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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

Transformation, Gratitude…and Hope

By Lee Trepeck, Chief Executive Officer As the beginning month of this new year unfolds, I am writing to express some of the many emotions that have dominated my first 26 days of 2024: And, within all of the above emotions — and so many more — I wish the best for your families. May … Read more


By Dr. Stefanie Aronow, Chief Medical Officer As we gather in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let us reflect on the profound health benefits of gratitude, especially in times of adversity. In face of the challenging rise in antisemitism and recent events in Israel that weigh heavily on our hearts, fostering an attitude of gratitude can … Read more


By Helayne Shaw, Family and Alumni Engagement Coordinator Who said that camp was only for kids? This fall, our community’s parents joined in on the action by providing their children with unforgettable weekends at our Dad and Me and Mom and Me Family Camp programs! These Dads-only and Moms-only experiences were filled with sports, arts and crafts, campfires and s’mores, … Read more


By Carly Weinstock, Camp Director Tamarack Camps is passionate about its stakeholders in the local area — and, additionally, reaches far beyond Michigan! This month, our team hit the road to visit our mishpacha (family) in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston to spread excitement for the Summer of 2024, recruiting even more smiles to join … Read more


By Gabe Neistein, Chief Advancement Officer Earlier this month, we felt the love of our community at Fall Fest. More than 370 campers and future campers, parents, and agency partners warmed our campgrounds with a love of camp and in solidarity for our Israeli mishpacha (family). We felt your strength and the energy of children playing and community embracing.  With your support, … Read more