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Why Summer Camp? I’ll Tell You Why.

For Tamarack campers, the end of June brings endless smiles. School closes for two whole months and campers move to their “home away from home.” Mornings are spent with sleepy-eyed bunkmates and nights come alive with laughter. Days are filled with friends, food-fights, and countless memories. Ask those of us who went to camp and … Read more

Alumni Champion- Joel Kirsch

Joel Kirsch began at Tamarack Camps in 1991 as a Senior Side camper at Brighton. The next step in his Tamarack journey took him through the Maas villages from DeRoy, all the way to Pioneer. His camper years culminated with the Western and Alaska trips. Joel was then a TSS, a counselor in DeRoy and … Read more

Cars for Camp!

Have you ever had a car that’s like a family member?  Joey’s car—an old, gold grandpa-esque car with a loud, squeaky wheel—had been in our lives since we met in 2011. In fact, it was the car driven on our first date. It was well loved, well used, but getting old and needed work.  Fast … Read more

Cars for Camp!

Have you ever had a car that’s like a family member?  Joey’s car—an old, gold grandpa-esque car with a loud, squeaky wheel—had been in our lives since we met in 2011. In fact, it was the car driven on our first date. It was well loved, well used, but getting old and needed work.  Fast … Read more

From the Lake, to the Office, and Back!

Growing up, my summers were always something I looked forward to no matter what I did. I joined the camp game a bit late and did not attend Tamaracks Camps, but had the best 3 years as a camper at another amazing camp. My camp, my home away from home, unfortunately closed down my second … Read more

The Four Questions of Send a Kid to Tamarack

Why should I attend Send a Kid to Tamarack (SK2T)? Tamarack Camps is a magical place that changes lives every summer. For some families, sending one or more camper is not financially possible. Every person who gives to Tamarack Camps is helping families afford summer camp. Thirty percent of campers are awarded scholarship toward tuition and … 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

The Tamarack Difference

Every year, we hear the same question from prospective camper parents.  What makes Tamarack Camps more qualified than any other Jewish summer camp out there?  The answer — as you might imagine — is not just any one thing, but a combination of factors that come together to make the experience the best it can … Read more