taste of guci
We are pleased to offer first-time campers entering 3rd through 6th grade the option of signing up for the first 2-weeks of either session (Kallah Aleph or Kallah Bet). Campers in the “Taste” are fully integrated into the Garin (3rd and 4th grade) or Shoresh (5th and 6th grade) programs. Your camper is also able to extend their stay for the entire four weeks at any time prior to or during session (space permitting).
how long is the taste session?
All Taste sessions start on opening day of Kallah Aleph or Kallah Bet and go through the second Sunday. View our Dates + Rates page for 2021 session dates.
can my camper sign up for taste a second time?
Both Taste of Garin and Taste of Shoresh are for first-time campers. After your camper has participated in the Taste program for a summer, they are able to attend our full Kallah sessions and experience the true arc of a summer at GUCI.
my camper has aged-out of the taste program, can they still come for two weeks?
Our Taste sessions are designed for campers going intro grades 3-6. Older campers are able to attend our full Kallah sessions and experience the true arc of a summer at GUCI.
my camper was supposed to attend the Taste session in 2020, but now they've aged out, can they still come for two weeks?
We know that the cancellation of summer 2020 was heartbreaking – for us too. While your camper may have aged out of the Taste program, they are now able to attend our full Kallah sessions and experience the true arc of a summer at GUCI.
will my camper miss out on anything by doing the taste option?
Our Taste sessions are a great opportunity for your camper to dip their toe in the water of our overnight program. During their two weeks they will get to experience the GUCI magic full of Bunk Night (cabin bonding evening), Yom Sport (color war), concerts, Shabbats and much more.
Campers who decide to extend or have signed up for the full Kallah session go on to develop even closer bonds with their cabins and get to experience all that GUCI has to offer such as offsite trips, carnivals, a second Bunk Night and more.
can my camper decide to extend to the full session?
Often we do have Taste campers extend to the full session. This is dependant on a number of variables including space and if the camper is ready for an additional two weeks.
We will be in touch towards the end of the Taste session if there is an opportunity for your camper to extend their time at GUCI.