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Our Experts in Action

It’s hard to believe that just this morning we said goodbye to our Mini 1 campers, as they returned “home from home,” marking a milestone in our camp season. It’s been a joy watching this group, many of whom marked their first summers at Tamarack, run off the bus excited to share the highlights from … Read more

The Summer Rhythm

Summer. At times, in the ordinary flow of camp, the pace is slow — a gentle breeze, a sandcastle on the beach, a quiet conversation during a Shabbat morning. Time stands still. Yet, at other times, the beat quickens — a packed schedule, late-evening activities, an energized concert at a special celebration. And time flies.   … Read more

Meet the Clinic Assistants!

Ensuring the health and safety of our campers is always our top priority. At Camp Maas and at our outpost and teen travel trips, our clinic — and the dedicated professionals who run it — are well equipped to handle whatever medical situation may arise during the summer. Led by our year-round chief medical officer, Dr. Stefanie … Read more


On May 8, at Temple Israel, the Tamarack community gathered for our annual fundraiser, Send a Kid To Tamarack (SK2T), where we honored Naomi Miller and Elaine and Michael Serling for their years of exemplary leadership. And, on that special evening, with record attendance and the most money raised in our event’s history, we spoke … Read more

Help meet the match and send more kids to Tamarack this summer!

Thanks to the generosity of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Forward Together grant, gifts received through July 1 will be matched! (Take me to the donation form.) Please join Margo Stocker, part of a four-generation camper family, in supporting Tamarack Camps: My family’s Tamarack story began with my parents, who attended Fresh Air camp in the 1930s … 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

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