Hobby counselors will focus on and teach one of our 12 hobbies. You will work with boys from age 7 to 15. Younger campers rotate through all the Hobbies to get a taste of each. As boys get older, they are allowed to choose the activities in which they are most interested.
We have our own radio station at Camp Takajo. Counselors help campers with a variety of electronic devices, and the rudiments of broadcast radio. Camper DJ’s broadcast music over our FM transmitting frequency. In the Radio and Electronics hobby activity, counselors will teach the fundamentals of circuitry, build electronic devices, and radio-controlled vehicles.
Above all else, our goal is to help boys grow into young men of strong moral character. We believe that boys need structure. Our programs are designed to be developmentally age appropriate. As boys get older, their program allows them increased choices so they can pursue their maturing interests and specialize in specific areas. We believe in a well-rounded, diverse program that includes sports, waterfront activities, hobbies, skills, and pioneering. We believe that athletics is an important component of a well-rounded experience, but it is not the sole focus our program, especially at the younger ages. We want our campers to gain exposure to a wide range of activities so there are many avenues through which a boy can find his niche at Camp Takajo.
Camp Takajo is situated in southern Maine, in the town of Naples, on Long Lake. Takajo is 35 miles from the Maine coastline with its many fine towns and beaches and the same distance from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The surrounding countryside is characterized by beautiful lakes and evergreen forests.