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Takodah YMCA announces Chris Burke as new Executive Director & CEO

We are excited to announce that Chris Burke will serve as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2024. He will succeed Jim Doremus who has served as Interim Executive Director & CEO since October, 2022. Chris brings extensive experience in independent residential camping, youth development, and mission-focused non-profit programs. He […]

Meet the Full Time Team

Our full-time staff has changed a lot over the last year. Along with our Interim Executive Director, Jim Doremus, we have Sarah, Shawn, Trevor, and Jill. We’re super excited to have such an awesome team and look forward to welcoming a new CEO to Camp Takodah soon. We asked the team some questions about their […]

Summer 2023 Zeitgeist

The 107th summer at YMCA Camp Takodah was quite a success! Though we endured more rainy days than we would like to admit, had an unusual amount of turtles hatching at camp, and sustained a brief closure of the lake, the staff and campers had a memorable summer. From Opening Campfire to CT Cremony and […]

Honoring Arthur Assuncao, CT 1, (1997-2022)

Tucked away in the corner of his suitcase was a little transparent plastic container with a solid black top. It was mixed in among all the things a leader needs at camp. It wasn’t obvious or always in sight, but when he brought it out, it suddenly took on a tremendous amount of meaning. It […]