The Our Kids review of Camp Tamarack
There’s a lot to look at when considering a camp, including facilities, staff, activities. Those are the things we perhaps first look at and, while they’re important, there are other things that perhaps say a bit more about what the camp is all about. For Camp Tamarack, one of them is the Tamarack Book of World Records. As the title suggests, it’s an ongoing record of fastests, and furthests, and mosts along with the names of the campers who accomplished them: the longest paper airplane throw (13 feet), the fastest climb up Hawthorn Boulder (5 seconds), most noodles held on a single fork (29). The camp directors would likely shirk at the thought that this is a signature element of the camp, but, really, it says so much. It’s a demonstration of what the camp is all about. Only the hardest heart won’t be charmed by all the records listed. It's also significant of the overall approach, one where fun is taken seriously, just as inclusion is, and living through a set of priorities unlike any other that kids will encounter through the year. The list is significant of all the memories made. No doubt none of the campers will forget the year they set the record for the most consecutive tennis rallies or sandbag jumps. And that’s what camp should be: fun, community, friends and memories. Tamarack has so much to offer, from extensive waterfront, to 1000 acres, to consistent leadership, though it’s those less tangible things that, for most families, is rightly the principle draw, year after year.