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Friday, July 21 – The Lost Year


Good evening, camp families, guest authors, and all eager readers everywhere, for one last time this summer! Week 2 has taken us up, down, and across New York City, from the stacks of the NYPL to the infinite halls of the Met, and our campers’ imaginations has led them down endless avenues as they wrote, drew, and performed tales of secrets, betrayal, and more, with lots of laughs along the way. We ended our week together with our usual flair – read on for the highlights!

Once all our Week 2 campers had arrived for the day, we started with an epistolary activity inspired by our Friday featured book, The Lost Year. Campers wrote their own “letters to the editor,” making their opinions known about topics important to them – real or fictional. Some campers wrote letters worthy of the op-ed page about hot-button topics like the climate crisis, gun control, and immigration, while others flexed their imaginations – and funny bones – with letters decrying man-eating crabs, Legos, and Tumblr poll drama. The range of letters was incredible to take in.

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