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The Blog of the Sleep-Away Program at Elkus Ranch – Updated every night during camp

Category / 2014 Session C – Middles

Session C : Middles – Epilog

With a set of totally inappropriate materials including 2×3, bolts, and bungee chords, this crew of 11-13 year olds and a crew of entirely non-technical collaborators took on the abstract problem of creating vehicles with working suspension systems. At the beginning of the week Josh went off to draw a bunch of suggestion and ideas […]

Day 6 & 7 – Playing and Showing Off

One of the strange problems with being the biggest Tinkering School session in history is not having enough places to sit at the tables inside. At breakfast this was no problem; it’s so staggered that many are done by the time others are just starting. Lunch was another easy one, we would just eat outside. […]

Day 6 – Playful Determination

Today, we’ve had a chance to run our carts, spend time with the friends we’ve made together, work through frustrations, fix, and ride again. Friday is Fire-day, and hence also the night with the latest bedtimes. So we’ll leave you with this picture of our beautiful fire – a complete post on today will be […]

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