A Typical Day at Camp Takajo– Today was another typical day in camp. At the sound of reveille, our dippies sprinted to the lake for their morning plunge into Long Lake. Our pioneering counselors made final preparations for the 9-year-olds’ lobster boat trip in Ogunquit, Maine. The kitchen staff prepared for the counselor lobster bash on top of preparing three meals for our campers and staff. We hosted a lacrosse tournament for the 12-and-under boys, which required the assistance of coaches and referees. Our Junior Grey campers accepted a soccer rematch against their older counterparts, our Senior Intermediates, in front of a packed crowed after Senior dinner. The Warrior campers and staff had their weekly campfire, during which they sang songs and watched skits in front of a roaring campfire. Our Sub Senior campers returned home from their St. Croix, Acadia National Park, and the Golf trips. They got the opportunity to golf at some of the finest courses in the state. We all came together at the end of the events to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, on an inflatable movie screen we erected on the Commons Deck. We give thanks for these incredible opportunities. And in a few short hours, the sound of reveille will blow again, and we will do it all again. A typical day at Camp Takajo.
- We had our first pioneering lobstering trip that went out today. Eight of our Warrior campers sailed with a number of pioneering counselors, trapped lobsters and brought them back to camp. They will cook up at the Wannigan tonight. We are having our never-duplicated, always-anticipated, Friday night campfire tonight. It will include campfire songs and skits, with our Warrior campers along with some Rookie campers as well.
- The waterfront will be a perfect spot to watch the sunset this evening. What started as a drizzly, rainy morning, turned into a warm sunshiny day by the afternoon hours. The sun went down as our older campers skied across Long Lake.
- Tomorrow, Camp Takajo will have its last A team tennis tournament with Camp Androscoggin for our 10-, 11-, and 12-year-olds. Good luck boys!
- Our 13-year-old Intermediate campers came home from their week-long trips late in the evening yesterday. After five fun-filled days of activities, like a lobster bake and a tour of Fenway Park, the boys were exhausted, but said it was the best trip of their lives.
- This morning in Junior camp, the boys had the first ever Takajo Trivia Bowl. There were six teams, three rounds, and infinite fun. In the afternoon, the 12-year-olds had not one, but two lacrosse tournaments, and we won both. The group at Camp Cedar cruised to two easy victories, while the group here at Takajo had two nail-biters. The first was won in overtime in the semi-finals, and the boys hung onto a one-goal lead to claim the championship!