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Bruce’s Blog: Now We’re Cooking!!

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Last month at “Saturday Morning Live” we announced a bonus draw for the “Crazy Cabin Reunion”. One lucky qualifying cabin would be chosen to have Master Chef, Kay Bonsu come to a cabin member’s home and cook the camp meal of your choice for the entire cabin. But before I announce the winner, I want to bring you up to date on all the exciting news going on in the Wahanowin world.

First of all, the “Crazy Cabin Reunion” has smashed the record of last year. Our early enrolment numbers are the best they’ve been in years. Over 20 cabins qualified for the big event next spring so it’s going to be a pretty full camp on CCR day in May. The official winners will be announced in December with all the details of dates, times and schedule. Last year only one cabin qualified with 100% enrolment. This year, incredibly, 10 cabins qualified with every camper signing up to be a part of the big day. The good news is that they are all in and registered, the bad news is that all those cabins are full so unfortunately we won’t be able to accept additional campers to start the summer. There are also 12 other cabins that have only one or two spaces left so for those of you still waiting to enrol, now is the time to ensure there’s room.

Ground breaking for the new Phyllis Weisfeld theatre took place in October and for those that have checked out the Wahanowin “Movie”, you’ve had a quick glimpse at the fabulous design. This cutting edge facility will blow you away when it’s built and ready to go. As construction continues, we will keep you updated with news and photos as well as several design surprises that will make our theatre the finest in the world of camping!  (…continue reading for the winner!)

There are many other projects on the go at camp including 10 new roofs on cabins in both main camp and the grove. The LTP unit has been given a new facelift including gorgeous windows, cement stairs and porches, and bright new colour. The soccer pitch has been expanded, raised, smoothed out and reseeded. Next summer we will have our own World Cup calibre soccer pitch for all campers to enjoy and hone their skills. The baseball backstop on the Wahano-Dome is looking really sharp and has been upgraded and restored to its’ original glory. The hockey court surface has also been freshened up with another coat of paint so it is 100% complete and ready to go for 2013. The Tige ski/wakeboard boat is getting reupholstered and one of our J-crafts is getting a new motor.  Many other projects are in the works both on the physical improvements of camp as well as fantastic program ideas that will provide even more fun and excitement in 2013. Check out the latest photo gallery for a look at some of the above projects.

The post camp Parent Survey that over 200 families completed during the summer has been studied and analysed. The comments and feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we are very grateful for your support and encouragement. Of course, there was lots of constructive criticism and we take all the comments very seriously and will respond accordingly. In fact, we now have the results and in the next few weeks an official announcement of several actions that we plan to take in response to your valuable feedback will be made. We will also announce which family won the $500 fee reduction for completing the survey. Thank you to everyone that took the time to fill out the survey and demonstrate your care and commitment to make Wahanowin the best camp possible!

I’m sure by now you’ve worked up quite the appetite by reading this blog so it’s time to announce which cabin will have Kay cook for them. Congratulations to cabin 11 from the Eagle unit!!  Please select which home you want Kay to come to and what meal you want Kay to cook. Please pick a date between now and December 16th to claim your prize! Please have a cabin representative contact April at april@wahanowin.com with all the details and we’ll set everything up!

Stay tuned for lots more Wahanowinspirational news in the coming weeks cause now we’re cooking!!!

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  • Mitchell Garber

    I can not wait for KAY to come to my house to cook!!!! 😀

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