It is such a gift when one finds a mentor that they respect, admire, and chose to emulate. We live in a world where it becomes increasingly more challenging to find those kinds of role models.
I was blessed to attend Camp Takajo during the Morty Goldman era. Morty was a wonderful man, aside from being incredibly smart and charismatic, he always managed to know the right thing to say, teach us to put petty differences aside and understand the importance of being kind to others. As I sit here and write this blog post at the end of our second visiting day, I look out at a magnificent sunset, sitting behind Morty’s desk and can’t help but think how fortunate I am to follow in his footsteps.
I love our camp community. I have such great respect for the parenting that Camp Takajo parents do. My role as a camp director gives me the unique opportunity to know so many of you, as we work together to provide an enriching experience for your son. Your appreciation for what we do fuels my mission and motivates me to do the very best that I can, each and every day.
I am surrounded by an amazing staff and a core group of administrators, who align themselves with me to provide the very best for your children. It may be hard to believe, but in just the few hours since the last car pulled out of camp, we have been able to regain our sense of normalcy and get back into our routine. After dinner, our boys had free play, followed by a movie night, during which they got to enjoy some of the treats that came in throughout the weekend.
After an amazing weekend and so many wonderful compliments, I want to thank all of you for your kind words and support for the personal challenge that my wife, Joan and I currently face. We feel your love and support, and take great strength in knowing you are behind us.