It’s getting to be crunch time (I can’t wait for you all to see how we mapped out the next 10 days between now and our final presentation!)
As such, it’s a little difficult for us to rack our brains to remember what we did just last week, but I’ll give it a shot.
- Antonia started a new design project, the first phase of which is developing a name for Lisa’s Grief Camp for girls.
- Lynley, Carly, and Brooke all lifeguarded–it was such a light lifeguarding week that we changed our plan from two lifeguards at a time to one. Some days, not one person came to swim!
- Lynley, Carly, and Brooke did office hours.
- Lynley sunk her teeth into working on surveying and data entrying for the survey so we can learn more exactly how camp benefits campers.
- Carly became the conceptual project Sultan.
- We tried our hand at working somewhere NOT at the campground by going to Noah’s Bagels on Wednesday to eat breakfast and do work, where we were joined by Jeff, Nelda, Tim and Lisa. Unfortunately there were no plug-ins! So after breakfast, the interns split for the library, which turned out to have not-so-great internet either. Drat. We’ll try again this week, but we’re definitely going to work different places!
- Antonia started the map of the main camp area and finished the lodge map.
- Carly went hardcore with Nature signage! She emailed nature people, and tried to get someone to come out and help her identify plants in the area. She identified trees herself. And then she rethought how much was really possible for her to do in the next week and half and finish with a product.
- Antonia, Lynley, Carly, and Brooke got to play in the redwoods with Alan, Jakob, and Nelda on our ropes-course staff day. Alan brought two guys from his work, Brady and Dillon. It was a ton of fun!
Right after the high ropes course staff day, Lynley went to go pack, so she could make it to that wedding in Oklahoma that she posted about, while the rest of us got ready to help Nelda for her area at Third Friday at the MAH, the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz
We all added to the installation piece a lot to encourage people to see it as a work-in-progress and feel more comfortable adding to it themselves.
We spent 7 hours, helping Nelda set up an installation art piece that we invited attendees to add onto. We provided wood, string, leaves, pinecones, paint and much more for everyone to add things on.
Also, Nelda invited drummers and this guy who drums and plays didgeridoo at the same time…SO cool. Whew! It ended up looking super cool…and then we just tore it all down!
Check out Nelda’s Wild Noise page on facebook for more photos.
There was quite a lot of reevaluation happening this week, from Antonia’s projects radically switching direction, to Carly switching tactics on natures signs, and becoming the driver of the Map and Signage project (the new Sultan!) Even Nelda switched things up last week, starting daily meetings with Tim for Wild Noise, which is happening NEXT WEEK! Wooo!
Anyway, that’s all from Happy Valley!