Jeff’s Thoughts: The biggest limitations are the ones we place on ourselves.
A unique aspect of the Camp Takajo program is the structure built into the daily schedule. When children are given too much choice, they often become bored and rarely know how to structure their time properly. It is human nature to shy away from things you don’t think you’ll be good at; however, when our campers are assigned to diverse activities, they broaden their horizons and often love the challenge of trying something new. I often think of waterskiing when I think of the importance of introducing campers to a wide variety of activities, because most parents don’t believe that their children could ever get up on water skis. As a matter of fact, about 80% of the Warrior campers who try waterskiing, get up on skis by the end of their four-day skill rotation. The biggest limitations are the ones we place on ourselves.
- In Warrior Camp today, the boys are fully engaged with their Olympic schedule. They have been playing team sports all day long, and are looking forward to the final day of the Olympic games tomorrow. Last night, they spent the evening at the Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza. So did the Junior campers. What a special week!
- In the spirit of friendly competition, our Junior and Senior head counselors, Paddy and Neil, made a wager on the outcome of a lacrosse game between the Junior Greens and the Intermediate Seniors today. The winning group would receive lunch at a local pizzeria. Little did they know it was a hoax to get the Seniors on the busses out of camp. When en route, they would stop near the police station and Paddy and a counselor would be taken away in handcuffs. Later, the two would be brought to lunch at the pizzeria to announce to the boys the breaking of the Senior Olympics. Good luck to all the Olympians!
- It is a beautiful day on Long Lake. The sun is shining, and the boys want to relish all the time they can at the waterfront. You can see both instructional classes and free swim happening today. With so much excitement buzzing around the Olympics, swimming has become a welcomed distraction.