These kind of projects makes you wish you were a kid again. When you see the photos of the space station that a bunch of kids made in the woods, with a little help from adult friends, you’ll wish you’re twelve so you could play with these fantastic kids this extraordinary game.
Over ninety kids, ages ten to eighteen, got together in the Beam Camp in the woods of New Hampshire. They got together with a very interesting common idea on their minds, not so rare among kids of their age – to build a space station playhouse! Unlike in most of the similar cases, in this camp, these kids got professional help in the realisation of this very common dream among children.
The kids used the skills they learned at camp to build the space station, including scenic carpentry and painting, interactive electronics, plaster casting and more. The most significant help came from artist Shing Yin Khor. The final result is simply amazing and you can see a bunch of photos of its interior and exterior in the gallery below. It’s called the Salvage Station No. 8, let’s check it out.
“Beam Camp is a program of Beam Center, a NYC nonprofit dedicated to youth development and learning through creation, collaboration, and educator professional development.”
“Salvage Station No. 8 is an immersive experiential installation that creates a sci-fi narrative of an abandoned space salvage station lost in the woods.”
“Youth crafted finely-detailed props, including intergalactic specimens, faux space gear and an old-fashioned bulletin board for note-swapping among space travelers.”
“Kids also incorporated storytelling and theater to present the otherworldly piece to the outside world.”
The space station the kids built come with all the small details you could imagine
Complete with a dashboard full of lights, to operate the entire thing
Over ninety kids took part in this project and the result is quite impressive
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