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Meet The Tour Tzvet (Staff)!

Meet The Tour Tzvet (Staff)!

This summer tour is going on three different trips around Wisconsin. The first trip we biked north to Kohler Andrae as our first taste of Lake Michigan. On the second trip we biked west to the Wisconsin River to canoe for a day. On the final trip, we will bike down...

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Meet the Mosh Aleph Tzvet (Staff)!

Meet the Mosh Aleph Tzvet (Staff)!

In Mosh we get to enjoy time both at OSRUI and out on camping trips. On our tiyulim (trips) the campers are learning about and experiencing perseverance, helping one another, and building a Jewish and personal connection with teva (nature). Bug bites aside, the trips...

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Meet the Avodah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)

Meet the Avodah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)

In addition to all the hard work Avodah does around camp, we also love evening programs (tochniyot erev)! These programs show how creative Avodanikim are in creating their own summer experience. Avodahnikim create their own small groups to plan and execute programs...

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Meet the Gesher Tzevet (Staff)!

Meet the Gesher Tzevet (Staff)!

Gesher is such a unique and joyous community at camp! Everyone in Gesher values embracing new experiences, which has made our days together so fun. Between Gesher’s new intensives and our many chugim (electives), there have been so many opportunities this summer for...

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Kallah is Filled with Kindness

Kallah is Filled with Kindness

Kallah is filled with kindness By: Missy Bell, RJE, Kallah Faculty & Director of Education at Congregation BJBE Chesed, or kindness, is said to be one of our most important Jewish values. The Talmud tells us: “Rabbi Samlai taught, ‘With regard to the Torah, its...

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Meet the Tzofim Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Meet the Tzofim Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Tzofim is having an amazing time growing and trying new things! We have been enjoying chugim (electives) ranging from drama, art, to ultimate frisbee and horseback riding! Visiting the refet (farm) is a favorite time in Tzofim! This summer we have two sheep named...

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Meet the Kallah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Meet the Kallah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Kallah has been a blast this summer! Kallah is a unique eidah where chanichim (campers) can grow from beginners to experts at how to love summer camp. Our chanichim have enjoyed chuggim (electives) ranging from horseback riding, book club, kickball, and waterskiing....

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The Soul of OSRUI is Back!

The Soul of OSRUI is Back!

The Soul of camp   The soul of OSRUI has returned: our campers!  There are many things we have missed this year, but missing camp, our home away from home, was one of the hardest. In our evening worship, we pray hashkivenu, asking God to protect us in the night...

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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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