• Returning as Second Year Staff

    As a second year staff member and having just finished my freshman year of college, I feel as though I can better appreciate GUCI. Coming from a school with almost no Jewish population and not seeing my camp friends at youth group events throughout the year, I value my time here more.


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  • Where I’m From

    An original poem written by URJ GUCI Campers Sophie, Evie, Maliya, Abe, Isa, Eden, Sadie, Katie, Rebecca, Josh, Lev, Alex, Sienna, Emma, Ross, Sarah and Charlie


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  • Bunk Night

    Bunk Night is a special night that occurs twice each session. Campers look forward to the creative night planned by their counselors. The night in which Bunk Night takes place is a surprise for the campers, and each unit gets their own. It begins with a big reveal in cabin groups.


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  • A Letter From Orly

    My name is Orly, and GUCI's Senior Assistant Director Rachel Waldorf is my human. I am so excited to be here with my new bestie Shemesh, whose humans are the Klotzes. All the other humans here are so cute and are always smiling.


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  • A GUCI Shabbat

    Candles flicker; illuminating faces singing with all their heart. Prayers echo as a community chants as one. Sweaty bodies jump in unison as song leaders make their way through the crowd. Campers twist and turn to the beat of Israeli dance.


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  • My First Non-GUCI Summer

    The past 11 summers with GUCI have been irreplaceable, unmatchable, and profoundly meaningful. I have had experiences that guided me to where I am now and have met the people who have had the most significant impact on me, and I will forever be grateful for this.


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  • 10 Reasons I Come To GUCI

    By Leah Jacobson, URJ GUCI Counselor 1) Finding huge Jewish Community At home, some people may have larger or smaller Jewish communities and GUCI gives us the opportunity to know immediately from the beginning that we all share the bond of being Jewish. 2) Forging deep and meaningful friendships It can be easy to get […]


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  • Rules! Rules? Rules.

    By Abi Cox, URJ GUCI Counselor Camp is SO much fun, all of the memories that are created and the friendships that are made is what keeps us coming back year after year. Camp is a place that every camper is able to freely express their true self and learn how to grow into the […]


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  • Challenge your children to keep an open-mind and heart at sleep away camp

    I am often quick to judge people based upon my perceptions, but when you truly stop and try to get to know a person is when the real beauty begins.


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  • The Importance of Cabin Themes

    Whether this is your first or sixth summer coming to camp, everyone always looks forward to the signs on the front of their buildings. Counselors put in a lot of thought and hard work into making sure our cabin theme is perfect for our kids, since throughout the summer we use them as a basis for games and activities.


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