Camp Tamarack

Camp Tamarack

Camp Tamarack is owned and operated by the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin. Located on over 180 acres outside of Waupaca, and holding considerable frontage on the beautiful Chain of Lakes, Tamarack offers a retreat for youth and adults of all beliefs throughout the year.

If you are interested in utilizing our facilities at Camp Tamarack for your next retreat or family gathering, please contact Associate Regional Minister - Camping: Rev. Carolyn Dugan at carolyn.dugan@abcofwi.org or call/text 715-281-2269

Come, enjoy God's beauty, and fellowship in this wonderful facility.

Camp Dates for Programming 2022

Camp Tamarack is pleased to announce the dates for this summer:

Sr. High (just finished 9-12 grade): June 12-18

Jr. High (just finished 7-8 grade): June 19-25

Junior (just finished 5-6 grade): June 26-July 2

Grandily Camp (for families and anyone over 18 that wants to attend): July 3-6

Kayak/Canoe Camp: July 8-10

Middler (just finished 3-4 grade): July 10-16

Primary (just finished 1-2 grade): July 10-13

Reunion Camp: July 29-31

There will also be a project “week” camp where you can come help us work on a project or two – week and projects are TBD and info will be added as we know more.

We are assessing our COVID protocols for the summer, but it appears that we may be close to running camps “normally” while keeping a few of our enhanced processes such as quarantining anyone who has symptoms and sending them home, plus we will be keeping up our current cleaning regimen.

Registration will open in April and we will be encouraging on-line registration and payment again.

If there are any questions, please let Carolyn know: carolyn.dugan@abcofwi.org or 715-281-2269.

Looking forward to a great season!

Ice Fishing at Camp Tamarack – Feb 12th, 2022

You are invited to join us at Camp Tamarack on Saturday, Feb 12th for a day of ice fishing! If you have your own equipment, come on up and set up for a fun day on the ice. If you don’t have equipment and want to try or see what it is all about, come on up and we will get you started.

There will be a campfire on the shore to keep warm, plus we will have a lunch available for $5/person.

All you need to do is email Carolyn at carolyn.dugan@abcofwi.org to let us know you are coming and you can either pay for your meal on line at www.camptamarack.org or bring $5 the day of the event.

Looking forward to spending some time in God’s creation!

(Picture was taken on Jan 22, 2022 at Camp Tamarack during a break from the Winter Youth Retreat – photo of Patrick Lehman and photo credit to Caleb Patrie 🙂 )

It's Time to Camp!

It’s Time for Spring Into Camp!

Spring has sprung at YOUR Camp Tamarack!

We have four work days planned for getting the camp ready for the upcoming summer season, and we need your help. After a long layoff where many facilities were not used in 2020, we have a lot of sprucing up to do before the campers can use the camp.

Contact Carolyn at 715-281-2269/carolyn.dugan@abcofwi.org or  Kim at 715-281-7816/kim.drost@abcofwi.org

We hope to see you here!

 

Summer 2021 Camp dates

Tentative camp dates have been set for this summer – please note we will finalize all dates two months prior to the camp as we watch CDC data and work with health officials.

Sr High – completed 9-12th grade June 20-23
Jr High – completed 7th/8th grade June 23-26
Primary – completed 1st/2nd grade June 27 – 30
Middler – completed 3rd/4th grade June 27-30
Grandily – All ages June 30-July 3
Junior – completed 5th/6th grade July 4-7

Set aside Thursday, May 13 through Sunday, May 16 NOW for Spring Into Camp 2021 — and get to praying that we will actually have an on-site camping season at Camp Tamarack in 2021!

New Summer 2020 Camp Director Announced

Early May 2020 we announced that unfortunately we have decided to cancel all the overnight camp programs at Camp Tamarack, our ABC Wisconsin region camp in Waupaca, originally scheduled for June and July 2020 due to the current COVID-19 health crisis. Our decision was made in large part due to our commitment to the health and safety of staff and our campers.

