URJ GUCI offers a variety of summer options for children ages four and up. Our sessions run from two weeks to the full summer and provide the best of everything camp has to offer to everyone.
Kallah is GUCI’s program of activities, arts, sports, study, recreation, and fun for boys and girls entering grades 3 through 10. Campers in Kallah participate in this unique community for 27-day sessions. Each session includes special programs, trips out of camp, Tikkun Olam, amazing Shabbat celebrations, and creative Jewish educational programs and experiences. The results are sessions filled with Ruach (spirit) and enthusiasm, learning and living Reform Judaism, and creating and growing with best friends from around the our Midwest region. Campers will be assigned to cabins and units according to grade and age. Each cabin will house 14-16 campers along with 3-4 counselors.
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 and they are able to extend their stay for the entire four weeks at any time prior to or during session (space permitting).
An intensive, co-ed, nine week program of work, study, and social experience for entering 12th graders. Acceptance into the Avodah program is limited and selective.
Camp K’ton is our day camp for local children ages 4- entering 2nd grade. Camp K’ton is the first opportunity for your child to experience the “magic” of Goldman Union Camp. Camp K’ton combines all of the creative and innovative programming of GUCI’s overnight camp in a day camp setting. Campers experience imaginative Jewish content programs which explore relevant themes, sports, games, swimming, music, drama, dance, and art, all integrated into each day’s activities. All Camp K’ton activities are done in small groups to ensure that each child gets individualized attention. New this year- Camp K'ton will run for 8 consecutive weeks throughout the summer, and you are able to register for individual weeks. Also new this year- We will be offering before care from 7:30-8:45 AM, which will include a hot breakfast and morning activities. We will also have after care from 3:30PM-5:30 PM, which will include a snack and afternoon activities.
TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 9 TO 12)
GUCI's NFTY in Israel trip | entering grade 11 An unforgettable four weeks of personal discovery, hiking and exploration in Israel. Walk the corridors of the Old City of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, hike Masada and be immersed in the warmth and uniqueness of Israel with friends from camp and NFTY.
URJ Kutz Camp | entering grades 10 to 12 Kutz brings together hundreds of the most talented and committed Reform Jewish teen leaders for a summer of fun and learning. Teens customize their own program focusing on developing skills in leadership, Jewish learning, social justice and the arts.
URJ Mitzvah Corps | entering grades 10 to 12 Expand your comfort zone and make a difference. Volunteer and immerse yourself in a new community in Central America, Israel and throughout North America as you learn about the people and culture of these communities. Be a change-maker through Mitzvah Corps’ unique hands-on experiences.