Family Camp – Fall 2019

An OSRUI Experience for Families!

October 18-20, 2019

Thinking about sending your child to OSRUI for the first time?  Or just can't wait for next summer?  Camp isn't just for kids ... it's for the whole family!

Family Camp is the ultimate Jewish family weekend getaway for parents, grandparents, and kids.  It's a great opportunity to discover the magic of OSRUI and experience the vibrant and engaging Judaism that's part of every summer at camp.  And there's lots of fun activities for families to experience together:

  • Challenge yourself on our 55-foot Alpine Tower.
  • 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!

Your family will treasure these shared camp memories.  Programming is geared towards children age 5-12. Younger children are welcome too.  The programming is designed for parents and children to participate in together.  Our staff is there to help make sure it is a great weekend for all and we ask that parents supervise their children throughout the weekend.

Check-in will begin at 5 pm Friday, and the weekend will end about 11:30 am on Sunday.  See the sample schedule on the right.

Questions?  Check out our Family Camp FAQs or contact Rachel Lyon at 847-239-6974 or osruiprograms@urj.org.

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

Program Fee
The fee is $395, which includes meals from Shabbat dinner through Sunday brunch, lodging for two nights, and all in-camp programming for a family sharing one room; A family may reserve a second adjoining room for an additional $250. Accommodations are provided in the Daniel M. Soref Education and Alumni Center, the Schaalman Lodge, and the Bayit.

How to Register
Click on the registration button above to register online. 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, MasterCard or Amex, or finalizing your registration by mailing a check made payable to Union for Reform Judaism. Please send it to our New York office:
Union for Reform Judaism
Attn: URJ Events Team - OSRUI Fall Family Camp
633 3rd Ave, Floor 7
New York, NY 10017
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation message via email. Check your junk or spam folder if you do not get a confirmation email promptly.

Family Camp Sample Schedule

Friday
5:00 pm   Welcome and Registration
6:45 pm   Dinner and Shira  (singing)
7:45 pm   Shabbat Services
8:45 pm   Mixer – Getting to know the other families

Saturday
8:00 am   Breakfast
9:00 am   Shabbat Morning Services
10:30 am   Scavenger Hunt or other activity
12:00 pm  Lunch
1:00 pm   Afternoon of Fun!! Activities may include the challenge course, an art project, a science project, cooking, and campfires.
5:00 pm   Rest time or games!
6:00 pm   Dinner
7:30 pm   Fun Family Evening Program
8:45 pm   Havdallah/S’mores and Folk Songs
10:30 pm   Social time for Adults (babysitting provided)

Sunday
7:00 am   Continental Breakfast (optional)
8:30 am   Activity or Project
10:00 am   Clean-up and pack
10:30 am   Brunch
11:15 am    Friendship Circle and L’hitraot

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 on the right side 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.
All cancellations must be made in writing. There is a $75 cancellation fee when you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the event. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the event, there is a $200 cancellation fee. We regret we cannot give refunds for cancellations less than three days (72 hours) in advance of the program.