Welcome to OSRUI's Kikar!
*Kikar is the Hebrew word for Town Square - at camp, it is one of our common gathering spots!
At the Kikar, you'll find everything you need for a great summer with OSRUI! Campers - both returning and new - will have a chance to learn, play and connect throughout the summer! We also have many community events that are open to everyone. Select a tab below to learn more about those programs!
For three weeks this summer, we will offer multiple programs each day highlighting some of our favorite camp activities! Chugim are the daily electives that we enjoy at camp (art, photography, dance, music, and much more). Limudim are opportunities for fun and interactive Jewish learning based on Jewish middot (values). These programs are planned by counselors and faculty together.
All of our summer programs are hosted on a secure platform called RJ on the Go. OSRUI families will receive free access to this site over the summer. You can find details and links for each program by clicking on the red button below - you can also access great programming provided by other URJ camps! You will need to create a free account before you attend your first program.
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat each week!
All of our Live Shabbat programs are hosted on a secure platform called RJ on the Go. OSRUI families will receive free access to this site over the summer. You can find details and links for each program by clicking on the red button below! You will need to create a free account before you attend your first program.
Shabbat Shira - You've seen it in Port Hall, on the Bitan, the Kallah Basketball Courts and the Sport's Center, but this summer Shabbat Shira is on Zoom! Join us as we sing our favorite songs, hear a story, and gather together as a community! Join us on July 10th and 31st at 8pm Central!
Havdallah & Folk Night - Is there any better way to start a week than singing with your OSRUI family? We will begin with Havdallah, led by some of our songleaders, and then transition into Saturday Night Folk Night, where we will sing all our favorite songs! Don't forget to bring your own S'more! Join us on June 27th, July 18th and August 8th at 7:30pm Central!
SGN: Shabbat Good News - OSRUI's own news show, this video highlights the best from around the OSRUI community! Want to be featured? You can submit your good news here! New episodes being released on July 3rd and August 14th!
Many of our programs are open to the community! In addition to Shabbat and Campfire on Tour, join us for any of these programs!
MaccabEah - July 6-10
Let the 2020 MaccabEah games COMMENCE!
An all camp competition like you’ve never seen before. This year, we’re bringing the fun, competition and ruach of Maccabiah out of Oconomowoc and directly to you wherever you are.
How will it work? (Great question!)
First, you will sign up as an individual or family with a Google form. Then, we will place you on one of the four teams: Adom (Red), Tzahov (Yellow), Kachol (Blue) or Yarok (Green). We will announce your team on July 5th! When you register, you will receive the full list of challenges in case you want to procure any supplies or materials.
Everyday, we will re-release the daily challenges via email, Facebook and Instagram. Like the real life Maccabiah, you get to choose what challenges you do! You can do all of them, or skip a day if they’re not to your liking! At 5:00pm CST each day, you will submit proof of your completed challenges on your team’s Google form, which you can find on our website.
Festivities will begin on Monday, July 6th at 7:30pm CST with a live-stream from our MaccabEah hosts, Mady and Ethan. Join each evening live on Facebook at 7pm CST for Mady and Ethan’s for an update on point totals and a chance to show your ruach! Make sure you’re following OSRUI on Facebook and Instagram! More details will be sent Friday, July 3rd!
Tiyul (Trip) Challenges - July 12 - August 7
Hike and bike your way around town! Inspired by our two out-of-camp programs, Tour La'Agam and Chalutzim Ba'Aretz, you can earn prizes for staying active. We will be launching this program on July 12th, and you can compete until August 7th!
MesibO'stock - August 5
See some of the best talent from around the OSRUI community! It's an Oconomostock themed Mesibah and a Mesibah themed Oconomostock!
Each Sunday at 7pm Central, tune into OSRUI's Facebook Page for a live concert from some of the biggest stars in Jewish Music! Also, every weeknight at 7pm Central, you can participate in a live Song Session here!
Looking for ways to bring camp into your home? Use some of these great resources!
OSRUI Music Playlists on Spotify