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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.

Our next program will be March 8-10, 2019. Applications will open in late January.

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.  Twice each year, we offer Dad and Me Family Camp. 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 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.

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 5 and up.

2019 Bubbie Zaydie Family Camp Dates:

  • Weekend 1 – June 15-17
  • Weekend 2 – June 22-24
  • Weekend 3 – June 29-July 1
  • Weekend 4 – July 6-8
  • Weekend 5 – July 13-15
  • Weekend 6 – July 20-22
  • Weekend 7 – July 27-29
  • Weekend 8 – August 3-5

Applications will available in early February.

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 Jeannette Levene at 248-952-9109.

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.