Adventure Building Camp Week 1, Day 4, 2018

Adventure Building Camp 2018

As soon as we got into the workshop this morning we finished the ramp and started taking runs with the carts. It was fun trying out each others carts!

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

Testing inspired some ideas for changes and upgrades.

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

We decided we were finally ready for the day's big challenge of trying to attach the carts to each other and ride down the paved bike path near Tourist Park.

Adventure Building Camp 2018
Adventure Building Camp 2018

We loaded up the car.

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

The bridge near our test site looked inviting and after lunch, we took a break to explore for crayfish and cool our feet in the river.

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

There were four different paths we tested before trying to attach the carts. None of them were exactly the right blend of steepness, smoothness or straightness.

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

We finally committed to a path and started connecting the carts...

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

The carts were finally attached! But, could we make it down the hill together???

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

This is where my battery died! But one of the staff did get some video! I will upload it right here!!!!!

We never did get the super snake to roll down the hill without a piece of webbing becoming detached, or a cart getting hung up in the grass on the side of the path. Our final run was our best. I attached a long piece of webbing and pulled the cart as it was sliding down the path to keep it on course. For a few brief moments we were all rolling together, feeling the breeze on our face and the excitement of a dream almost realized.

Adventure Building Camp 2018

After making our way back to camp, parents, friends and family joined us for icecream. We detached the carts and invited everyone to test out the carts on the ramp!!!!

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

That was it!

What a week!

Congratulations Adventure Builders on all your hard work. It was an amazing four days filled with your funny and incredible stories, ideas and enthusiasm. I absolutely can't wait to see you next year, and am so grateful to all of your parents, and my staff for the support they provided this week. Have a wonderful summer and keep building!!!!