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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: $750
Family of 3: $950
Family of 4: $1,150
Family of 5: $1,350
Family of 6 (2 rooms): $1,550
Family of 7 (2 rooms): $1,750
Family of 8 (2 rooms): $1,950
Family of 9 (2 rooms): $2,150
Family of 10 (2 rooms): $2,350

For more information, please contact Helayne Shaw, Director of Family Camping, at

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 4-12 years of age.

For more information, please contact Helayne Shaw at 248-952-9106.

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!

For more information, please contact Helayne Shaw at 248-952-9106.

Family Camp at Butzel Retreat Center

The Butzel Retreat Center is an ideal setting for group gatherings and Family Camps. Currently, Mom & Me and Bubbie Zaydie are 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.