Dear Asto Wamah Friends,
The days are getting more reliably cold. The water has been drained and the leaves continue to fall. I trust that you are all preparing for the month of November with its return to Standard Time (we will gain an hour of sleep!) and ending with Thanksgiving.
This is the time of year when the shores of Columbia Lake go through their dramatic annual transformation. I am including three pictures to demonstrate the change. The dam at the end of the lake was opened on October 15th. The 3 pictures were taken from the same spot on Little Dipper Dock. The first was taken on 10/18, the next on 10/20 and the final one on 10/25. I think you will find the change amazing. The photo from the 25th is basically the level at which the lake will stay until March. It is a great time to find all of the lost waterfront toys, earrings and dropped oarlocks!
Several mailings will be sent out during the next week. Watch for a postcard that gives the 2017 dates and fees for this coming summer. If you have a friend/relative/neighbor who would like to be on our mailing list, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me their home address so I can make sure they receive information. Spreading the word about Asto Wamah is incredibly important and deeply appreciated!
Those 2016 campers who were 14 old last summer can expect to receive a letter about applying to the upcoming Leadership Training Program. We are looking forward to another outstanding group that will work hard preparing to be the staff of the future.
After Thanksgiving you will receive via email, an invitation to the Camp Reunion that will be held at Center Church in Hartford on Saturday, January 7th from 1 to 3. All the details will be included in the invitation and you will be able to reply online. Hope you can save the date and be present!
It is that time of year when we take inventory on those things that we are most thankful for. Camp Asto Wamah is sincerely thankful for each of you and the many ways that you support camp and keep it vital and fit. Best wishes to you and your family for a happy Thanksgiving!