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Beam Camp Project 2017: August Salvage Station No. 8 designed by Shing Yin Khor & built by 90+ kids.

Things have gotten even more fantastic in the woods of New Hampshire. Following last year’s Giant FlipBooks, Beam Campers got creative again, this summer building more out-of-this-world contraptions, including an abandoned intergalactic space station and a kinetic sculpture that looks like the mothership.

Salvage Station No. 8 envisioned by artist Shing Yin Khor is an immersive experiential installation that creates a sci-fi narrative of an abandoned space salvage station lost in the woods. Campers ages 10-18 built the station using fabrication skills they learned at camp, including scenic carpentry and painting, interactive electronics, plaster casting and more. Youth crafted finely-detailed props, including intergalactic specimens, faux space gear and an old-fashioned bulletin board for note-swapping among space travelers. Kids incorporated storytelling and theater to present the otherworldly piece to the outside world.

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Do you have an amazing idea for a Beam Camp project? Beam’s Call for Projects is open now! Beam Camp is a program of Beam Center a NYC nonprofit dedicated to youth development and learning through creation, collaboration and educator professional development.

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