Just wanted to thank you and your amazing staff for helping to make Matthew’s first year at Takajo such a success.
He got off the bus and was quiet and looked a little sad so I asked him what was wrong and he said, "I want to go back to camp, I'm not ready to come home." If that is not a sign of an amazing summer, I don’t know what is!!! Nothing could make me happier!! As much as I missed him I am so happy that he didn’t miss me!! He was too busy having the "best summer ever at the best camp ever!!" (his words).
I also want to thank you for all the phone calls and the little bit of "hand holding" for this first time mom. I think I needed more attention then Matthew this summer! I promise, I will be much better next year!!
Perhaps the single biggest factor in a child’s adjustment to camp is his bunk placement. Several weeks each spring are devoted to making up bunks based on information gleaned from personal visits, phone conversations, and notes about a boy’s particular likes and dislikes.
Compatibility, experience and interests are the main considerations when placing boys together in a bunk. Other criteria, such as age and grade level are easily met because of the number of boys in each age group. The ability to make compatible groupings is a major advantage of having forty to sixty boys of the same age and grade.