Agency Story: Tamarack Camps

October 4, 2013 | Steve Engel

It is hard to believe that another summer has concluded at Tamarack Camps and that 1,350 campers, American and Israeli, enjoyed a Tamarack experience. Some of our many highlights include:

  • Our incoming 6th grade girls enjoyed the newly renovated Charach-Sheruth Village.
  • The new Ravitz Foundation Arts Center was loved by all. Copper-enameling, woodworking, glass fusing and sewing were but a few of the many new offerings, taught by our artists-in-residence.
  • A new Tikkun Olam Village was launched for campers entering 11th grade. Campers did hands-on community service with “Summer in the City” and “Habitat for Humanity.” They also learned about philanthropy by forming the Camp Maas Tikkun Olam Foundation, funded by the Jewish Teen Funders Network. The teens granted funds to Forgotten Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus and JARC.
  • Tamarack Camps awarded $1,140,000 in scholarships to help 505 Michigan Jewish campers attend one of our camping programs.
  • Family Camps concluded another successful season including nine (9) “Bubbie Zaydie” Camps and our first ever “Dad and Me” Camp. “Dad and Me” Camp was so popular it will be offered twice in the upcoming year.

As we reflect on the beginning of another new year, Tamarack Camps is fortunate to be a constituent agency of a strong and vibrant Jewish Federation offering enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families in our Detroit Jewish community, respectful of financial ability.


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