We also remain committed, however, to connecting in creative ways with our campers, camp families and seasonal staff, many of whom had originally planned their summer with Camp Tamarack on the top of their list.

To lead us in this effort, we are excited to announced that we have hired Mrs. Dianna Brophey as our Summer 2020 Camp Director.

A wife and mother of three, Dianna Brophey has spent the better part of her life as an educator. She is a member of First Baptist Church of West Allis and attended Camp Tamarack as a youth. She continued coming back over the years as summer staff, cabin leader, health officer, and Primary Camp director while introducing her own children into the camp family. Her family cherishes the connections made there, and one of her goals is to continue the tradition for new and returning campers.

Dianna shares, “I love Camp Tamarack! This camp season, I look forward to sharing the peace and grace of God I have come to know at Tamarack. The goal this summer will be to make that connection in new and different ways as we embrace transformation.”

As an educator, Dianna has already been pivoting in new ways as she has led her virtual classroom over the past several weeks, and I trust she will bring all her experience, creativity, and skills to the challenge of exploring, designing, and implementing virtual summer camp experiences, and, if safe to do so, alternate in-person activities at Camp Tamarack later in the summer.

She knows it will take a team of leaders and helpers, as has always been needed in all previous camp seasons, and she has many relationships within our Camp Tamarack family with which to draw upon.

This part time summer position is necessarily designed to be flexible, so stay tuned in the coming weeks for ways you can join our “Transformed Summer 2020 Camp Season Team,” learn more about how your youth and families can still experience Christ’s love through “camp” and “outdoor ministry,”  or simply offer your support to Dianna. She can be reached at dianna.brophey@abcofwi.org.

Her focus area will be summer programming, and she will work alongside Kim Drost, Assistant Minister Camping – Facilities and Guest Services, who continues to oversee the stewardship of the grounds and manages the rental opportunities of Camp Tamarack.

Please join me in welcoming Dianna to our region staff team, and please keep her and our Camp Tamarack ministry in your prayers as we still have a lot to discern about how God is seeking to transform this ministry through this season.

2020 Summer Programming – Cancelled

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the following camps at Camp Tamarack have been cancelled.

This does not mean there will be no programming this summer, however – please stay tuned for alternate Summer 2020 opportunities!

 


June 5-7  AB Men’s Retreat

June 12-14 AB Women’s Retreat

June 14-20 Sr. High (Campers that just finished 9th-12th grade)

June 21-24 Primary (Campers that just finished 1st-2nd grade)

June 21-27 Middler (Campers that just finished 3rd-4th grade)

June 28- July 4 Junior (Campers that just finished 5th-6th grade)

June 28-July 4 Jr High (campers that just finisher (7th-8th grade)

July 5-8 Grandily – Grandparents and Family Camp (All ages!)

July 5-11 All Inclusive – no programming

July 12-18 Hispanic Camp

Registration will be open in the spring!

Winter Youth Retreat at Camp Tamarack 2020

Winter Youth Retreat is a time for those currently in 7th-12th grade to come together for fun and fellowship.                        The dates for 2020 are Friday, Jan 24th to Sunday, Jan 26th.

The weekend consists of time for: Worship, Bible Study, Games, and More!

You can find more information and how to register for the weekend HERE 

4th Annual Men’s Retreat

 Fri, May 31 – Sun, June 2 at Camp Tamarack

Facilitator for the weekend:

Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen, Sr.—  Mount  Zion Baptist Church, Madison

A time to gather…

  • to retreat from the demands of everyday lives
  • for recharging and revival
  • through interaction with Scripture and one another
  • so we can come to a deeper understanding and

appreciation of faith and witness.

Arrival starting at 5:30 pm Friday.

Official program runs Saturday 9am—Saturday 5pm with an option to stay until Sunday.

Any questions, please contact:

Franklin  Onwubuariri  at  510-393-8546 or foariri@gmail.com

Carolyn Dugan  at 715-281-2267  or Carolyn.dugan@abcofwi.org

You can register on line here