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Boys bunks 1&2: Blue
Boys bunks 3&4: Yellow
Boys bunks 5&6: Green
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With the older kids we dig right into the Triskelion kit
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On day 1 we assemble the engine mount (tube with black rings on it) and attach the fin tips to the fins.
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Finishing up for the day, we carefully align our fins on the provided cardboard sheet.
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The younger kids (most of them seeing rocketry for the very first time) get to work on the Whatchamacallit Fin Unit after assembling the engine mount.
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Full of energy, these kids keep me and the assisting counselors busy the whole hour!
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As the hour draws to a close, kids are finishing up.
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A late starter gets his fins marked before assembly can begin.
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Our next group of younger kids get right to work on the fins.
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Time to glue them up!
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Finishing up the fins we will then move on to the engine mount.
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The next day we begin with the younger kids as we finish the assembly of the Whatchamacallit by attaching the fins and installing the engine mount and recovery device.
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They're starting to look like rockets now!
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The older kids finish their models by first installing the engine mount and then placing the model onto the fin alignment jig to attach fins.
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Fin attached, it is important to leave the model be so that the fins can dry properly.
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On Thursday we painted our models!
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The kids really enjoyed the painting part of this project.
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The intensity was incredible at times!
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A splash of color always helps!
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Showing off their works of art!
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Looking good!
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A rainbow never looked so pretty!
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Another angle showing off the bright colors and imagination
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The next group shows just as much excitement and imagination as the first!
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Looking over his work to see if he needs to add anything!
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Trying to make decisions
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Looking good!
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Even the counselors got into it!

All of the boys (and girls) met on the last day to fly their rockets!  We had 100% success and only lost 2 to the trees.  Great job!

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The older kids had to finish their parachutes before we could fly.  They then had to learn how to PACK their parachute for a safe recovery.
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Asking if his motor is properly installed (it is), as these kids do ALL the work to get their models into the air!
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Group shot of a proud pair of bunks!
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Posing at the pad, in groups of 2, we get ready for our first launch of the boys bunks
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And it's a good one!
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Another great flight!
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Proud rocketeers
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The moment of ignition!
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These rockets are slower off the pad so I catch a lot of them just inches up the launch rod!
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Nice looking rockets!
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And they fly as good as they look!
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Proud as can be!
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A counselor looks on (well, sorta...) as Big Red takes to the air!
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Another "almost" catch!
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Away we go!
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Ready to fly
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Here we go!
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Does it LOOK like he's having fun??
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Another perfect flight!
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Looking good!
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Up, up and AWAY!
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Perfect landing!
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Start of another perfect flight!
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Last Triskelion of the day!
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Looks as good in the air as it does on the pad!
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Our first group of younger boys prep their rockets for flight
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Fast off the pad!
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Yep, the Whatchamacallit can MOVE!
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Two to go!
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Nice close up
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Small rocketeers, big dreams!
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And WHOOSH again!
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Can't wait!
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Great flight!
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Lookit her go!
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Nice looking rockets!
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They fly nice too!
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RUN!  Good exercise 
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Up, up and AWAY!
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Friends helping friends!
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Nice exhaust cloud
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Missed the rocket, but still a cool shot!
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Looking good!
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There she goes!
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Up we go!
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Close up of that last launch.  Very nice!
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Are we ready?!  Of course we are!
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Notice that we are angled into the wind to keep them out of the trees behind us
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We cool!
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A real screamer!
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Looking good!
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Away we go!
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On a tail of fire!
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One painted and one not
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Looks good!
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Even without paint!
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Last student of this group, along with a counselor!
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Great flight!
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Not to be out done, the last student launch is picture perfect!
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They may be small but they have BIG dreams!
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And here is one of their dreams fulfilled!
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And another!
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Who ya gonna call?  The ROCKET GUYS!
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Up, up and AWAY!
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Good looking rockets!
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And they fly as well as they look!
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Off she goes, into the wild blue yonder!
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Come to papa!
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Looks like we're ready!
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You can see it is getting darker (rain is not far away...)
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Still getting some pretty good pictures though
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And the kids are still having a great time!
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Looking like rocket scientist!
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And their flights give them much needed experience!
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Now THAT'S nice looking!
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You can see the excitement in their eyes!
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Another perfect flight!
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Needless to say, we're having a great day of flying!
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The smiles say it all!
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Up, up and AWAY!
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Nearing the end of our day, we're still having a blast!
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Proud as punch, these kids are!
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And for good reason!
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Lookit her go!
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Looking just a bit nervous there...
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But for no reason as they have perfect flights too!
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Nice flight!
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It's a special feeling when you fly your first model rocket!
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It's a feeling of accomplishment!
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Right into the sky!
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Our last rocketeer of the day!
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With yet another perfect flights!
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At the end of the day I empty my pocket of all of the used igniters.  THIS is a sign of a GOOD day of flying!
This concludes our 2012 Gan Israel Summer Camp rocketry class!  I had a wonderful time and I hope all the kids did too!
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