The Elaine and Michael Serling Israeli Camper Program

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The Elaine and Michael Serling Israeli Camper Program

The 2024 Send a Kid to Tamarack Community Leaders are Elaine and Michael Serling. Earlier this month, during our board meeting, they spoke to our group — and, on Zoom, they moved the room. We were thrilled to announce they made a transformational endowment gift to help secure the future of the Israeli Camper Program — and … Read more

SK2T 2024: Many stories, one voice

In Tamarack Camps’ storied 123-year history, it’s safe to say we’ve accumulated a lot of… stories. For us, we’ve experienced Tamarack through the eyes of our children, and seeing their growth on their Tamarack journeys has inspired us to become involved and invest in our camp community.  For others, stories are told from their own experiences … Read more

March is Reading Month!

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month — a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading is fun and has many benefits, regardless of your age. It’s a key component of education and professional development. It also has immediate and long-lasting health benefits, such as increased … Read more

Introducing the Elaine and Michael Serling Israeli Camper Program!

We are thrilled to share that Elaine and Michael Serling have provided a substantial endowment gift to help secure the future of the Israeli Camper Program! With such excitement and gratitude, the program will now be known as the Elaine and Michael Serling Israeli Camper Program. Since 2002, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Detroit’s … Read more

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