On behalf of the URJ and OSRUI, thank you for your support! Your commitment and generosity has a powerful, positive effect on our campers and staff. Our camps transform those who partake in this immersive experience and thus, work to create a new and vital future for the entire Jewish community.
Below are some words from families about the impact camp has on their lives:
"I was absolutely thrilled to learn that my daughter received a generous scholarship to attend camp this summer. Words alone cannot express my thanks ... I will never forget OSRUI's generosity. When I have the opportunity in the future, I will give back to the Campership Fund.
OSRUI Parent, Buffalo Grove IL
"We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous campership for our boys. ... [They] love OSRUI and we are so grateful that your assistance enabled us to send our boys to your wonderful, beautiful camp.
OSRUI Parents, Chicago IL
"I want to extend a big thank you from our family for our daughter's fabulous camp experience. Somehow, in two weeks, she has grown and matured and looks at OSRUI as her second home. You all are AMAZING!!!
OSRUI Parent, Rhinelander WI
“ It's amazing how much confidence our daughter has gained through her many years at OSRUI and how open she has become to new experiences through that process. When she first went to Kallah Bet she worried about being gone two weeks and said she'd never do four weeks. Then she went to Tiferet for two summers and said she'd never try ‘downstairs’ camping and no way would she ever considering being away from home for the majority of the summer in Chalutzim. Now she says she loved living in Moshavah and can't wait to be with all her friends in Chalutzim next summer.”
OSRUI Parents, Madison WI
“I picked up my Kallah Bet camper at Mt. Zion this past Sunday. He was so excited, animated and full of stories that I don’t know that he even took a breath for the first 1.5 hrs of our ride back up to Duluth! It was really neat.”
OSRUI Parent, Duluth MN
“Both of our kids had an amazing time at camp! Thank you for arranging such a terrific and meaningful experience.”
OSRUI Parents, Greencastle IN
“I had a double treat today -- a cute note from our son and a letter from his counselor. I am so touched that he took the time to write me such a detailed letter of my son’s experience at camp. Please let him know how much I appreciated hearing from him, with such great detail and kind words. It sounds like camp is exactly how I hoped it would be.”
Camper Parent, Hinsdale IL
"Thank you for the scholarship for camp. If it wasn't for your generosity, I wouldn't be going to camp this year. "
OSRUI Camper, St. Paul MN
"We really appreciate your generosity with giving us scholarships to go to [camp] this summer. It was very helpful for our family."
OSRUI Campers, Hoffman Estates IL
“OSRUI has been life altering for my children. Thank you for creating and maintaining such an amazing experience for them.”
OSRUI Parent, Wooster OH
"Thank you for our son's first overnight camp experience. He loved every minute of the past two weeks. He can't wait for next year!
OSRUI Parents, Elmwood Park IL
"My daughter absolutely loved OSRUI! She felt right at home from day 1. Everyone was very welcoming to her and she made a lot of new friends. This makes me so happy because we do not live in a very Jewish area so it was important to us to give her this experience.
OSRUI Parent, Grass Lake MI
“Each letter from our daughter is SO happy. She LOVES camp and everything is perfect…She is in her element there.”
OSRUI Parents, Glenview IL
“Our daughter says she is having SUCH a great time!!! I'm sure she'll be back next summer and our other daughter (2 years younger) is already saying she wants to go too!”
OSRUI Parents, Bayside WI
“OSRUI inspired me to want to have my Bat Mitzvah in Israel and my family and I are going this December."
Tzofim Camper, Kildeer IL