Jeff’s Thoughts: Don’t use time carelessly, it can never be retrieved.
Today was one of the best teaching moments we have had in years. Our Senior campers have had incredible love for this camp and each other. With just one week to go in their final summer, our oldest boys came to the realization that their camping days are coming to an end. Each one of our 15-year-old campers paid a visit to me in my office, looked me in the eye, shook my hand and thanked me for providing a unique camp experience. They have all created their own ‘bucket lists’ with activities they would like to do one more time before they depart on August 10, for the last time.
- Olympics at Camp Takajo began today. We have three days of competition ahead of us. The first two days are team sports, including lacrosse, soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball, archery and more. The third day of Olympics will begin with a camp track meet, and to finish off, the boys will participate in a whacked-up relay race. With three days filled with friendly competition, it is sure to be a memorable final week.
- This morning, Warrior campers had a wake-up call with Warren blowing the olympic theme on his bugle. After running around the quad together in excitement, the boys loaded onto the Songo River Queen riverboat from our very own Camp Takajo dock. Breakfast was served on the boat, and teams were announced as the Warrior campers cruised along Long Lake for about an hour. By 10 AM, Olympics were in full swing.
- The Juniors received an announcement about the Olympics breaking during their lunch meal. The group head counselor made a video about our Takajo staff and campers, and how their normal day turned into one that was beyond outrageous. The video ended with the breaking of the Olympics. All the Juniors were surprised. We’ve already begun some all-star roller hockey and lacrosse games.