Since the start of the pandemic it has been more difficult for our GCPC kids to see and interact with each other on a regular basis. To provide an opportunity for kids (and parents) to connect outside Sunday morning, we are pleased to announce the first ever GCPC Pinewood Derby!
The Grace Covenant Pinewood Derby is open to all kids ages 3 through 7th grade and will be held on Sunday October 18th @ 4:00pm in the Grace Covenant parking lot. The race will be outdoors where racers and spectators can view the track from appropriate distance. Depending on the number of participants, we plan to keep the event to between 1 and 1.5 hrs.
In the next couple weeks, each participating child will be provided with a car building kit that includes:
- 1 wooden block,
- 4 wheels, and
- 4 nail-type axles
It is then up to the kids (with parental assistance), to design, cut, sand, paint, and weight the car for race day. If you are not familiar with pinewood derby, here is a good video on building a car:
On the day of the race, we will have a wooden track set up and will race cars head-to-head in two categories based on age. Designing and creating a car does not need to take a lot of time. We plan to have prizes for both the winners and participants.
If your kids would like to participate, please email Nathan Mortier by September 27th so that we can set aside race car kits for each child, and so we can send you more information about race day.
We hope to see lots of you at the starting line!