See you, chaps - I'm away for the next two days helping out at group archery camp. Several dozen small children with pointy things, and I'm scoring. :-/ See you Sunday night (UK time)
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hi, I am looking for some fun summer camps/ job opportunities/internships . I live in Wisconsin but I am could travel to where the camp is. Also I used to Live in the Bay area so it would be nice to go to a camp or get an internship some where in that area. I am currently 14 (Will be 15 in July) so that will limit my possibilities. I enjoy electronics, hiking, building things, surfing and many other things of that nature. Any suggestions, thoughts or comments? Thanks In Advanced, Joe
Topic by joejoerowley | last reply
This Summer I will be a handicraft counselor at my local BSA summer camp. I am excited for the experience, but absolutely clueless as to what to pack. Would it be the same as packing to attend summer camp? I am a backpacker, and that is how I know how to pack, I've never staffed at a camp before! Any advice would be appreciated.
Question by dkop1 | last reply
I'm in the market for a portable camping stove and I came across this 2 burner WITH a STOVE! This thing looks awesome, assuming you have the space to tote it around with. I have declared 2010 the year of camping for our family. I'm in the process of gathering camping lists and preparing for my buying spree. Any suggestions welcome!
Topic by lebowski | last reply
Hey everyone I am the art coordinator at a summer camp in America and im looking for some inspiration for some projects outside of the traditional camp crafts. SInce instructables is a hub for creatives I wondered if anyone either had some exciting projects that they have perhaps taught at their summer camps or to children from 8-17 years? Also-tie dye is obviously a huge activity at any summer camp, for the past few years I have been using Dylon dyes but find they tend to loose their colour after a short time, does anyone having any recommendations of a better product that can be used? Thanks for any help and advice its really appreciated!
Topic by craigsummercamp | last reply
Hey folks, I've been thinking that with backpacks of all kinds being so integral to most hiking and camping that we really need a channel for them in Outdoors. To that effort I'm both planning some Instructables of my own and inviting all of you to show us your best, most innovative and useful DIY packs and bags to build a nice collection for anyone with a need to carry things out of doors! If there is enough interest I'll whip up a contest and find some nice prizes. So, speak up with thoughts, suggestions and ideas for either contest parameters or prizes and we'll see if we can get something going.
Topic by Culturespy | last reply
I work at a summer camp and i am currently working on a project to green the grounds. we want to do solar panels but there is some concern about the camp only being occupied for june, july and august. can they be snowed on in the winter if there is no one there to sweep them off? can we sell the energy back to the grid that is produced in the off months?
Question by allenle | last reply
I would like to paint my trailer to look like a gypsy wagon. I would like it to look like wood and bricks any suggestion on what type of paint to use I want to paint it by hand. Should I sand it first. Any suggestion would be help full. Thank you.
Question by witchdragon13 | last reply
So maybe this is an insane idea, but since quite a while now i thought it would be super fun to organize some kind of instructables "summer camp", a week or so somewhere beautiful (maybe with a lake or the sea nearby) with lots of space and lots of materials where one could meet fellow instructablees, hang out, make something nice together and just generally have a good time. as people come from so many parts of the world, and not everybody is made of money and can travel long-distance i know that no matter where such a camp would take place there will always people who can't join. but since the age of the easy-jet-set has made almost all of europe reachable from most places whithin europe (and i happen to live in europe...) i wondered if there would be any other european instructablees who think this is a great idea, too. i'm aware that, to organize it properly some time and work will be needed and it might not even happen this year, but if it would happen next year, it would still be awesome. so what do think? would you like that, too? would you be interested in helping to organize it? tell me! i would be very happy to hear from you!
Topic by sursula | last reply
Hi every body im really lost , i need some activities for a little size camp 15 person , but i need to make some camping crafts as making bird feeders contest///the fastest one and the moost beautiful win!!!!!! ///,or fastest campfire lighting, I need some crafts idea like those i cited below , So pls help me and give me some fun, mind blowing ideas
Question by vwtm2006 | last reply
Okay, so in 2 days I'm going to church camp at Camp Gilmont in Gilmer,TX and I need to know a bunch of hilarious pranks to pull on the girls in my cabin and an extra devious one to pull on the boys for revenge!Please tell me a bunch of good pranks quick! I only have two days to plan ahead! (ps please don't tell me the pranks like sticking their hand in warm water or putting stuff in their shoes or stuff like that!)
