Tak Talk Blog- Camp Takajo – July 19, 2019

By July 19, 2019 Tak Talk
Camp Takajo in Naples, Maine, USA

Takajo’s first visiting day is in the record books, and it was a beautiful start to the day with low humidity levels that made the air very comfortable throughout the morning. We remained in our regular program, which allowed our visitors the opportunity to see their children play in their team games. The waterfront became the place to be, especially after lunch when we could all feel the temperature rise at camp. A warm, summer breeze made for a delightful afternoon on our beach. It was an exceptional day on every level, and we are excited to do it all over again tomorrow.

This evening, our Warrior campers had their weekly campfire, except this time we ditched the campfire and brought the boys down to the beach in their bathing suits. In between songs, campers and staff had the opportunity to jump in the lake and cool off. This was the perfect activity after a long, hot day, and our campers and staff went to bed feeling cool and refreshed. We anticipate warmer temperatures tomorrow and will likely go into a hot day program earlier in the day. I suggest you bring your bathing suit, patience, and a sense of humor. You’ll need them all tomorrow.

When looking at the afternoon forecast, the temperature when factoring in humidity will feel like a hundred degrees by three o’clock. While we will make every effort to keep our guests comfortable, we are limited in our ability to provide a cool and safe environment for those that require extra assistance. We ask that those of you who recognize this unusual weather challenge consider the option of shortening your visiting day and returning to a more comfortable place to spend the afternoon.

In an effort to provide a less stressful transition at the end of the day, we will have line-ups for all age divisions beginning at 4:00 PM. We ask for your help in allowing us the opportunity to end our day a little earlier than the scheduled time of 5:00 PM in order to move the boys into the dining room for an early dinner. This will give us the opportunity to cool the boys off and help them rehydrate after a long day. I wanted to share this minor change in schedule so that you can prepare your son prior to your departure. Looking forward to seeing so many of you tomorrow, and my staff and I are here to assist you in any way we can.