Camp Asto Wamah Update

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