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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Final Day

By Camp Staff
Published on July 22, 2016

We can’t believe it’s the last day of Week 2 already, but what a week it was! We started off our Friday by playing our very favorite games from the past week – a “Greatest Hits” of games. We chose the capture-the-keys game, the handshake murder game, and the night at the museum game. There [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 21, 2016

Day 4 began in the Thalia theater again with a fun game led by one of our counselors: the human knot! We divided into two groups and tried to see how quickly and efficiently we could untangle ourselves. There was a lot of laughter and some ridiculous positions, but everyone successfully untangled in the end. [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 20, 2016

Day 3 began on the Thalia stage with a fun game led by one of our counselors. Relying heavily on teamwork, campers had to snatch a ring of keys from one side of the stage and, without being seen by the counselor, return the keys to the other side of the stage. It was a [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 19, 2016

Day 2 was a whirlwind success! In the morning we did some activities on the sidewalk right outside Symphony Space to prepare us for our author visit. Because Once Was a Time is a book about time travel, we thought about (and acted out) how people would behave or introduce themselves in different time periods, [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 18, 2016

Week 2 started on the stage of the Sharp Theatre today with a round of Icebreaker Bingo, a great way to get to know new people and learn more about old friends.  We continued learning people’s names, as well as their favorite books in the Name Game.  After a few other fun games, we got [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 1 Final Day

By Camp Staff
Published on July 15, 2016

Wow, it’s hard to believe that Week 1 is already over! To start off our final day at camp, we went to the Thalia theater to create and perform some short skits relating to Linda Sue Park’s book, Forest of Wonders. We divided into groups of two, and each scene had to include two things: both [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 1 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 14, 2016

Day 4 began with a fun writing and drawing activity on the large Sharp stage. We all created our very own book flaps ( the cover, the back cover, the blurbs and the synopsis) based on a weird NYC fact related to some of the strange stories featured in The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. One [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 1 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 13, 2016

Day 3 was a success – the week is flying by! In the morning, we performed some scenes on stage in the big Sharp theater, inspired by our zoo visit yesterday. We teamed up to take on different roles (the human or the animal) in our short dialogues. There were some pretty silly scenes with [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 1, Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 12, 2016

Wow, what a fun, jam-packed day! We started off with some short theater games and skits, including a silly one where we all turned to the person next to us and said ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ So much was expressed in one simple word, based on our body language and tone of voice!      Phil [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 1 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 11, 2016

After months of anticipation, we can’t believe that the first day of Thalia Book Club Camp is already over! It was a great start to what will surely be a fantastic week. The day began with some get-to-know-you activities so we could learn a little bit more about our fellow campers. We went around in [...]

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