Overnight Camp

Camp Takatoka

Camp Takatoka is a wonderful place for your child to experience fun and an outdoor adventure this summer. Whether your child is new or a returning camper, you can be secure in the knowledge that they will be outside, enjoying being a kid, and thriving during a week packed full of exciting, structured activities. Campers participate in small, age-appropriate groups where they build self-esteem and learn new skills. Our experiences are built on the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to suspend all in person overnight camping sessions at Camp Takatoka in 2021. All of us had high hopes for this summer as we were diligently planning another great summer. However, no one could predict the lasting impact and continued risks of the global pandemic.
Our staff team is working hard at developing new ways to engage with and provide alternate programming for our campers and families. We are very excited to open the Herman and Kate Kaiser Family YMCA (formally the Westside YMCA) in June to support all our camper families. We are truly sorry we will not be able to serve our campers this summer at Camp Takatoka. We know we will emerge stronger than before and will be around the campfire again one day soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Summer Knox at [email protected].

Waterfront Activities

Located right on the beautiful Fort Gibson Lake our waterfront includes canoeing, kayaking, and with our outboard powerboat campers learn how to tube and wakeboard!


Cabins include air-conditioning and fully furnished interiors with twin bunk beds. All cabins have restrooms, sinks with mirrors and showers. Camp also has an Infirmary with a registered nurse onsite 24 hours a day.

Great Meals

Mealtimes are a special time at Camp where campers and staff are served family style to share and connect.

High Ropes

High Ropes is the pinnacle of our confidence and trust-building activities. The course is designed for participants to build trust in themselves and a partner.

Outdoor Pool

We know confidence in the water is a critical element of Camp. We strongly believe in safety in the water. Therefore, we assess each camper’s swimming ability with a swim test facilitated by our lifeguards. 

Target Sports

Campers begin with simple bows and arrows and shoot at short distances. As they improve their skill and gain experience, we distance the targets and introduce them to different types of equipment.

CILT Program

The Camper in Leadership Training Program is for campers, age 15 – 17 who have potential leadership skills and who seek to be future counselors. 


All great camps are built on tradition and YMCA Camp Takatoka is one of the best. Whether it’s getting an update around the morning horse shoe, lunch time serenades, or laughs during Thursday Night Live, everyone can join in on over 110 years of exceptional tradition.

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Summer Knox

Executive Director of Camping Services

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Camp Takatoka is accredited by the American Camp Association