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The Gift of Camp

Thank you for giving the gift of camp to our community’s youth! As we enter this season of gratitude, our thoughts turn to all those who helped and supported Tamarack Camps throughout the year. Because of you, children and teens had enriching summer camping experiences full of Jewish learning and living! With grateful hearts, we … Read more

Beth Sonne

 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 Beth Sonne. Read her story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? Due … Read more

Thankful for a Complete Return

November 1, 2021 was an emotional day. That was the day that the Teen Programs returned to its usual rhythm. For two summers, we put a hold on three of our beloved programs – the Western Trip, Alaska Trip, and Charles N. Agree Outpost Camp. These three programs all have a special place in my heart. … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah

The celebration of Thanksgiving – a formal opportunity to express gratitude. Professionally, I just completed my first year in a new role; within those months, I felt deep appreciation to work in an organization that is filled with people that are like extended family. And I am thankful to so many, including: Our year-round staff … Read more

A Grateful Community Celebrates

At our Send a Kid to Tamarack annual fundraising event, we are fortunate to recognize a philanthropic leader or distinguished camp alum who has done extraordinary things for Tamarack and our community. I am beyond thrilled to share that we will be honoring Sue and Alan J. Kaufman at our upcoming Send a Kid event … Read more

Securing Our Future

We are thrilled to announce that, with the help of our generous community, we have successfully completed the William Davidson Foundation scholarship endowment match! In raising over $800,000 in scholarship endowment, the William Davidson Foundation has matched that amount dollar-for-dollar. This effort was accomplished with gifts of all sizes, through newly created endowment funds and … Read more

Aggressive Deer Adventure Club

Who we are:  Founded in 2008, the Aggressive Deer Adventure Club is a group of proud Tamarack Alumni from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, who lead normal (read: boring) lives as doctors, lawyers, business owners, and influencers (not really).  Every few years, using the camping skills we learned at Tamarack, we take backcountry hiking trips … Read more

Mission Moment

Last night, at the Jewish Federation and United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit Combined Board Meeting, I was honored to present on behalf of Tamarack Camps, where I highlighted our agency’s resiliency in the midst of COVID-19 – and, in my remarks, shared challenges, successes, and vision for the upcoming season. Afterward, I had the … Read more

Opening Day

For baseball fans, Opening Day is a tradition you look forward to all year. You wake up early, put on your favorite team’s gear, and celebrate with fellow fans to kick off what you hope will be a winning season. For Tamarack Camps, this Monday, November 1, is our Opening Day and we can’t wait! First, … Read more