• 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


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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


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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


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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


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  • Why Camp Matters

    I’ve been trying to figure out exactly which part of camp is the most important to share in a brief blog post.  How do we sum up all that is


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  • GUCI’s Glossary

    For those who are first-time GUCI parents or have always wondered just what your campers’ letters home mean, we thought it would be helpful to provide you a GUCI glossary


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  • How Summer Camp Cultivates Jewish Identity

    Children connect with the world around them in ways that vastly differ from adults. They find extraordinary value in what others have grown accustomed to, see beauty in what others


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  • Home

    Home is usually defined as the comfortable place where you feel at peace, often your house. Although this is true, it is not what I personally think of when someone


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  • 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


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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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