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JCC Day Camps Powered by Tamarack

All of us at JCC Day Camps powered by Tamarack, are so excited to have “boots on the ground” and prepare for another incredible summer. At JCC Day Camps, there is a variety of programming for children in kindergarten through ninth grade. We are located on over 250 beautiful, wooded acres at the JCC of … Read more

Thanks for joining us for a Toast to Tamarack

What an incredible and inspiring night! We extend our most heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us on screen for a “Toast to Tamarack!” Because of you, Tamarack Camps – and countless lives – have been changed for good. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, corporate sponsors, and community, our annual Send a Kid … Read more

Marisa Horn Comes Back to Camp!

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. Marisa Horn is returning to Tamarack Camps for the summer – in a new role – after years away. Read her story below!   When did you attend … Read more

Reflections from Camp Olmsted

A few weeks ago, my boots were on the ground at Camp Olmsted, located in Allegheny National Forest. I was able to tour the base and see what could be done to mold it into an outpost camp, similar to the vibes of Camp Kennedy and Charles N. Agree Outpost Camp. Olmsted is surrounded by … Read more

Meet our 2021 Village Supervisor Lineup

We are thrilled to announce and introduce you to an all-star group of summer supervisors! Our supervisors are selected based on their exceptional leadership skills, passion for camp, and previous camp experiences. This month, the supervisors hosted camper events on Zoom to connect their villages prior to the first day of camp. It was a … Read more

CAMPaign for Change Launches!

When I was in 5th grade, I played the drums. I only chose the drums because all my close friends played them as well; but without a doubt, I was the worst of all of them. One thing that stands out in my band experience was Mrs. Young, my music teacher, organizing us kids to … Read more

Union and Reunion

On Wednesday night, following the final words of Send a Kid to Tamarack, our entire team reconnected online. Together, we wanted to continue the celebration of our supportive community, add more appreciation for each other, and further applaud Helayne Shaw. And, then, while on screen, we paused … because Geoff Wickersham, Helayne’s boyfriend, had a … Read more

Western One 1998, Reunites!

It was day two of Western one 1998 when our blue lakes bus broke down on a dusty Iowa road as we attempted to make our way out west for what was sure to be the best summer of our lives.  As we waited in a park for the bus to return that afternoon the … Read more

Toast to Tamarack

In 1972, the generosity of this community provided a scholarship so a little girl could attend Tamarack. At the time, no one knew that, one day, she would grow to become a motivated staff member in many of the agency’s programs. Ultimately, she would make an indelible impact on Jewish communal life and in the … Read more

Volunteer Month

Although volunteer efforts happen all year long, every day in April is dedicated to promoting and celebrating volunteerism during National Volunteer Month. Communities do not thrive on their own and without people donating their time and passions to causes they care about; most nonprofits would look extremely different – including Tamarack Camps! I wanted to … Read more