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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. Of course, there will be plenty of time for relaxation and family bonding. We have several staff teams to support the Family Camp Program: Waterfront – With one of New England’s most […]

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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. Insurance – Our camp policy does not provide health/accident coverage of family campers. For your […]

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Summer Camp Closing Day Procedures

South Camp Check-Out Friday 6:00 PM (arrive no earlier than 6:00 PM) 1. Park on A-Field. 2. Go to your cabin to check-out your camper with your cabin leaders. Remember that cabin leaders are permitted to release campers only to the adults identified on the Camper Security Form. 3. Pack your gear into your car. […]

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Takodah Vocabulary

Okay, we’ll admit it… We use some funny names to describe things at camp. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the words you’ll hear this summer: Candlelight The closing ceremony at Takodah. Held on the second Thursday night of the session, Candlelight features the lighting of 7 candles, signifying Health, Friendship, Beauty, Worship, Service, […]

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Opportunities Day 2017 – THANK YOU

We are so GRATEFUL for the 175 volunteers who BOOSTED TAKODAH this past Saturday for Opportunities Day (O-Day). It’s hard to believe such an incredible amount of work was accomplished in just a few hours: Cleaning all the cabins and buildings Raking about a bazillion leaves Painting Penacook Division cabins Trimming trees and removing debris from […]

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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 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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