• GUCI: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

    It was the summer of 2002. Vanessa Carlton and Ashanti topped the charts; Tamagotchis, Furbies, and slap bracelets were all the rage. And I was preparing for my first summer at Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana.


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  • Shabbat is when we SING!

    Every Shabbat, everyone at GUCI gathers together for the weekend. Not only to share in the relaxation and celebrating of the past week and the upcoming new week, but to share in the sound of all of our voices coming together. Each event or program that takes place during this time centers around song and community.


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  • How Did we do Last Summer?

    Each year following summer, GUCI participates in a Camper Satisfaction Insights Survey (CSI) that seeks feedback from families on a wide variety of topics including program offerings, facility conditions, leadership, cost, etc.  We carefully review the results of this survey as we consider our goals for improvement during the coming year.


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  • Alumni Spotlight, David Burkman

    At GUCI, we take great pride in building a diverse Reform Jewish community.  We encourage people to really be themselves, and to work hard to develop their “best selves.”  We embrace the wide range of personalities, interests, and skills people bring to our community each summer. 


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  • Welcome Matthew Modansky

    Matthew joined the URJ GUCI team Monday October 2nd as its first Development Manager. Matthew will play a key role in creating, coordinating and implementing GUCI’s development program. The addition of Matthew to the team will allow GUCI to professionalize its development operations, better steward current donors, and build new donor relationships.


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  • Summer 2018 Enrollment Live October 1st!

    Starting October 1st- Enrollment will be live for everyone! With nearly 400 campers already enrolled, space is limited.


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  • GUCI From the Eyes of an Outsider

    As someone who is not Jewish, my journey to camp was very different compared to others. Back in 2015, being driven through the gates of Goldman Union Camp, I remember feeling a little nervous, but excited for what the summer had to offer me.


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  • I Love Garin

    I am a counselor for the youngest unit on camp, Garin, This means I work with campers ranging in age from seven to nine years old and comes with many challenges; homesick campers, temper-tantrums, and constant, never-ending questions. However, it also comes with something else; automatic and unconditional love from my campers.


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  • How Strangers Become Cabinmates

    As a first year counselor, I am thrilled to begin my newest venture at GUCI where I started my original venture- in Garin, Cabin 11. I came into camp knowing one person, which seemed daunting to me as well as to my parents I’m sure.


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  • A Thought Has Blown the Marketplace Away

    Five simple lines from a poem, formed into a song, describe Shabbat at GUCI. We use this melody as a musical introduction into the Amidah. We put in all our pent-up emotion into this song and prayer, and it is truly one of the most magical moments here at GUCI.


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