• Alumni Spotlight – Jeremy Klaben, Founder and CEO of Brightwok Kitchen

    Besides meeting some of my best friends, I learned a ton of professional lessons being a counselor. These definitely help me build a fun and strong culture at my job now. Most days I actually feel like I'm still working at a summer camp.


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  • Falling in Love at Camp All Over Again

    Tu B'Av begins tonight. It’s often described as the Jewish Valentine’s Day because historically this was a day for matchmaking. The Talmud describes young women, dressed in white, dancing in the vineyards looking for a partner. Tu B’Av is a little known holiday and does not require special liturgy or ritual. Recently in Israel, the holiday has been reclaimed as a holiday of love with singing and dancing.


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  • Becoming A Counselor

    I was only 17-years old when I began my job being a camp counselor at GUCI. Fortunately, I was beginning this job in a well-established training program at a camp I fully adored. My first staff-training was filled with so much information to absorb: learning about developmental milestones, communication skills, conflict resolution, incorporation of spirituality. The trainings seamlessly wove into the day-to-day of camp.


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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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  • 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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