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Singing, Dancing, Learning; A Night Around the Campfire

Due to the recent cold weather in Michigan, it may not have seemed like summer would ever arrive. But, a campfire is the perfect way to end a chilly May day. Powers Middle School’s 6th graders had the chance to top off one of their days at Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center with a campfire sing-along. … Read more

High Ropes, High Encouragement, High Confidence

Making forest shelters, learning how to use a compass, and building rafts may not sound fun to all middle school girls. These activities may seem very different than the fast-paced, connected world. Yet, nineteen young women from the Academy of the Sacred Heart embraced the new and very fun activities. While reflecting on their high … Read more

Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education rebrands to attract more corporate team building

This post originally appeared in The Jewish News on December 12, 2017. After more than 50 years operating as Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education, the nonprofit has rebranded its year-round experiential team building, leadership training and nature appreciation programs. It will now be known as the Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center. “The name and logo change … Read more

Tamarack Camps Expands Outdoor Education Program With Adventure and Retreat Center

This post originally appeared in DBusiness on November 9th, 2017. After operating as Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education in Ortonville for more than 50 years, the non-profit has rebranded its year-round, experiential team building, leadership training, and nature appreciation programs as the Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center. Located on more than 1,100 acres in northern Oakland County, … Read more

Team Building, Rabid Monkeys and Aliens, Oh My!

When adults need to do teambuilding activities, you typically see eye roll and hear snickering.  But, at Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center, we don’t mess around.  Part of a teambuilding might be when a team member is hoisted five feet in the air, threaded headfirst through a manmade web.  And while it sounds scary and … Read more