Outdoor Education Facilities

Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education (TCOE) has 8 villages for overnight camping that can accommodate up to 128 guests each.  Groups staying overnight will have exclusive use of their village, including their own private lodge and campfire pit.  Sports fields, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts are located throughout camp for use by our guests, in addition to many hiking and nature trails throughout our 1,250 acres.

Camp Maas and Butzel Retreat Center facilities are ideal for group gatherings, especially corporate seminars, professional development, community-minded groups, and staff training.

Our facilities provide comfortable and private accommodations, along with various amenities for our guests:

  • Private central lodge – some lodges include private sleeping quarters for group leaders
  • Cabins with bunk beds for participants and chaperones- heated cabins available for year-round use
  • All villages provide private restrooms for group’s use.
    • In some villages, all restroom facilities are located in the lodge
    • Some villages have restrooms in each cabin
  • Communal dining hall
  • On-site staff housing accommodations for teachers and group leaders
  • 24/7 on-site camp host


There are 8 villages available, and all can accommodate different sized groups. Heated village cabins allow for year-round lodging, while seasonal villages are recommended for use between May and October:

  • Year-Round villages:

    • BermanGuide & Map
      • max capacity- 128 guests + 2 group leader rooms
    • Charach- Sheruth: Guide & Map
      • max capacity: 112 guests + 4 group leader rooms
    • DeRoy:  GuideMap
      • max capacity: 96 guests year-round OR 128 guests during spring/summer
    • Fishman: GuideMap
      • max capacity: 96 guests
    • New Applebaum: Map
      • max capacity: 80 guests + 2 group leader rooms
  • Seasonal villages:

    • Original Applebaum:  Guide & Map
      • max capacity: 64 guests + 3 group leader rooms
    • Shiffman: Guide & Map
      • max capacity: 96 guests + 3 group leader rooms
    • Specialty: Map
      • max capacity: 124 guests + 3 group leader cabins

Dining Hall

dining hall Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education

Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education (TCOE) offers a full-scale dining experience complete with balanced meals served three times daily.  Each meal offers a main course, plus a full breakfast bar or salad bar, meal dependent. There is always fresh fruit and a bread station with jelly and non-peanut butter products. Our facility is kosher and is under the guidance of the VAAD of Metropolitan Detroit.

Each group will be met by a Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education dining hall representative that will give them a personalized meal orientation and guide them to their designated seating area.

For any questions concerning your dining experience, please feel free to let us help you start planning your experience.