Author Archive | Graeme Noseworthy


Takodah of the Future

Contributions by: Eric Rhomberg, Bruce Holloway, Graeme Noseworthy and Camp Staff With Camp’s Centennial summer now successfully behind us, we’re starting to look to the future. One idea we had was to think about Camp Takodah… one hundred years from now! Here’s a humorous preview of some notes in our 2117 Summer Camp Guide: Dates: […]

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Centennial Time Capsule

Finding The Time Capsule or How To Destroy The Flagpole Field In Less Than 10 Hours. I got to Camp on the morning of Friday, August 26th. It was the last day of Family Camp and, starting that afternoon, it would be the first day of the Centennial Celebration Weekend. Ryan had always planned that […]

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Pieces of our Past: Part 5 – Singing The Songs That Have Echoed For A Hundred Years

Music is more than just another part of the day at Camp Takodah. It’s a key to unlocking the magic and the memories for everything we do and enjoy as Takodians. From what I have been able to discover, it seems that Uncle Oscar originally envisioned music’s most important role at Camp, singing in the […]

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Pieces of our Past: Part 3 – A Story Of Service To Takodah Across Generations

The name “Dickinson” continues to reverberate through the air at Camp Takodah with anything from a quiet story to a mighty cheer. Whenever you drive down the camp road, set foot upon the fields, assemble around the flag, or dive into the cool waters of the pond, you’re following the legacy of a family that […]

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Pieces of our Past: Part 1 – Deeds & Descriptions

As we move closer to celebrating our Centennial, I’ve been spending some time digging around the archives at the Cheshire Y’s Main Office and speaking with long time Takodians about our rich history. My goal is to track down, and share with you, key items, documents, photographs and other such records that show important milestones […]

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Sometimes A Jacket Is More Than Just A Jacket

Sometimes A Jacket Is More Than Just A Jacket   by Graeme Noseworthy (Pictured above, Olivia receives her 10-Year Jacket from Sarah) The sun has set on another summer camping season, and like most summers, we had the honor of awarding 10 Year Jackets to a series of outstanding Takodians. As always, they span multiple generations, roles […]

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