My first year was in 2014 and I wrote about it, after the fact. Registering at the last minute because they needed a male camp staffer, I packed up a bunch of stuff and headed out to contribute what I could. Preparations were made prior to my participation and this was the second year for the camp. I chose to help out where I could and also bring an introductory model airplane program along with a leather working activity. I had shared those experiences with children in the past and I had everything I needed at hand.
Last year, I was on board early and had more opportunity to prepare. Again, I was committed to helping with the programs where I could but also include something from my unique experience—Pinewood Derby. I wrote about those preparations in three parts, Part I, Part II, and Part III. As before, I wrote about the successful experience. That was almost a year ago…
Now I’m preparing for this year. The board has accepted my application; my online training is complete; this year’s proposed activity has been approved; and the hard work can now begin. Come back later and check out “Tin Can Creations.”
By the way, it’s not too late to get in on the fun. The week long camp will start on July 16th and run through the 23rd. Volunteers are still needed.