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Reflections on Change For Good

In May, at our annual fundraiser, Send a Kid To Tamarack, we highlighted the idea of “Change for Good.” Now, reflecting on the journey of this historic summer, and as I continue to have conversations with our campers, staff, and families, I am motivated by the positive change that existed in every program. Even in … Read more

Sam Appel

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 Sam Appel. Read his story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? I … Read more

Reflections from JCC Day Camps

As our season comes to an end at JCC Day Camps powered by Tamarack, we reflect on the incredible summer we had. Campers were eager to see their camp friends they hadn’t seen since the 2019 summer and excited with meeting new friends. Counselors were eager to allow campers an outlet this summer that only … Read more

Reflections from the Annual Meeting

On August 9, our Board of Directors and many supporters gathered in the “fresh air” for our Annual Meeting. It was the first time we had been in person since March of 2020 and although we were not at Camp Maas (as has been the tradition), we were grateful to be together. To everyone who … Read more

Reflections from the Outposts

This was an incredible summer, one that our campers and staff will remember forever. To give children an experience at camp is always a gift, but of course, this year felt extra special. Campers and staff were craving a sense of normalcy, and I am so proud of what we were able to offer. I … Read more

Reflections from Camp Maas

We waited so long to be together, and truly, this was the summer of a great comeback! On the last evening of second session at Camp Maas, we enjoyed a tie-dye-themed banquet, listened to village culmination songs, and celebrated our camper’s achievements with medals. It was a perfect ending to a wonderful session! For obvious reasons, this session … Read more

Reflections on Generosity

As I reflect upon the many forms of generosity that campers and staff encounter at Tamarack Camps, I feel uplifted by the kindness and care of our community. It is widely recognized that philanthropy – gifts of time, money, experience, skills, or talent  – creates a better world. And through Tamarack Camps, it has the … Read more

Jen Feinberg, Director of Health, Camp Maas

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 have Jen Feinberg leading our Wally P. Straus Medical Clinic as Director of Health, Camp Maas. Read her story below! When did you attend … Read more

President’s Award

When working to form the United Nations after WWII, Winston Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” When I think about these wise words and consider the new waters we have navigated over the past year, a Tamarack Camps alum and champion clearly comes to mind: Scott Wasserman. Throughout COVID-19, Scott … Read more

Thanks For Writing

At camp, as professional staff, the letters we receive represent some of the best words in the world. Recently, I received an email from a camper parent, which followed first session at Camp Kennedy: “After being cooped up for a year and a half, camp provided that first opportunity of normalcy. There is certainly special … Read more