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Mom and Me Family Camp

How often do you have a chance to get away from all the hustle of everyday life and simply enjoy time with your child(ren)? Tamarack Camps understands the value of taking some time outside day-to-day life. Twice each year, we offer Mom and Me Family Camp. It’s a time to enjoy a relaxing Shabbat at our Butzel Retreat Center. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, Mom and Me programs, Havdalah, campfire, s’mores and more. The program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age.

Family of 2: $270
Family of 3: $375
Family of 4: $460
Family of 5: $540

Save the date for our upcoming weekends in 2019.  Applications will be available in the fall.

  • November 1-3
  • December 6-8

For more information, please contact Jackie Yashinsky at 248-952-9030.

Dad and Me Family Camp

Give your kids a weekend to remember with a Dad-only weekend.  It’s a time to enjoy a relaxing Shabbat at Camp Maas. Activities include sports, fishing, archery, climbing tower, arts and crafts, special Dad and Me programming, Havdalah, campfire, s’mores and more. The program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Sorry, no moms allowed!

Family of 2: $270
Family of 3: $375
Family of 4: $460
Family of 5: $540

Applications for May 10-12 are now available! Click here to apply!

Save the date for our upcoming weekends in 2019:

  • May 10-12 (Please note, May 12 is Mother's Day. Programming will end by 10 am.)
  • October 18-20

For more information, please contact Jackie Yashinsky at 248-952-9030.

New Year's Family Camp

Celebrate New Year’s at camp with family and friends. What could be better?

Tamarack Camps loves when families can spend quality time together! And what better time than New Year’s Family Camp? Enjoy a rustic reprieve at Butzel Retreat Center with activities such as arts and crafts, sports, sledding, family game night, and a special New Year’s Eve Celebration. This program is best suited for families with children 5 years of age and older.

Nighttime coverage will be provided so parents can relax and socialize.

Save the date: December 29, 2019-January 1, 2020!

For more information, please contact Jackie Yashinsky at 248-952-9030.

Bubbie Zaydie Family Camp

Grandparents, come live the dream – a weekend away with your grandchild(ren) at Butzel Retreat Center and where there are no parents allowed! The weekend is filled with family fun, from campfires and s’mores to swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, a Shabbat celebration and so much more. You and your grandchild(ren) will leave with great memories.

This program is best suited for ages 4-12.

Family of 2: $400
Family of 3: $505
Family of 4: $590
Family of 5: $665
Family of 6 (2 rooms): $960
Family of 7 (2 rooms): $1,040
Family of 8 (2 rooms): $1,135
Family of 9 (2 rooms): $1,185
Family of 10 (2 rooms): $1,315

2019 Bubbie Zaydie Family Camp Dates:

  • Weekend 1 – June 14-16
  • Weekend 2 – June 21-23
  • Weekend 3 – June 28-30
  • Weekend 4 – July 5-7
  • Weekend 5 – July 12-14
  • Weekend 6 – July 19-21
  • Weekend 7 – July 26-28
  • Weekend 8 – August 2-4

Applications are available now! Apply online or download a printable application.  Families will be notified of weekend placement on Monday, April 1.

For more information, please contact Helayne Shaw, Director of Family Camping, at
248-952-9106.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jackie Yashinsky at 248-952-9030.

Family Camp at Butzel Retreat Center

The Butzel Retreat Center is an ideal setting for group gatherings and Family Camps. Currently, Mom & Me, Bubbie Zaydie, and New Year’s Family Camps are all hosted here. Families enjoy their meals in the dining hall, and coffee and tea are always available in our collaborative space which also includes a mini refrigerator and microwave. All meals and snacks are kosher and include vegetarian options with the ability to accommodate special dietary needs.

Each family will stay in a guest house with eight hotel-style bedrooms with private bathrooms, heat and air conditioning. Connected rooms are available for larger families. Linens and towels are provided. The common living area has comfortable seating, a fireplace, flat screen TV with cable and DVD player, and Wi-Fi. Handicap accessible rooms are available.

In addition to our Family Camp programs, many community temples and synagogues also conduct their family retreats here as well.