Center Church Camp Asto Wamah completed its 106th season in 2015.  We are proud to have served tens of thousands of children and youth over the years.  If you are interested in exploring the possibility of having your child attend camp in 2016, we would be happy to add you to our mailing list.  Our brochure/application is mailed on February 1, 2016 and registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  I am always happy to communicate with parents about Asto Wamah.  If you have questions or need information, please do not hesitate to email me through the Contact Camp page.
Nancy Maclean, Camp Director


Calling all Parents! Please let us know about your child's experience during camp this past summer. Follow this link to complete the form: 2015 EVALUATION.  We appreciate your feedback.

To see what past campers have said about camp, check out CampRatingZ.


There will be 3 two-week sessions.  The 1 one-weeker is the only coed session.   

  • June 26 to July 2        coed     ages 8 to 12
  • July 3 to July 16          all boys ages 8 to 14
  • July 17 to July 30        all girls ages 8 to 14
  • July 31 to August 13    all girls ages 8 to 14

The 2016 registration fee of $50 is due at the time of registration and it is not refundable or deductible from the camp fee of $460 per week.Camp brochures/applications will be mailed on February 1, 2016.  No applications will be accepted without the 2016 application form.


All Camper Forms should be completed and returned in advance of the child's arrival this summer.  Click the links below to download the forms. The completed forms should be mailed to CAMP ASTO WAMAH, 42W ROUTE 87, COLUMBIA , CT 06237 or faxed to 860-327-5618.

Health History and Parent Information

There are five (5) places where the parent/guardian needs to sign and one line where the camper must sign. Please read each page carefully and be sure to fill out all requested information.

2016 Health Exam Record

This form must be completed by the child's physician each year. A physical examination is required every 2 years. No child can be admitted to camp without this signed form.

Authorization for the Administration of Medications

This form is necessary only if you are sending medications (either prescribed or over-the-counter) to camp with your child. NO medications brought to camp will be administered unless accompanied by this completed and signed form. A separate form is required for each medication brought.

CAW Concussion Fact Sheet

Please print and sign the Concussion Fact Sheet acknowledging that you have reviewed the information regarding campers and concussions.  Please return the signed portion with your child's health forms.


  • Campers arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the starting Sunday of the session
  • Please do not arrive earlier than 1:00 p.m.
  • Departure is between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the final Saturday
  • Campers who are staying for consecutive sessions (for example session 3 and session 4) are asked to go home for the one night between sessions because there is often a need to make staff changes at that time. Two-week campers DO NOT go home for the middle weekend of the session.
  • If for any reason you are concerned about the release of your child to another related adult, please state in writing those relatives to whom your child should not be released. Attach such a statement to the Health History and Parent Information form or give it to the camp director, Nancy Maclean.


  • Everything you send to camp, from personal clothing to bedding and luggage, should be plainly marked with your child's name or initials. Musical instruments brought to camp can be kept safely in the camp store. Any sports equipment brought to camp that requires supervised use will be kept for your child until it can be used during those supervised activities. 
  • Each camper should have an adequate supply of towels. Fishermen will need a fishing pole and everyone needs a flashlight. A sand pail or similar container to hold toiletries is helpful. A laundry bag helps keep dirty clothes in their proper place. In addition to a sleeping bag, a blanket is useful for cold nights and a sheet is good on hot nights. Sandals or flip-flops are best around the waterfront. Long pants are required wear for games played in the woods and tied shoes, such as sneakers, are necessary for all land sport activities. Valuable or fragile items such as iPods or cameras should be clearly identifiable and require very responsible management as there is no way of locking or securing them.
  • Girls attending Girl's Camp: One outfit consisting of green shorts and white blouse or tee shirt. 


  • Food, candy, gum: please advise relatives NOT to send edibles.
  • Money: all money is held at the Camp Store
  • Medications: all must be kept with the nurse
  • Hand-held electronic games such as DS, DSI
  • Cell phones
  • Electronic devices with downloaded videos
  • Any device that can access the Internet


It is very important that campers receive frequent letters from home. We will diligently try to make sure campers are writing home as well. We ask you NOT to send packages. If you find that your child has forgotten a pillow or some necessary clothing then a package is in order. However, packages that are strictly gifts, trinkets and non-necessities present a problem. Pack for camp carefully, trying to include everything needed.


Take I-84 east from Hartford to Exit 59, I-384 through Manchester to U.S. Rt. 6. Follow U.S. 6 for 8 miles bearing right on Rt. 87 (Jonathan Trumbull Highway).  The Camp’s private road is at the top of the hill on the right. The entrance is marked by a sign. Asto Wamah is 22 miles east of Hartford.