We are committed to single-gender programs because they provide well-rounded childhood experiences, especially for campers who spend their school years in co-ed environments. By relieving all of the pressures of co-ed environments, Takodah helps campers increase positive self-images, positive behaviors, and confidence—all while supporting deeper friendships and bonds.
In order to maintain single-gender experiences, while hosting both boys and girls at the same time, we have two different sites within the same campus: South Camp and North Camp. Below you can read about the different nuances of each site.
With a camping heritage that goes back to the 1920s, South Camp is our biggest site—hosting 240 campers per session. Campers love the rustic, charming buildings, some of which are nearly 100 years old. Because South Camp has so many campers, the activity options are nearly boundless, with around 75 different classes running per week. South Camp might be the best option if your child is extroverted and gregarious, thrives in large groups, and/or wants to try as many activities as possible at camp.
Built in 2011, North Camp is our newest site—hosting 100 campers per session. Campers love the bright, new facilities and spacious cabins. Because this is our smaller, more intimate program, there is a stronger focus on community. While North Camp offers fewer classes (around 30 per week), the size of the camp enables greater flexibility and creativity in programming. North Camp might be the best option if your child is introverted or shy, thrives in smaller groups, and/or prioritizes close friendships over activity choices.