Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Boats

During family camp after morning chapel we split into father\son and mother\daughter groups. The guys always have some random fun project that they work on during the course of the week. 
This year was a project that was like no other! 


Every father and his sons were given 4 sheets of 4x5 cardboard and 3 rolls of duct-tape to create whatever floating masterpiece their minds and hands could possibly fashion!



After much thinking, shaping, and hard work these wonderful creations were painted (to seal the cardboard) and carefully carried up to the lake! The race is on!


Every boat had to carry a minimum of 2 people! They launched 3 or 4 boats at a time from the dock to race to the other side. And you sure hoped your boat would float as the weather was quite chilly!


The cheerleading section


Matthias and Stephen were the chosen two for this masterpiece!


Then once all the boats were across (whether by sailing or swimming) The ones that were still able had a grand race back to the dock. And if you look closely at the picture you will notice that not quite everyone made it the second time. 

It was incredible watching all the hard work put into these boats and I think everyone was amazed how long most of them stayed afloat!

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psalms 90:17



13 comments:

Shaylyn said...
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Shaylyn said...

Looks like a couple of Wissmanns took a nice cold bath! I want to move to the Midwest where all the creative & fun stuff happens. ;)

Amanda said...

Ooooo! COLD!!!! That made me laugh! :) Making cardboard boats sounds like a lot of fun... :)

Kristina B said...

That is amazing and looks like a whole lot of fun! :)

Mikala said...

This is so funny...our church does something EXACTLY like this. It's called Family Camp, too, and we have a huge boat race. It's awesome.

And that wind didn't look fun...brrr.

Rebecca V said...

This is delightful! How fun! :) *BIG smiles*

Annie said...

So fun!

SineTimore said...

this is so fun! :) Have a wonderful day!! :) - Rebecca

decembercaravan said...

This was so fun to read! :) Looks like so much fun! :)

decembercaravan said...

So fun! :) (and looks chilly! :))

Sara said...

Wow, what fun? Who came up with this creative, challenging, and character-building project?

Rebecca VanDeMark said...

This looks like so much fun! :) (And maybe a little cold!! :))
Rebecca :)

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