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Session C Day 2 - Ess Cahp Ayy... Es-cap-é... ESCAPE!

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We rise as the sun penetrates the horizon. Our yurts light up as do our faces when we remember the project reveal is today!

Portrait of a collaborator, Daniel, thrilled about the project reveal.

Portrait of a collaborator, Daniel, thrilled about the project reveal.

Daniel's excitement manifests in this breakfast creation: Banana Palace.

Daniel's excitement manifests in this breakfast creation: Banana Palace.

Kaitlyn introduces the project theme: ESCAPE ROOMS!

Kaitlyn introduces the project theme: ESCAPE ROOMS!

Whaaaaaaat?! Escape rooms?! SO COOL! Not only will this project be the usual physical mechanical challenge; there will be an added element of removing oneself from the project in order to think from the perspective of the observer... we can't make it too hard, it can't take too long to solve, but it needs to be difficult to be mentally stimulating! So many variables! AND SECRETS TO UNFOLD!

We are split up into 3 teams, each to create their own escape room. Each team has a $30 budget for miscellaneous supplies, a time cap of 30 minutes under which their captives must escape, and the requirement of a theme/story to accompany their room!

Sayuri leads team Piki, consisting of Lucy, Sophia, Sarah R., Liora, Charlie, Dason, and Lee.

Kaitlyn leads team Nooi, consisting of Reilly, Lauren, Merritt, Sarah P., Ethan, and Oliver.

Miles leads team Kablooi, consisting of Millennium, Jack, Austin, Tyler, Noa, Sasha, and Gretchen.

Teams create group agreements, then get to planning their escape rooms!

Teams create group agreements, then get to planning their escape rooms!

Reilly wastes no time drafting up a plan for Nooi.

Reilly wastes no time drafting up a plan for Nooi.

Portrait of tinkerers Austin and Tyler, pensive.

Portrait of tinkerers Austin and Tyler, pensive.

Nooi takes their design meeting to the kitchen for extra protection against accidental eavesdroppers. Ft. Reilly, Merritt, and Sarah P.

Nooi takes their design meeting to the kitchen for extra protection against accidental eavesdroppers. Ft. Reilly, Merritt, and Sarah P.

We head to the built site and Tyler is ecstatic! 

We head to the built site and Tyler is ecstatic! 

Before we start building, we must sunscreen it up! Thank you for demonstrating, Charlie.

Before we start building, we must sunscreen it up! Thank you for demonstrating, Charlie.

Oliver is happy to get to work!

Oliver is happy to get to work!

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Nooi decides to meet in a tree. So much secrecy! What are they planning??

Meanwhile, Kablooi builds a shade structure. I wonder what they'll use it for... Ft. Millennium 

Meanwhile, Kablooi builds a shade structure. I wonder what they'll use it for... Ft. Millennium 

Portrait of a tinkerer, Dason, demonstrating that break time is important.

Portrait of a tinkerer, Dason, demonstrating that break time is important.

Lee sands a fidget spinner of his own making.

Lee sands a fidget spinner of his own making.

After lunch, Piki gets reorganized. 

After lunch, Piki gets reorganized. 

Piki reveals the story behind their escape room: the captive is a baby sitter. The baby sat is an evil genious child who traps them!

Piki raises a fresh frame.

Piki raises a fresh frame.

Sophia gets ready to screw another frame together.

Sophia gets ready to screw another frame together.

OH NO A DEAD BABY GOAT!!! Don't worry... she picked it up. P.S. dead baby goat is code for a screw on the ground. Don't worry. I mean... If a live baby goat ate the screw, it would be a dead baby goat, so worry an appropriate amount if you drop a screw, but Sophia picked it up right away, so it's all good!

OH NO A DEAD BABY GOAT!!! Don't worry... she picked it up. P.S. dead baby goat is code for a screw on the ground. Don't worry. I mean... If a live baby goat ate the screw, it would be a dead baby goat, so worry an appropriate amount if you drop a screw, but Sophia picked it up right away, so it's all good!

Millennium is suspicious of being asked to dish out any of Kablooi's plans.

Millennium is suspicious of being asked to dish out any of Kablooi's plans.

But Sasha lets us in on some secrets!

But Sasha lets us in on some secrets!

Incoming message from Kablooi: their escape room is space themed and octagonal!

Incoming message from Kablooi: their escape room is space themed and octagonal!

Noa and Jack get to work!

Noa and Jack get to work!

Gretchen stays hydrated.

Gretchen stays hydrated.

STAY HYDRATED OR ELSE! You'll become dehydrated! DEHYDRATION IS LAME! DON'T DO IT!

STAY HYDRATED OR ELSE! You'll become dehydrated! DEHYDRATION IS LAME! DON'T DO IT!

Noa draws on the ceiling.

Noa draws on the ceiling.

Sharpie on plywood makes for SPACE!

Sharpie on plywood makes for SPACE!

Meanwhile, Nooi returns to the tree.

Portrait of a tinkerer, Sarah P., collaborating in a tree.

Portrait of a tinkerer, Sarah P., collaborating in a tree.

Merritt contributes to important list making.

Merritt contributes to important list making.

On Nooi's to-buy list is 100 mini umbrellas. How could fit with their mad scientist theme?

Time to clean up already??

Time to clean up already??

We find some friendly berries on the walk back to the conference center.

We find some friendly berries on the walk back to the conference center.

As well as some beautiful, but not so friendly, hemlock.

As well as some beautiful, but not so friendly, hemlock.

Friendships are brewing.

Friendships are brewing.

The brown paper on the tables is fun to decorate!

The brown paper on the tables is fun to decorate!

We play card games. Ft. Liora.

We play card games. Ft. Liora.

Gever arrives with a very strange game he has created. More on that in the next post! We're going to go play now!

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