Camp Takajo is another traditional Maine camp with some serious staying power. Founded in 1947, the current owner started coming to Takajo when he was just nine-years-old. When you enter camp, you’ll pass through the “Takajo Arch,” a wood log structure where the “Arch Ideals” are posted on horizontal wood boards: integrity, sportsmanship, courage, faith, and so on. They have all the athletic games you’d expect along with fun “pioneering” options (backpacking, white water rafting, camping trips) and specialty “hobby” options (radio and electronics, journalism, digital photography, nature study). It’s a full-summer camp for boys age 7 to 15, and they also host a father-son weekend at the close of the season.