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1,200 miles away… and still home

Earlier this month, in Denver, Colorado, Carly Weinstock, our awesome camp director, and I participated at a conference that attracted 150 leaders from various Jewish organizations around the world. Its important content centered upon management during these complex times – and, as a group, we discussed Israel, leadership and best practices.  During a break in the … Read more

Last chance to register for Sunday’s free heart screening event

Our medical team has partnered with local community medical resources to offer free heart screenings for all Tamarack staff and campers aged 12 and over — and they’re happening this weekend! Please join us: Tamarack Camps Heart ScreeningSunday, February 25, 202412:30–4:30 pmMax M. Fisher Federation Building 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301  Appointments are required and may be … Read more

Introducing our chief storyteller, Amy Skimin

Storytelling is intrinsic to any camp experience, especially at Tamarack Camps. Whether through tales of Joe Krepsy around the campfire, reminiscing at a reunion event about the amount of hotdogs eaten at Foxfire (maybe with a little embellishment), or when alumni share with pride that they made a donation because they were once a scholarship … Read more

Getting kids — and parents — ready for camp

We expect even the most confident kid to have some butterflies about going to overnight camp, but nerves are normal for parents as well. If you’re feeling them, you’re not alone. In fact, many of our staff members are also camp parents, and we’ve had the pre-camp jitters, too. We asked a few of our seasoned … Read more

Family camps return this spring

Spring is around the corner, and with it comes the return of Tamarack’s popular Mom & Me and Dad & Me family camps. Registration for these fun-filled weekends opens March 1! Mom & Me Camp will be held April 12–14 at Butzel Retreat Center (with activities at Butzel and Camp Maas); Dad & Me Camp will … Read more

In Support of American Heart Month, Join Us for a Free Heart Screening

By Dr. Stefanie Aronow As the calendar turns, summer begins to feel even closer — and it is never too early to get ready for “The Greatest Place on Earth!” Our medical team has partnered with local community medical resources and volunteers to offer a free heart screening for any camper (at least 12 years old) or … Read more

Introducing our 2024 Distinguished Alumna Naomi Miller!

By Lori Davidson Mertz, Director of Annual Giving It is with great excitement that we announce Naomi Miller as this year’s Distinguished Alumna, who will be honored alongside Community Leaders Elaine and Michael Serling at our Send a Kid to Tamarack event — our largest fundraiser of the year — on May 8 at Temple Israel. Naomi’s … Read more

Upcoming Reunion and Family Camps

By Helayne Shaw, Family and Alumni Engagement Coordinator Tamarack Family Camps are back in action this spring, and registration for these unforgettable weekends is opening soon! From dads-only and moms-only experiences to alumni reunions, there is something for everyone. New for 2024: Choose your own adventure! Pick from adult-only and kid-friendly options at Camp Maas — more information coming soon. We … Read more

The Best Summer Starts with the Best Staff

By Carly Weinstock, Camp Director Working at Tamarack Camps is different than working anywhere else during the summer. At camp, everyone strives toward one common goal: creating an enriching and unforgettable experience for children. Our talented, experienced and nurturing staff have fun each and every day while building friendships, developing critical skills and making a difference in the life … Read more

Our Strategic Plan in Action

By Mike Cooper, President In January of 2023, our board of directors approved a Strategic Plan as a guidepost for the upcoming three years of operation. Last night, in our continued belief that it is a living document (not merely intended to sit on the shelves), our current board of directors reviewed, updated and engaged … Read more