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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 4 Final Day

By Camp Staff
Published on August 5, 2016

What a bittersweet yet wonderful day it was! Last days are never easy, but we certainly went out in style. In the morning, we all had fun with temporary tattoos, many of them Harry Potter related! After applying our “tattoos,” we went to the Sharp stage for one final epic round of The Great Wind [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on August 4, 2016

The week is flying by! Today was a really fun, jam-packed day at camp. In the morning, we started the day by reading a few paragraphs aloud from When Friendship Followed Me Home, by Paul Griffin, in preparation for our audio books-themed field trip to Penguin Random House Publishing. After the short reading exercise, we played some [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on August 3, 2016

Wow, it was such a fantastic day! In the morning, we did a short writing activity. We all picked a random food and wrote two different descriptions of it. Our task was to make the food sound as delicious as we possibly could, and then also as disgusting as we possibly could. Some of the foods [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on August 2, 2016

After a few fun games – and our favorite activity, reading – on the stage, we jumped on a subway heading downtown for today’s field trip.    We crowded into the little hallway downstairs and my fellow camper groaned, “it smells awful in here”.  This morning we took a field-trip to the Joffrey Ballet School [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on August 1, 2016

Welcome to Week 4, everyone! Today marked the beginning of our camp session for 12-13 year olds. This morning was really fun – we got to see a lot of familiar faces and catch up with old friends, as well as get to know our new friends and fellow bookworms!      We started the [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Final Day

By Camp Staff
Published on July 29, 2016

Wow, is it really be the last day of camp?! Sadly it is, but it was another fun day to cap off a terrific week. In the morning we all played a few rounds of our favorite games, like The Great Wind Blows, Handshake Murder and Night at the Museum. After our final game we [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 28, 2016

Hard to believe how fast this week is flying by, but Day 4 was a ton of fun! In the morning, we played a few quick pantomime games on the Thalia stage before doing some drawing activities at the tables in the cafe. We used a few shapes (square, triangle, etc) to create a character. [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 27, 2016

Can it be that we’re halfway through Week 3 already?  The time is flying by.  We started off the day with some of our favorite games, like Handshake Murder, Ms. Key’s Keys, Night at the Museum, and more. Then we went downstairs to meet our guest author John J. Bonk, who wrote Madhattan Mystery. He immediately [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 26, 2016

Wow, what a wonderful whirlwind of a day! Day 2 got off to a fun and wacky start on the big Sharp stage at Symphony Space. To get some of the wiggles out before our author visit, we played some games on the stage, including The Great Wind Blows. It’s a timeless favorite. We set [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 25, 2016

Week 3 started off . . . energetically: several rounds of Red Light-Green Light, followed by a crazy costume relay race.  As we all know from today’s book, Pilfer Academy, by Lauren Magaziner, a good thief has to know how to disguise herself!  Icebreaker Bingo helped us get to know each other in a slightly less [...]

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