Advent Retreat 2018

Join Us at Camp Tamarack before the hustle and bustle of the Holidays for some time to be creative and reflect on the season. Each session will include a meditation on the Advent themes of Faith, Hope, Joy and Love, plus an opportunity to create 6 cards of one design on the left with Heidi Olsen. Sunday morning will include a bonus session of present tags. If you don’t want to make cards and want to spend time working on your own projects, you are welcome to do that as well! Schedule Friday 11/2: 5-7pm Arrive at Camp and get…

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Tamarack Tales: The Water Tells A Story

Camp Tamarack hosted its first-ever Tamarack Tales nature camp in July of 2018. With three lakes and a little over 180 acres, there is a lot of nature to be had at Camp Tamarack Most campers know about Orlando Lake, which is where our swimming beach is. Some know that Orlando is connected to Knight Lake, which is what the Vespers area overlooks. A few know about Youngs Lake, which has its own Tamarack water access and a dock just down the trail across from the Basile Retreat Center. During Tamarack Tales, campers had the opportunity to do citizen science…

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Tamarack Tales – New offering in 2018

 The camp runs July 15-18 and there is still time to register!  Tamarack Tales is an interactive hands-on-get-dirty exploration of Camp Tamarack’s forest, prairie, wetland and lake features. Participants will start by learning to use DOTS (The Digital Observation Technology Skills) technology kits to analyze lake samples for water quality. This inquiry-based lesson navigates the basics of the scientific method and focuses on the importance of good scientific communication and sharing discoveries with others.  They will use the technology tools found in the DOTS kits to make observations, take measurements, explore the micro and macro details of their environment, and learn…

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