I can only imagine the excitement you must feel, as you know that Friday is just a few short days away. You will be getting your little guy back. It is difficult to imagine that three weeks have passed since visiting day at Camp Takajo. It feels like you were just here seeing your son in action.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you reconnect on Friday. While your son is incredibly happy, has made lots of friends, has tried many new activities and played lots of sports, he is going to be exhausted. Instinctively, you will want to ask him a million questions, and while some boys will engage in conversation, other boys will actually be somewhat quiet and reserved upon returning to the nest.
Imagine the walking you did on visiting day, and now multiply that by forty-nine days. We have packed more into the last seven weeks than some boys do during an entire school year. So, it may be difficult for your son to recount the funny moments in the bunk, the last second heroics in a game, or the raffles that took place in the dining hall.
Be rest assured, you will hear it all over time. When you least expect it– sitting at the dinner table, driving in the car, or during quiet family time, something will remind your little guy of an event that took place in camp. Some parents even star the photos on the website that highlight their children and ask them what they were doing when the photo was taken. In the fall, we will send out a video yearbook DVD, which will be a compilation of all the events that took place during the summer. This video usually evokes a lot of discussion and laughter.
After a full day of activities, the camp came together tonight for our annual art show. Campers of all age levels had the opportunity to show their talents to the rest of the camp community. Just one more special moment that we hope you will hear about when your little guy gets home.