Camp Takajo
YESTERDAY'S VALUES FOR TODAY'S BOYS- Since 1947, our focus has remained constant – to provide a full-season summer camp experience that helps each boy develop the many facets of his unlimited potential. Our fundamental emphasis — brought home through sports and a wide range of activities and special events — is to instill strong moral and ethical standards that build character. Time-tested values such as integrity, honesty, compassion and respect are the foundation of the Camp Takajo experience. Above all else, our goal is to help boys grow into young men of strong moral character. The qualities represented by our twelve Arch Ideals are emphasized and reinforced throughout all aspects of the Camp Takajo experience. These twelve ideals embody the spirit of the camp and are the precepts by which we live.By partnering with parents, we strengthen the values you are teaching every day in your home. At the same time, sending your son to camp for seven weeks provides him with a rare opportunity to develop self-reliance and independence. Being in a nurturing, supportive environment, but away from the immediate comforts of home and family, a boy gains confidence from learning new skills and navigating new situations – and, yes, occasionally dealing with a little adversity!
Summer Address
60 Takajo Road
Naples, ME 04055
207.693.6675
Winter Address
34 Maple Avenue
Armonk, NY 10504
914.273.5020
Camp Reviews — Memories from Real Camp Families
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Wendy said... Tweet Share
I will never forget the first visiting day, seeing how much my son had grown in the few weeks away from home. He took total ownership of the camp in showing us around, introducing us to his friends, his counselors, and his daily routines. Seeing him waterski, climb the wall, shoot a bullseye... all just the gravy when compared to the pride in letting me know that he was self sufficient and independent!
Stacey said... Tweet Share
I did not grow up going to overnight camp so I had no idea what it was all about. My husband was a Camp Takajo camper so when we got married it was already decided that our children would attend a camp in Maine. Upon our first sons birth, he was already signed up for Camp Takajo. Now with our second son at Takajo it is clear to me now why he felt so strongly about sending our kids to a Maine camp. There simply is nothing else like it. My children would never have had the opportunity to experience so many different types of activities from sailing and water skiing to different types of sports, to hiking and rafting. I already can see the positive affect camp has had on my children. They hold their heads a little higher, are more confident tackling new challenges and have made friends from places they never would have had the opportunity otherwise. Camp Takajo is a special place, that despite the dramatic changes in our society, remains uniquely unchanged for the last 65 years. Our kids leave behind their laptops and cell phones and for 2 months get back to experiencing life the way it used to be. Sending my kids to Takajo has been the best thing I could have done for them.
Victor said... Tweet Share
For the last 34 years, Maine has made an indelible impression on my family's heart. Maine represents so many positive experiences and happy memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Of all of the experiences I have had in my life, having the privilege of calling Camp Takajo my home for 8 summers still remains the greatest experience I have ever had. Now, nothing gives me greater joy than watching both of my son's share the same Takajo experience. Nowhere else but Maine can you compete on the athletic fields in the morning, swim in the crystal clear waters of a glacier lake in the afternoon, whitewater raft down the Kennebec River the next day and watch Moose graze on your way to the summit of Mt. Katahdin. As a parent, the highlight of my summer every year is visiting my kids at camp in Maine. Starting off our trip in the coastal town of Kennebunkport on our way through Portland to the Sebago Lakes region, brings back all of the happiest memories of my childhood. The day my sons return home from camp in August begins their countdown to the next summer. These camps build more than just muscle. They are founded on rock solid principles that build character, self-esteem and relationships that will last a lifetime. The greatest gift anyone can give to their child is the experience of attending a Maine camp.
Amy said... Tweet Share
My three kids have gone to camp in maine for the last 7 years... My son at Takajo. It has been the best experience of their lives and ours. We love Maine and the camps we have picked for our kids. The camps are very fitting for our children. Both have specific things our kids like. My son's experince at Camp Takajo has, bar none, been the best thing that has ever happened to my son. It offers everything, and the best counselors and staff I have ever seen. He has been with great kids for the past 5 summers and is looking forward to continuing his great run there.
“I greatly enjoyed speaking with Laurie (Guide at Maine Camp Experience). Thanks to her guidance, ideas and suggestions we truly feel that our ultimate choice is the right one for us. We can trust that our seven year old daughter will have a wonderful summer!”

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