Construction Camp, Day 1

It’s week three of summer camp here at Brightworks and my first day back on the job. It was an all-hands kind of day.

We started the morning setting the tone for the week, introducing ourselves and giving space for each kid to introduce themselves. Then we presented the week’s big challenge: the roof might cave in (not really) and we have to build a support structure to hold it up. We are going to build something that touches our ceiling, over 25 feet up.

Some kids practiced with drills while others began prototyping with legos.

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If you didn’t know, tree stumps make amazing chairs, and are perfect for hammer and nail practice. So we pulled out one of the redwoods we have on hand.

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Gever gave a chainsaw demo.

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Afterwards we ventured into the world of hot glue and utility knives for more prototyping.

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…While others got right down to harvesting wood from other projects and the former Kid City.

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More photos from today and everyday can be found at our flickr page.

See you tomorrow!