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Break Camp Day 1 : Fun and Games

February Fun 2014Josh Rothhaas

Today was the first day of February Break Camp. The theme for the week: Fun and Games. We are working on a series of things inspired by our favorite games; a miniature bowling alley, a shuffle board / croquet hybrid, and a bean bag toss and a marble run to start.  

The day began with our standard tool and safety intro. Drills & Drivers, Chop Saw, and Clamps are all we cover. From that basic foundation everything else emerges.

By the time we went through safety training, announced the project and started designing, it was already park time. We spend an hour every day just running around outside, playing group games and soaking up the sun. It's an essential piece in our puzzle as we manage focus and energy levels and create a rhythm for the kids and the staff while we pursue our more ambitious projects.

From there we got right to it! Building and cutting, planning and prototyping.

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