• 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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  • GUCI Connections Last A Lifetime

    When people say that GUCI is a place where you will make friends for life, they really mean it. It’s incredible to me that I almost never see my camp friends, but they’re still some of the most important people in my life.


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  • Thankful for GUCI

    Thanksgiving is a time where you sit back and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Every year there are events, people, places and things that add a new layer to your life and who you are.


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  • Reflections From The Chair

    As we approach these High Holy Days and embrace the season’s invitation to reflect upon the meaningfulness of our lives, I’m always pulled toward the relationships and adventures that I experienced at camp. Indeed, whenever I return to the foundations of my Jewish identity, I find myself transported back to that world in Zionsville, Indiana where I first felt the excitement of being part of a vibrant Jewish community. I imagine it is that way for many of us.


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  • Trading Attitude for Gratitude

    This is my sixth summer at GUCI. Last year I was a 13 year old girl and I definitely had some attitude. Continuing to come back to camp, however, was the best choice I have ever made.


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  • Conversation Cards for the Car Ride Home

    It seems like just yesterday we opened our gates for our Kallah Aleph campers. Now, in just a few short days Kallah Bet will come to a close. Sunday morning kids will return home with new experiences and lifelong memories.


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