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The Gift of Camp

Thank you for giving the gift of camp to our community’s youth! As we enter this season of gratitude, our thoughts turn to all those who helped and supported Tamarack Camps throughout the year. Because of you, children and teens had enriching summer camping experiences full of Jewish learning and living! With grateful hearts, we … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah

The celebration of Thanksgiving – a formal opportunity to express gratitude. Professionally, I just completed my first year in a new role; within those months, I felt deep appreciation to work in an organization that is filled with people that are like extended family. And I am thankful to so many, including: Our year-round staff … Read more

A Grateful Community Celebrates

At our Send a Kid to Tamarack annual fundraising event, we are fortunate to recognize a philanthropic leader or distinguished camp alum who has done extraordinary things for Tamarack and our community. I am beyond thrilled to share that we will be honoring Sue and Alan J. Kaufman at our upcoming Send a Kid event … Read more

Securing Our Future

We are thrilled to announce that, with the help of our generous community, we have successfully completed the William Davidson Foundation scholarship endowment match! In raising over $800,000 in scholarship endowment, the William Davidson Foundation has matched that amount dollar-for-dollar. This effort was accomplished with gifts of all sizes, through newly created endowment funds and … Read more

Mission Moment

Last night, at the Jewish Federation and United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit Combined Board Meeting, I was honored to present on behalf of Tamarack Camps, where I highlighted our agency’s resiliency in the midst of COVID-19 – and, in my remarks, shared challenges, successes, and vision for the upcoming season. Afterward, I had the … Read more

Opening Day

For baseball fans, Opening Day is a tradition you look forward to all year. You wake up early, put on your favorite team’s gear, and celebrate with fellow fans to kick off what you hope will be a winning season. For Tamarack Camps, this Monday, November 1, is our Opening Day and we can’t wait! First, … Read more

Why CAMPaign for Change?

Why CAMPaign for Change? The CAMPaign for Change supports camper scholarships and helps to ensure that every child, regardless of financial ability, can spend a life-changing summer at Tamarack Camps. Take a moment, close your eyes, and just imagine what going to camp does for a child who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience … Read more

L’Shana Tova

In the midst of these Jewish holidays, and during the change of seasons (the hot summer has suddenly turned into a cool fall), I am reflecting on this special time. Rosh Hashana rings in the Jewish New Year. Similarly, in many ways, as the summer of 2021 ends and we begin preparation for 2022, it is … Read more

Opportunities for Change

Last Sunday, our Tamarack board gathered in the “fresh air” of Camp Maas for a day-long retreat. It was the first time we had been together at camp since 2019. It felt like we were finally able to enter our own piece of the promised land. We reflected on the summer, participated in team building … Read more

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