• Written By: Shirah Kraus Shavua Tov! We had such a great first week of camp! To start off our second week, we have more “Juicy, Spicy, and Fiery” moments/hopes to share! Juice: One of our assistant directors, Jillian Shkolnick, says she loved greeting families on opening day. “It was wonderful to see how happy everyone […]


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  • Meet Our Summer Leadership Team!

    Austin Zoot is so excited to be spending his first summer at GUCI as the specialist Coordinator. Austin has 8 years of prior camp experiences at URJ camps, including OSRUI, Kutz, and 6 Points Sports CA. He is a fifth year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati after having attended Indiana University for […]


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  • Take A Deep Breath

    Written by: Shirah Kraus 8 June: Take a deep breath. As we transition from Shabbat into the rest of the week, members of the GUCI community reflect on the past week. Corresponding with the three symbols of Havdalah, our ceremony separating the holy from the mundane, we highlight what is bringing us joy (juice), what […]


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  • Hannah Stutts: My Experience at the 60th

    Explaining to non-camp people anything about what camp life means is always a complicated undertaking. It was hard to explain to friends in middle school and high school, and continues to be a challenge as a 38-year-old that still loves camp. So last summer as I was preparing to drive for two days to go […]


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  • GUCI Summer 2019 Staff Preview

    We are getting excited for summer 2019! Below, please find a preview of our fantastic staff! Counselors                          Lexie Waldman Emily Birger Josh Ryan Abby Lefton Zach Lashley Max Young Leah Dobres Danielle Castell Bari Lutz Hanna Marcus Julian Albright Katherine Brice Dustin Rabin […]


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  • First-Time Camper: What GUCI Parents Wish They Would Have Known

    Is it your child’s first time at camp this summer? We have gathered 10 top tips that current/former GUCI parents wish they would have known before sending their child to camp. Send an early “welcome to camp” letter before your camper leaves from home so they have mail right away. Consider bringing plastic drawers or […]


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  • Now Live – GUCI’s Online Store

    Preparing for summer? Check out GUCI’s online store and get your GUCI swag in time for camp! Please note shipping will take approximately one week so make sure to order well in advance of camp!


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  • Alumni Spotlight – Jeremy Klaben, Founder and CEO of Brightwok Kitchen

    Besides meeting some of my best friends, I learned a ton of professional lessons being a counselor. These definitely help me build a fun and strong culture at my job now. Most days I actually feel like I'm still working at a summer camp.


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  • GUCI Grows Leaders

    How do you tell someone that they have untreatable cancer?  How do you comfort a family after telling them their loved one will never be able to speak or eat again?  How do you give feedback to a trainee who made a mistake that harmed a patient?


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  • I Survived Jewish Summer Camp and All I Got Was This T-Shirt

    My name is Connor. I am neither Jewish nor do I work in a STEM field. So how did I end up at a Jewish science camp? What impact could I make there?


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