I am a big fan of Doppler radar. Finally, weathermen are able to predict an accurate forecast. Today was one of the most perfect visiting days we have ever had; not a cloud in the sky, a nice breeze off the lake, and temperatures in the low 80’s.
Parents and grandparents converged at Camp Takajo in time for the first period activity. The whistle blew at 9:15 AM, and campers ran to their first period activities to be greeted by loved ones. I take such great pride in what we do at Camp Takajo. Visiting day is an opportunity for parents to follow their children around camp and witness everything they do throughout a day.
As to be expected, there are always going to be a few campers who struggle at the end of the day. It is so difficult for a child to be “teased” by the incredible visit from those they love so much, only to have to say goodbye at the end of an exhausting day. On visiting day, campers try so hard to impress their loved ones at each activity that it’s only natural for emotion to rear its ugly head.
While separation anxiety at the end of the day can be a challenge for some, counselors were there for any child who needed a hug and some extra TLC. By the time the little ones came out of dinner, there was not a tear in sight. Free play was in full-swing, and all was good at Camp Takajo. We resumed a routine of normalcy in camp. As we take a deep breath, and recharge our batteries for another visiting day tomorrow, we keep our fingers crossed that Doppler radar will not let us down. We’ll have another happy day with sunny skies prevailing tomorrow.