GUCI At 65 Celebration

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We are so excited to open GUCI to our adult community for a weekend full of friendship, memories, amazing music, nostalgia, and much more.

Open to all adults 21 years and up, camp will be ready (including the cabins if you are looking for rustic, camp accommodations!), for a weekend of true GUCI ruach (spirit), endless music, laughter, and the magic that only our community can create. 

Space is limited.


Dates: Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13

Please plan to arrive between 3-4pm Eastern on Friday and depart around 11:30am Eastern on Sunday.

Location: Goldman Union Camp Institute (Zionsville, IN)

Cost: $360

Fee includes all meals, beverages (alcoholic and otherwise), exclusive merchandise, programs and cabin housing for those interested.


Friday, August 11 2023
3:00 p.m. Registration Opens
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Walk Begins
6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services
7:15 p.m. Aruchat Erev (Dinner)
8:00 p.m. Shabbat Shira (Shabbat Song Session)
9:30 p.m. Rekudai Am (Israeli Folk Dancing)
10:15 p.m. Medurah (Campfire)
11 p.m. Oneg Shabbat/Hootennany

Saturday, August 12 2023
8:30 p.m. Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)
10:30 a.m. Shabbat Services
11:45 p.m. Kiddush
12:30 p.m. Aruchat Tzohorayim (Lunch)
1:30 p.m. Chofesh (free time with mini-chugim, softball, migdal, pool and more)
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7:30 p.m. Aruchat Erev  (Dinner) + Dancing


Sunday, August 13 2023
8:00 a.m. Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)
10:30 a.m. Closing Program



When is the event?

The GUCI at 65 celebration begins on Friday, August 11 and concludes the morning of Sunday, August 13. Camp opens at 3 p.m. on Friday and we ask that you depart by noon on Sunday – Eastern time.

What is included in the registration fee?

The $360 ticket includes the following:

    • All meals
    • Beverages (alcoholic beverages will be available periodically throughout the weekend.)
    • Exclusive merchandise
    • Entertainment
    • All programs
    • Cabin housing on camp (optional)
What kind of food will be served?

What kind of food will be served?
Each meal will have a variety of options including some camp favorites (Friday night fried chicken, Saturday morning bagels and of course, crumb cake, ). Some meals will be served in the Chadar Ochel (dining hall), others will be available via food truck and still others will be a more formal, sit-down meal.


What if I have dietary restrictions?

When you register, please let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have. Whether you are vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian or something else, we will make sure you have plenty to eat.

I wasn’t a camper or staff member at GUCI, can I still attend?

Of course! Anyone (21 years old and over) whose lives have been touched in some way by GUCI over the past 65 years is invited to join in the celebration weekend.


Can I bring my own golf cart?

No, for liability purposes all golf carts will be rented by camp and driven by camp staff. If you are concerned about mobility issues around camp, please email us and we can work with you.


Will the pool be open?

Will the pool be open?
Yes! Weather permitting, the pool will be open with lifeguards at various points throughout the weekend.

Will the Migdal (Climbing Tower) be open?

Yes! Weather permitting, we will have the Migdal open for climbing on Saturday. Make sure to bring closed-toed shoes

What should I pack for the weekend?

What should I pack for the weekend?
As we get closer to the event, we will provide packing instructions, but if you are planning on staying on camp, make sure to check out what you will need in the “Accommodations” section.


Can I bring my gun to camp?

No. Guns are not permitted on URJ properties.


Can I bring my family to the event?

Can I bring my family to the event?
If your family is over the age of 21, then absolutely! The fee for the weekend is $360/per person.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow anyone under the age of 21 as we will not have staff available to supervise them, or age-appropriate programming for them. This also helps us ensure space for as many adults as possible. 


What if I just want to swing by camp and say hello?

What if I just want to swing by camp and say hello?
We’d love to have you join us! Just register for the event. Unfortunately, we cannot allow those who haven’t registered to come onto camp property.

Will any transportation be provided to and from the airport or my off-camp housing?

We are unable to provide transportation to/from this event, however, both Uber/Lyft are available.  The Indianapolis International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from camp.

Can I bring Marijuana or other drugs to camp?

Can I bring Marijuana to camp?
Marijuana and recreational drugs in any form aer illegal in the State of Indiana.

Can I bring my own beverages and food to camp?

Can I bring my own beverages and food to camp?
You are welcome to bring your own beverages to camp with you. You can bring snacks with you to enjoy during the day.  We cannot allow you to grill out on camp or otherwise prepare your own food if it needs to be cooked.


Can I stay on camp and what does this look like (where on camp, who do I room with)?

You are welcome to stay on camp! You can reserve a bed in one of our cabins when you register for the weekend.

We can accommodate approximately 260 people in the cabins, so space is limited (if you’re interested, we recommend registering early).  As we get closer to the event, we will ask for housing requests, but cannot make any guarantees.

Our Darom area (cabins 1-10) will be available for attendees who identify as female, and our Tzafon area (cabins 11-18) will be open for attendees who identify as male. If you are interested in gender-neutral housing, please contact us.

If I don’t want to stay on camp, what are my options?

You are welcome to stay wherever you would like! If you are interested in a hotel near camp, we have reserved discounted rooms at the following hotels:
– Fairfield on 86th Street (use this booking link)
– Hilton Home2Suites on Keystone (use this booking link)

How do I let you know if I want to stay on camp?

In your registration form, there will be a place to let us know you are staying on camp.

Do I have to stay on camp?

You are welcome to stay anywhere you would like! Whether that is at camp, a nearby hotel, a friend’s home or Airbnb. Wherever you are comfortable!


If I don’t stay on camp, can I get a discounted ticket?

If I don’t stay on camp, can I get a discounted ticket?
Regardless of where you stay, the registration fee is the same.


What will be provided for me? What do I need to bring?

What will be provided for me? What do I need to bring?
Camp will provide sheets and towels for those staying in the cabins. Please plan to bring your own blankets or sleeping bags and pillows, shower supplies (including shower shoes/flip flops).


Are the cabins air conditioned?

While the cabins are not air-conditioned, you are welcome to bring a battery-operated fan with you.



Can I pitch a tent or bring an RV to camp?

No. If you’d like to stay on camp, you are welcome to stay in the cabins.