2015 Summer Living Experience Camp
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The 2015 Summer Living Experience Camp was held from July 20 to 24 for five days four nights with the participation of 16 interns. The Camp was organized around the themes – woodwork creation, everyday applications and self-defense. For woodwork creation, Ms. Huang Ying-er and Ms. Kuo Su-ju, both members of the woodwork school at the Furniture Manufacturing Museum in Tainan were invited to conduct a workshop. They began with explanation of the properties of wood and their respective applications in everyday life, followed by hands-on experience of constructing a wooden chair using two different mortise-and-tenon techniques. The interns also shaved Taiwan cypress to make wooden chopsticks and drilled holes in sepetir plant pot base, and learned to polish their works with sandpaper to get a more refined texture. At the end of the course, the interns even burned designs into the wood to create unique little furniture.
For everyday applications, Ms. Lu Ming-yun made pasta and sauce with the interns using simple ingredients, and they also fried rice vermicelli with ingredients they prepared themselves. In fact, the interns were in charge of making lunch for two days. In other activities, Mr. Chang Yu-chun guided the interns in the science experiment to simulate volcano eruption using paper clay to create the volcanic terrain, and red ink, baking soda and white vinegar. Mr. Chuang Chen-hao explained the orbit of the Earth, and the waxing and waning of the moon, and everyone used the telescope to observe the starry summer night sky. Ms. Lin Yi-hsuen assigned different tasks to each interns and led them in baking scones, scallion flatbreads, cookies and pizzas using various recipes. Ms. Tang Shu-chen and the interns cultivated probiotics with health benefits and effective microorganisms for pest and disease control in plants. In the self-defense aspect of the Camp, Mr. Huang Kuan-wei went through some basketball passing drills with the interns, and taught them how to defend themselves when encountering an attack and emergency first-aid for sports injury.
A series of group activities was also organized during the breaks between courses. There were fun and interesting exercises every morning. On the second and fourth evening, interns participated in the "Wormhole Bookish Assembly". Not only were there live reports by knowledge keepers, the interns also listened to book reports through videoconferencing. On the last day of the activity, the counselors graded each intern based on their test scores, class assignments and tidiness of their rooms. Finally, three interns with the highest scores were awarded prizes as encouragement and acknowledgement of their performance, and the other interns also received souvenirs. It is hoped that they will bring home valuable knowledge and wonderful memories of the Camp. Finally, everyone bid farewell to each other and looking forward to the next Camp.