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Unplug this Summer

Unplug this Summer

by Solly Kane, OSRUI Director Camp is a great place for kids to unplug from technology. At camp, relationships are built face-to-face rather than through group chats and social media. Art is created with paintbrushes and pottery clay instead of Snapchat filters....

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Emotional Health for Summer 2021

Emotional Health for Summer 2021

Mental Emotional Social Health (MESH) Updates & Tips   By: Debbie Locketz, Assistant Camp Director and Director of Camp Care, LICSW We are so excited to welcome campers back to Oconomowoc this summer! We know that the past 15 months have been challenging for...

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Getting Excited for Summer!

Getting Excited for Summer!

These are a few of our favorite things... We are so excited that summer 2021 is just around the corner!  While campers and their parents are at home working hard to finish the school year, get camp forms in, and getting ready for summer, the OSRUI team is hard at work...

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Facilities Updates

Facilities Updates

Facilities Updates at Camp Dear OSRUI Community, Summer 2021 is right around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome our camp community back to Oconomowoc. Our onsite facilities team at camp, led by Joe Heinecke, is hard at work ensuring that our camp grounds are...

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Building Community Pre-Camp

Building Community Pre-Camp

Building Community Pre-Camp At OSRUI everything we do is in service of building a Kehillah Kedosha (a holy community). We don’t just build this community for 12 weeks each summer in Oconomowoc. The OSRUI community lasts all year long in our homes and in our hometown...

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Summer Staff Preview 2021

Summer Staff Preview 2021

2021 Summer Staff Preview Camp is made possible by the incredible summer staff that choose to spend their summer caring for the OSRUI community in Oconomowoc. We can't wait to welcome this exceptional group to camp in just a few months. Presenting our 2021 Summer...

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Our New Logo

Our New Logo

Our New Logo  Dear OSRUI Community,  There is so much to be excited for as we get closer to summer 2021 in Oconomowoc! Just this past week we launched our camper forms for our 2021 families and we have a number of exciting projects underway onsite in Oconomowoc as we...

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2021 Camper Form Tips

2021 Camper Form Tips

2021 Camper Form Tips   “The day that OSRUI summer forms are ready is a very exciting day in our house. It is the first official sign that summer camp is just around the corner. While my kids are excited, thinking about their friends, favorite activities and what...

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Summer 2021 Leadership

Summer 2021 Leadership

Introducing Our Summer Leadership Team (Mazkirut) We are so excited to introduce our 2021 Leadership Team (Mazkirut)! This team is comprised of staff members who help oversee all of the areas of camp. Their leadership will be incredibly valuable towards creating a...

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Inclusion at Camp

Inclusion at Camp

Inclusion at camp February is JDAIM (Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month), a month where we are encouraged to recognize and celebrate diverse identities and abilities in our community. As we observe and participate we want to share some of the ways that...

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Celebrating Joe Heinecke!

Celebrating Joe Heinecke!

Celebrating Joe Heinecke Joe Heinecke, our longtime Physical Plant Manager, was recently honored by the URJ on the 40th anniversary of working at OSRUI. Everyone who has set foot on our campgrounds in Oconomowoc, has benefited from Joe’s hard work and commitment to...

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Young Alumni Spotlight

Young Alumni Spotlight

Young Alumni Connect A team of OSRUI young alumni have been meeting over the past several months to create pathways of continued involvement with camp and to grow new support among the next generation of alumni. We are grateful for their passionate commitment to camp!...

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Working At Camp

Working At Camp

Why Working at Camp is the Best Thing You Can Do With Your Summer!  By Dylan Singer, Assistant Director  There are many things you could do with your summer, so why come spend it at OSRUI? While our year-round staff might be a bit biased, we believe this is the best...

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Alumni Spotlight: Dana Pais

Alumni Spotlight: Dana Pais

Alumni Spotlight: Dana (Nadel) Pais Camper and Counselor 1994-2002 The OSRUI community is filled with wonderful alumni. We are excited to highlight some of our alums, what camp means to them, and learn more about what the great work they are bringing to the world....

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The Joys of Ivrit

The Joys of Ivrit

The Joys of Ivrit By Rafi Ellenson  Rafi (he/him/his) is thrilled to come back to OSRUI as Rosh Ivrit! Rafi was last at camp in 2017 as Rosh Chalutzim and before that as a music specialist, songleader, and madrich (counselor). Between his time on tzevet (staff) and as...

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