Our boys finally woke up to a misty morning at Camp Takajo. After a full week of non-stop activities, the rain could not have come at a better time. Our campers and counselors enjoyed a few extra minutes of sleep and a slower pace to the morning. The campers and counselors assembled in the MJG Playhouse for the first time this season to enjoy our annual counselor talent show.
Before the show began, I quizzed our oldest campers on the history of the iconic building. Without hesitation, one of our Okees stood up on his chair and with dramatic flare recounted how this building was erected back in 1952. Morty Goldman always called our playhouse the hub of Camp Takajo. Before building an indoor sports complex, he decided to build the playhouse because he knew his success would be based on the diversity of his program. For over an hour, our counselors entertained our troops. Their talents included Diablo juggling acts, music duets, improvised skits, and a final dance number from the one and only, Shad. This rainy morning event was a huge success.
In the afternoon, the rain subsided but the fields were still wet. Therefore, we took advantage of our two indoor sports complexes, ten hobby buildings, three rec. halls, and weight room to keep all the campers active and engaged. We always pride ourselves that, come rain or shine, Takajo is in full swing. We capped off the day with a delicious dinner and movie nights for all three age divisions. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, today was a well-deserved change of pace.