Author Archive | Ryan Reed

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The Great News About Homesickness

Even if you don’t read the article (and you should…it’s really good), here’s a funny, heartwarming story: On July 18, 2004, one of our summer campers wrote a truly epic “rescue letter” to her parents. Littered with phrases like, “I hate it here” and “I am mizrible” and “I have been crying 5 hours a day […]

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Reflections of a Dock Termite

Dock termite wonders if life can get any better By Ethan DeWitt (now Keene Sentinel Staff) Reprinted from The Takodah Times, a satirical publication of Family Camp, with the motto: the truth is no obstacle. WATERFRONT DOCK, THIRD CROSSBEAM FROM BEACH – Citing the cool breezes, the stunning views, and the abundance of damp North American hardwood, […]

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Takodians Visit Uruguay

Montevideo YMCA and Camp Artigas By William Parkman, Board President Kapers are an important cabin duty during a campers experience at Camp Takodah. Imagine if one of those duties was to start a fire under a water boiler before you could take a hot shower in the twins. We take our electric hot water tanks […]

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Video Contest

#becauseofcamp Win $500 off your summer camp fees in the #becauseofcamp video contest. Submit a video no later than 3/24/17 to ryan@cheshireymca.org. The video should start with “Because of camp…”, and it should be no longer than 30 seconds. It could be as simple as a quick video on your smart phone. We want to know the […]

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Welcome Carlie Fischer

Hello Takodians! My name is Carlie Fischer, and I’m thrilled to be joining the full-year Takodah team as the Assistant Camp Director. I fell in love with Takodah in 2000 when I debuted as a Mini Camper, and since then I haven’t missed a summer. I grew up at Girls’ Camp, and I’ve always considered […]

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Letter from the Executive Director

VOLUNTEERISM IS WHERE IT’S AT! I have learned so much about our YMCA history not only as part our Centennial Celebration, but since as well. It was amazing to share so many memories, look through pictures, and watch people reconnect. I truly hope we can continue to build on that momentum and get together more […]

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Family Camp Information

Waterfront There are special safety and supervisory regulations concerning waterfront, of which we all need to be aware. Supervision by qualified, certified lifeguards is provided; however, parents must accompany their children to the waterfront and share in the responsibility. Upon arrival at camp, you will receive a copy of the waterfront rules and regulations. We ask […]

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Family Camp Program

The beauty of the Family Camp schedule is that it is flexible. Takodah staff will organize events and activities that appeal to all age groups. We also invite families to take the lead on organizing programs to share with other families. Of course, there will be plenty of time for relaxation and family bonding. We […]

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