Our summer STEAM camps have started off with a bang. This week, our current student camp has begun working on a project building Cornhole game boards. As an introduction to the game, the girls had a mini tournament where they each took turns tossing their team's bean bags. Afterwards, the girls were faced with the challenge of measuring the dimensions of the boards and figuring out all the materials that would be needed to build their own games.
Our second day of camp started off with a field trip to buy our supplies. We visited Blackstock Lumber, a local, family-owned lumber company. Here the girls had the opportunity to watch as their custom Cornhole boards were sized and cut to the girls' specifications. The girls participated in a tour of the lumber yard and watched demonstrations of many of the old mill working machines, including one from the 1940's. Afterwards, we loaded up the bus and headed to the fabric store for our bean bag materials.
After lunch, the girls received a lesson in shop safety and each had the opportunity to use our STEAM miter saw. It's clear our girls LOVE working in our shop and can't wait to use the rest of our tools. Stay tuned to see our final products.