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Honoring William R. “Bill” Jarvis, CT 17 (1968-2022)

We all have one of those leaders who made a lasting difference in our lives at Takodah. They’re usually larger than life. They could lead like no one else could lead, sing like no one else could sing, smile like no smile you had ever seen before, and give you one of those hugs you […]

Donor Profile: Frank

I recently had a discussion with a Takodian who attended camp in the 1960s and into the 1970s. As a result of his experiences, he is a major supporter of the important work the Takodah Y – and especially Camp Takodah – does for today’s youth.  The purpose of this article is to educate you […]

100 Years Ago: The Elwells

100 years ago, Oscar and Frances Elwell arrived at YMCA Camp Takodah. Together, they transformed our organization from an encampment of a dozen campers and staff into one of the most celebrated Y camps in New England. The property and programs we enjoy today were shaped and molded from their combined century of service and […]

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 […]