Tonight is the Junior Big Show. It is hard to believe that it has been two weeks since we were last all together in the Playhouse for the Senior Big Show. Many people naturally assume that because we are an all boys camp, our main focus must be on sports. Truth be told, we have always been incredibly proud of running a program that also stresses the arts.
As a matter of fact, Camp Takajo’s founder Morty Goldman decided to build a Playhouse in 1951, before building an indoor sports complex. He wanted a camp program that was diversified. Morty used to refer to the Playhouse as the “hub of camp.” He loved having a building large enough that the entire camp could come together and enjoy a performance.
I always marvel at our boys as they perform on stage and wonder how they manage time to learn their lines even though their days are so busy, filled with out-of-camp trips and a comprehensive daily program. We have some amazing talent in camp, and for some, the theater is truly their home.
Every boy deserves an opportunity to find his niche and shine. Camp Takajo has a well-rounded program, and tonight was that opportunity for a number of our Junior campers. I can still picture one of our Senior campers a few weeks ago, as he was strutting across the stage in a red dress and four-inch pumps, having a ball. Two days prior, he won the 14-and-under singles championship in the Takajo Tennis Invitational Tournament. It does not get any better than that.
With less than two weeks to go, every day is going to be special. But for those boys on stage tonight, tonight is their night to shine.
- Today is a big day in Junior camp. Tonight is the night of our Junior Big Show, and everyone involved couldn’t be more excited. Good luck tonight boys, and break a leg!
- A number of boys took a trip to Tripp Lake Camp today for the final brother-sister day of the summer. Those boys with sisters and/or cousins at TLC got the opportunity to spend part of the day with their family members. They played sports, did a number of activities, and ate with the ladies.