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January 15, 1993 - Image 74

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-01-15

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Counsellor In Training Program

"A Leadership and Recreation Experience"

Dates - June 27 - August 20, 1993
Eligible: Entering Grades 11 - 12

Fee - $995

Application must be in by February 1,
1993 - Interview required for


A select group of Grade 11 - 12 teens
will be chosen for a leadership training
and recreation program at Camp Maas.

Fresh Air
Celebrates its' 90th

Past and present campers, staff,
members of the board, and donors
joined together last October for a
wonderful night of nostalgia and
celebration marking 90 years since the
Fresh Air Society was formed. Pam
Opperer, Chair of the 90th celebration,
remarked on the hard work of all her
committee members. Master of
Ceremonies, Lenny Newman (Brighton
'64 - '84), and Narrator, Rube Weiss
(Fresh Air Camp 1940-1941), led the
participants on a fascinating journey
through the history of camp with the aid
of slides from each period. The Alumni
chorus, consisting of Wynn Landis
(Fresh Air Camp '41 - '43) , Gail Chickee
Shapiro ( Ortonville '55 - '60), Carol
Rosenberg (Ortonville '56 - '62), Lynn
Medow (Ortonville '74 - '79) and
Helayne Shaw (Brighton '80 - '92)
opened and closed the show. Ninety-two
year old Jack Pearlman, who was a
counselor at the first Fresh Air Camp,
sang the 1915 camp song and was a
definite show stopper. Guitarist Taron
Tachman and Robby Weiner (Camp
Maas '92) led community singing of
popular camp songs through the ages.

The Fresh Air Society began as an
organization dedicated to taking
immigrant Jewish children into the
"fresh air", first at Belle Isle, and later at
rented residential sites. The first Fresh
Air Camp opened in 1912 at Venice
Beach on Lake St. Clair. The Brighton
campsite replaced it in 1927. The


Sample Itinerary:
Week 1

Sessions on developing your counselor
skills, discipline, programming, working
with groups, storytelling, dealing with
hard to handle children etc., plus use of
all camp facilities

Week 4

Week 8

Hiking and Canoeing trip.

Final week at camp, use of camp
facilities, receive evaluations organize
camp wide program.

Week 5

Placement with a bunk or specialty.

Week 6

Week 2

Placement with a bunk or specialty.

Placement at Camp Tamarack at
Brighton and/or Silverman

Week 3

Week 7

Travel Trip - Ex: Shaw Festival and

Ortonville site was purchased in 1950
and Camp Kennedy (1963) and the
Charles N. Agree Outpost Camp (1971)
were later donated to camp by the Levy
and Agree families respectively. The 90th
Anniversary celebration marked Fresh
Air Society's continuing tradition of
quality and excellence in resident

Reunion Was
a Blast!

Over 1,000 campers, staff, and parents
attended the Thanksgiving Rollerskating
Reunion at Bonaventure. Campers
especially enjoyed seeing and talking
with their counselors from the summer.
For the first time ever; prizes were
raffled off to all those who filled out a
raffle ticket. Happy winners included
Jeffrey Malack who won a set of in-line
skates, Katherine Razdolsky who won a
cassette tape recorder, and Danny Matz,
who won a Tamarack Camps T-Shirt. A
great time was had by everyone.

This stimulating and exciting Senior
C.I.T. program will help you land a job
as a junior counselor at Tamarack
Camps for the following summer.



Write, direct and produce a major play-
Parents will be invited to view.

Winter Camp
"A Success Story"

Winter Camp '92 was held in typical
Tamarack style — with jam packed days
of fun-filled activities and lots of spirit.
Over 400 campers could be seen
throughout camp bundled up in warm
clothing as they spent the greater part of
the day outside participating in nature
hikes, outdoor sports, Pioneer Skills and
hay rides. Campers also enjoyed arts and
crafts, drama, a free choice activity and
floor hockey.

Special activities highlighted the evening
with a "Little Council", "Stock Market",
"Night at the Races" and a Movie Night.
In addition, our Maas campers enjoyed a
day skiing at Mt. Holly and were
challenged with group Initiatives.

Our two song leaders led the campers in
spirited and loud song sessions as we got
in the "Tamarack Spirit" once again. It
was great singing our favorite camp
songs in the middle of winter.

How exciting it was to see our campers
reunite with our special summer staff
and spend quality camp time together
again. Winter Camp was fun, exciting and
exhausting. It was the best ever!

1993 Tamarack
Camps Jamboree
"Winter Carnival
of Fun"

Our 1993 Jamboree held on Sunday,
January 10 at the West Bloomfield Jewish
Community Center was another
outstanding success. Over 1000
returning and future campers and their
families attended this free event that
brings camp to the city. The craft booths
allowed kids to take home buzz saws,
hanimals, bird feeders, candles, candle
holders, humma bead magnets and
ropes. Children could help prepare and
nosh on apple fritters, cider and challah.
Playing games and entering contests
such as frisbee toss, target hockey, donut
eating, nerf ball toss, compass treks and
fire building allowed the participants to
win tickets which they could redeem for
terrific prizes. Camp songs, balloons,
face painting and our camp video were
added to create an afternoon filled with
loads of fun and smiling faces.* Families
had a last opportunity to sign their
children up for camp at our special
priority fees as well as spending a terrific
afternoon together at this special "Camp
comes to the city" Jamboree.


*The highlight was our circus acts. Children
swinging on a trapeze and tumbling on
trampolines. An expanded circus specialty will
be at Maas in '93.


For more information on any of our summer programs call 313-661-0600.


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