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Below are the most commonly asked questions for parents thinking about enrolling their child.

If you've still got questions, please reach out - we are happy to speak with you!

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?

Children between the ages of 9 and 14 are best suited to camp activities. We will have two weeks for campers age 9-11 (Week 1 and Week 2), one week for campers age 12-13 (Week 3), and one week for campers age 13-14 (Week 4).

Can campers attend more than one session?

Yes, based on the age range for each week. For example, a 10-year old may attend Week 1 and Week 2. But a 14-year old may only attend Week 4.

What if my child is younger/older?

Due to the large volume of interested campers, we are not able to accommodate applicants who are not in the age group.

How large is the camp?

The Thalia Kids' Book Club Camp is 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. MetroCards will be provided.

Who are the camp staff members?

The Thalia Kids' Book Club will be run by Madeline Cohen, Education Director, and Magdalene Wrobleski, Camp Manager. Several Symphony Space staff, interns, and other 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.

What is your cancellation policy?

The camp fee will be refunded if we can fill your child’s spot. Please notify us as soon as possible, but no later than June 3, 2019, if you wish to cancel your child’s enrollment.

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