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Letter from the President

To the community of the Takodah YMCA, When I think about the past year, I find myself imagining a whole range of “what if” scenarios. It’s almost hard to believe that we emerged from being totally shutdown to feeling surprisingly normal in the midst of moments that we will surely reflect upon many decades from […]

Searching for Pieces of Our History

Each piece of Takodah has a story to tell. No matter how big or how small it might be, every item has important meaning to those who hold it and learn from it to understand how camp has grown over the past 105 years. Recently, an alumnus acquired an original Camp Takodah mug from a […]

100 Years Ago: Victor Smith’s Lasting Contribution

Victor H. Smith was the third Secretary of the Cheshire County YMCA. A University of New Hampshire graduate, Victor wasn’t with the Y very long but, nevertheless, he was able to make some critically important contributions. During the fall of 1920, Victor spent a great deal of time attending conferences with Daniel E. Lorentz, the […]

100 Years Ago: Building upon the basics

After our first successful camping season at the Richmond site the year before, a flurry of activity started to take place in the Spring of 1920. Several key decisions had to be made in order to prepare for the “bigger and better” summer ahead. Over the course of March and April that year, the Board […]