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Pushing Yourself To New Limits: An Employee Highlight

Working at Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center has a lot of advantages. You get to work outside, you get to meet new people almost every day, and you often get to share special moments with guests. For Macie Keller, 2019 was her first time working in outdoor education, and it was exactly what she was … Read more

The Animals of Tamarack Adventure

When you come to Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center you expect to be immersed in nature, maybe conquer a high ropes course or sing a campfire song, and there is so much more to do! Canoeing, tie-dying, team building activities, and archery— just to name a few! Students can also meet some pretty cool animals … Read more

They Can’t Stop Coming Back to Tamarack Adventure: An Employee Highlight

When people come to Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center, they often want to come back as soon as possible, and this is the same for the employees! Page Gardner is a student at Oakland University studying journalism and communication, and 2019 was her second year at Tamarack Adventure. She wants to go into outdoor education … Read more

New Farm Programs

The Farber Farm is thriving this spring season and our staff is proud to announce the new programs offered through the Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center! Tamarack has always strived to immerse guests into the outdoors and give them a new outlook on nature. Through ropes courses, wilderness survival, and living science programs, Tamarack is … Read more

Turning Team-Building into an Adventure: Brogan Takes a Tamarack Adventure

Think back to the third day of your job… nothing out of the ordinary right? At Brogan, my third day consisted of having to get all employees across an imaginary pond filled with alligators with only 3 logs, trying to balance a teeter-totter “ship” with around 20 people, and being hoisted over a 12-foot wall. … Read more

Every Company Needs A Retreat! And Here’s Why.

Today, business is more about catering to employees and customers than it is about numbers. Yes, numbers are important, but they’re only factorable when you have happy customers and employees. This means it’s imperative to keep people happy in order to increase revenue and profit margins. While you might have implemented many strategies to keep … Read more

The Seasons of The Farber Farm

Walking around the Farber Farm, you’ll find corn, pumpkins, tomatoes, beans, basil, and so much more. The vibrant colors of the various plants finally showed after months of construction and planting. The farm manager, Alex Rosenberg worked closely with the construction crew to make this project a reality. The plans started years ago when the … Read more

A Corporate Family Retreat

When you were in school did you know everyone in your grade? What about now at work; can you name every coworker? The Sachse Enterprise is trying to make that a reality. Calling their trip at Tamarack Adventure the “Family Meeting 8,” members of all 5 of their companies made their way to camp. Professionals … Read more

See You Later Fletcher

Tamarack Adventure strives to teach teamwork and good communication through games and activities. Our interns, educators, seasonal, and year-round staff prepare, practice, and train to hone those skills. It would be impossible to succeed in helping others if we couldn’t do it ourselves. And there’s one leader on our team who deserves much credit for … Read more

History Comes Alive in Smoklerville!

When was the last time you immersed yourself in something unfamiliar? Maybe you traveled to a different country or even just an unfamiliar destination. At Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center, groups do it all the time.  Smoklerville, or as it’s commonly referred to as Pioneer Skills, is a program where students have the chance to … Read more

Tamarack Teamwork Makes the College Kids Work

Good communication, patience, and teamwork are all attributes leaders need as well as skills Tamarack Adventure promotes through their programs. Tamarack Adventure doesn’t simply teach these traits to young students, but to people who are already leaders. Eastern Michigan University (EMU) brought their orientation team to learn, reflect, and grow. Referred to as the OTEAM, … Read more

Twenty Years of Tamarack

Since its establishment fifty-five years ago, Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center has worked with countless groups including Anderson Middle School. For twenty-one years, 6th-8th graders from Anderson leave Berkley, the suburban area they call home, to come to camp.  Laura Scribner, the group’s leader, has led the group for twenty-one years. She accounts the gorgeous … Read more