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Reflections on Change For Good

In May, at our annual fundraiser, Send a Kid To Tamarack, we highlighted the idea of “Change for Good.” Now, reflecting on the journey of this historic summer, and as I continue to have conversations with our campers, staff, and families, I am motivated by the positive change that existed in every program. Even in … Read more

Sam Appel

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 Sam Appel. Read his story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? I … Read more

Reflections from JCC Day Camps

As our season comes to an end at JCC Day Camps powered by Tamarack, we reflect on the incredible summer we had. Campers were eager to see their camp friends they hadn’t seen since the 2019 summer and excited with meeting new friends. Counselors were eager to allow campers an outlet this summer that only … Read more

Reflections from the Annual Meeting

On August 9, our Board of Directors and many supporters gathered in the “fresh air” for our Annual Meeting. It was the first time we had been in person since March of 2020 and although we were not at Camp Maas (as has been the tradition), we were grateful to be together. To everyone who … Read more

Reflections on Generosity

As I reflect upon the many forms of generosity that campers and staff encounter at Tamarack Camps, I feel uplifted by the kindness and care of our community. It is widely recognized that philanthropy – gifts of time, money, experience, skills, or talent  – creates a better world. And through Tamarack Camps, it has the … Read more

President’s Award

When working to form the United Nations after WWII, Winston Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” When I think about these wise words and consider the new waters we have navigated over the past year, a Tamarack Camps alum and champion clearly comes to mind: Scott Wasserman. Throughout COVID-19, Scott … Read more

Thanks For Writing

At camp, as professional staff, the letters we receive represent some of the best words in the world. Recently, I received an email from a camper parent, which followed first session at Camp Kennedy: “After being cooped up for a year and a half, camp provided that first opportunity of normalcy. There is certainly special … Read more

The Wonderful World of Camp

JCC Day Camps powered by Tamarack is in full swing and has been for the past few weeks. Everyone is so excited to see their camp friends and staff from previous summers. The theme for this summer is “The Wonderful World of Camp,” and that is exactly what it has felt like. Our specialty camps … Read more

Annual Meeting Announcement

Annual Meeting Announcement of the Fresh Air Society (Tamarack Camps) Date: Monday, August 9 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Springdale Park Shelter, 316 Strathmore Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48304 We would also like to thank the exceptional leaders who are rolling off the board this year, due to the term limits of our bylaws: … Read more

The Comeback

At Camp Kennedy and Camp Maas, our campers and staff are home. And, on July 18th, Camp Olmsted begins. These statements are truly the dawn of a new day. Across the fields at Tamarack Camps, this is the comeback. A glorious return. An emotional reunion. And something is clear: even as we navigate the complications … Read more