7/6/15 - Camp Wawbeek day 2
Today we finally started work on the train. I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the build leads on the project, and I'm hoping that my experience from Brooklyn's Playground helps out here.
The plans we received are helpful, but are confusingly written and have a lot of tiny details. Not having an expert on the design has made things tougher, and I've spent a good portion of time figuring out what it is exactly the plans call for, but we've already made a lot of progress on the train and hope to keep things moving just as smoothly the rest of the week.
The weather today was nothing but pouring rain, so we had to keep all of our work inside the tool shop, far from the actual site. It's a pain doing so much pre-fab without actually putting much together, but at least with all these complicated designs we're never short on things to do.
I have personally spent most of my down time at camp Wawbeek hanging out with kids there. I have a regular group that I sit with now for just about every meal. I've noticed that many of these kids with autism tend to take a little bit longer to warm up to new faces, so I've tried to really reinforce the connections I've started to make by setting a regular meal routine with them.
I hope that this weather clears up so we can get to assembling at the site, and that the rest of the build goes smoothly.
- Ryker Belnap