Family Camp

An OSRUI Experience for Families!

March 24-26, 2017

Camp isn't just for kids ... it's for the whole family! Experience a taste of what OSRUI has to offer. Activities may include:

  • Challenge yourself on OSRUI's ropes course.
  • Keep your eye on the ball ... basketball, volleyball, soccer, ga ga and more.
  • Express yourself in the Sang Arts Center.
  • Experience Shabbat at OSRUI.
  • Cook mouthwatering s'mores over the campfire.
  • Learn the secrets of OSRUI on a hayride around camp.
  • And lots more surprises!

Family camp includes activities for adults and children together. Programming is oriented towards children age 5-12. Younger children are welcome but parents will be expected to supervise younger children at all times.

Check-in will begin at 5 pm Friday, and the weekend will end about 11:00 am on Sunday.

If you'd like to know more about the program, download a schedule from the 2015 Family Camp. It'll give you an idea of how the program is structured, although the activities will be revised for 2017.

For more information or to be added to our email list, please contact Barbara Gordon at 847-239-6984 or bgordon@urj.org.

This program is underwritten in part through a generous grant from the Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust.

The fee of $375 includes meals from Shabbat dinner through Sunday breakfast, lodging for two nights, and all in-camp programming for a family sharing one room. A family may reserve a second adjoining room for $185 additional. All rooms have two twin beds. One or two cots, or a cot and a port-crib can be added to rooms. Some families like to bring sleeping bags so their kids can sleep on the floor. Accommodations are provided in the Soref Center, the Lodge and the Bayit.

How to Register
Online registration is available above by clicking on the registration button. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is filled. The registration form gives you the option of paying via credit card with Visa or MasterCard, or finalizing your registration by mailing a check made payable to OSRUI to: Family Camp / OSRUI, 1121 Lake Cook Road, Suite D, Deerfield IL 60015. 

When you are filling out the registration form, if you do not see the "submit" button at the bottom, please try again with a different browser or device. You will receive a confirmation message via email. Check your junk or spam folder if you do not get a confirmation email promptly.

Accommodations are provided in the Schaalman Lodge, the Daniel M. Soref Education and Alumni Center and the Bayit. All three buildings feature rooms with two twin beds and private baths -- a few Bayit rooms share baths with an adjoining room. The fee includes housing, meals, and all programming.

This event takes place at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, the regional camp of the Union for Reform Judaism in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, located between Milwaukee and Madison. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to camp. Driving directions are in the Quick Links in the upper right of this page. The nearest airport is Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Mitchell Field). For transit from the Milwaukee Airport to camp, we recommend GO Riteway which offers van service to the camp at a discounted rate from the Milwaukee Airport (Mitchell Field). If you are booking for more than one person, call 800-236-5450 for reservations with a group discount. The camp is also a 2-hour drive from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. 

There is a $75 cancellation fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. We regret we cannot give refunds for cancellations less than three days (72 hours) in advance of the program.