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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.

All posts from July, 2016

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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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Final Day

By Camp Staff
Published on July 22, 2016

We can’t believe it’s the last day of Week 2 already, but what a week it was! We started off our Friday by playing our very favorite games from the past week – a “Greatest Hits” of games. We chose the capture-the-keys game, the handshake murder game, and the night at the museum game. There [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 21, 2016

Day 4 began in the Thalia theater again with a fun game led by one of our counselors: the human knot! We divided into two groups and tried to see how quickly and efficiently we could untangle ourselves. There was a lot of laughter and some ridiculous positions, but everyone successfully untangled in the end. [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 20, 2016

Day 3 began on the Thalia stage with a fun game led by one of our counselors. Relying heavily on teamwork, campers had to snatch a ring of keys from one side of the stage and, without being seen by the counselor, return the keys to the other side of the stage. It was a [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 19, 2016

Day 2 was a whirlwind success! In the morning we did some activities on the sidewalk right outside Symphony Space to prepare us for our author visit. Because Once Was a Time is a book about time travel, we thought about (and acted out) how people would behave or introduce themselves in different time periods, [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 18, 2016

Week 2 started on the stage of the Sharp Theatre today with a round of Icebreaker Bingo, a great way to get to know new people and learn more about old friends.  We continued learning people’s names, as well as their favorite books in the Name Game.  After a few other fun games, we got [...]

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