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Alumni Spotlight with Mollie Yarsike

When did you attend Tamarack Camps? I started going to camp slowly, which was perfect for me. I first went for a Shabbat weekend in Shiffman, then one week in Fishman. After that, I went every summer from ages seven to fifteen, eventually building up to a full session in Specialty. I absolutely loved every … Read more

Tamarack Camps Annual Fundraiser

Comedian Nate Fridson will be supporting a cause close to his heart when he performs at the annual Send a Kid to Tamarack (Sk2T) event April 28 at the Berman Center for Performing Arts. Fridson was a Tamarack camper from the late 1990s into the 2000s and then a counselor at Camp Maas after that. … Read more

Camp Maas Switches to the Best. Eggs. Ever!

In 2000, eight-year-old Brittany Feldman sat in the cheder with her Fishman bunk eating breakfast. She would never have imagined that 19 years later, she would be advocating to improve the quality of the eggs at Tamarack Camps. As Manager of Sustainability and Outdoor Engagement at Hazon Detroit, Brittany is diving into her passion to … Read more

Zera—The Archer Warrior

If you met her, you might think she’s your average ten-year old girl.  Rest assured, Zera Levine is not just any regular ten-year old—she is a master archer. It all started one beautiful day at Camp Maas.  While Zera was in Shiffman, our youngest girl’s village, her bunk was participating in the fun day-to-day activities … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Last Night of Camp

Dear Families of Camp Maas, In a summer full of highlights, last night added more to the reel! Immediately after dinner, the curtain opened on the “All-Camp Play,” Moana, which entertained every village and was met by thunderous applause and standing ovations. Following the production, music played – and we expressed appreciation to campers that … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Circus Day

Dear Families of Camp Maas, A little rain didn’t stop the circus from coming to town.  Yesterday morning, the Brighton Side campers – Shiffman, Applebaum, Fishman, and DeRoy, along with Atid and Avodah, gathered inside the gym to play midway games such as sponge toss at the counselors, face painting, fake scars (compliments of the clinic), a cake walk, … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Shabbat

Dear Families of Camp Maas, Emotional.  Camp is very emotional. And, especially at camp, time flies — and emotions soar. Within the blink of an eye, our Mini C session has ended.  In the midst of so many smiles, mixed with tears, our campers returned home from home — with greater independence, enhanced confidence, a bit taller … … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Dream and Shine

Dear Families of Camp Maas, Opening ceremony on the first night of camp is one of my favorite events. Second night show is my second favorite. Campers get together, their eyes wide open, excited to meet their staff, supervisors and specialty areas.  They are introduced to the greatest summer song so far “Dream and Shine,” … Read more