Smiles & S’mores.

Tamarack Family Camp at the Butzel Retreat Center is more than just fun. It’s a great way to get away, unwind and relax, spending quality time at camp with your family.

Family camps are best suited for children 4 years of age and up.

Here’s what’s included at the Butzel Retreat Center:

  • Arts & crafts, boating (seasonal), sports, climbing tower, campfires and more.
  • Activities led by our friendly and experienced camp staff!
  • Family quality time in a setting that combines the beauty of nature and the atmosphere of Shabbat.
  • Meeting new friends and spending time with your children.
  • All meals and snacks are kosher – Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.
  • Nighttime coverage so that adults may relax and socialize.

Upcoming Family Camp Programs!

For more information, email Helayne Shaw at

Mom and Me Family Camp

November 13 – 15, 2015 at the Butzel Retreat Center
April 15 – 17, 2016 at the Butzel Retreat Center

Moms enjoy a wonderful weekend with your children.

Sorry, No Dads Allowed!

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Dad and Me Family Camp

October 9-11, 2015 at Camp Maas
October 16-18, 2015 at Camp Maas
May 20-22, 2016 at Camp Maas

Dads spend a fun-filled weekend with your children at camp!

Three to five families will share a cabin.

Sorry, No Moms Allowed!

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Single Mom and Kids Family Camp

May 6-8, 2016 at the Butzel Retreat Center

A Mother’s Day You’ll Never Forget! Experience a memorable Shabbat weekend with your children.

Single Mom and Kids Family Camp is subsidized through the generosity of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit.

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New Year’s Family Camp

December 29, 2015 – January 1, 2016 at the Butzel Retreat Center

Ring in the New Year at camp!

Special activities include:

  • Sledding and Snow Games
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration with Star Trax

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Bubbie-Zaydie Family Camp

Create special memories with your grandchildren, where trained counselors run incredible activities that your grandchildren will remember for years to come.

Sorry, No Parents Allowed!

8 summer weekends at the Butzel Retreat Center

2016 Bubbie Zaydie Family Camp Dates:

  • Weekend 1: June 17-19
  • Weekend 2: June 24-26
  • Weekend 3: July 1-3
  • Weekend 4: July 8-10
  • Weekend 5: July 15-17
  • Weekend 6: July 22-24
  • Weekend 7: July 29-31
  • Weekend 8: August 5-7

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