• And if We Build this World from Love

    By: Jeremy Klotz, Director One of the hallmarks of a GUCI summer experience is the Shabbat celebration.  It is our ultimate expression of community.  In addition to our staff and campers,


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  • Why I Became a Counselor

    By: Ruthie Chaban, third year counselor I came to GUCI in the summer of 2004 as a Garin camper. I fell in love with the people and the place itself. After my


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  • Farwell to Kallah Aleph 2016

    By: Jeremy Klotz, Director It’s hard to believe that Kallah Aleph (first session) is coming to an end this Sunday.  It’s equally difficult for me to believe that I’ve been living


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  • A Reflection on Camperhood

    By: Sarah Naiman, second year Anaf camper Writing this is one of the most difficult tasks I have every completed during my past eight summers at GUCI. How can I


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  • Camp Counselors in the Real World

    By: Jeremy Klotz, Director In these competitive times, we know that many families measure the value of spending a summer at GUCI in Avodah or on Staff against the potential benefits of gaining


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  • The Stats on Staff

    Everything You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know About GUCI Staff GUCI staff members take the job of guardian at litem very seriously. We do everything in our power to keep


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  • Healthy Competition Yields Unity

    Yom Sport (Day of Sport) is a full day, camp-wide color war. Yesterday, all of GUCI came together to cheer, run, dance, and celebrate their team’s Pixar character. When asking


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  • 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


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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


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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


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