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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 […]

Lost Takodians of World War II

In the 73 years since Memorial Lodge was dedicated, it has been a place of celebration and joy. From classes to Candlelight and from wicker armchairs to rustic weddings, “Mem” is one of the first places people think of when they think about Camp. In all those years, however, the story of the twelve Takodians […]

Walking in the footsteps of the Pioneering Takodians

During the Centennial Summer of 2016, I started to give a lot of thought to our humble beginnings. While we’ve all been part of Takodah’s journey of growth along the shores of Cass Pond, the fact remains that our earliest days were spent in two other places. It became a mission of mine to figure […]

Centennial Time Capsule

Finding The Time Capsule or How To Destroy The Flagpole Field In Less Than 10 Hours. I got to Camp on the morning of Friday, August 26th. It was the last day of Family Camp and, starting that afternoon, it would be the first day of the Centennial Celebration Weekend. Ryan had always planned that […]