• Four Men Who Made a Difference in My Life

    As Father's Day approaches, OSRUI Emeritus Director Jerry Kaye shares personal thoughts and wisdom on male role models who impacted him.


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  • The Art of Letter Writing: Summer Camp Edition

    Debbie Locketz, our Camper Care Director, shares a great resource for letter writing this summer!


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  • Helping Staff Be the Best They Can Be

    OSRUI Director Solly Kane talks about the intensive two weeks of training that prepare our staff for the summer ahead.


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  • Which Chug’s For You?

    Campers in most sessions have an elective period each day.  Recently, parents received an email about filling out the Chug (Elective) Preference Form (which is on their CampInTouch Forms Dashboard).  These descriptions should help parents and campers when filling out the form.


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  • Questions About the Summer?

    Camper Parents: Join us for a Parent Q&A Conference Call on Wednesday, May 9th or Tuesday, May 15th.


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  • Careers at OSRUI

    It’s an exciting time at OSRUI; our full-time, year-round, team is growing! We are looking for hard-working, passionate professionals who care about the impact of meaningful Jewish youth programs. Director Solly Kane describes the 3 open positions.


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  • Meet Our Summer Leadership Team

    We are so excited to introduce our leadership team for Summer 2018.  This group will partner with Solly and Susan in the management of camp and in all aspects of the camp program.


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  • Let’s Write OURstory of Israel

    Itai Shabtai, Rosh Mishlachat of OSRUI for 2018, talks about finding his Israel in a summer camp in Oconomowoc, WI.


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  • Unplug for Summer

    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. Sports are played with balls, rackets, sweat, and occasionally a scrape or two, not a click or swipe. And, the weather is checked in the morning by stepping out on the cabin porch or rolling up the tent flaps, not by opening an app.


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  • Ensuring a Healthy Summer for Our Campers

    Ensuring the health and well-being of our campers while they are in our care is of the utmost importance to us.  While we know filling out forms can be time-consuming, gathering information from parents and the child’s physician enables us to do that effectively.


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