We survived Bridge camp!

Today was the last day of bridge camp.  We had a great time.  There were only 7 kids aged 9-11.   They built a lot of toothpick bridges (and hot clue), several model bridges and even a rope bridge that they could walk on.  (We took down the rope bridge in the backyard and put it up a little differently.) 

We finished the camp with a contest.  Each child could enter as many bridges as they wanted.  We weighed the bridges, and then tested them to see how much weight they would hold.  To find the most efficient bridge, we divided the weight that the bridge could hold by the weight of the bridge.   I did all of the dividing and then took everyone outside and handed out medals.  I gave rubber medals to all but the top three, telling something good about them as I did.  Then I had to go get Dearie from the house.  She was very upset that her bridge only held 4.5 pounds.  Once I got her outside, I gave the third place medal to Dora.  She entered 3 bridges and the last one that she made was a very good design. It weighed an ounce and held 15 lbs.  (efficiency=240)  Next the second place went to one of the boys from our homeschool group.  His bridge weighed 1/2 ounce and held 8 pounds. (efficiency=256)   The first place medal went to Dearie.  Dearie’s bridge only held 4.5 pounds, but it only weighed 1/4 ounce! (efficiency=288) 

It was a good week, and I am already thinking about what camp I will do next year.

2 Responses to “We survived Bridge camp!”

  1. Jenny Says:

    I hope my oldest will be able to come next summer!

  2. ksb08 Says:

    who knows…perhaps, someday, we might be around for this.

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