By Carly Weinstock, Camp Director We continue to hold our Israeli brothers and sisters close during this dark time. While we grieve loss and stand in solidarity, we also have found comfort in our camp community. For many families, Tamarack Camps is the link that brings us close to Israel. On our campgrounds and through … Read more


By: Lee Trepeck, Chief Executive Officer Following the terrorist attacks of October 7, we remain in the midst of extraordinarily challenging times. We stand with Israel – and, while so far away, hope that raising our collective voices is heard and our actions are felt.  On October 15, for Fall Fest (an annual gathering to connect … Read more


By Dr. Stefanie Aronow, Chief Medical Officer Our Tamarack family stands united with Israel and our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers, sisters, and Jewish community here and abroad.  Everyone learns in a unique way – some of us learn best through hearing (auditory), some by seeing (visual), some by hands on (tactile) – … Read more

Tamarack Camps Stands with Israel

Tamarack Camps is stronger because of its bonds with Israel — these meaningful connections are a fabric of camp and remain unbreakable to the spirit of our identity. Each summer, we count down the days until we can host Israeli campers and shlichim (staff) in our homes and on our playgrounds; together, we sing, dance, … Read more

Sending Kids To Camp

We are excited that spring has sprung because we are now within closer range of this summer! This month, the program team has been working hard on so many upcoming exciting events, including Taste of Tamarack, which is at the beginning of May (see below for additional details). On this day, our agency will welcome … Read more

Springing Into Community Action

Tamarack Camps is in action every month of the year – and within the last 5 days alone, throughout this community, our Tamarack leadership continued in full motion. The below represents only a small sample from a bustling calendar of highlights:  Along with Andy Belsky, Calum Darroch, Becca Fishman, Jeremy Lambert, Kitty Phillips, and Matt … Read more

You Can Always Come Home

Gabe is truly a product of the Detroit Jewish community. From his early Jewish education at Temple Kol Ami and Tamarack Camps, he owes much of who he is today to the institutions and individuals who helped forge his personal and professional journey. His Jewish identity was further enhanced through Shabbat dinners at MSU Hillel, … Read more

An Inclusive Community

Tamarack Camps is dedicated to making camp available to all children and young adults. We understand that everyone needs different types of support, so we work hard to provide this to everyone. Besides the typical daily support we provide to each camper by having five social workers, three heads of side, other professionals, well-trained supervisors, … Read more

Stephanie Bloom Lucker

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 Stephanie Bloom Lucker. Read her story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? I was … Read more

Welcome Home, Dr. Stefanie Aronow

Dr. Stefanie Aronow has been a lifelong member of the Tamarack Camps family. She was a camper from Brighton through travel trips, a counselor & lifeguard, a camp doctor since 2005, a parent of staff kids that grew into campers that became staff, a board member, executive board member, medical committee chair/member, Camp Maas committee … Read more