• Everyone has Arrived!

    We are so excited that all our campers have arrived, including the buses from Minnesota and Chicago and all our campers arriving via the airport.


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  • Tips for Writing Your Campers

    In just a few hours the gates will open and OSRUI will kick off opening day for the summer of 2019.  The staff have done everything this past week … inclusion training, CPR, learning how to incorporate Hebrew and Judaism into our daily schedule, cleaning up camp and getting our living spaces ready for our […]


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  • For the Love of Jeff: A Father’s Day Reflection on Mister Rogers’ Most Memorable Young Guest

    On the eve of Father’s Day, Aron Hirt-Manheimer sat down with Howie and Pam Erlanger, the parents of OSRUI Alum Jeff Erlanger, to gain insights about how they raised such a competent and loving son.


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  • What’s New at OSRUI This Summer?

    From the new Kaye Cultural Center, to the new fitness room, more activities for campers and daily tours for prospective families, there's lots new this summer at OSRUI!


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  • It’s Time to Pack for Camp!

    The packing list has been checked, the bug spray purchased, the clothing laid out.  Now, how do you pack for camp, to make sure your child can find their things easily, and hopefully bring home everything?  Here are some tips and tricks … our staff suggestions and some we’ve gathered from parents.


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  • Smile for the Camera!

    We have a communications staff working throughout the summer to take pictures, make videos, and write blogs to help share the camp experience with you while your kids are at OSRUI! In particular, we know that parents love to see pictures of their kids while they are at camp. Our goal is to give you […]


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  • Music in the Air: Hava Nashira and Shabbat Shira

    The sound of voices raised in song and beautiful melodies filled the air last week, during Hava Nashira Songleading Workshop. Here are some photos to give you a taste of what participants experienced. Sign up for OSRUI’s next music program, Shabbat Shira, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3.


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  • Your Guide to Chugim 2019

    Sports! Art! Music! Etgar! Cooking! Sailing! These are just a few of our incredible chugim (electives) that are offered at camp this summer. Campers are able to pick one or two chugim each day. These periods are a chance for your camper to tailor their session to their favorite activities. Can’t pick just one? Most […]


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  • Don’t Forget To Pack Your Superhero Cape This Summer

    Vanessa Ehrlich, member of the OSRUI Segel (faculty), explains this summer's Middot (Jewish values) through the lens of the Avengers.


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  • Eating Right and Staying Fit at Camp

    We have some exciting changes for Summer 2019 to help maintain the health and wellness of our campers and staff!


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