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