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Today was the big day we had been waiting for!
The kids got to present their full-scale prototype to the community and show them what they have been doing the past 5 weeks! In the midst of all the commotion, the stage turned out amazing! We had great turn out, and a news reporter came out to come interview some of the campers and staff.
Each of our campers received certificates of completion along with along with awards to recognize each of their strengths, including:
What's even cooler is that the prototype build is just 1/2 of the final design for the stage and one small portion of the overall concept.
Design Counselor, Kristoffer helped to pull each of our campers' ideas into a single cohesive design concept with a planted retaining wall and ramp on the North and West... and a stage with integral mural on the south. The center area will be occupied with move-able seating and tables. We plan to work with the city of Fort Wayne to begin the process of ironing out the details to see how we could make our campers' vision a reality.
The following components from each camper's concepts were integrated into the final design