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Girls bunks 3&4: Yellow
Girls bunk 5: Blue
Girls bunks 1&2: Green
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And we begin!  The kids learn about applying glue and working with delicate parts as we assemble the Whatchamacallit kit.
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The older kids are assembling the Triskelion kit and begin with the Engine Mount.
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Everyone busy, examining their parts throughout the assembly
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Proud as punch, she shows off her engine mount.
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Seeing that, ALL the girls wanted to show off their progress! LOL
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Back to work, the girls glue the fin tips onto the fins.
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Not only learing about rockets, the girls are learning how to listen and follow instructions
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A fin, assembled well!
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Nearing the end of the class, all fins and engine mounts are done.
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Finishing touches as we prepare to wrap up.
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The next (3rd of 3) group is another young group with the Whatchamacallit kit.
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Careful application of glue and the help of a counselor is a big help! 
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Fin units and engine mounts complete, we wrap up for the day!
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Day 2 our engine mounts and fin units are done and ready to be installed.
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Some had more trouble than others, but all were able to do the tasks!
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I guess I should explain that today was "Weird Hair Day"... LOL
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Looking good!
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Our first of 3 girls groups are done with their models!  Later this week we paint them!
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With the engine mounts dry, we are ready to install them into the body tube.
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At this point we have also attached the fins, using the provided Fin Alignment Jig.  This is a good time for the girls to assemble their parachutes.
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Parachute assembly can be a most frustrating and time consuming task.  It involves tying a LOT of knots!
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Here, our 3rd group installs their engine mounts
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Finishing up, we attach the fin unit then tie it all together!
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Gan Israel always has a nice selection of birds in the main lobby.  I love it!
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Rockets ready for paint!  Group 1 is on the left and group 3 is on the right (group 2 (Triskelion kits) were stored in another room)
Today we begin with the older kids and the Triskelion kit
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With a wide selection of colors, the kids get to work, using their imagination to brighten up their models!
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The kids happily share their ideas with others.
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Like an assembly line, it's all coming together!
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Looking down, most have painted the nose cone and are moving on to the main body of the rocket.
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Fun was had by all!
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Some very nice looking paint schemes!
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Including several patriotic themes.
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One of my favorites!
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Now on to the younger crowd!
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Focused on their work!
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These kids had as much fun as their older counterparts
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Stripes!  I love stripes!
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Another patriotic theme inspires them!
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Ok, interesting way to paint your rocket...  Paint your HANDS first, then rub down the rocket... LOL
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Focused!
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Looking good!
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This is what I love to see.  A sea of rainbow color and imagination!
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Of course, they certainly did a job on the table clothes! LOL
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On to our last group of younsters.
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Everyone has a plan!
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Some use finesse while others use the brute force approach!
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Detailing for a fine job.
LAUNCH DAY!

With the models complete and painted, we now go out to fly them (Friday)!

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My table set up for the pending rocketeers
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I first have the kids install the motor then the recovery device.
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Group shot of our first set of bunks to launch!
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Each child had to put the model on the pad and hook up their igniter leads.
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Then, in groups of 2, they would pose with their rockets before being instructed on how to launch them!
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First launch of the day!
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Quickly followed by #2
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As sweet as can be!
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And successful rocketeers too!
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Launcher is on the far right (girl in pink) while the rest of the bunk looks on!
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Great flight all the way up and back down!
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Some of the youngest kids I've worked with this year!
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And they all did such a WONDERFUL job!
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Flight after flight.
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Friends
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Whoosh!
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Moment of ignition
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Tiny fingers struggle with tiny clips
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Lots of color, all arund!
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Straight as an arrow!
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Hard to see against the dark trees...
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Tiny rockets and tiny rocketeers!
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Big ambition!
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Big success!
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Our last student from this set of bunks
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Another perfect flight!
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I also launched my proto K'TNG'A for them.
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Perfect launch and landing!
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Ready to fly!
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And fly, we do!
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Up, up, and away!
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More creative rockets ready to go
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WHOOSH!
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Another great flight!
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Hamming for the camera.  I love it!
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And another takes to the air
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She's gotta run a bit faster to catch THAT rocket!
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And away she goes!
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Landing right back into the crowd!
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Young and ambitious rocketeers!
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Caught at the moment of ignition!
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Nice launch with the crowd in the background
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Don't look at my rocket!
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Well it certainly flies great!
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In fact, they ALL did!
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Ok folks, two more down and only, well, about a million left to go! LOL
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Climbing high!
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Gotta love that exhaust smoke!
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Posing pretty for the cam!
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Great flight!
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and recovery too!
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Look at her go!
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Presenting: "My Rocket"!
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Nice flight!
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Good burn!
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Last group of girls, the Triskelion bunch!
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Proud as can be, they're ready to fly!
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More complex kit, more complex paint jobs, same successful flights!
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Patriotic rockets are always fun to fly...
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...and recover!  You can JUST see this bird coming back in the top right of the photo
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Looking good!
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And we have liftoff!
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Good recovery!  Great excersize!
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Caught at the moment of ignition!
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Caught at the moment of landing! LOL
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Poised and ready!
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We have liftoff!
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Perfect recovery.  You can even see the recovery wadding floating right near the rocket.
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Ready to catch it too!
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Good close up of the ignition
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Good looking rockets!
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Up she goes!
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Chasing it to the tree line, and got her back!
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Another one takes to the air!
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Friends and rockets!
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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF!
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We have liftoff!
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Having a good time!
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Best when they fly right, and they ALL flew right!
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Yep, the kids got their exercise today!
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Great off the pad!
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Her main squeeze!
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Looking good off the pad!
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Chasing it down
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Another caught at the moment of ignition!
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Our last launch for the girls bunks
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And a perfect launch it was, too!
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Everyone wanted to recover this one!
I had a wonderful time with the girls and look forward to bringing more rocketry fun to them next year!
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