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P141: Kids Helping Kids

Providing financial accessibility to campers has always been a priority at Camp Takodah. We believe that “Friendly to All” is about more than word choice and holding the door for the person behind you. Rather, our motto refers to a spirit of nondiscrimination and inclusion, and we believe that breaking down financial barriers is a […]

Parent Advice: “You’re a good problem solver…”

Every summer our season kicks off with two jam-packed weeks of staff training before campers arrive. For the last few years, we’ve brought in experts to teach sessions on behavior management. This year, we were incredibly fortunate to host Deborah Gilboa, better known as Dr. G on television.  In addition to being an excellent speaker, […]

100 Years Ago: Preparing for our Permanent Home

  After hosting Camp Takodah’s first summer in Richmond, Daniel Lorentz, 2nd Secretary of the County Y, reported to the Board of Directors in October that plans were progressing quite well to expand the property and programs with an eye on the future. He talked about how happy the twenty-seven boys had been that July […]

One Space, Many Lives: The Elwell Chapel

  In the earliest days of the 1920s, Takodah was just starting to take shape. There wasn’t too much to see or do around the property for the relatively small number of campers and staff that were onsite during the summer months. There was a few rustic buildings, some musty canvas tents, a small open […]