Question by Totally.Adorkable.98
Hi, i'm a counselor on a summer camp for teenagers aged 17, but we have a really low budget - any ideas on getting them to do a really fun activity that could also bring in some cash? can we build anything, make anything to sell? cheers!
Question by unleavened | last reply
Hi everyone, can anyone tell me the difference between dual fuel Coleman camp stoves, and the stoves for Coleman fuel only? Can I convert single fuel, older stove, to use unleaded gasoline? Coleman fuel in my area is about $7 a gallon. Thanks! uncle jack
Question by unclejack | last reply
I find myself with the task of lighting a camp fire, either dramatically, magically or mysteriously. I know a couple of methods, but the campfire audience have seen them before. Anybody got any novel ideas for lighting a campfire at the sneaky pull of a cord, or throw of a hidden switch? (Yes, I know about wire wool and batteries...)
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Where we're going is this place with paved roads bathrooms, showers, spots especially for tents, with the sites Right next to each other and i think its a load of crap and not real camping, what do you think? kiteman? what do you think too?
Topic by Yerboogieman | last reply
Hello, I have recently bought a camping heater however i'm now unsure if i can use it. i bought it for my garden shed, i work in there building and fixing things. it gets cold in there some nights and i just use the heater for 30 mins or so. I installed a carbon monoxide alarm thought it was safe but im not so sure now.
Question by Daniel Deacon | last reply
I made a stove just as discribed but my flames died down to about one half of an inch after the primer flame went out now i didnt have it in the wind shield containes but i was indoors does the wind shield hold heat to keep the flames larger the demo i seen on yuotube the flames were much larger thanks
Question by Gizmobuilt56
Company: Beam Camp (http://www.beamcamp.com)Position: Summer Project Director/Workshop ManagerDates of Employment: 5/21/09 - 8/21/09Location: Work from Home (5/21/09 - 6/21/09) Strafford, NH (6/22/09 - 8/21/09)Salary: $5,000 (food and boarding included 6/22/09-8/18/09)ABOUT BEAM CAMPBeam Camp is a 4-week summer program (July 18-August 16) for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success. Each summer Beam commissions a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor that campers produce and enjoy. The Project can range from the conceptual to the structural. Teams of campers guided by the staff work on different aspects of the Project each morning. JOB DESCRIPTION- Position requires 4 weeks of planning work from home prior to 8 weeks of full time residence at summer camp in New Hampshire. - Responsible for planning, supervising and facilitating daily, 3 hour program where up to 90 campers work on the construction of a commissioned project.- Responsible for training, supervising and assigning counselor staff to implement program. - Work closely with administrative staff to select, plan and budget annual project and establish a summer curriculum for project periods.- Manage and supervise workshop facility for use by campers and staff.- Assist in general maintenance and upkeep of camp during operational season.QUALIFICATIONSApplicants should have proven experience with tools, crafts, building, and team leadership. Patience, flexibility, good humor and an interest in mentorship of kids and young adults are required.Please email cover letter and resume to Brian Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic by Brian Cohen
Just musing on a new idea for a UK meet, in, say July/August 2011, this time camping somewhere. No ideas where or what to do, apart from integrating some of the camping 'ibles and outdoor-sy ibles. Any interest in the concept ? Steve
Topic by steveastrouk | last reply
It seems to me that a fridge using a peltier thermo generator would be perfectly coupled to a water heater and add considerably to camping comforts. I want to do this and have three 100W units but good advice is well worth having to start with. Has anyone done it yet and what sort of volumes /temperatures can be expected?
