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January 19, 1996 - Image 75

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-01-19

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Shaarey Zeclek
Beth 44yeleci
Isluirsery School

One party, we played human
Monopoly. You were like the car
or the horse," he said. The game
board was on the tennis courts.
Michael also remembers a
three-day canoe trip in Algonquin
Park, where he and about 10 oth-
er campers swam, canoed and
gathered firewood.
He says he's going back to
Tamakwa next summer.
Michael's brother Evan, 13,
doesn't have to dig into his mem-
ory bank too far to recall a shin-
ing moment from camp last
summer.
He came in first place in a
2,000-meter portage in which
campers had to leave their canoes
and carry heavy backpacks to ne-
gotiate a dangerous part of a riv-
er. Counselors carried the canoes.
Dana Benson, 7, of Bloomfield
Hills, caught a "real big fish" and
earned a blue tag for swimming
last year as a day camper at Wil-
loway Day Camp in West Bloom-
field.
"My favorite thing is horseback
riding and Fridays, because we
have toys in the pool and some-
times we have a big campfire," she
added.
Summer camp, as many will
attest, is a place to test the ro-
mantic waters, as well.
Mitch Rosenwasser met his fu-
ture wife on a Tamarack Western
Trip in 1984, although neither
knew they would someday find
each other again.
Mr. Rosenwasser, manager of
Star Trax and a West Bloomfield
resident, was a trip leader on the
month-long adventure; Jenifer
(Adler) Rosenwasser, director of
the Young Adult Division of the
Jewish Federation of Metropoli-
tan Detroit, was a camper.
The two didn't see each other
much after the trip, but in 1988,
when Mr. Rosenwasser, 32, went

back to the University of Michi-
gan to study education, he met up
with Jenifer again. This time it
was in the Brown Jug restaurant,
where he worked to earn extra
money.
"She started coming in late at
night with her boyfriend," he said.
In 1992, they started dating,
but it was on-again, off-again.
Last March they got married.
Jenifer, in the meantime, re-
vealed to Mitch that she had a
"huge crush" on him during the
Western trip, he said.
Visions of peanut butter-and-
jelly-on-challah sandwiches, skin-
ny dips, kitchen raids and
songfests still dance in Carol
Rosenberg's mind when she
thinks of her years at Camp
Tamarack in the late 1950s and
early 1960s.
"I used to schlep the cartons of
milk in those steel cases miles into
the pine needles. We put up mos-
quito netting and slept on the
ground. It was the greatest — the
greatest — time of my life," the
Troy resident recalled.
Ms. Rosenberg became head of
Pioneer Village in Ortonville af-
ter she'd been a camper for sev-
eral years. She remembered that
the unit heads developed a kind
of Morse Code with bells to com-
municate with each other.
One night, using their system,
they got help, pronto, to two se-
nior counselors whose tent went
up in flames because of an over-
turned gas lantern.
She still bumps into one of
those counselors now and then.
When they look at each other,
they don't even need words to "re-
member how great the cama-
raderie was.
"There's a bonding that
nobody else knows from. I was
just meshugah with camp," she
said. ❑

SUMMER CAMP

For Ages 2-6

Available at both locations for 8 weeks
Smithfield and F'nai Israel/Applebaum Center, W. Bloomfield

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Attention: Children of KinAergetrtert Age

We have a Special Program for Youl

• Weekly Themes
• Nature 6- Craft Activities
• Music 6- Dance Specialists

Activities for beginning
and advanced students
include painting, draw-
ing, mask-making,
ceramics, T-shirt painting
and much more! To par-
ticipate, children must
have completed the first
grade. Camp begins
June 24, 1996.

Southfield Theatre
Academy Day
Camp

SOUTHFIELD CENTER FOR THE
ARTS
SOUTHFIELD ROAD AT 9 1/2
MILE ROAD
810-354-9603

Our talented staff will
help your child increase

his or her self-confidence
and enrich natural talents
by means of a fun-filled,
active experience in the-
ater. At the end of each
2-week session, the
campers will star in a fully
staged and costumed
production with acting
and music. This is guaran-
teed fun for all. You have
the talent ... Now learn to
use it!

Summer
Impressions Day
Camp

4150 MIDDLEBELT
W. BLOOMFIELD, MI 48323
(810) 661-3630

CAMP LISTINGS page 76

• Parent•Toddler, 15-30 mos.
• Terrific Twos
• Half 6- Full Pay Programs

Extendect 14-otos: 7:30 cost to 5:30 p.Ki.

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for inforisiation call Rena Weintraub at 810 -357-5544
or Janet Pont at 810-681-4235

3roadreach coed, ages 13-19 • costs start at $2,400 + airfare

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no experience necessary

this summer...



CAMP LISTINGS page 73

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Sea Kayaking



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