Tamarack Camps and JCC Day Camps Announce Partnership

Posted by: JCC of Metro Detroit on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Better Together JCC Tamarack

Tamarack Camps and JCC Day Camps are thrilled to announce an historic partnership.  Beginning next summer, with a new managed services agreement in place, “JCC Day Camps will be Powered by Tamarack.” The organizations are convinced that the combination of their unique expertise, passion, and talent will create a day camp experience without parallel in the region and maybe the country.

The agreement between Tamarack and the JCC builds upon a national trend in Jewish communal organizations toward collaboration.  According to Steve Engel, CEO of Tamarack Camps, “we can now take the best practices from both agencies and deliver a higher level of excellence in programming, staffing and facility enhancement.” JCC CEO, Brian Siegel agrees stating, “the synergy created by this partnership will bring the magic of Tamarack Camps to hundreds of more children in our community while acting as a model for inter-agency cooperation.”

The first move has been to hire a Senior Managing Director, Randy Comensky, who has over 20 years prior camp management experience in St Louis, Buffalo, and most recently Houston. Randy will work with seasoned JCC Day Camp Directors Jenny Morgan and Liam Grandidge.  Jenny, a Tamarack alum, has extensive experience in the camping industry; and Liam, who hails from Manchester, England, started his camping career at Willoway Day Camp and has been a leader at the JCC Day Camps for several years.

Both agencies view this move as a boundless opportunity to better serve the Jewish community.  

About JCC Day Camps

Located on more than 250 beautiful wooded acres in West Bloomfield, JCC Day Camps offers spectacular summer programs for children and teens ages kindergarten to 17. JCC Day Camps is licensed by the State of Michigan, is accredited by the American Camp Association, and offers complimentary, chaperoned transportation to and from most areas in Oakland County. To learn more, visit www.jccdet.org/daycamps or call 248.432.5578.

About Tamarack Camps

For 116 years, Tamarack Camps has continued its mission to build a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability. Tamarack’s programs provide transformative experiences for campers entering 2nd through 11th grades and beyond. To learn more, visit www.tamarackcamps.com or call 248.647.1100.


To learn more about this partnership, please contact:

Tracy Aronoff, Tamarack Camps, [email protected]

Justin Wedes, JCC, [email protected]

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