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100 Years Ago – Fall 2018

In the Report of the County Secretary, dated September 14, 1918, Daniel Lorentz said that they had “26 boys and 5 leaders that were enrolled in the summer camp,” which was nearly on par with the 1916 season (a majority of 1917 and 1918 had been focused on raising funds for the YMCA’s War Work […]

Surprise Military Reunion

Takodah was extra special for Peter Baird this summer. Peter is a 3rd generation camper who was attending Takodah for the first time. His father, Specialist Eric Baird, had been deployed to South Korea for the previous nine months. Originally scheduled to come home at the end of the summer, Eric was able to return […]

Letter from the Executive Director – Fall 2018

As we bask in the glow of another great summer, we’re delighted to have played a part in helping almost 1,500 campers recoup from too much screen time, get back to nature, and become part of an incredibly rich community. We’re proud to be a place where kids fight loneliness, build relationships, and try new […]

Building Conflict Competency in Youth

No one likes conflict. We don’t like it when people are mad at us, when we don’t get our way, or when it feels like no one is on our side. Whether you call Generation Z entitled, empowered, or both, it’s undeniable that we are raising one of the most conflict-rousing generations in decades. These […]