Welcome to week 7 on Day Camp here in SF--already the second to last week of camp this summer! Our week started out totally normal, then got a little funky. We're trying out something different this week, so stay tuned to see how it goes!
As usual, we started our day by making group agreements and then practicing using the tools that we'll mostly use for the rest of the week--the drills, clamps and chopsaw.
Then, we took a break to play at the park and eat our lunches. After we got back, we took a seat together as a whole group to find out what we'd be working on together all week. Answer: TRIANGLES. Why? Because why not? So much of the stuff we build here at TS is some type of rectangle, so this week is a challenge for all of us. Also triangles are awesome! They're so strong, and the foundation for a lot of intricate and complex 3-D shapes--like domes! Which is what Nathan's group will try to build.
Over by the banana tree, Jennifer will lead a group of campers to build a truss, or cantilever bridge, a lot like the old Bay Bridge. One incredible thing about triangles is that they're all around us--even above us in the ceiling of this ol' mayonnaise factory! The campers took a lot of inspiration from the trusses that support our roof as they worked on their bridge designs.
And Manny is helping a group of campers build a pyramid! I think they've decided to build a Egyptian-style (as opposed to Mayan, stepped) pyramid. Right away, they encountered some tricky problems to solve--yay!
Great start everybody! Make sure to check out our flickr page for more photos throughout the week!