You Can Always Come Home

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

Beyond Local Boundaries

As a Detroit-based camp, we actively work to attract campers and staff members from our own backyard — and, as a camp that also builds upon the strength of a national and international presence, we are willing to move the “extra mile” to establish a wider community.   So, with that in mind, following winter break, after our kids returned to school, Robin and I jumped in the car — … Read more

A Season of Giving

Are you passionate about Tamarack Camps? Would you like to provide impactful experiences for Jewish youth and shape the leaders of tomorrow? If so, please consider a donation to help Tamarack fulfill its mission. As we approach the end of the year, your gift is critical to providing more camper experiences, especially for those families … Read more

Meet The Hazon Team

Hazon Detroit’s mission is to deeply weave sustainability into the fabric of Detroit Jewish life by enriching Jewish communities with Jewish Earth-based experience, environmental education, stewardship, and action. This impressive team, comprised of Amit Weitzer, Carly Silverman, Ari Cohen, and Julia Cunnien (pictured below left to right), spent their formative years at Tamarack Camps! We … Read more

Staff Retreat — In The Fresh Air!

This month, our year-round staff traded an office backpack for a camp duffel bag — and, as a team, enjoyed an overnight at the Butzel Retreat Center. For a 24-hour retreat, we lived as campers — energized that, even as the fall season began, we returned “home.” While on campus at “The Greatest Place On Earth,” we … Read more

Camp Relationships and Experiences Still Echo

Over the recent Labor Day weekend, I had the opportunity to join seven other Tamarack alumni from around the US and Canada, on an amazing four-day canoe trip in Boundary Waters, Minnesota. While everyone on the trip didn’t know everyone going in, a history with Tamarack was the common thread that connected the group. Four … Read more

Meet Mike Cooper!

It is with excitement and gratitude that I take on a new role as Tamarack Camps’ board president. I’d like to introduce myself to those who I may not have had the pleasure of meeting yet. I grew up in Oak Park – the youngest of three boys – and went to school with many … Read more