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Parrish's Jasper Waybright, 11, put duct tape on the bottom of his boat to help it stay afloat, but it didn't work.

Cardboard boat builders set sail in Lakewood Ranch

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Parrish's Jasper Waybright, 11, put duct tape on the bottom of his boat to help it stay afloat, but it didn't work.

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Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students get ready to race boats they created.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students get ready to race boats they created.

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Buffalo Creek Middle School student Natalie Hopkins, 12, won the boat race. She collects the pieces of her boat after the competition.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Buffalo Creek Middle School student Natalie Hopkins, 12, won the boat race. She collects the pieces of her boat after the competition.

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Dalton Burnham, 10, thinks his boat, called the S.S. Dogo, will sink — and he was right.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Dalton Burnham, 10, thinks his boat, called the S.S. Dogo, will sink — and he was right.

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Ten-year-old Nicholas Rogers perfects his cannon ball jump before cardboard boat racers take over the pool.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Ten-year-old Nicholas Rogers perfects his cannon ball jump before cardboard boat racers take over the pool.

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Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary second-grader Pierce Williams competes in a dance-off to "Baby Shark."

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary second-grader Pierce Williams competes in a dance-off to "Baby Shark."

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Gullett Elementary School fifth-grader Michael Smolka shows off his back flipping skills.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Gullett Elementary School fifth-grader Michael Smolka shows off his back flipping skills.

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Clockwise from front left: campers Penelope Valentine, Juliana Bassler, Aayan Malik and Counselor-in-Training Victoria Kelley play a card game called ERS, with the goal of collecting as many cards as possible.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Clockwise from front left: campers Penelope Valentine, Juliana Bassler, Aayan Malik and Counselor-in-Training Victoria Kelley play a card game called ERS, with the goal of collecting as many cards as possible.

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Haile Middle School student Elijah Olander, 11, carries the boat he made with friends Kaden Lemmons and Jonathan Cotterill. He gets to ride in it because he is the lightest.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 |

Haile Middle School student Elijah Olander, 11, carries the boat he made with friends Kaden Lemmons and Jonathan Cotterill. He gets to ride in it because he is the lightest.

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