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January 14, 1994 - Image 73

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-01-14

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WINTER 1994

Tamar ackCa i nps

MAAS • KENNEDY • AGREE • TRAVEL TRIPS • FAMILY CAMP

If you liked '93, Thersia more in '94

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

The Future Looks Bright
Ikon an eye to the future, Tamarack Camps is busy expanding, modifying

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and building on the excellence of it's 90 year past.

In preparation for the inclusions of Brighton's campers at Camp Maas, new
villages are being built at this very moment. The cabins will house 10-12
campers and 4 staff and will have bathroom and shower facilities. The
villages, presently known as Kadima and Frontier, provide the perfect oppor-
tunity for endowment.

After a record enrollment in 1993, we are looking forward to an even greater
1994 experience. The new camping schedule, which offers 2,3,4,6, and 8
week preference, allows families the flexibility to meet their children's indi-
vidual needs.

Research has indicated a strong correlation between the Jewish camping
experience, and future commitment to, an involvement in Judaism. For many
children, Tamarack Camps is the only exposure to the Jewish value and
culture. Although camp may seem financially out of reach for some families,
we strive, as always, to enable every Jewish child to experience this unique
opportunity.

FACIL1110, 8.
NEM OlU_AGES,
PROGRAMS AT CAMP MAAS

We are very proud of the 12 new cabins and two lodges being con-
structed at Camp Maas. Designed to meet the needs of our youngest
campers, they will be the prototype for cabins built at resident camps
throughout the 90's.

A new playground, on the Junior Side, will be an integral part of helping

our youngest campers feel welcome and accepted at Camp Maas.

15 new kayaks will enhance our program to meet the needs of every age

group.

The Maddin Waterski program was a highlight for many children in '93.

In addition to our tournament ski boat and 2 seadoos, we will expand
our waterski program to include another tournament ski boat and jet ski.
This will allow campers on Junior and Senior Sides ample skiing opportu
nities.

Three new overnight sites are being cleared so every child can experi-
ence the fun and fellowship of camping and eating in the wilderness.

The Zaks Ampitheatre, overlooking our lake, was completed the end of
last summer and will hold over 1000 people. Our Shabbat song sessions
and other campwide programs will utilize this beautiful facility.

Circus Camp will be back with an additional challenge and great

activities, especially the Trampoline and Trapeze.

Plus . . . Many other new and exciting activities to combine with all the
great facilities and programs.

As we approach our next summer's camping session, we can look back with
pride on the many Jewish children and families we've touched with our
magic.

Jonathan Haber

President

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Evolving Through the 90's

"Continuing to Change to Meet
Your Needs"

'though it is only January, I can hardly wait for the summer of '94. The

merger of Camp Tamarack with Camp Maas promises to be exciting and
challenging. The construction of two new villages (Kadima, for entering
2nd and 3rd grade females, and Frontier, for entering 2nd and 3rd grade males) is
proceeding at a rapid pace. The addition of showers and bathrooms in the
youngest children's cabins is a progressive move.

The success of all our new activities, such as waterskiing, circus, radio station,
kayaking, and all the other wonderful program additions, has contributed to an all
around dynamic program. We are not, however, resting on our successes at
Tamarack Camps. We have many new and exciting programs available this
summer. We are expanding our waterskiing and kayaking programs. We are
adding two new tennis courts on each side of camp, due to a generous donation.
Our circus specialty will be adding Trapezium: an aerial adventure, sure to be a
highlight.

When you consider the above activities in addition to our camp plays, excellent
tripping program, R.O.P.E.S. course, Fine Arts , and sports facilities, clearly there is
little we do not offer our campers. The difference at Tamarack is our commitment
to helping our campers and staff enhance their Jewish identity through an ongoing
exploration of values, morals, and ethics. Our most exciting and moving Jewish
experience is the celebration of Shabbat. Children connect with their spirituality
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through singing, dancing, services, and oneg programs.

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