Tak Talk Blog- Camp Takajo – July 23, 2019

By July 23, 2019 Tak Talk
Camp Takajo in Naples, Maine, USA

We woke up to an overcast and misty morning, but the good news was that the humidity had left the Takajo air. By the time we came out of breakfast, the skies were clearing, and the rain left our region.

It was quiet this morning in the dining room. I already miss our Intermediate and Subsenior campers. However, early reports from both trips are outstanding. Our boys are having a blast and making the most out of this opportunity out of camp.

Our Okees finished packing and will depart camp Wednesday morning at 5:00 AM to fly to Salt Lake City, Utah to begin their nine-day trip out west. While in Utah, the boys will have an opportunity to explore the resort town of Park City plus take an exhilarating ride down the Park City alpine slide. They will also experience an awesome fun center, featuring go-karts, batting cages, and mini-golf. The Okees depart from Salt Lake City after two days and make their way to Moab, an extraordinary Utah desert landscape that is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the U.S.A. While in Moab, our boys will experience a sunset Humvee ride, which has always been a camper favorite.

Next on the trip, our boys will take in the amazing sights of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. For anyone who has visited Bryce Canyon, they will agree that this is one of the most magnificent places to behold. The enormous, natural amphitheater plunges down a thousand feet through nearly sixty different color layers of red, pink, and white limestone. It is an exquisite sight to witness.

Our boys will make one final stop on this journey, the “cherry on top of the sundae,” as they head to Las Vegas to take a walk on the strip and enjoy some fun attractions like the New York, New York roller coaster and the Wet and Wild Waterpark. The oldest boys in camp have become a core unit over the last five weeks and cannot wait to experience this trip together.

This evening, I invited our Warrior Braves (finished third grade) down to my home for a movie night. This large group of energetic boys had a ball as they munched on snacks, lounged on couches, and watched a movie that kept them up a bit beyond their normal bedtime.

We have bright, blue skies in the forecast with lower temperatures and no humidity. The perfect forecast for a great finale to the camp season.