Dear Asto Wamah Followers,
Well, we seem to be nearly done with this record breaking winter season. Snow still covers much of camp. The A-Field is about 100% covered, as you can see in the photo, but there are leaf patches appearing in the woods. Most paths are by now bare. Unbelieveably, the lake is still covered with ice. The first 6 or 8 feet closest to shore have melted, but the rest remains solid. Water is pouring under the Icy Water Bridge from the melting snow and springs in the woods. This is the time of year when each new day shows change. Spring is always an exciting time at camp.
This exceptionally cold and snowy winter has resulted in an almost total lack of activity during the past 2 months. Other than plowing and shoveling all other projects have been shut down. Now that it is possible to get around without snowshoes we are beginning to gear up for the opening routines of turning on the water, cleaning buildings, raking leaves, painting and staining buildings and all the other tasks needed to get camp ready for the new season.
So far 245 campers have registered for the summer sessions. No session is totally full so I am hoping that you will spread the word about Asto Wamah and the camping experience we offer. We would like to have a full camp and would appreciate any assistance you might offer to get us there.
We are most fortunate to have a complete staff of outstanding young adults hired and ready to work. Most are returning, having worked last summer. The rest are graduates of our 2014 Leadership Training program. All are excited to be a part of the team that will provide every camper with an awesome experience where friendships will be made, fun will be had, and independence will be gained. We are eager for the adventure and opportunities summer will bring at Asto Wamah.
Wishing you a healthy and happy April!