Tak Talk Blog- Camp Takajo – July 31, 2016

By July 31, 2016 January 4th, 2019 Tak Talk
Camp Takajo for Boys in Naples, Maine

Lazy Man’s Morning could not have come at a better time. Our campers needed the extra rest. With very little rain and warm days this summer at camp, the boys are tired. By the time they return home to you at the end of the season, they will be ready for a couple of days of downtime. This morning, our boys stumbled into breakfast in pajamas and with “bed head” to enjoy their favorite treats from Dunkin’ Donuts, hot chocolate, and cereal. I met with the boys who are staying for the Father-Son Weekend so we could have a preliminary conversation about bunk assignments and talk about the fun activities that we have in store for the weekend.

Camp Takajo for Boys in Naples, MaineToday, Camp Takajo brothers and cousins, who have family at Tripp Lake Camp and Camp Robindel, had a chance to reconnect with their loved ones for the last time of the camp season. Our camp nurses also made their rounds today and visited every child to perform their head-to-toe body checks to make sure we are doing everything possible to keep our boys healthy and in our program.

At the end of the day, we all came together in the MJG Playhouse for the Junior Big Show, Aladdin. With such a packed schedule, I always marvel that our boys find the time to participate in rehearsals and perform on stage at such a high level. Our fifth and sixth grade boys made us proud this evening.

It is our custom at the end of a camp event to sing the camp alma mater and remain standing for the playing of tattoo. As I stood in front of the group this evening singing the camp song, I could not help but reflect that five short weeks ago we were a bunch of individuals. However, we have all shared many experiences over the summer. We have laughed and cried together, won and lost together. These experiences build a community, lifelong friendships and memories that will last forever.