#HowUCamp: A Summer 2018 Instagram Contest - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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HUC-JIR at CampWe want to know #HowUCamp!

Join camp staff from across the country in our nationwide #HowUCamp contest on Instagram - and enter to win awesome HUC-JIR giveaways!

It's easy! Follow these three steps:

  1. Follow @hucjir on Instagram.
  2. Post your photo showcasing the week's theme with the hashtag #HowUCamp.
  3. Tag @hucjir and @[your camp] in the photo.

That’s it! Winners will be notified via Instagram DM at the end of each session. Enter now to win one of our prize packages, worth up to $200 each!


  • Week 1 (July 1-6): Show your true colors! Whether donning a rainbow flag at a Pride parade or wearing face paint for Maccabiah, take your most colorful and color-filled photo.
  • Week 2 (July 8-13): Summer birthdays, visiting artists, Canada Day (July 1),  American Independence Day (July 4)!  There is so much to celebrate during the summer! How does your camp celebrate? Show us a taste of how your camp turns it up to 11.
  • Week 3 (July 15-20): Camp is a place to be your goofiest, silliest and (for many) truest self. Show us the schtick! Give us your best Boomerang of what makes camp such a wonderfully silly place.
  • BONUS ENTRY (July 15-20): Show us your summer home, your home-away-from-home! Take a picture of a place at camp that you miss the most when you’re away.


  • Week 4 (July 22-27): Camp is full of the BEST people. Post a picture of yourself with one of the camp people that has meant the world to you. (Don’t forget to tag them too!)
  • Week 5 (July 29-August 3): Summer’s not over yet! Show us some of your favorite memories so far this summer. Bonus points for collages! Don’t forget to tag your friends!
  • Week 6 (August 5-10): Summer fun is coming to an end. What are you bringing home with you from camp? What are you taking from camp into the year ahead?

Questions? Contact us at explore@huc.edu.

Disclosure: This promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram. The sweepstakes is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens age 18 and up. By entering, you give HUC-JIR permission to repost your photo tagged with #HowUCamp for the purposes of this contest, and you agree to a complete release of Instagram from any or all liability in connection with this contest. Participants will gain one entry for each photo they post in response to the weekly contest prompt. You must follow @hucjir on Instagram to receive the weekly updates and to enter. If you would like to receive text updates, please text HOWUCAMP to 33222. In order to submit a valid entry you must post your picture to Instagram using the guidelines above by 12 PM PST/3 PM EST at the end of each week on Friday. Weekly participants will have the ability to win HUC-JIR swag and materials each week of the contest and the opportunity to win a grand prize at the end of session one (July 1-20) and session two (July 22–August 10). At the end of the summer there will be one final drawing with participants from each session conducted August 24.