Where will the camp take place?
Our home base will be the Thalia Studio at Symphony Space. We will go on frequent field trips around the city. Weather permitting, we will eat lunch outdoors.
What are the appropriate ages for the Thalia Book Club Camp?
In 2016, we will have three weeks for campers age 9-11: Week 1 (July 11-15), Week 2 (July 18-22), and Week 3 (July 25-29). And one week for campers age 12-13 (August 1-5).
Can campers attend more than one session?
For 9 - 11 year old campers, please note that Week 3 will repeat some of the same authors and activities as week 1. So we recommend that our 9-11 year-old campers choose Weeks 1 and 2, or 2 and 3. 12-13 year olds can only attend Week 4.
What if my child is younger/older?
Due to the large volume of interested campers, we are not able to accomodate applicants who are not in the age group.
How large is the camp?
The Thalia Kids' Book Club Camp is only able to accommodate 24 campers for each session.
What time can campers be dropped off?
Campers can be dropped off between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Campers may NOT be dropped off earlier than 8:30 AM.
What time is pick-up?
Camp ends at 4:00 pm.
What is a typical day at the Thalia Book Club Camp?
A typical day will include physical warm-up activities related to books, a meeting with an author, chance to write stories, poems, plays or journals, share work with peers, participate in book discussion group, lunch in the park (weather permitting) and sometimes a book-related field trip.
How will campers travel to field trips?
Campers and staff will take public transportation (subway or bus) to travel to various locations around the city. Metro cards will be provided.
Who are the camp staff members?
The Thalia Kids' Book Club will be run by Madeline Cohen, Education Director and lead teacher, and Jennifer Brennan, Acting Director of Literary Programs. Several Symphony Space staff, interns and camp counselors will also help supervise activities. There will be at least one adult per ten children at all times.
Is there an option to have lunch provided?
No, all food will be provided by the camper’s parent or guardian. Symphony Space will be a nut-free environment. Please see the application form regarding appropriate food to provide for your child.
Is financial aid available?
Not at this time.
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