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In stained glass this week, there are unbelievably good students. All of them have already finished one project and some of them a second one. Two campers, Carlos Salinas and David Angeles, received Camper of the Week for Stained Glass.
This is the first summer that Camp Shohola has made crafts from clay. The campers work with clay on the wheel, as well as hand build projects. Every camper has made two or more crafts this month. Max Lifson and Jonathan Helman were Campers of the Week for the second week of this session.
This month in Silver Shop, the campers have been working on a variety of projects. Stephen Kaplan is continuing to make a tree that was started during the first month. Pedro Orozco is in the process of cutting a very detailed design out of silver. Mark McAuliffe and Gabe Hanna have been working on silver rings. Julian Root is constructing an incense holder. And Chris Fork is making a hinged box.
The younger campers have also been completing many different projects. Carlos Salinas made an enameled letter; Jake Barron and Cody Weinberg are forming chains out of wire. Taylor Pitkin has been busy getting ideas from the scrap boxes and recreating the projects in his own style. Andy Beate has been doing a lot of patriotic enameling while making his countrys flag. Gregory Tinkham is hammering out metal to form two halves of a ball, which will be soldered together.
Overall, the campers have been working very hard on their projects and the successful results will be displayed during the Arts and Crafts show at the end of the month.
For the first summer ever, Camp Shohola has a cartooning class! Campers have been working on a variety of projects, from the techniques of animation to the subtle art of exaggeration. Roberto Baptista created characters for a comic strip about Martial Arts and Crafts and Elliott Williams has worked to develop his bug-eyed Bob. From the mind of Andrew McRostie has come the Adventures of Plumber Man vs. the Broken Sink. Viva Cartooning!
Amateur HAM Radio
On August 2, 2002, Max Lifson, Zach Howard, and Jon Gibson participated in the 100th anniversary of the first transmission of a commercial message by Guglielmo Marconi, who was born in 1874. He set up his first transmitter in Cornwall, England, and transmitted the historic letter S, the first transmission across the Atlantic Ocean. On August 2, 1902, he sent the first commercial message from Cornwall to New Foundland, Canada. On Friday, August 2, 2002, the Camp Shohola Amateur Radio Club sent our voices to Cornwall to be retransmitted from the exact site of these historic transmissions. It was very exciting knowing that our voices were part of this anniversary celebration, said Tom Gibson, the HAM Radio counselor.
Black and White Photography
This month in Black and White Photography, the campers have printed a lot of pictures. The campers explored the idea of themes, and took several pictures that evolved around one subject. For example, Ben Staples, Eli Cassel, and Rob Bortner took a series of photos of the teacher throwing a banana peel. Then, they pretended that Cody Weinberg slipped on the peel, fell down, and the banana peel landed on his face. These guys have some imaginations!
In Digital Photography, the campers are doing two things. First, they are taking pictures off of the Internet and altering them with professional photo editing software, Adobe Photoshop. They are also using the software to change pictures that they have taken themselves with the camps digital camera., for example, took separate pictures of a counselor, camper, and Lake Greeley. David Angeles Then he super-imposed the camper and counselor onto the lake so that it appears as if they are walking on water! Wow!
Radio class has been a total success. All of my students are on their way to becoming professional Disk Jockeys (DJs). However, they all explore different areas of the radio world. For example, Andrew McRostie is exploring the wonders of sports announcing. During the second week of the second session, Andrew and I broadcast a live play-by-play of a lower camp hockey game. He was at the court in the heat of the action and I was operating the console in the radio room playing various messages and the sirens when the hockey players made a goal.
In radio broadcasting, my students learn how to cue records properly, and also how to sign on and off properly. They learn the station rules and regulations, as most of them comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). When they become more advanced, we will talk about topics that are more technical, such as radio wave properties, emergency procedures, frequency allocations and many other fundamentals of radio.
Radio is a fun and enjoyable experience for all.
-- by Madison Smith
On Sunday, August 4th, the Riding instructors took two Horsemen, Fernando Laposse and Brian Bomalaski, to the L.A. Quarter Horse Show in Lake Ariel, PA. Fernando placed as follows: 6th in Long Stirrup, Walk/Trot/Canter; 3rd in Hunter Over Fences, 1st in Baby Green Hunter Over Fences, 1st in Baby Green Hunter Stakes, and 4th in Baby Green Hunter Saddle. Sadly, Brian was up against a very strong field and did not place in his class. Good showing guys!
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