Category Archives: Youth Activity

OK, Life is Chill—For a While

Normalcy returns. Yesterday, the Sears repair technician came to the house with a new compressor for my Kenmore Elite (LG) refrigerator. He left a mere 3 hours later and my behemoth stainless steel kitchen decoration has the potential once again … Continue reading

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Camp Quest 2017—it’s over

Camp Quest 2017 ended on July 1st. Forty-seven campers and 18 staff members packed up their belongings on Saturday morning for a trip back home. It is always a busy week at Camp Quest and the day after is a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Camp Quest AZ 2017

In February, I mentioned that we’ll be building Beetle Bots at Camp Quest AZ in June. These machines are simple but they scurry around a floor like a manic Roomba. They bang into things, turn, and scurry off in another … Continue reading

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Brother Jed is in Town

Every year about this time, Brother Jed (Smock) comes into town. Honestly, I like him and his wife Cindy. They’ve been following the weather around the country to various universities for a long time. I first saw him at the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Position at Retired?

Oh…I don’t know…semi reclined in front of the TV? I cleaned up a few minor “alternate facts” on my FaceBook profile and when I logged in I got the question “What’s your position at Retired?” The last time I answered … Continue reading

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The Robots at 2016 Camp Quest AZ

Camp Quest AZ is over for 2016. It was great! There was a wide variety of activities for the campers and the Counselors were always on the run making things happen. As before, the staff had the help of the … Continue reading

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Robby the Robot: Fifth in the Tin Can Creation Series

Robby the Robot: Fifth in the Tin Can Creation Series The fun continues…Yesterday I finished construction of Robby the Robot. As in the other Tin Can Creations projects, he is built around an empty Healthy Choice Chicken Noodle Soup can. … Continue reading

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