Cheshire YMCA

10344201_1407419029543437_7439871039105300708_oTakodah is proud to be a YMCA camp. The Cheshire YMCA is our parent organization. The Cheshire YMCA’s mission is to develop positive values that enrich the spirit, mind, and body by providing quality programming for all, with an emphasis on youth, in the Cheshire YMCA service area.

Today’s Cheshire YMCA is chartered with the YMCA of the USA as an independent camp. Where many YMCAs bring youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility to their region through a traditional “gym & swim” membership model, we focus instead on residential and travel programs that emphasize YMCA character development, rich friendships and personal growth. Cheshire Y programs are open to all – no need to “join” in order to participate.

While we have a special affinity to serving the youth and families of Southwestern New Hampshire, the Cheshire YMCA’s charter sees us serving participants from all over the nation and all over the globe. Last year alone, Camp Takodah served folks from 9 nations and 29 states.

In addition to Camp Takodah, the Cheshire YMCA offers Developmental Travel programs that bring history and civics alive for middle school youth through study and trips to historic New England, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Gettysburg.