• 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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  • 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


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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


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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


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