(written by the JC team: Gretchen, Ana, and Elizabeth) Today is the last full day of camp. So many things need to happen from tinkering with and testing our projects to playing with fire and eating s'mores.
After adding a see-through stomach filled with the moss and leaves the Piki giraffe just ate, the team decides that their giraffe's coat should be burnt orange and greenish brown.
Nooi's final step is the implementation of a steering mechanism. They have worked hard all week to have a rolling alpaca.
Panda struggles to safely attach the Peacock to the zip line. Let us remind you, finishing our projects is not necessarily the goal. Instead, it's the process that counts.
Kaitlyn joins Caroline on the Peacock for a few moments of glorious flight. But then, we hear a CRACK. While it met the project goal (it hung while holding two collaborators), it was deemed unsafe for campers to ride. Tomorrow morning we'll replace the peacock chariot with a simpler zip line chair.
The fire is practically a sacred event at Tinkering School. Following dinner, we head up the hill to the fire pit. Using the leftover scraps from building throughout the week, we build a 2x3 Jenga tower as a testament to our hard work.
Before it gets dark, we go around the circle and relive memories to appreciate each individual here at camp. "Remember Tuesday when you pulled me down the hill on the wagon?"
Friday is full of activity and by the end of the fire, we see many tired faces. It's time to head in for one last night of sleep. We look forward to showing off everything we've done in person tomorrow. Until then, goodnight!