• 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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  • Why Singing is an Important Part of Camp

    If there's one thing GUCI knows how to do, it's harmonize. For me, personally, one of my favorite days on camp is Shabbat. Shabbat at camp is an incredibly special time.


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  • A Letter From Our Director

    Today marks the first Shabbat of Goldman Union Camp’s 2017 Kallah Aleph (first session).  There is a wonderful spirit in camp today.  After a demanding and intensive staff orientation, our campers are here, the cabin units are bonding, electives have been chosen, and everyone is having a wonderful time.  There is a ton of learning going on this week, especially with our younger and newer campers.


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  • People Come and Go, but Camp is Still Camp

    Despite this being my eleventh summer on camp, I felt nervous when I drove down Moore Road at the beginning of June. At the end of last summer, I knew that most of my closest friends would not be at camp this year, but I was so overwhelmed with the love and accomplishment from an amazing summer that I told myself I had to come back for another — I would definitely regret it if I didn’t.


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  • 10 Fun Ways to Spend Chofesh!

    Every day at camp we have "chofesh," or free time, before lunch and dinner. It is an unstructured break from our schedule full of engaging programs and activities where campers have time to relax and enjoy time with their friends.


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  • How to Avoid Dietary Dilemmas at GUCI

    Camp can be stressful and intimidating when it comes to dietary restrictions. I have struggled with this problem for my entire camp career and have learned throughout the years that the salad bar is my best friend.


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