February is a very important month on the Asto Wamah calendar. The first is the traditional day on which the new brochure is mailed. The days following mark the start of registration and the beginning signs of what the new season will look like. On Sat. 2/1 over 400 brochures are mailed. Thanks go to all of you who helped spread the word of Asto Wamah by sending in names and addresses of prospective campers. It is never too late; so don’t hesitate to keep the new contacts coming.
January weather brought everything from muddy paths to ice thick enough to lure hearty fishermen onto the wind swept surface of Columbia Lake. Because of the weather, much of our work at camp was confined to projects by the fire in the lower Lodge. Camp saw a fair amount of snowfall, luckily in a number of small amounts rather than in one deep accumulation.
All of you who remember the heat of last July will be happy to hear that this summer each cabin will be outfitted with a ceiling fan. It will take the place of the numerous individual fans that have been scattered around the cabins in the past to move the hot air at night. The ceiling fan will provide relief to all in the cabin and eliminate the small fans and extension cords running throughout the bunkhouse. As the new ones are installed, I will post pictures and the latest news on the project.
Improvements and upgrades are in the works all around camp. As the months between now and June 29th progress, I will be sure to give you updates and pictures.
I hope that many of you who are reading this will be coming to camp this summer. Remember to get your application in as soon as possible. Sessions can fill quickly and although the waiting list can be successful at times, there is nothing like knowing that you have made it in.
Wishing you a safe and happy February,