional staff? Get to know our staff members: https://southern.ncsy.org/staff/
PAYMENT INFORMATION
  1. How much does it cost and what does that include? The cost is $399. Participants who register by April 10th, 2022 can take advantage of our early bird discounted price of $325.
  2. When is payment due? An initial deposit of $100 is due at registration to hold your spot. On Monday, April 25, 2022 – a total deposit of $250 will be due to continue to hold your spot. On Friday, May 22, 2022 – your full payment* is due to continue to hold your spot. *Your full payment amount depends on your date of registration. If registered before April 10, 2022, taking advantage of the Early Bird Special, your full payment is $325. If registered after April 10, 2022 your full payment is $399.
  3. Are there any Payment Plan options? Yes. To break up your payments over a longer period of time, you can choose to split up your payments into 3 parts when you register for the event.
  4. Are Scholarships Available? Yes! We really want to help you . Siblings are eligible for a $50 discount per teen. You can also redeem your NCSY Elite or JSU Level Up credits in either $25, $50, $100 or $150 credit levels.
  5. What are all the dates that I need to remember?

April 10, 2022 – Last day for Early bird registration with $100 deposit due

April 25, 2022 – Deposit increases to $250 to hold your spot

May 22, 2022 – Must be paid in full to hold your spot

REGISTRATION
  1. How do I register for Spring Regional? The first thing you must do before you are able to register is to create a MYNCSY account. Go to southern.ncsy.org and click on REGISTER. Please note that there are two different account types. FOR PARENTS: As a parent, you have the ability to control your teens registration. To do this, please select that you would like to create a parent account. Then you can enroll your teen(s) and then register them for events. FOR TEENS: As a teen, you are able to create your own account and you can register yourself for events.
  2. Do I have to fill out all of the information in my registration profile? Yes. It is very important that you fill out all of the information in your profile. We really must have your medical information on file including Insurance Carrier, Group # and Pediatrician name and phone number.
  3. What if I am having trouble registering? Who can I contact if I can’t log in to my account? Contact Shani Muschel at muschels@ncsy.org.
  4. Can I register without making any payments? You are more than welcome to register without making a deposit, however, a $100 deposit is due to hold your spot. A lot of people will be registering and we will only be able to accommodate those who have made payments according to the payment timeline.*Your full payment amount depends on your date of registration. If registered before April 10, 2022, taking advantage of the Early Bird Special, your full payment is $325. If registered after April 10, 2022 your full payment is $399.
  5. What medical information is necessary? It is very important that we have basic information like Health Insurance Company, Policy or Group Number, Pediatrician Name and Phone number, any allergies or medications that will be take on the Shabbaton.
  6. What if I need to cancel? Cancellations made by May 13th will be fully refunded. Cancellations made after May 13th will not be eligible to a refund, with the exception of any cancellations made due to a positive COVID test or COVID exposure. Within 48 hours of the event refunds will only be granted due to illness and doctors note.
TRANSPORTATION
  1. What is the bus information and times of Departure & Arrival? Please see above. Greater South: TBA (Please refer to our website which will be updated as we near the date of the event and will continue to be updated on a regular basis.)
  2. How do I select which bus I would like to be on? When you register, please select the bus you would like to go on. The City that you choose to depart from should be the same that you return to. Bus spots will be available on a first come first serve basis.
  3. Will the bus to and from Orlando be stopping at rest stops along the way? Yes, as needed.
  4. What can I do/bring to make the bus ride more comfortable? You can bring a light blanket, your pillow, something to drink and your favorite snacks. Snacks will be provided but it’s always best to bring food that you like (make sure it has a reliable Kosher Certification). See list here
FOOD
  1. What food is included on the Shabbaton? Teens should eat breakfast at home on Friday morning or pack breakfast for the bus. From Friday afternoon through Sunday night dinner all meals will be provided by NCSY. This includes additional snacks and drinks on the bus.
  2. What if I have special dietary needs? We are equipped to accommodate special dietary needs such as allergies, gluten free and vegetarian. If you require a special diet please make sure you indicate this is in the medical notes section of the convention online application.
  3. What are reliable food certifications? Please see this list of Reliable Kosher Certifications.
ACCOMODATIONS
  1. What are the sleeping arrangements at Spring Regional? Boys and girls will sleep separately in spacious, beautiful hotel rooms.
  2. Can I request who I want to room with? Yes, you can. When you register, you can make your rooming requests.
  3. How many people per room? Due to OU safety guidelines we will be limiting the occupancy to 3 teens per room.
  4. Can I be placed with everyone I request? We will do our best to accommodate rooming requests but we can not guarantee that you will be placed with all of your requested roommates.
  5. What if I don’t have anyone to request as a roommate? There are a lot of wonderful teens on the Shabbaton and our coordinators will put you with a great group allowing you meet some new people.
  6. What do I have to bring to this Shabbaton? Please see the packing list provided above.
COMMUNICATIONS
  1. What if I need to reach my teen over the weekend? You can call your child on their cell phones.
  2. What if I have additional questions? Please contact your local City Director directly with any specific questions.

South Florida:

Coral Springs/Parkland: Rabbi Ben Klein (248)-761-8424, kleinb@ncsy.org

Boca Raton: Rabbi Shmuel Barak (305)-619-4571, baraks@ncsy.org

Broward: Rabbi Moshe Freilich (917)-972-3647, freilichm@ncsy.org

Greater Miami: Rachel Brecher (786)-543-6851, brecherr@ncsy.org

Palm Beach: Rabbi Aryeh Berzon (561)-343-9802, berzona@ncsy

Savannah/Charleston: Eli Lob (912) 429-2836, lobe@ncsy.org

Orlando: Daniel Nabatian (516) 426-8484, nabatiand@ncsy.org

Jacksonville: Joey Hamaoui (305)-764-7212, hamouij@ncsy.org

Charlotte: Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim (980) 355-2355, oppenheimc@ncsy.org

All other inquiries: Shani Muschel (561)-545-2998, muschels@ncsy.org



HOW CAN I APPLY MY NCSY ELITE POINTS?

Step 1. Login to your NCSY Elite Account (If you dont have the qarrot app I suggest you download it)

Step 2. Go to "my rewards" and scroll until you find the "$ Program Credit for Spring Regional 2022"

Step 3. Select it and proceed to checkout

Step 4. Once processed the office will apply the purchased credit amount within 24 hours

HOW CAN I APPLY MY JSU LEVEL UP POINTS?

Step 1. Login to your JSU Level Up Account (If you dont have the qarrot app I suggest you download it)

Step 2. Go to "my rewards" and scroll until you find the "$ Program Credit for Spring Regional 2022"

Step 3. Select it and proceed to checkout

Step 4. Once processed the office will apply the purchased credit amount within 24 hours