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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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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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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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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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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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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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