Our Philosophy

Established in 1963, Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education (TCOE) is committed to providing safe, quality, educational experiences for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and learning styles. For over 50 years, TCOE’s highly trained staff has helped participants learn the true meaning of teamwork and community, and fosters an appreciation of nature all while having fun outdoors.
We provide a customized experience catered to your group’s specific needs, offering overnight retreats, day trips and offsite programming. Many of our classes are designed to compliment Michigan educational benchmarks.

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TCOE also hosts many other groups, organizations and affiliations, offering incredible group experiences in all seasons.


Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education is accredited by or is a member of the following organizations:

  • Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
  • American Camp Association (ACA)
  • Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard