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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, Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on August 7, 2015

The last day of camp snuck up on us! We can’t believe that four weeks have come and gone so quickly. This morning, we imagined that in 15 years, we would return to camp–this time as guest authors! We dreamed up the books we’d be discussing and the pseudonyms we’d write under and drew up [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 4 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on August 7, 2015

  Our fun could not be disguised today– but we could! Our fourth day of camp started with some activities on the Sharp stage in preparation for our field trip to the Morgan Library. The library is having a special exhibit on Alice in Wonderland, in honor of the book’s 150th birthday. We had a theatrical reading [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 4, Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on August 5, 2015

Like butter on hot pancakes, today melted into deliciousness.  To kick off the day, one of our counselors organized a game of Word Assassin. A camper is given a target (another camper) and a weapon (a noun) with the sole objective of making your target say your word. While we strategized our deadly tongue traps, [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 4, Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on August 4, 2015

The second day of camp was a great success! We dropped off our stuff off in the camp room, played a few games, and headed over the American Museum of Natural History. Nicole was waiting for us with our passes and we went to the Hall of Ocean Life. There, below the largest mammal hovering [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4, Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on August 3, 2015

First day of the last week of camp was a winner! We got our creative juices running with a surrealist activity! Campers were paired up and were asked to draw — WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE PAPER– their partner. Incredible echoes of ourselves flourished on the page. We then exchanged papers and added ONE thing to [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on July 31, 2015

Today was a day where we really used our imaginations – again!  Upstairs on the Sharp stage we discussed pen names, also known as pseudonyms, or noms de plume (if you want to be fancy.) Several of this week’s authors use pen names.  So we made up pen names for ourselves.  We imagined that it [...]

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Thalia Kids Book Club Camp, Week 3, Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 30, 2015

  Today was a really busy day! We spent the first part of the morning playing a story building game. We all stood in a circle and one by one, added sentences that began with either “Fortunately…” or “Unfortunately…” Our result was pretty funny! When we got back to the camp room, Jude Watson was [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 3, Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 29, 2015

  To kick off the third day of camp, Regina from the Education Department had us dance out words. Our bodies became the pens and we were to react physically to the words or situation being yelled out in the Sharp. It was a great demonstration because we got to see how even small words [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 3, Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 28, 2015

Another day of camp under our belts! We started the morning on the Sharp stage, playing “Where the Great Wind Blows.” Then, our teaching artist Nicole, had us do a really fun writing activity. We listened to 5 songs, and used them to inspire a story. For each song, we came up with a character, [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 3, Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 27, 2015

Week 3 of camp has finally arrived and we could  not be more excited!  We began our day in the Sharp, playing games and getting to know each other. Each of us said our names and told the other campers our favorite words, which included ‘hypocrite’, ‘awesome’, ‘onomatopoeia’, and ‘persnickety’. Then we played Would You [...]

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