We are very excited to be able to report that Camp has purchased 3 stand up paddleboards. SUPs are the rage among young people (and older people too). They will be a part of our small craft program and add a fun and challenging activity on the waterfront. The boards are similar to rescue boards but longer and wider. While balancing on the board, you (and maybe a partner) paddle with a long shafted paddle. Wind is not necessary but can add to the adventure. We feel sure that this new activity will quickly become a favorite. On Saturday, the 15th, the Leadership Training class of 2010 spent the day in the Lodge working through CPR for the Professional Rescuer. This course is a requirement of Lifeguarding which they will all take once they arrive for their two-week session. The day went extremely well. The fifteen year olds were focused and engaged. Ann, Jocelyn, Catherine, Chris and I were very impressed with their skills and understanding. All signs indicate that this group will be exceptional!
This Saturday, May 22, is Open Camp Day. From 3:00 to 5:00 we will be offering tours and the opportunity for you to meet some staff and ask questions. This is a great way to introduce new campers to Asto Wamah before arrival day. (We are always looking for more tour guides so if you are a present camper or staff member and you can help out, know that your assistance will be appreciated.) We look forward to a big turnout!
I will continue to keep you posted as we quickly approach the official start of our 101st season.
Nancy Maclean, camp director