Adventure Building Camp Week 1, Day 1, June 25, 2018

Adventure Building Camp 2018

We started the day with a tour of the Warehouse and a hike up the nearby trail to get a bird's eye view of the area.

Adventure Building Camp 2018

Tool training involved using drills and drivers to assemble a safety glasses holder for the wood shop.

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018

After tool training and lunch we headed off to the Dead River Bridge to see if the crayfish were out. We found a few, but mostly enjoyed the chance to collect some interesting rocks, and practice skipping stones.

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018

After we made it up Kirby's Hill, we headed back to the Warehouse to take apart an old sewing machine, a coffee maker and some old power tools. It was a great chance to get lots of practice with hand tools, and learn about the different kinds of screwdrivers.

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018

It was finally time for the project reveal!

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018

Kids sketched out ideas for the "Super Snake" Project. A kind of track-less rollercoaster, that builders will test out on the paved bike trails near Tourist Park.

Adventure Building Camp 2018

Kid's sketches included doors, windows, sleeping compartments, and places for the motors they would use to power the "Super Snake." They were planning to salvage and re-wire the motors from the sewing machine and coffee maker they dis-assembled earlier in the day.

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018

Taking a look at some of the materials we had on hand for the project, and trying to visualize the size and scale of the "Super Snake."

Adventure Building Camp 2018

We tested a rough prototype.........

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018

...and finished the day in the sand pile building a bakery.

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018