On behalf of the URJ and GUCI, thank you for your support! Your commitment and generosity has a powerful, positive effect on our campers and staff. Our camps transform those who partake in this immersive experience and thus, work to create a new and vital future for the entire Jewish community.
Below are some words from families about the impact camp has on their lives:
“I am confident the campers will carry this summer’s lesson into their adult lives, always remembering how they made a difference in such a meaningful manner. What you accomplished this summer may not resonate with the campers until they are older, but you taught them the very important and honorable lesson of caring, sharing and giving of one’s self through teamwork and hard work.”
Community member, Indianapolis, IN
“I wanted to thank you for my daughter Elyssa's first time at camp during Kallah Alef, Garin. Just the other day she said, "What I like about camp is that you always feel safe." She let me know that even though she was on her own, camp was a great place to be and it always made her feel good”
"My son learned to love Judaism at GUCI. I couldn’t believe it when he came home and asked us to light Shabbat candles, say the Motzi and Birkat H’mazon."
“To the nurse and doctor who treated Sarah for an ear infection, communicating with us through my parents while we were away - it was great to know that she was in good hands even though we were difficult to communicate with; and to Rabbi Klotz and the whole [GUCI] staff who make camp more than "Jewish camp" but also very Jewish, which we appreciate so much more now. I'm so happy that two of my children (so far) have had the chance to share what I found in GUCI.”
“I keep in touch with my camp friends all year. I can’t wait to be with them again next summer. I spend 11 months a year waiting to go back to camp to be with them.”
"My Counselors are the Coolest! Their so easy to talk to and they help me with whatever I need. I love GUCI!!"