Question by davidog | last reply
My mother's air bed (camping mattress) has a patched hole in it but it still leaks air. I want to hook up a tube from the mattress to the pump so when she needs more air, she just needs to turn the pump on. However, when she lies on the mattress, the air will reverse out the tube and into the fan-operated pump (the pump circulates air using a fan and has a deflating function). I want to make a one-way air valve so it can't do that. Thing is, I do not know how to make one. Any suggestions?
Question by josheggleston | last reply
Calling all Engineers, Designers, Sculptors, Builders, Videographers, Architects, Artists and Makers of all descriptions and disciplinesSUMMER CAMP SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR AMBITIOUS COLLABORATIVE PROJECTSBeam Camp requests project ideas for 2009 and future summers.You supply the plan and vision. We'll supply 100+ energetic campers and staff and 700+ acres of forest, mountain and lakes as studio, canvas and workshop. Submit your proposal to be Beam's 2009 Project Master. THE PROJECTEach summer Beam commissions a Project Master to design a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor that campers produce and enjoy. The Project can range from the conceptual to the structural. We are looking for big ideas that will challenge and excite our campers and staff. Our Project Management Team will work with the Master to "translate" the Master's project blueprint into the camp context.THE CAMPBeam Camp is a 4-week summer program (July 18-August 16) for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success. Teams of campers work on different aspects of the Project each morning. In the afternoons, they participate in Domains, mini-courses in arts, athletics, science and nature studies.Project CriteriaMake it big.Don't limit yourself to "camp-y" themes.Construction can be a central component, but doesn't have to be.Past Projects:2005 The Nexus Canopy: a raised, 42' x 36' grid of wood and fabrics that the campers transformed from shelter to maze to movie theater to art installation to banquet space. Project Master: Fabian Jabro/Standard Architects2006 The Beam Fleet: seven wooden vehicles, designed, and built by the campers, equal parts kinetic sculptures, simple machines and rolling canvases. Project Masters: Steve Gerberich & Nathaniel Leib2007 The Beam Micro/Macro Domes: five geodesic domes based on the forms and structures of virus proteins, that became shelters, sculptures, playspaces and activity centers. Project Master: Caitlin Berrigan2008 Jungletopia: three tree-houses ring a 16-foot armature to form a play/contemplation space that bridges (metaphorically and physically) Beamers' imagination and craft with the forest environment. Project Masters: Jan Drojarski & Jon BockselFAQsHOW DO I SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?Go to http://www.beamcamp.com/project-proposal/ to fill out the Project Proposal form or send an email to email@example.com.WHAT'S THE PROJECT BUDGET?We generally spend $10,000 on Project-specific materials including any necessary new tools/machines.WHAT ARE THE MASTER'S TIME REQUIREMENTS?Upon selection of a Project, Masters have until May 1st to create a blueprint or working plan for the project. We ask that the Master be available for at least two pre-camp planning meetings and join us for at least three days during the camp session.DO I GET PAID?Project Masters receive a $2,500 stipend plus reimbursement of travel costs. Proposals due: March 1, 2009.For more info on Beam: http://www.beamcamp.comFor further inquiries contact: Brian Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic by Brian Cohen | last reply
My fiance has never formally gone camping. She has a cabin up in the black hills of South Dakota but she has never gone camping. I want to bring her camping this summer but She prone to heat stroke. I'm wondering what are some things I can do to make things easier for her to enjoy camping aside from finding the ever so obvious shady area. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Question by paininthebutt | last reply
I am starting to LOVE camping and am planning on going camping more offen but most of my equipment is bulky old and no longer very usable so i am planing on getting a few new things one of them is a smaller camping backpack. I need suggestions and possible links (hoply in stores so i dont have to order online if online is the best way of getting the pack then online is fine.
Question by TarzanJr | last reply
I'm really not a outdoorish person, but ive been dragged along to another camping trip. i'd perfer it to be a 1-person thing, and i'm only alwoded to bring media-capturing devices in terms of Electronics. no cellphones may be out at the time.
Question by milkywaybar | last reply
This is for camping. Decorations, cool gadgets, etc. Anything will be fine. Thank you!
Question by Zephyr Wind | last reply