What’s Happening at Camp Takajo? July 26, 2012

By July 26, 2012 January 14th, 2019 Tak Talk

Jeff’s Thoughts: “Nothing is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.” -James Kent
Today, Camp Takajo hosted a tennis tournament with four neighboring camps.  The purpose of the tournament was to ensure that the campers who had not played in an inter-camp tournament yet this year get that opportunity. As with all large events that take place in camp, preparation is the key to success.  Our entire tennis staff, led by our exceptional tennis director, created the draws and helped to guarantee that the tournament would run smoothly. Over 100 matches took place during the course of the day. You would have been so proud to see your boys compete.  They fought for every point and no matter what the outcome, they held their heads high. Camp is the perfect place for boys to learn how to win with grace and lose with humility.

“Nothing is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.” -James Kent

  • Today, Camp Takajo hosted a tennis tournament for our 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old B teams. The tournament brought in tennis players from neighboring camps that were here for the majority of the day.
  • Wednesday morning, the sunrise hit Takajo Campers at the peak of Cadillac Mountain, with the first ray of sun that hits the continental United States.  The Acadia Trip has already gone sea kayaking and on a sunset whale watching cruise. Tonight, they will be at the Maine Lumberjack Show, before returning to camp tomorrow.
  • In Junior Camp today, we started our new league play. Many of the Green and Grey campers will be participating in inter-camp tennis tournament and also tonight, our Junior Greys will have a social with Camp Mataponi aboard the Songo River Queen.
  • In Warrior Camp today, we had a lot of extra activities going on for each age group. Our Indians were out of camp at Camp Vega, visiting their siblings and cousins. The rest of the Indians and some Braves were involved in the tennis tournament throughout the day. The Crows participated in regularly scheduled activities and stayed out of the brief rain showers. Tonight, the Brave campers get the chance to spend movie night at Jeff’s house.
  • Down at the waterfront today, there were calmer waters with little wind.  Most campers, who usually sail, spent a relaxing activity period fishing with the counselors.  As the sun sets, we are thankful for a cool break from yesterday’s mild heat and humidity.