Reform summer camp hit by lightning

The following message was sent out today by Rabbi Mark Covitz, director of the URJ Goldman Union Camp (Camp GUCI) in Zionsville, Indiana:

This Shabbat afternoon, lightning struck URJ Goldman Union Camp. Three campers were injured. Camp personnel and emergency professionals responded quickly. The children were taken to local hospitals and we have spoken with each child’s parents.

We are resuming our normal camp schedule, which will include dinner and evening program.

Please know, the safety of your children is our highest priority.


Rabbi Mark Covitz

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