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Meet Mike Cooper!

It is with excitement and gratitude that I take on a new role as Tamarack Camps’ board president. I’d like to introduce myself to those who I may not have had the pleasure of meeting yet. I grew up in Oak Park – the youngest of three boys – and went to school with many … Read more

Reflections from Summer 2022

5:34 am, August 12, the last day of our final session – it is dark and there’s a slight chill. I am outside, drinking fresh/hot coffee, sitting at a colorful picnic table (painted by Caryn Frishman, Artist in Residence). Above, the evening stars are still shining, and, in the black sky, I can see some faint … Read more

The 2022 Annual Meeting

For the second time in its 120-year history, the members of the Fresh Air Society gathered under the pavilion of Springdale Park for their Annual Meeting. The evening began with Camp Director, Carly Weinstock, introducing siblings, Sophie and Jonah Frank, to deliver the D’var Torah. Sophie was on Western Trip 1 and Jonah was a … Read more

Farewell from Geoff Kretchmer

Dear Tamarack Camps Community, This is my final President’s Podium message in the Tamarack Times. I will be joining an esteemed group of past presidents when my term ends at our annual meeting on August 23. Michael Cooper will then take the reins as the new president of Tamarack Camps. During my two-year term, we’ve … Read more

Summer Kick-Off

June 24, 2022 Throughout this previous week, our playgrounds have filled – and, finally, with boundless energy for the journeys ahead, Tamarack Camps has opened for the summer of ’22! Finally, since 2019, the full breadth of our programming options are in motion: Bubbie Zaydie, the Sue & Alan Kaufman & Family Teen Mission to Israel (TM22), … Read more

Carly Schiff & Jackie Pilcowitz

The Alumni Spotlight gives us the opportunity to catch up with a Tamarack alum, hear about where they are now, and learn how Tamarack Camps shaped them. We are thrilled to check in with Carly Schiff & Jackie Pilcowitz. Read their story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? … Read more

A Super Sunday Indeed

There was a renewed buzz in the building – volunteers gathered, people reunited, and phones rang. It was Super Sunday at Federation, April 10, 2022, and it felt so good to be home at the central address for Jewish life in Metropolitan Detroit. During this marquee event, critical dollars are raised to support those in … Read more

Meredith Berlin & Sydnie Saltz

The Alumni Spotlight gives us the opportunity to catch up with a Tamarack alum, hear about where they are now, and learn how Tamarack Camps shaped them. We are thrilled to check in with Meredith Berlin & Sydnie Saltz. Read their story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? … Read more

Matt May

The Alumni Spotlight gives us the opportunity to catch up with a Tamarack alum, hear about where they are now, and learn how Tamarack Camps shaped them. We are thrilled to check in with Matt May. Read his story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? Camp, … Read more