It is difficult to single out the best day of the summer because every day has amazing moments. However, today had to rank among the best at Camp Takajo. You would not expect that with all of this activity, high level of energy, and excitement that camp is winding down to its final week.
With Olympics in full swing in all three age divisions, enthusiasm has hit an all-time high. With so many activities taking place all at once, I struggle to be everywhere. Literally, every camper in camp participated in Olympic events today. Every Warrior camper participated in a track meet, which included sprints, relays, a cross-country run, a football throw and a long jump event. At the end of this amazing meet, the Warrior staff entertained this age division with an awesome counselor relay race. Campers cheered with glee as they watched their counselors compete with one another.
In Junior camp, there was Olympic baseball and basketball games with all campers giving one-hundred percent. Our Senior campers competed in tennis, followed by quad games, which included shuttle relay races, bike races, and even a competition in ceramics as two campers faced off on the wheel.
The culmination of this amazing day was an art show.
The entire camp visited Hobby Lane to view the many, spectacular works of art that were produced during our hobby classes this summer. I take great pride in the breadth of our program and love the fact that while we are known for having a strong sports program, we do not sacrifice our emphasis on the arts. Watching our boys compete all day and attend an art show at night speaks volumes about the depth of our program. I can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow.