• Shabbat: Tranquility or Chaos?

    During a staff week survey, counselors and top deck were asked their favorite camp tradition. Over 80% stated an aspect of Shabbat. Camp Shabbat holds the same customs of candle lighting, grape juice, and challah, but here it is so much more. The beauty of a GUCI Shabbat is there is something for everyone: crazy […]


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  • Including Inclusion into Camp Curriculum

    GUCI serves as a “home away from home” for our campers, a role which we take seriously. The staff works hard to cultivate a warm, caring community for almost 500 children a summer. Each camper has their own strengths and challenges yet somehow we all come together to create a k’helia k’dosha. In order for […]


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  • Camp Reaps Year-Round, Lifelong Benefits

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Garin   Goldman Union Camp is a magical place that pushes kids out of their comfort zones toward being more independent, outgoing, and in-touch with their personal identity. The beauty of it lies in the secret of this growth— fun. The campers grow while cheering […]


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  • How to keep in touch this summer

    URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute Summer Communications 2016 Services provided by CampInTouch We are very excited to remind you about our partnership with CampMinder/CampInTouch. This service will provide you with a secure, easy to use summer website to stay in touch with camp (and to some extent your camper) all summer.   Every parent will […]


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  • Opening Day Procedures

    Shalom from Goldman Union Camp! We are extremely excited for the first day of Kallah Aleph next Tuesday, June 14th. Our senior staff, counselors and support staff are all here, training and working hard to prepare a fantastic summer experience for your child(ren). We are pleased to announce that our drop-off procedure this summer will […]


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  • Give The Gift of GUCI

    Our camp community is united across generations by many blessings: The beautiful sounds and energy of a Shabbat song session; the exuberance and friendly competition of yom sport; t’fillot (services) created and led by our campers; and bunk nights that brought us together as a cabin.


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  • 2016 Avodah Application Now Live

    e are pleased to present the application for our 2016 Avodah Program. Avodah is URJ Goldman Union Camp’s senior camper work and leadership training program. It is typically considered the pinnacle of the GUCI camper experience, and is an important transitional year between being a camper and a member of our staff. The following contains important information about the program, and how to apply.


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  • A Note From GUCI

    I am writing today to share with you that after a brilliant 37-year career, Susan Dill has decided to retire! Susasusan2n, otherwise known as “The Golden Voice of GUCI”, has been an essential part of GUCI’s leadership team since 1978. She has been the welcoming voice in the office and on the other end of the phone to thousands of families, lay leaders, Jewish professionals, staff members and alumni.


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  • Why Camp Matters

    I still remember it as if it were yesterday. It is the end of my first week at Kutz Camp. We have thoroughly cleaned our cabin, Hill 1. We have gotten ourselves ready for Shabbat – 20 girls sharing one bathroom, hair dryers and straightening irons fighting for outlet space.


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  • Minion-Minyan Mania: Count Me In

    Faculty Let’s talk minion. OK? Now the question is are we speaking Minion or Minyan? How do you say Hello in Minion? Bello. In Minyan? Shalom Goodbye: Minion Poopaye… Minyan: Shalom


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